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1 Apollo gave him a tame deer as a companion but Cyparissus accidentally killed it with a javelin as it lay asleep in the undergrowth.
2 Mitchell then threw a lunar scoop handle as if it were a javelin.
3 in her temple in that town there was a statue of white marble representing her throwing a javelin.
4 In On the Nature of Things, Lucretius argues this point using the example of a man throwing a javelin at the theoretical boundary of a finite universe.
5 In antiquity, infantry were armed with an early melee weapon such as a spear, axe or sword, or an early ranged weapon like a javelin, sling, or bow, with a few infantrymen having both a melee and a ranged weapon.
6 The pilum was a javelin of the Roman legionaries threw just before drawing their primary weapon, the gladius (short sword), and closing with the enemy line.
7 In international competition, men throw a javelin between 2.6 and 2.7 m (8 ft 6 in and 8 ft 10 in) in length and 800 g (28 oz) in weight, and women throw a javelin between 2.2 and 2.3 m (7 ft 3 in and 7 ft 7 in) in length and 600 g (21 oz) in weight.
8 At release, a javelin can reach speeds approaching 113 km/h (70 mph).
9 On the obverse of the coin, a javelin thrower is depicted.
10 Plutarch wrote that Pericles and Protagoras spent a whole day discussing an interesting point of legal responsibility, that probably involved a more philosophical question of causation: "In an athletic contest a man had been accidentally hit and killed with a javelin.
11 In the 12th and 13th centuries, soldiers typically carried a sword, a lance, a javelin, and either bow and arrows or crossbow and darts/bolts.
12 On his knees, the Spartan king slew several enemy soldiers before being finally killed by a javelin.
13 Zeus gave her a necklace made by Hephaestus and three additional gifts: Talos, Laelaps and a javelin that never missed.
14 On an airline flight, Teague's solution, which he said he sketched on an air sickness bag, was to truncate the tail of a Javelin.
15 The dagger symbol originated from a variant of the obelus, originally depicted by a plain line − or a line with one or two dots ÷. It represented an iron roasting spit, a dart, or the sharp end of a javelin, symbolizing the skewering or cutting out of dubious matter.
16 Burton was impaled with a javelin, the point entering one cheek and exiting the other.
17 Stroyan was killed by a spear, Burton was seriously wounded by a javelin impaling both cheeks and Speke was wounded and captured;
18 A Javelin is a light spear intended for throwing.
19 he also improved the pilum, a javelin, and made large-scale changes to the logistical structure of the Roman army.
20 He also improved the pilum, a javelin which (after improvement) when thrown and impacting the enemy, would bend so to be unusable.
21 Often her sisters would say: "Pick up a javelin, or bristling quiver, and interrupt your leisure for the chase!"
22 But she would not pick up a javelin or arrows, nor trade leisure for the chase.
23 The deity was represented in a variety of ways, for example, on the coins of Tetricus, they could appear as a matron, an old man, or a young man, with a javelin, battle helmet, or only clothed in a cape.
24 She challenges Gunther to three athletic contests, throwing a javelin, tossing a boulder, and a leap.
25 Now knowing Siegfried's weakness, the fake campaign is called off and Hagen then uses the cross as a target on a hunting trip, killing Siegfried with a javelin as he drinks from a brook (Chapter 16).
26 This perfidious murder is particularly dishonorable in medieval chivalry, as throwing a javelin is the manner in which one might slaughter a wild beast, not a knight.
27 We see this in other literature of the period, such as with Parsifal's unwittingly dishonorable crime of combatting and slaying knights with a javelin (transformed into a swan in Wagner's opera).
28 Cethlenn is unmentioned in the narrative Cath Maige Tuired, as she is not listed in the roster of Formorians compiled by Whitley Stokes . But in this Battle of Mag Tuired (The Second Battle of Moytura), Cethlenn hurled a javelin (gae) at the Dagda giving him a mortal wound, as recorded in theLebor Gabála Érenn.
29 It entered a man's body with a single wound, like a javelin, then opened into thirty barbs.
30 However, the army of Antigonus and Demetrius was defeated by the united forces of Seleucus, Lysimachus and Prepelaos at the decisive Battle of Ipsus in 301 BC. Antigonus died in the battle after being struck by a javelin, in the eighty-first year of his life.