But when he wrote, how feeble was the light that chemistry could throw upon the fundamental questions of agricultural science!
What light I can throw upon them will be derived from the comparison of them with his general system.
It is actual cruelty to throw upon the child the work the parent should have performed.
It was like the glow the lights of a city can throw upon the sky.
Let us return to our original basic principle and see what light it may throw upon our problem.
He will throw upon your shoulders the caped cloak that I usually wear.
It was a great painter who could catch and throw upon his canvas the poignant emotion of an "instant made eternity."
A sweeping conflagration and not an ounce of water to throw upon it!
As I have said, there is much light that I alone can throw upon his character.
Here the vexed question arises, how far has one generation the right to throw upon succeeding ones the burdens of a National Debt?
"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.