(n.) An engine somewhat resembling a massive crossbow, used by the ancient Greeks and Romans for throwing stones, arrows, spears, etc.
(n.) A forked stick with elastic band for throwing small stones, etc.
(1) In that time it has seen the Call of Duty brand catapulted from a modestly successful cinematic shooter to the biggest entertainment property in the world.
(2) They were among six young pro-democracy candidates who were catapulted into office in what was widely interpreted as a rejection of Beijing’s growing interference in the former British colony’s affairs.
(3) Alonso, after hitting the wall and being catapulted airborne, landed upside down in his McLaren before crawling out of his car.
(4) Critical verdict The Tin Drum catapulted Grass to the forefront of European fiction and since then he has been Germany's "permanent Nobel candidate"; of the remainder of the Danzig trilogy, Cat and Mouse is the best regarded.
(5) Dennis Stevenson Chairman, HBOS The merger of the Bank of Scotland with Halifax seven years ago catapulted the 63-year-old, who had been chairman of the former building society for only two years, into the chairman's role at one of the UK's largest retail banks.
(6) Tzomet, benefiting from a popular clean-government and anti-religious platform, catapulted from two to eight seats.
(7) A method of modelling head-on car collisions at the catapult MTS 858.05 was developed.
(8) Planes launched into the skies by catapults running on green energy, then cruising efficiently in self-organised flocks across oceans and continents.
(9) Lord Myners, who sat on the court until he was catapulted into government during the 2008 banking crisis, said: "It is essential before we transfer additional powers to the Bank of England that the Bank becomes more transparent by publishing the minutes of the court before and after the crisis and that henceforth all minutes are published".
(10) Manchester City had not won since Sergio Agüero’s last goal, away against Swansea City on 24 September, but seven games later the Argentina striker found the net twice in the first half to catapult Pep Guardiola’s team past an uninspiring West Bromwich Albion and back to the top of the table, where Arsenal had momentarily displaced them earlier in the afternoon.
(11) Tony Hayward , the former BP boss pilloried by US politicians over the Gulf of Mexico oil spill last year, launched his comeback with a £1bn stock market float that will catapult him back into the oil business.
(12) It was a world into which he was unexpectedly catapulted while he was still a student in Liverpool.
(13) Other Greeks with similar experiences said the far-rightists, catapulted into parliament on a ticket of tackling "immigrant scum" were simply doing the job of a defunct state that had left a growing number feeling overwhelmed by a "sense of powerlessness".
(14) The expanding database of designs includes various lampshades and toys, an Iron Man facemask and a model of the Da Vinci catapult.
(15) It inspired a sequel, made famous an obscure movie actor who impersonated Jolson and catapulted Jolson himself back to Broadway.
(16) More rail commuters will be catapulted into the £5,000-a-year season ticket bracket, after the fare rises for 2014 were revealed.
(17) Within months of that election he was appointed as Miliband’s parliamentary bag carrier (private secretary) after supporting him in the leadership contest, before finding himself catapulted a year later into one of the most senior posts in the shadow cabinet as business secretary.
(18) A former non-executive director with Shell, Lord Oxburgh was catapulted into the chairman's role after the company was forced to reveal it had overstated the extent of its reserves.
(19) The TV landscape has changed since more than 20 million viewers tuned in to discover the identity of JR Ewing's assailant, but with an average weekly audience of nearly 10 million, Broadchurch catapulted itself into ITV's top tier next to Coronation Street and Britain's Got Talent.
(20) Heat we know, and we talk about it no end,” said Nick Winser, a former head of Britain’s National Grid who chairs the Energy Systems Catapult , a new UK technology and innovation centre in the energy field.
(n.) A military engine acting like a sling, which threw stones from a bag or wooden bucket, and was operated by machinery.
(n.) A wild ass, especially the koulan.
(1) Onager red cells transported this amino acid with intermediate affinity (apparent Km for influx 3.0 mM at 37 degrees C).
(2) Milk samples of four species of wild equids (onager, Equus hemionus onager; mountain zebra, E. zebra hartmannae; plains zebra, E. burchelli; Przewalski horse, E. caballus przewalskii) and two domesticated equids (ass, E. asinus; pony, E. caballus) were analysed.
(3) For pairwise comparisons within this family, estimates of sequence divergence ranged from 0% (E. hemionus onager vs. E. h. kulan) to 7.8% (E. przewalskii vs. E. h. onager).
(4) Chromosome fusion is apparently involved in the alterations of the karyotype of E. hemionus kulan (2n = 55, 54) when compared to the karyotype of the onager, E. hemionus onager (2n = 56).
(5) This polymorphism involves the same elements that participate in the polymorphic Robertsonian rearrangement producing diploid numbers of 54-56 in E. hemionus kulan and E. hemionus onager.
(6) The present study investigated amino acid transport mechanisms in red cells from four wild species: Przewalski's horse (Equus przewalskii), Hartmann's zebra (Zebra hartmannae), Grevy's zebra (Zebra grevyi), and onager (Equus hemonius).