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  • n. Plural form of parasail.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of parasail.


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  • The zip lines will again zip at full throttle, the kayaks will shimmer atop the translucent turquoise waters as colorful parasails dot the horizon and sun beds pepper the beach.

    Suzan Crane: Rainy Days and Jungle Nights

  • Outside the shop shed, she jumped on board and headed up toward the center of the island, where the tops of the party spires were always surrounded by parasails, hot-air balloons, and fireworks.

    Scott Westerfeld: Uglies Quartet

  • The grand poobah of the beach, Jimmy Buffet, parasails in to offer his voice to "Knee Deep," a song that bobs along at a reggae-infused cadence without a care, a destination or a point.

    Album review: Zac Brown Band, "You Get What You Give"

  • Children cry as petrified donkey parasails overhead for ill-conceived stunt

    Crisis in Japan: Plunging birth rates and more ‘bedroom shut-ins’ may spell national disaster - Jeff Koyen - The Places You'll Go - True/Slant

  • The SEALs would jump from the plane and use parasails — motorized hang gliders — to fly through the night sky, across the mountains, to a secret staging point close to the compound.

    Into Thin Air

  • SkySails of Hamburg, Germany, is already marketing "towing kite propulsion systems" -- large parasails -- that it claims can reduce a ship's fuel costs by as much as 35%.

    Ships Draw Fire

  • The first commercial cargo ship to be equipped with SkySails parasails will enter service in December.

    Ships Draw Fire

  • Sure enough, the sky outside was fairly filled with shimmering black parasails gliding in, bearing armored helmeted figures beneath them, each of them bristling with weapons.

    Empire Builders

  • We began using our chutes as parasails; we bought minibottles of oxygen to keep us from blacking out, strapped lights to our helmets, and compasses to our wrists.

    Rogue Warrior

  • People on parasails glided behind boats in the Laguna Madre.

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