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Dennis roared again, pushed away and arced the knife at his throat.

He didn't even see the fist that arced upward and smashed into his jaw.

John Andrew yelled at him as he arced forward, but it was too late.

The Nipe arced backwards in a half-somersault and landed flat on his back.

As it rose, it grew perceptibly larger, to dwindle again as it arced over the western horizon.

He arced a short distance along the curve of the ship and then forced himself down into contact with the hull.

It arced over the bare strip between the two armies and fell in the Tartar mass without result that he could see.

The scout ship responded like a nervous horse and fluttered away as the rocket burned and arced beneath the underbelly.

Above the sun it arced its way into the heavens in the direction in which they knew Mars lay.

The Nipe arced backward in a half somersault and landed flat on his back.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., originally in reference to the sun's apparent motion in the sky, from Old French arc "bow, arch, vault" (12c.), from Latin arcus "a bow, arch," from PIE root *arku- "bowed, curved" (cf. Gothic arhvazna "arrow," Old English earh, Old Norse ör; also, via notion of "supple, flexible," Greek arkeuthos, Latvian ercis "juniper," Russian rakita, Czech rokyta, Serbo-Croatian rakita "brittle willow"). Electrical sense is from 1821.

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