reconnoitre :

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  • v  explore, often with the goal of finding something or somebody

  • President Coolidge, through the War Department, ordered Army planes to reconnoitre from Boston, but their work was delayed by fogs.
  • Nevertheless, the submarines went out to reconnoitre while the mine sweepers swept the channel and the destroyers sped through, followed by the cruisers.
  • About a month ago Count Edmondo di Robilant and Mechanic Mauranta Quaranta left Sao Paulo, Brazil in a fast Fiat pursuit plane, to reconnoitre a prospective air line to Bolivia.

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