Hurdle race, a race in which artificial barriers in the form of hurdles, fences, etc., must be leaped.

(Hur"dle), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Hurdleed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Hurdleing ] To hedge, cover, make, or inclose with hurdles. Milton.

(Hur"dle*work`) n. Work after manner of a hurdle.

(Hurds) n. [See Hards.] The coarse part of flax or hemp; hards.

(Hur"dy-gur`dy) n. [Prob. of imitative origin.]

1. A stringled instrument, lutelike in shape, in which the sound is produced by the friction of a wheel turned by a crank at the end, instead of by a bow, two of the strings being tuned as drones, while two or more, tuned in unison, are modulated by keys.

2. In California, a water wheel with radial buckets, driven by the impact of a jet.

(Hur*ka"ru) n. [Hind. harkara] In India, a running footman; a messenger. [Written also hurkaroo.]

(Hurl) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Hurled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Hurling.] [OE. hurlen, hourlen; prob. contracted fr. OE. hurtlen to hurtle, or probably akin to E. whirl. &radic16. See Hurtle.]

1. To send whirling or whizzing through the air; to throw with violence; to drive with great force; as, to hurl a stone or lance.

And hurl'd them headlong to their fleet and main.

2. To emit or utter with vehemence or impetuosity; as, to hurl charges or invective. Spenser.

3. [Cf. Whirl.] To twist or turn. "Hurled or crooked feet." [Obs.] Fuller.

(Hurl), v. i.

1. To hurl one's self; to go quickly. [R.]

2. To perform the act of hurling something; to throw something

God shall hurl at him and not spare.
Job xxvii. 22

(Hunt's"-up`) n. A tune played on the horn very early in the morning to call out the hunters; hence, any arousing sound or call. [Obs.] Shak.

Time plays the hunt's-up to thy sleepy head.

(Hur"den) n. [From Hurds.] A coarse kind of linen; — called also harden. [Prov. Eng.]

(Hur"dle) n. [OE. hurdel, hirdel, AS. hyrdel; akin to D. horde, OHG. hurt, G. hürde a hurdle, fold, pen, Icel. hur door, Goth. haúrds, L. cratis wickerwork, hurdle, Gr. Skr. kt to spin, ct to bind, connect. &radic16. Cf. Crate, Grate, n.]

1. A movable frame of wattled twigs, osiers, or withes and stakes, or sometimes of iron, used for inclosing land, for folding sheep and cattle, for gates, etc.; also, in fortification, used as revetments, and for other purposes.

2. In England, a sled or crate on which criminals were formerly drawn to the place of execution. Bacon.

3. An artificial barrier, variously constructed, over which men or horses leap in a race.

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