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- v. To start abruptly from a standing stop, accelerating rapidly, especially so as to produce skid marks.
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If from the word 'folkish' we try to peel out the innermost kernel of meaning, we arrive at the following:
As Starbase Twelve dwindled on the rear viewscreens Kirk could see the Rapache peel out of orbit behind them, dogging them on the farthest limits of their scanners but lying between them and any Federation outpost.