What is thrown?

  • (adj): Twisted together; as of filaments spun into a thread.
    Example: "Thrown silk is raw silk that has been twisted and doubled into yarn"
    Synonyms: thrown and twisted
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on thrown:

Moses In Rabbinic Literature - Pharaoh's Daughter
... When the soothsayers told Pharaoh that the redeemer of Israel had been born and thrown into the water, the cruel edict ordering that the children be thrown into the river was repealed ... According to another version, 600,000 children had already been thrown into the river, but all were saved because of Moses ...
Moundball - Rule Variations
... to severely depress the number of winning turns in moundball, as a ball thrown into the stands has no chance of remaining on the mound ... grown in many cases to include a ball thrown towards the mound by the home plate umpire, thereby replacing a ball thrown into the stands by a player on the fielding team ... Although rare, there is an off chance that 2 balls will be thrown back to the mound, one by a player and one by the umpire ...
Sortes (ancient Rome)
... of wood or other materials, and were commonly thrown into a sitella or urn, filled with water ... The lots were sometimes thrown like dice ... In the Biblical account of the prophet Jonah, he is thrown into the sea and swallowed by the whale after the sailors on the ship cast lots to detirmine the guilty one who had ...
Shuuto
... or shootball is a pitch commonly thrown by several right-handed Japanese pitchers such as Hiroki Kuroda, Noboru Akiyama, Kenjiro Kawasaki, Daisuke Matsuzaka, and Masumi Kuwata ... whose famous pitch was dubbed the razor shuuto because it seemed to "cut the air" when thrown ... It can also be thrown to left-handers to keep them off balance ...

More definitions of "thrown":

  • (adj): Caused to fall to the ground.
    Example: "The thrown rider got back on his horse"; "a thrown wrestler"; "a ball player thrown for a loss"

Famous quotes containing the word thrown:

    Let us spend one day as deliberately as Nature, and not be thrown off the track by every nutshell and mosquito’s wing that falls on the rails.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    My curiosity to see the melancholy spectacle of the executions was so strong that I could not resist it, although I was sensible that I would suffer much from it.... I got upon a scaffold near the fatal tree so that I could clearly see all the dismal scene.... I was most terribly shocked, and thrown into a very deep melancholy.
    James Boswell (1740–1795)

    This is not a novel to be tossed aside lightly. It should be thrown with great force.
    Dorothy Parker (1893–1967)