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Definition of Boomerang


  1. A very singular missile weapon used by the natives of Australia and in some parts of India. It is usually a curved stick of hard wood, from twenty to thirty inches in length, from two to three inches wide, and half or three quarters of an inch thick. When thrown from the hand with a quick rotary motion, it describes very remarkable curves, according to the shape of the instrument and the manner of throwing it, often moving nearly horizontally a long distance, then curving upward to a considerable height, and finally taking a retrograde direction, so as to fall near the place from which it was thrown, or even far in the rear of it.

Boomerang Quotations

A hug is like a boomerang - you get it back right away. - Bil Keane
A hug is like a boomerang - you get it back right away.
Bil Keane

If you hate somebody, it's like a boomerang that misses its target and comes back and hits you in the head. The one who hates is the one who hurts.
Louis Zamperini

I suppose everyone tells little white lies. Quite often they're necessary to make someone feel better or prevent feelings from being hurt. Whoppers? No, that's dangerous and they'll boomerang.
Richard Chamberlain

If malice or envy were tangible and had a shape, it would be the shape of a boomerang.
Charley Reese

Make your goals big and broad enough so that they never become answered prayers and boomerang to curse you.
Douglas Coupland
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Boomerang Translations

boomerang in German is Bumerang
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