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.
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            And hurl'd them headlong to their fleet and main.
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   2. To emit or utter with vehemence or impetuosity; as, to
      hurl charges or invective. --Spenser.
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   3. [Cf. Whirl.] To twist or turn. "Hurled or crooked feet."
      [Obs.] --Fuller.
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