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  • v  dive so that one hits the water with one's belly

  • If a V-22 loses power while flying like an airplane, it should be able to glide to a rough but survivable belly-flop landing.
  • He was Charlie Hustle, the man who ran out even his bases on balls, who played with a boyish exuberance and devil-may- care abandon characterized by the belly-flop, headfirst .
  • Started in 1996 as a spoof of the summer Olympics held in Atlanta, the Games feature bobbing for pigs feet, hub cap hurling and the Redneck mud pit belly-flop contest.
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  • Little girls in bikinis: Inappropriate or much ado about nothing?
    WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - At the Clarke Swim Center in Walnut Creek, children splash and belly-flop away a Friday afternoon under the sun. The girls in this 10-and-under crowd are wading in the pool wearing all the ruffles, sequins and neon colors currently trending in swimwear. Some wear one-pieces.
    July 15, 2013 - The Fayetteville Observer
  • Are Airline Pilots Forgetting How to Fly?
    We don't know yet what caused Asiana Flight 214 carrying 307 people to belly-flop onto the seawall short of Runway 28L at San Francisco International Airport on Saturday, killing two and injuring scores of others.
    July 10, 2013 - New York Magazine

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