In sling Blade, Billy Bob Thornton's character fixes lawnmowers but he sounds as if he swallowed one.
The rifle was found nearby, one end of the sling having become detached from the butt.
My fantasy unravels when she opens the robe, revealing a sling around her broken arm.
Sam McCarthy, the lion tamer, his arm in a sling, had come to inquire about him.
And yet you sent word to say that I was to take off my sling!
He had disengaged his arm from the sling, and he used his right hand as though it did not hurt him.
Did he––did Hector Hall sling a gun on Mr. Mackenzie that time?
Many, however, had perforce to be content with a long knife, with the lasso and the sling—the boleadores—as subsidiary weapons.
"I can supply this portion of the story," said a young fellow, with his arm in a sling.
Presently Golden Beard tied the cord which held up the sling in which the bombs were slung against the ceiling.
c.1300, "implement for throwing stones," from an unidentified continental Germanic source (e.g. Middle Low German slinge "a sling"); see sling (v.). The notion probably is of a sling being twisted and twirled before it is thrown. Sense of "loop for lifting or carrying heavy objects" first recorded early 14c. Meaning "piece of cloth tied around the neck to support an injured arm" is first attested 1720.
sweetened, flavored liquor drink, 1807, American English, of unknown origin; perhaps literally "to throw back" a drink (see sling (v.)), or from German schlingen "to swallow."
"act of throwing," 1520s, from sling (v.).
c.1200, "to knock down" using a sling, later "to throw" (mid-13c.), especially with a sling, from Old Norse slyngva, from Proto-Germanic *slingwanan (cf. Old High German slingan, German schlingen "to swing to and fro, wind, twist;" Old English slingan "to creep, twist;" Old Frisian slinge, Middle Dutch slinge, Old High German slinga, German Schlinge "sling;" Middle Swedish slonga "noose, knot, snare"), from PIE *slengwh "to slide, make slide; sling, throw." Meaning "to hang from one point to another" (as a hammock) is from 1690s. Related: Slung; slinging.
A supporting bandage or suspensory device, especially a loop suspended from the neck and supporting the flexed forearm.
With a sling and a stone David smote the Philistine giant (1 Sam. 17:40, 49). There were 700 Benjamites who were so skilled in its use that with the left hand they "could sling stones at a hair breadth, and not miss" (Judg. 20:16; 1 Chr. 12:2). It was used by the Israelites in war (2 Kings 3:25). (See ARMS.) The words in Prov. 26:8, "As he that bindeth a stone in a sling," etc. (Authorized Version), should rather, as in the Revised Version, be "As a bag of gems in a heap of stones," etc.