What does hurrying mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. speed, speeding, hurryingadjective

    changing location rapidly

  2. hurrying, scurryingadjective

    moving with great haste

    "affection for this hurrying driving...little man"; "lashed the scurrying horses"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hurrying

    of Hurry

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  1. Hurrying

    A hurrier, also sometimes called a coal drawer or coal thruster, was a child or woman employed by a collier to transport the coal that they had mined. Women would normally get the children to help them because of the difficulty of carrying the coal. Common particularly in the early 19th century, the hurrier pulled a corf full of coal along roadways as small as 16 inches in height. They would often work 12 hour shifts, making several runs down to the coal face and back to the surface again. Some children came from the workhouses and were apprenticed to the colliers. Adults could not easily do the job because of the size of the roadways, which were limited on the grounds of cost and structural integrity. Hurriers were equipped with a "gurl" belt – a leather belt with a swivel chain linked to the corf. They were also given candles as it was too expensive to light the whole mine.

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  1. Alex
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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hurrying in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hurrying in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of hurrying in a Sentence

  1. Dejan Stojanovic:

    You are hurrying to the sweet place, to the nonsense chasing your spirit and in the nonsense you look for answers.

  2. E. M. Forster:

    Towns are excrescences, gray fluxions, where men, hurrying to find one another, have lost themselves.

  3. William Wordsworth:

    When from our better selves we have too long been parted by the hurrying world, and droop. Sick of its business, of its pleasures tired, how gracious, how benign in solitude.

  4. Kin Hubbard:

    One of the simple but genuine pleasures in life is getting up in the morning and hurrying to a mousetrap you set the night before.

  5. Dejan Stojanovic:

    There is only as much space, only as much time, only as much desire, only as many words, only as many pages, only as much ink to accept all of us at light-speed hurrying into the Promised Land of oblivion that is waiting for us sooner or later.

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