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To turn to flight


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Din dicționarul The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Flight \Flight\ (fl[imac]t), n. [AS. fliht, flyht, a flying, fr.
     fle['o]gan to fly; cf. flyht a fleeing, fr. fle['o]n to flee,
     G. flucht a fleeing, Sw. flykt, G. flug a flying, Sw. flygt,
     D. vlugt a fleeing or flying, Dan. flugt. [root]84. See
     Flee, Fly.]
     1. The act of flying; a passing through the air by the help
        of wings; volitation; mode or style of flying.
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              Like the night owl's lazy flight.     --Shak.
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     2. The act of fleeing; the act of running away, to escape
        danger or expected evil; hasty departure.
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              Pray ye that your flight be not in the winter.
                                                    --Matt. xxiv.
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              Fain by flight to save themselves.    --Shak.
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     3. Lofty elevation and excursion; a mounting; a soaring; as,
        a flight of imagination, ambition, folly.
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              Could he have kept his spirit to that flight,
              He had been happy.                    --Byron.
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              His highest flights were indeed far below those of
              Taylor.                               --Macaulay.
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     4. A number of beings or things passing through the air
        together; especially, a flock of birds flying in company;
        the birds that fly or migrate together; the birds produced
        in one season; as, a flight of arrows. --Swift.
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              Swift flights of angels ministrant.   --Milton.
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              Like a flight of fowl
              Scattered winds and tempestuous gusts. --Shak.
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     5. A series of steps or stairs from one landing to another.
        --Parker.
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     6. A kind of arrow for the longbow; also, the sport of
        shooting with it. See Shaft. [Obs.]
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              Challenged Cupid at the flight.       --Shak.
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              Not a flight drawn home
              E'er made that haste that they have.  --Beau. & Fl.
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     7. The husk or glume of oats. [Prov. Eng.] --Wright.
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     8. a trip made by or in a flying vehicle, as an airplane,
        spacecraft, or aeronautical balloon.
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     9. A scheduled flight[8] on a commercial airline; as, the
        next flight leaves at 8 o'clock.
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     Flight feathers (Zool.), the wing feathers of a bird,
        including the quills, coverts, and bastard wing. See
        Bird.
  
     To put to flight, To turn to flight, to compel to run
        away; to force to flee; to rout.
  
     to take a flight[9], to make a trip in an airplane,
        especially a scheduled flight[9].
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     Syn: Pair; set. See Pair.
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