sling stresses either the use of whirling momentum in throwing or directness of aim.
slung the bag over his shoulder
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On the Saints’ next offensive drive, Mister flashed his arm talent, slinging a 52-yard completion to senior receiver Jaylin Harcum.—Aidan Thomas, Baltimore Sun, 8 Sep. 2023 Lean into the sophisticated and timeless vibe by slinging it on with a camel coat, trousers, and loafers.—Alicia Banilivy, Harper's BAZAAR, 5 Sep. 2023 On the sidelines of a game against Moody, Propst slung his headset at a player — his own son — breaking the equipment.—Kyle Whitmire | Kwhitmire@al.com, al, 29 Aug. 2023 Getting a hold of it is now usually a two-person job necessitating a rope slung over its neck.—Ben Bolch, Los Angeles Times, 29 Aug. 2023 Others appear to have bolder ideas, like the man who was spotted in the Loch Ness gift shop, a wooden sword slung over his back.—Jennifer Hassan, Washington Post, 27 Aug. 2023 An airliner-style nose/cockpit protrudes from the front while two turbofan engine pods are slung atop the rear fuselage, resulting in a look reminiscent of the Quinn jet from the Avengers movies.—Sébastien Roblin, Popular Mechanics, 24 Aug. 2023 And unlike their hard-sided counterparts, they can often be slung over your shoulder or carried like a backpack.—Theresa Holland, Travel + Leisure, 22 Aug. 2023 Grolier Poetry Bookshop Porter Square Books co-owner publishes book on bookselling
Josh Cook has been slinging books at Porter Square Books for almost 20 years.—Nina MacLaughlin, BostonGlobe.com, 17 Aug. 2023
Guard Nishad Strother was not on the field last Wednesday and had his right arm in a sling during a gathering of the offensive linemen Saturday night.—oregonlive, 28 Aug. 2023 Army Special Service Group members used a helicopter to save two children, plucking them from the car with a sling lowered as the aircraft hovered.—Harold Maass, The Week, 23 Aug. 2023 The army’s Special Service Group rescued two children via helicopter by means of a sling lowered from above, a local official and a spokesman for the provincial emergency services said.—Sarah Dadouch, Washington Post, 22 Aug. 2023 These pieces have functional features such as a full nursing sling, easy nursing clasps that slip on and off, adjustable front-facing straps, and a fourth row of bra closures for comfortable adjusting.—Kerane Marcellus, Essence, 9 Aug. 2023 In the living room, for example, the rug was custom-made to match the colors in the actress’s favorite painting, while a bronze-and-leather sling seat that actually swings adds a sense of playfulness.—Mackenzie Schmidt, Peoplemag, 2 Aug. 2023 According to Lacy, Sinatra’s left arm hung in a sling made from a pillowcase.—Eric Tegler, Popular Mechanics, 21 July 2023 This sleek sling from Monos comes in nine bright and neutral colors with a mixture of nylon and vegan leather materials that are also water-repellent for even the most inclement weather.—Merrell Readman, Travel + Leisure, 9 Aug. 2023 Other nursing-friendly upgrades include extra support, a full nursing sling, adjustable front-facing straps and super-soft cotton jersey fabric for mothers with sensitive nipples.—Xennia Hamilton, The Hollywood Reporter, 9 Aug. 2023 See More
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Middle English, probably from Old Norse slyngva to hurl; akin to Old English & Old High German slingan to worm, twist, Lithuanian slinkti