crop-dusting crop-dusting

Definition(s):

  • (n) the dispersion of fungicides or insecticides or fertilizer on growing crops (often from a low-flying aircraft)

Usage(s):

  1. Armed and armored, the helicopters can protect unarmed crop-dusting planes as they spray lethal herbicides over thousands of acres of coca and poppy plants.
  2. Your report that a crop-dusting manual was found in the belongings of a suspected terrorist was hardly noteworthy.
  3. Meanwhile, a family of 14 Cubans fled the island in a crammed crop-dusting plane, touched down safely in the Florida Keys and kissed the ground.

News

  1. Cropduster briefly knocks out power to Ravenna

    RAVENNA (AP) — Electricity has been restored to the Central Nebraska communities of Ravenna and Pleasanton after a crop-dusting plane clipped a line and knocked out power.
    on June 6, 2013     Source: Grand Island Independent

  2. Crop duster disrupts service to 2,000-plus DPPD customers

    PLEASANTON — More than 2,000 Dawson Public Power customers were without electricity Tuesday evening after a crop-dusting plane clipped power lines in northern Buffalo County.
    on June 5, 2013     Source: Kearney Hub

  3. Crop-duster knocks out power to Nebraska towns

    Electricity has been restored to the central Nebraska towns of Ravenna (ruh-VEHN'-uh) and Pleasanton after a crop-dusting plane clipped a line and knocked out power.
    on June 5, 2013     Source: KGWN-TV Cheyenne

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