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  • v. Present participle of volplane.


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  • The gloaming was far advanced when I heard the beat of wings and saw it volplaning downward to its home in the wood.

    The Thirty-Nine Steps

  • The thornwing squawked and looped a tight arc, volplaning with the slipstream of the craft.

    In Other Worlds

  • Curtains of vapor drift back to reveal the Americans, volplaning along well inside ten meters and only a little faster than the balloon.

    Gravity's Rainbow

  • Its engine had stopped and it was descending now in a beautiful series of volplaning curves.

    The Boy Scout Aviators

  • The latter began at once to descend as if either he or his machine were hit, and shutting off his engine and volplaning to free his hands, the pursuer recharged his magazine.

    The New York Times Current History of the European War, Vol 1, Issue 4, January 23, 1915

  • Suddenly we saw three Boche planes volplaning down from away up above.

    A Yankee in the Trenches

  • When that azure blue became an ocean, with ships of the air scudding in and out of cloudy coves, around billowy headlands, "zuming," spiraling, volplaning, maneuvering for position to hurl broadsides of death.

    The Greater Love

  • The airmen were volplaning to earth as fast and as silently as they could.

    L.P.M. : the end of the Great War

  • He should be able to tell by ear, when volplaning, whether or not he is maintaining sufficient speed to hold it in the air.

    Opportunities in Aviation

  • It is a beautiful sight to watch a rook volplaning down to a tree as you can watch them from the terraces at Lynton; moving on a level with your eye, you can see the detail of each movement of their wings, see them let themselves drop through the air, yet with muscles taut and legs and claws stretched ready for a foothold on the particular slender branch which is home.

    Lynton and Lynmouth A Pageant of Cliff & Moorland


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