GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. moving or functioning quickly and energetically.
- adj. moving swiftly
“There was nothing to be done save wait for the wind, so that he might know how he lay in relation to the fast-flying and deadly centre that from somewhere was approaching out of the gloom.”
“How about you -- any close calls with fast-flying tackle?”
“Here small, fast-flying brass dragons waited to carry them into the mountains.”
“Some A-10 pilots worry that the fast-flying F-15E and the Army's gadget-laden Apache helicopter will be of little use against Iraqi tank columns-and the Iraqis may be able to mount an effective low-tech air defense using concentrated machine-gun fire and thick smoke from burning Kuwaiti crude.”
“Dat did nawt maek hollybuzh be gud, it juz maked vary fast-flying zhrapnul dat maked me itchy. *sighs*”
“Lighter than metal and aerodynamically low to the ground, the hoods stabilized fast-flying Hawks by utilizing the downward air pressure thrust on the car's front end much better than those of Golden Hawks.”
“These are very, very high mountains, and we have such a natural boundary that can hardly be overcome even by fast-flying Russian jets.”
“Like a swift, fleeting meteor — a fast-flying cloud —”
“The fast-flying navy team is about to put on a show there today, the first performance since last month's crash that killed one of the team members, that crashed during a show in South Carolina.”
“However, distinguishing between “Taliban militants” and ordinary farmers or merchants is extremely difficult from fast-flying fighter aircraft and attack helicopters.”
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