Middle English Dictionary Entry

hurling(e ger.
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Definitions (Senses and Subsenses)

(a) A violent rush or collision, a charge; fighting; (b) commotion, uproar, tumult; rioting; (c) rebellion; ~ time, Wat Tyler's rebellion; (d) a collision, jostling; (e) pushing or dragging violently; (f) ~ doun, fall; fig. ruin.
(a) A loud rumbling noise; (b) a rumbling of the stomach or the bowels.
A kind of ball game played with clubs, hurley.
Law ~ of juggement, ?a formal trial, ?a formal decision or order.

Supplemental Materials (draft)

  • a1425 Daniel *Treat.Uroscopy (Wel 225)148/659 : Blahede in uryn is caused of..releyinge & hurlynge & destemperynge of þe humors in þe body.
  • Note: Mod. gloss: "disturbing of humors".

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  • ?c1400(1379) Daniel *Treat.Uroscopy (Roy 17.D.1)f.70vb (2.10) : Þat þe vryn is spisse..wiþ swich a colour, it seiþ roryng & bollying & hurlyng.
  • ?c1400(1379) Daniel *Treat.Uroscopy (Roy 17.D.1)f.92rb (3.6) : Spume is euermore caused of ebulicioun of vnkynd hete, i. þorogh bulyng & walmyng & hurlyng of exces of vnkynd hete in þe body.
Note: Additional quots. Editor's gloss: 'a commotion, disturbance, roiling (of the humours or other bodily fluids)'.

Supplemental Materials (draft)

Note: Med., etc., see further J.Norri, Dictionary of Medical Vocabulary, s.v. hurling.