Definition of hurling
: an Irish game resembling field hockey played between two teams of 15 players each
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The most important matter for the president to attend to was the hurling of insults about a TV host's face.
Senior starting pitcher Jared Poche delivered 5.2 innings of two-run hurling, and both those runs were unearned due to fielding errors by first baseman Nick Coomes, who Mainieri decided to start in place of Jake Slaughter.
One regular at a Hickory Hills Pepe's restaurant won't be welcome anymore after a video surfaced online showing the customer hurling insults at a group of teenage Muslim girls, the eatery's officials said.
For seven starts, Vargas had pitched like the best starter on the planet, an 86-mph throwing, change-up hurling ace who had been one of the surprises of baseball.
Ludgar and his fellow hurling machines threw boulders, but the historical records point to English forces employing more imaginative ammo, too.
Campaigning in a Brooklyn bakery during his ill-fated 2013 comeback bid for New York City mayor, Mr. Weiner — he of sexting scandal fame — was caught on tape hurling insults at an unhappy voter.
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An Irish game resembling both field hockey and lacrosse, hurling is played between two teams of 15 players. The game is mentioned in Irish manuscripts dating back to the 13th century. The stick used—a tapered, slightly curved device with a cupped blade at the end—is called a hurley. A point is scored by hitting the ball over the crossbar of the opposing team’s goalposts, three points by driving it under the crossbar. Hurling is considered the national pastime of Ireland.
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