Definitions

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  • n. The flying of kites.
  • n. A mode of raising money, or sustaining one's credit, by the use of paper which is merely nominal.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A mode of raising money, or sustaining one's credit, by the use of paper which is merely nominal; -- called also kiting.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The amusement of flying kites.
  • n. The practice of raising money or sustaining one's credit by means of accommodation bills or other fictitious commercial paper. Also called simply kiting.

Etymologies

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kite +‎ flying

Examples

  • Playing cards, playing chess, gambling, and kiteflying are forbidden.

    A Thousand Splendid Suns

  • He soon became known to every boy in the school; and though he never took an active part in any game but kiteflying, was as deeply interested in all our sports as any one among us.

    XVII. Somebody Turns Up

  • Bump, skid, slew, pancake landing, fucking washouts from kiteflying school, gray Swiss dawn light through little windows and every joint, muscle, and bone in Slothrop is sore.

    Gravity's Rainbow

  • I didn’t well know that Hansen has made a kiteflying claim of a super El Nino.

    Road Map #3 « Climate Audit

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