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glide

g lahyd

  • n  a vowellike sound that serves as a consonant
  • n  the act of moving smoothly along a surface while remaining in contact with it
  • n  the activity of flying a glider
  • v  move smoothly and effortlessly
  • v  fly in or as if in a glider plane
  • v  cause to move or pass silently, smoothly, or imperceptibly

  • Last week, through the bodiless air, a man with wings but without a motor glided for 9 hrs.
  • Just after sunrise, in virtually every park and town square in China, clusters of people glide in unison through a set of tranquil, ritualized movements known as qigong .
  • Tens of thousands of eager Mexico City residents have turned out to glide, slide and stumble on the ice for the first time in their lives.
News & Articles

  • Taking a Long Shot on a Value-Priced SUP
    If you ride a stand-up paddleboard on flat water like rivers and bays, the “glide” will make or break you — Take a paddle stroke and see how far your board coasts across the surface before slowing to a stop.
    June 12, 2013 - Wired News
  • Reward offered for information on elk poaching incident near Glide
    GLIDE — A reward of up to $500 is being offered by the Oregon Hunters Association’s Turn-in-Poacher Reward Program for information leading to an arrest and conviction in regard to an elk poaching that occurred early Monday morning. Someone shot and left to waste a large cow elk in the …
    June 11, 2013 - The Register-Guard
  • Marks on Martian dunes may be tracks of dry-ice sleds
    NASA research indicates hunks of frozen carbon dioxide -- dry ice -- may glide down some Martian sand dunes on cushions of gas similar to miniature hovercraft, plowing furrows as they go. Researchers deduced this process could explain one enigmatic class of gullies seen on Martian sand dunes by examining images from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) and performing experiments on sand ...
    June 11, 2013 - Science Daily
Quotes

  • Jason Lamy Chappuis in The Star-Ledger - NJ.com
    On the last hill, I honestly didn't think I could get the gold medal,said Chappuis, the World Cup leader. "But then he slowed down a little bit entering the stadium and I had really good skis, so my glide was a little bit better than him."
  • Cecil Williams in Sydney Morning Herald
    I'm jumping for joy. There's no doubt about it,Williams, 80, said after the high bid had topped $US1.5 million. "Warren Buffett understands Glide and he supports Glide. I said to him a week-and-a-half ago, 'You're such a good person,' and...
  • Arsene Wenger in BBC Sport
    One reason is caution, fear of failure, response to huge demands. These teams will just glide through though, most of them, then you will see them really play,he said.

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