I’m reading The Last Public Execution in America by Perry T. Ryan (it can be read online free on the author’s homepage). In Chapter 14, during the testimony of Will Vollman, comes this passage:
“We went up back of Koll’s Grocery, and Jack hurled and said, ‘here he is,’ and about that time, the other officers caught him.”
At first I thought it was a misprint but the manuscript is extremely well proof-read (the author is a DA, who knows the importance of exactitude in trial transcripts). Is this a regional term for yelled? (The scene is Kentucky). OED (hurl, v. 5) has a figurative sense for to utter with vehemence, but none of the cites use the word without an object and I’m pretty sure it’s unconnected.
I should add that the trial took place in 1936.