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  • n  large tough nonrigid bag filled with gas or heated air
  • n  small thin inflatable rubber bag with narrow neck
  • v  ride in a hot-air balloon
    He tried to balloon around the earth but storms forced him to land in China
  • v  become inflated
    The sails ballooned

  • If you weigh 150 pounds and desire to have fun, you should strap to your back a balloon lifting 100 pounds.
  • As vexed by bombers as a horse by flies, London during the World War finally tried a preventive worthy of Jules Vernea "balloon apron" of gas bags tethered on the outskirts of.
  • An unmanned "sounding balloon" has risen to 140,000 feet (26-miles), breaking the altitude record for any man-made object except rockets.
News & Articles

  • Hot air balloon gets tangled in power lines in Hampstead
    A hot air balloon with someone inside got tangled in power lines in Hampstead Friday morning.
    June 21, 2013 - WMUR New Hampshire
  • Mind-Blowing Balloon Rides
    A hot air balloon ride is an exhilarating experience. As you float thousands of feet above the Earth’s surface, you can see entire landscapes. Although it’s hard to go wrong with a hot-air balloon ride (just about anywhere looks spectacular from the sky), there are a few places that rank above the others. Read on for eight destinations that provide epic views from a hot air balloon.
    June 20, 2013 - Fox News
  • Virgin Balloon Flights Launches Love Our Landscape Campaign
    The UK’s leading balloon rides provider Virgin Balloon Flights is encouraging Brits to explore their countryside more and to help protect its future with a new campaign. (PRWeb June 20, 2013) Read the full story at
    June 20, 2013 - PRWeb

  • Joe Paterno in USA Today
    Their balloon still isn't busted,Paterno said. "If we win the next two we'll have an opportunity to go to a big bowl."
  • Glenn in FOXNews
    I couldn't believe it,said Glenn Vonderahe, a witness. "I saw the balloon and the next thing I knew, there was a lot of fire and smoke. There was total fire under the balloon."
  • Jim Tracy in ESPN
    We manufactured those runs,Colorado manager Jim Tracy said. "That's a serious pin in the balloon if you're the team trailing. Now we're bringing in our closer with a three-run cushion."

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