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  • The "lighter than air" part of the title referred to hot-air balloons, one of which got away, thankfully with no one on it.

    The Seattle Times

  • In one well-known case, said Wakefield, child witnesses claimed abusers transported them via hot-air balloon to places where abuse took place, and the court believed them.

    Stephanie Woodard: Presumed Guilty: Group Seeks to Exonerate Four Yankton Sioux Men

  • Finally the child corrals his grandmother, and the two embark downhill across a pasture to the wonderful place, with its Ferris wheel and hot-air balloon, its carousel and pony rides.

    The Scary Future, the Embarrassing Past

  • International ecumenical worship with Rowan Williams, who, in spite all evidence to the contrary is known for his championing of hot-air reduction.

    A Cornucopia of Copenhagen Climate Cons « Anglican Samizdat

  • The estate bills itself as "utterly charming, mildly eccentric," and among the activities it offers are horseback riding, hot-air balloon rides, cooking classes and—unofficially—living among a clan of batty aristocrats whose lineage can be traced to Attila the Hun.

    Estate of the Wild

  • Three holes later a marvellous second shot gave him a 6ft birdie putt that disappeared as if being sucked in by a sudden reversal of the course's elaborate underground hot-air blowing system.

    Masters 2011: Rory McIlroy says he learned hard lessons at St Andrews

  • My heart is huge like a hot-air balloon, radiating oxygen.

    Soft Distortion

  • Dreaming of spaceBranson has made his mark on flight, from starting the Virgin Atlantic airline to being the first to cross the Atlantic Ocean in a hot-air balloon.

    Space tourism travel comes closer to fruition

  • The movie would center on how Oz ended up as the big cheese of Emerald City, chronicling his hot-air balloon journey into a land held in the thrall of two wicked witches.

    James Franco as the Wizard of Oz?

  • She has relied on Ms. Sullivan-Moore to map out a long-term care plan "for the rest of my life," which she says includes occupational therapy to build up a strong right arm for hot-air ballooning.

    When a Doctor Isn't Enough

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