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- noun the activity of flying a glider
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When I was nineteen, I got the urge to take up sailplaning.
Out on the water, an indistinct blob that could only be one of Lithia's sailplaning squid broke the surface and glided low over the oily swell for nearly sixty yards before it hit the waves again.
Interstellar heatproof-sailplaning enthusiasts beware.
The fatalities stopped; but so did the business of sailplaning.