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  • v. Present participle of dart.
  • n. A motion or gesture that darts.


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  • Yes, it has been five years since prosecutors started bringing cases involving market timing -- which involves the short-term darting in and out of a mutual fund's shares, a practice generally forbidden by the funds.

    How Well Do You Know...the Regulatory Cops?

  • HOWEVER, the second you begin darting in and out of traffic like a gang of overmedicated pinheads and interfering with its normal flow, you not only break traffic laws but you also create a considerable amount of danger to other pedestrians, to law-abiding drivers who may or may not support the war and are otherwise minding their own business, and to medical and law enforcement personnel.

    Protesters Snarl Downtown Traffic at

  • Lofton kept swinging away, with his eyes darting from the hitting video to the mirror and back again. - As Thomas struggles so do the White Sox

  • With drops darting from the sky, Agassi motioned to the chair umpire, who in turn called out tournament referee Stefan Fransson the only person who can put off a match until the next day. - Rain puts Agassi match on hold

  • And withal it is to be remarked, that, conform to the doctrine of the ancient Etrurians, the manubes, for so did they call the darting hurls or slinging casts of the Vulcanian thunderbolts, did only appertain to her and to Jupiter her father capital.

    Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel

  • I found no spark of intelligence darting from the pupilless eyes; there was no change of expression on the placid countenance to indicate that the ears had been touched by the heart-cries of the prostrate worshippers; no word of blessing fell from those silent lips, immobile and set as on the day when they received the last touch of the artist's hand.

    With the Tibetans in Tent and Temple: Narrative of Four Years' Residence on the Tibetan Borders, and of a Journey into the Far Interior

  • Not a word more did he utter, but darting from the apartment, was soon seen before the barbican-gate, armed from head to foot.

    The Scottish Chiefs

  • Music scores written in short darting cues or sparse bursts wouldn't work in a live orchestra presentation.

    Top stories from Times Online

  • One of them depicts a she-ass with the Virgin of Zapopan hovering in one corner and a legend stating that by her aid the animal, which had been lost, was found again, The other shows an improbable green hill over which a man in white pajamas is walking with a leisurely gait, while a yard or two behind him, three soldiers are in hot pursuit with red and yellow flames darting from the muzzles of their guns.

    Pilgrimage with La Virgen de Zapopan from "A House in the Sun" by Dane Chandos

  • Sword darting smoothly from side to side like a patrolling dragonfly, Captain Covalt was preparing to climb up into the wagon after his adversary.

    Kingdoms of Light


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