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Word: catapult

Definition: slingshot; hurling machine; V: fire from catapult


Sentences Containing 'catapult'

"Oye Como Va" is a song written by Latin jazz and mambo musician Tito Puente in 1963 and popularized by Santana's rendition of the song in 1970 on their album "Abraxas", helping to catapult Santana into stardom with the song reaching #13 on the Billboard Top 100.
A win there would catapult both to thoroughbred racing's highest honor: the Triple Crown.
Alex Luna signed his first professional contract with production center Catapult music in 2007.
All exposed sides of the helepolis were rigidly defended; iron plates protected the wooden structure from possible inflammation, and additional defences, such as great stretches of hide plastered on the interior, were placed to withstand the power of ballista and catapult assault. The inside of the machine was divided into nine separate stories, each accessible through a long flight of stairs that wound from the ground floor to the very top.
Although the catapult has been used since ancient times, it was proven to be one of the most effective mechanisms during warfare.
As glam rock became less popular Catapult's fortunes took a downturn and they split up in 1979.
As on her sister ship "Europa", "Bremen" had a catapult on the upper deck between the two funnels with a small seaplane, which facilitated faster mail service.
Barrett used to work in Cardiff's only electronic record shop, Catapult. A short time after he began to make music, he was given a DJ residency at Cardiff's drum and bass night, named Silent Running.
Catapult were a Dutch glam rock band active between 1973 and 1979.
Catapult. A catapult is a device used to launch a projectile a great distance without the aid of explosive devices—particularly various types of ancient and medieval siege engines.
Disposal. In 1951, "Unicorn" was considered for modernization to make her capable of operating modern, heavier jet aircraft. This would have required fitting of a steam catapult, reinforcing her flight deck to handle heavier aircraft and moving and enlarging her forward lift to make room for the new catapult and larger aircraft. A new crane would also have been necessary to handle the heavier aircraft as well.
Episodes tend to follow one or more insect characters through a specific situation and have involved storylines such as multi-insect races reminiscent of the pod race sequence in Star Wars:The Phantom Menace, a spider becoming trapped on a helium balloon, and a grasshopper maliciously launching other unsuspecting insects from a catapult made from a blade of grass.
Even when this was accomplished, and the military engines of Dionysius (among which the formidable catapult on this occasion made its appearance for the first time) were brought up to the walls, the Motyans continued a desperate resistance; and after the walls and towers were carried by the overwhelming forces of the enemy, still maintained the defence from street to street and from house to house.
For although she does not avoid or shun the society and conversation of the shepherds, and treats them courteously and kindly, should any one of them come to declare his intention to her, though it be one as proper and holy as that of matrimony, she flings him from her like a catapult.
He was chosen for Queensland against New South Wales Colts in 1930 and took 6 wickets, but the Brisbane Courier's correspondent "Long On" was moved to describe his whipped catapult action as "almost a throw".
It was while there that Kimble had his finest moment as he scored the winning goal for Posh in a 1–0 Football League Cup win over Liverpool in December 1991 to catapult him into the national sports headlines.
Kaminey is a smart and balsy film that brings Hollywood to Bollywood which catapult the viewer into the dark, violent world of crime and criminals, leaving you no time to blink or breathe easy ... Tarantino, take a bow.
Later he volunteered for 804 Naval Air Squadron, which for a time supplied pilots for fighter catapult ships and CAM ships.
Lu, arguing that doing so was disrespectful, suggested having the aid force march through a valley, despite Hun's protestations that doing so would expose the aid force to catapult attacks by Qin forces.
Mayor Todd MacWadd: He is the friendly and naive mayor of Fair City who issues the order to summon Zeroman when needed via a catapult on top of City Hall which launches the "Great Flaming Holes!"
On 25 March, "Volunteer" rescued the pilot of a Hawker Hurricane fighter from a Catapult Aircraft Merchantman (CAM ship) after the American merchant ship "Carlton" mistakenly had shot him down.
She was also fitted with a catapult capable of launching a aircraft to a speed of . The ship had two hangars, each high.
The "Catapult" 7", a collaboration with Robbie Muir, was released on Xpressway in 1989, reissued by the Chicago-based Ajax label in 1991.
The cruiser was used as an escort in Australian waters until June 1941, when the ship's seaplane and catapult were removed, Crace transferred his flag back to "Canberra", and "Hobart" was sent to the Mediterranean to relieve sister ship . On 13 July, "Hobart" was in Port Tewfik when the area was bombed.
The destroyer escort screened "Sitkoh Bay" as the escort carrier headed back to the Admiralty Islands for repairs to her catapult. On 22 September, she and left Seeadler Harbor, Manus Island, escorting to a fueling area in the Palau Islands; but, on 29 September, "Wesson" received orders to return to Manus.
The others were the steam catapult and the angled flight deck.
The tests showed that the Mustang could be flown off the carrier deck without the aid of a catapult, using a flap setting of 20° down and 5° of up elevator.
The word 'catapult' comes from the Latin 'catapulta', which in turn comes from the Greek καταπέλτης ("katapeltēs"), itself from ("kata"), "downwards" + πάλλω ("pallō"), "to toss, to hurl".
This makes the device work more like a catapult, where the cylinder propelling the human stops at the mouth of the cannon.
When Markazi took Sports Illustrated swimsuit models Damaris Lewis and Kate Upton to the Los Angeles Clippers-Oklahoma City Thunder game on April 2, 2011, he helped catapult Upton’s popularity when he recorded her doing The Dougie and posted it on his Twitter.

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