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Tossing meaning

tossing - 4 dictionary results

  1. 1. of Toss
  2. 2. The act of throwing upward; a rising and falling suddenly; a rolling and tumbling.
  3. 3. A process for refining tin by dropping it through the air while melted.
  4. 4. A process which consists in washing ores by violent agitation in water, in order to separate the lighter or earhy particles; - called also tozing, and treloobing, in Cornwall.

tossing - examples of usage

  1. In a moment he was down the bank into shallow water, striking with his hoofs and tossing his huge head up and down like an angry bull. - "Ways of Wood Folk", William J. Long.
  2. The captive would not fail to be there whenever they desired to observe him and there was hunting to be done and cooking, and already some of the boys had strolled off to play their ever- fascinating game of tossing plumstones into the air. - "The Princess Pocahontas", Virginia Watson.
  3. The shock did my head good; I went below and got into my cot, and after tossing for half an hour or so fell asleep. - "The Frozen Pirate", W. Clark Russell.
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