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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Hurl \Hurl\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Hurled; p. pr. & vb. n. Hurling.] [OE. hurlen, hourlen; prob. contracted fr. OE. hurtlen to hurtle, or probably akin to E. whirl. [root]16. See Hurtle.] 1. To send whirling or whizzing through the air; to throw with violence; to drive with great force; as, to hurl a stone or lance. [1913 Webster] And hurl'd them headlong to their fleet and main. --Pope. [1913 Webster] 2. To emit or utter with vehemence or impetuosity; as, to hurl charges or invective. --Spenser. [1913 Webster] 3. [Cf. Whirl.] To twist or turn. "Hurled or crooked feet." [Obs.] --Fuller. [1913 Webster]