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Boomerang

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre.

(1915),

a comedy by Winchell Smith and Victor Mapes. [Belasco Theatre, 522 perf.] When Budd Woodbridge (Wallace Eddinger) comes to Dr. Gerald Sumner (Arthur Byron) for treatment of...

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Boomerang

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre.

(1915),

a comedy by Winchell Smith and Victor Mapes. [Belasco Theatre, 522 perf.] When Budd Woodbridge (Wallace Eddinger) comes to Dr. Gerald Sumner (Arthur Byron) for treatment of...

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boomerang

Overview page. Subjects: Art — Archaeology.

A curved flat piece of wood that can be thrown so as to return to the thrower, traditionally used by Australian Aboriginals as a hunting weapon.

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Boomerang

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

(1887–92)

was a radical Brisbane weekly founded by William Lane and Alfred Walker; after Lane's departure at the end of 1890 it was edited by Gresley Lukin. Two notable staff ...

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Boomerang

Edited by Susie Dent.

in Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable

January 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 50 words.

A curved wooden missile developed by the Australian Aborigines, varying from 2ft (60cm) to 2ft 9in (84cm) in length. When

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in New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary

January 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 81 words.

bang, Battambang, bhang, clang, Da Nang, dang, fang, gang, hang, harangue, kiang, Kuomintang, Kweiyang, Laing, Luang Prabang, meringue,

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boomerang

in Oxford Dictionary of Rhymes

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 81 words.

bang, Battambang, bhang, clang, Da Nang, dang, fang, gang, hang, harangue, kiang, Kuomintang, Kweiyang, Laing, Luang Prabang, meringue,

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boomerang

G. A. Wilkes.

in Stunned Mullets & Two-pot Screamers: A Dictionary of Australian Colloquialisms

January 2008; p ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 78 words.

To move like a boomerang; to recoil 1901 Henry Lawson ‘The Mystery of Dave Regan’ Prose i 327: He said

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boomerang

Timothy Darvill.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology

January 2008; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Archaeology. 53 words.

[Ar]

A curved throwing stick, one form of which can be made to return to the thrower in flight. Several

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boomerang

Edited by T. F. Hoad.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology

January 1996; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 5 words.

XIX. Austral. aboriginal name.

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boomerang

Paul Cornish.

in The Oxford Companion to Military History

January 2001; p ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History. 115 words.

A weapon usually associated with Australian Aborigines, although versions of the idea have also been observed in Africa, America, and

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