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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of glissade.


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  • Where the slopes were not seamed with open crevasses we "glissaded," which is a very expeditious and exhilarating method of getting down a mountain, although unsafe unless one is certain of his ground.

    McClure's Magazine, Vol. 6, No. 6, May, 1896

  • The time you glissaded down a ski trail on a trash bag.

    Oh, What Fun It Is to Ride

  • Designers glissaded around Motown or Tokyo -- and, often enough, Southern California, where many automakers headquartered their design operations -- in monochrome suits, exotic eyeglasses and pricey footwear, presenting themselves as artistic companions to contemporary architects like Rem Koolhaas and Daniel Libeskind, or noted product designers such as Philippe Starck.

    Matthew DeBord: After the Golden Age, Can Car Design Go Green?

  • "Let's go hunting," he hollered as the door chimed open and we glissaded down the gravel embankment.

    How and Where to Hunt and Fish on Alaska's Dalton Highway

  • He glissaded from, the austere altitudes of his self-respect, and his next words were already disingenuous.

    Love and Mr Lewisham

  • Terray set his teeth, and glissaded down like a madman.

    The Greatest Survival Stories Ever Told

  • We glissaded down a steep blue ice slope; to brake was impossible, for the sledge had taken charge.

    South with Scott

  • Happily we had an easy course down a snow gradient, which we glissaded in very unorthodox style.

    Mr. Standfast

  • Then slipping, feet foremost off the ledge, he glissaded down on his back, bending his knees at the exact moment when his feet thudded heavily on to the sand.

    The Mistress of Shenstone

  • So they left the ridge, and while Kennedy and Cyril, amid shouts of laughter, glissaded gallantly over the slopes of snow, Julian and the guide conducted the girls by a method less rapid, but more secure.

    Julian Home


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