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  • Her nose spouted fire, again and again, and swift-flying light-pencils darted forth to bury themselves in the curving bow of the unarmed and unprotected vessel.

    "Power" by Harl Vincent, part 11

  • Over all the field went up the roar and the clash of arms, and birds of prey, swift-flying out of the sunset, circled above.

    People of the Dark

  • From the analogy of birds, we should suppose that the pointed wing gave increased rapidity of flight, since it is a character of terns, swallows, falcons, and of the swift-flying pigeons.

    The Malay Archipelago

  • My, course lay past the islet, and I stood in the boat that I might see the coral patches slipping past beneath, the shoals of tiny fish, and the swift-flying terns, the broad shield of the sea, and the purple mountains.

    My Tropic Isle

  • Some swift-flying insects are said to make about eight hundred down strokes of the wing per second.

    The Confessions of a Beachcomber

  • Following the scatter of swift-flying birds in the sky they stepped through the gap in the high hedge straight into Mr Ramsay, who boomed tragically at them,

    To the Lighthouse

  • The dragons flew in long lines'the swift-flying Silvers in the lead, the more ponderous Golds in the rear.

    Dragons Of A Vanished Moon

  • The swift-flying blues took the lead, wing tip to wing tip, keeping time with matching strokes, taking pride in their precision.

    Dragons Of A Lost Star

  • Anyone who had need of speed took to the air, riding on the backs of the swift-flying blue dragons or traversing the skies in floating citadels.

    Dragons of a Fallen Sun

  • Bitterly Furyion saw that even the swift-flying Akis, whose discomfort in these hot regions was well known to his cousins, bore a symbol of triumph.

    The Dragons at War

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