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Synonyms for thrusting

a sharp hand gesture (resembling a blow)

References in classic literature ?
More men began thrusting with more rods, but Alphonso was not to be balked.
His tongue was swollen with thirst; he relieved its fever by thrusting it forward from between his teeth into the cold air.
Trent at last released him, and, thrusting the bottle of brandy into his coat-pocket, returned to his game of Patience.
The tectonic configuration of the area has been interpreted as maximum stress with the resultant shortening along NS direction where the maximum stress is resolved into repeated thrusting and partly overturning of the resultant structures.
The Wiggle Steer System will rotate the Drill Pipe in the Makeup (CW) direction while thrusting forward.
Regardless of whether this weapon was thrown or simply hand-held, it would have been much more efficient and lethal than a simple wooden thrusting spear," Boeda's group concludes in the June Antiquity.
The excavation section may be large since a concrete pipe with an adequate bore is required relative to the diameter of the gas pipe so that the gas pipe may be subsequently pulled in after thrusting.