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- n. The hobby, sport, or act of flying a glider.
- v. Present participle of glide.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In heraldry, represented as moving—that is, as undulating, as if in motion, and fessewise: said of a serpent used as a bearing. Also glissant.
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- n. the activity of flying a glider
The flying membranes of bats and of pterodactyls were probably used in gliding before they were of any use in flapping flight, and, as Spurway has pointed out, small membranes along the sides of the body are found in some arboreal mammals which do not even glide, and these folds of skin render such animals more difficult to see by eliminating the shadows they would otherwise cause.
The best thing you can do is to fly within gliding distance of a river.
I imagined that soft voice moaning near my husband’s neck, the two intertwined with each other, skin gliding against skin, and the soft aroma of her perfume making him desire her more.
At the very least try tandem hang gliding, which is when an experienced pilot flies the glider with you.
The extra fold of skin that runs from their front legs to their back legs is called a gliding membrane.
Leaving balloons and various forms of gas-bags out of consideration, other experimenters, notably Langley and Lilienthal, antedated him in attempting the navigation of the air on aeroplanes, or flying machines, but none of them were wholly successful, and it remained for Chanute to demonstrate the practicability of what was then called the gliding machine.
Its motion was entirely noiseless, and might be called a gliding, were it not that it appeared that of a runner, but with ghostly feet.
Reassured, on his own account, but inwardly no little alarmed for his wife's health in these unusual circumstances, Boyd began to take off his boots with the idea of gliding safely into bed and pretending to be asleep before the wind had time to change.
Its fooling was the ironical enforcement of Raynal's trenchant declaration that "the law is nothing, if it be not a sword gliding indistinctly over the heads of all, and striking down whatever rises above the horizontal plane along which it moves."
Carey was rather restless when he went to bed, the thought of the coming change and the idea of gliding over the smooth waters of the lagoon producing in his still weak state enough excitement to keep him awake for hours, so that it was well on towards morning before he went off soundly to sleep; but when he was once off he slept as if he meant to indulge himself for eight-and-forty hours.