from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intransitive v. to spring toward; to rush on; to attack suddenly.


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  • Scott Crossfield in Douglas’s D-558-2 became the first person to fly at Mach 2.

    First Man

  • Scott Crossfield, the Edwards test pilot whom Armstrong came in 1955 to replace, became the first person to fly at Mach 2.

    First Man

  • In the name of your own best interests -- in the name of that blessed Saviour whose sufferings for sin were infinitely greater than all the afflictions of all men, in every age, in the name of that Almighty and Righteous Judge who has commissioned His Church to proclaim that He has no pleasure in the death of him that dieth, we entreat you to fly at once for refuge to the hope set forth in the gospel.

    Pastoral letter from Alamance Church : to the members of the congregation now in the army of the Confederate States of America,

  • The P. V12, the Rolls-Royce Merlin engine built as a private ven - ture, became a reality — and a sensational one, be - cause it was an engine with the then unheard-of power of 1025 h.p., which, if it could be fitted to the new ship, would enable it to fly at 330 m.p.h., or eighty miles an hour faster than any other exist - ing interceptor.

    The HurricaneStory

  • Over Britain the AA batteries had kept the Germans honest and forced them to fly at an alti - tude where the Hurris could get at them to great - est advantage.

    The HurricaneStory

  • "Stalin called me that day and ordered me to fly at once into the Prokhorovka area, in order to take the necessary measures to bring the Voronezh and Steppe Fronts into line."

    Panzer Aces

  • Scott: and Armstrong’s selection as test pilot at Edwards D flights of, FA collision at Edwards of, as first person to fly at Mach personal and professional background of, and SST, and X, and X program, and XLR engine

    First Man

  • The first objects of his attentions were the members of the Royal Academy, and these attempts being well received, he soon began to fly at higher game, the King and Queen being the most frequent marks for his satirical shafts.

    A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature

  • Elizabeth was not precisely in a mood for cool judgment; she stood like an offended brood-hen, with ruffled feathers, waiting to fly at the first likely offender.

    The Hills of the Shatemuc


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