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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • v. Third person singular present tense of fly1.

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  • n. Plural form of fly.
  • n. The open area above a stage where scenery and equipment may be hung.
  • n. The trouser zip
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of fly.

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  • n. (theater) the space over the stage (out of view of the audience) used to store scenery (drop curtains)

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  • Or as I like to say: Time flies like an era.

    May 26, 2009

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    May 26, 2009

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    May 25, 2009