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1. An instrument for throwing stones, consisting of a strap and two strings the stone being lodged in the strap, is thrown by losing one of the strings With a sling and a stone David killed Goliath.
2. A throw a stroke.
3. A kind of hanging bandage put round the neck, in which a wounded limb is sustained.
4. A rope by which a cask or bale is suspended and swung in or out of a ship
5. A drink composed of equal parts of rum or spirit and water sweetened.

SLING, pret. and pp. slung. The primary sense seems to be to swing.

1. To throw with a sling.
2. To throw to hurl.
3. To hang so as to swing as, to sling a pack.
4. To move or swing by a rope which suspends the thing.

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Dictionary of Words from the King James Bible. Public Domain. Copy freely.
Material presented was supplied by Brandon Staggs and was derived from the KJV Dictionary found on his website located at
The unabridged 1828 version of this dictionary in the SwordSearcher Bible Software.

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Entry for 'Sling'. King James Dictionary.

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