He also threw together a heap of stones to cover and enable him to hold the ground he had gained.
He sent with them a single cannon from the four which constituted his only battery, and they threw together a breastwork of logs.
Hastily we threw together provisions for several days, and arranged our affairs as well as we could.
These incongruous things Pinckney threw together in a single sentence.
He said, 'God created this country last of all, and threw together there the refuse of his materials as of no use to mankind.'
Then he went into his own room and threw together a few things to supply his immediate wants.
Going forward, after tea, I threw together a few things for my servant to carry back to my temporary quarters.
"to project, propel," c.1300, from Old English þrawan "to twist, turn writhe" (past tense þreow, past participle þrawen), from Proto-Germanic *thræ- (cf. Old Saxon thraian, Middle Dutch dræyen, Dutch draaien, Old High German draen, German drehen "to turn, twist;" not found in Scandinavian or Gothic), from PIE *tere- "to rub, turn, rub by turning, bore" (cf. Sanskrit turah "wounded, hurt," Greek teirein "to rub, rub away," Latin terere "to rub, thresh, grind, wear away," Old Church Slavonic tiro "to rub," Lithuanian trinu "to rub," Old Irish tarathar "borer," Welsh taraw "to strike").
Not the usual Old English word for "to throw" (weorpan, related to warp (v.) was common in this sense). The sense evolution may be via the notion of whirling a missile before throwing it. The sense of "put by force" (e.g. throw in jail) is first recorded 1560; that of "to confuse, flabbergast" is from 1844; that of "lose deliberately" is from 1868.
To throw the book at (someone) is 1932, from notion of judge sentencing a criminal from a law book full of possible punishments. To throw (one's) hat in the ring "issue a challenge," especially to announce one's candidacy, first recorded 1917. To throw up "vomit" is first recorded 1732.