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Sling - (Easton's Bible Dictionary)

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 [597]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.

Sling - (Webster's 1828 Dictionary)

SLING, n.

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, v.t. 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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