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The line extends from the drum to the flying or gliding machine.

In her sleep she had seen it gliding among the pale heather-blossoms on her curtains.

As in a dream I heard her cry of recognition, and knew that she was gliding toward me.

Lucy Ann could almost hear the gliding of his rhythmic feet.

But when I came to cross the road no crouching or gliding would do.

The ship had just loosed her moorings, and was gliding out to sea.

Then she was seated beside Patricia, and they were gliding along the road.

A group of gliding soundless figures were out there in the darkness.

On the verandah the gliding figures were engulfing Franklin; he had fallen.

Gliding round the island, they came to a sandy cove, which faced the sunset.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English glidan "move along smoothly and easily, glide, slip, slide" (class I strong verb, past tense glad, past participle gliden), from West Germanic *glidan "to glide" (cf. Old Saxon glidan, Old Frisian glida, German gleiten). Related: Glided; gliding. Strong past tense form glid persisted into 20c. The noun is attested 1580s, from the verb.

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