Flying kites

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(Naut.) light sails carried only in fine weather.
(Naut.) See under Flying.

See also: Flying, Kite

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Part of the process of recovering from my long sickness was to find delight in little things, in things unconnected with books and problems, in play, in games of tag in the swimming pool, in flying kites, in fooling with horses, in working out mechanical puzzles.
There - with mechanics working at their trades, and people leaning from their doors and windows, and boys flying kites and playing marbles, and men smoking, and women talking, and children crawling, and pigs burrowing, and unaccustomed horses plunging and rearing, close to the very rails - there - on, on, on - tears the mad dragon of an engine with its train of cars; scattering in all directions a shower of burning sparks from its wood fire; screeching, hissing, yelling, panting; until at last the thirsty monster stops beneath a covered way to drink, the people cluster round, and you have time to breathe again.
Summary: New Delhi [India], Aug 15 (ANI): People celebrated the spirit of Independence Day on Thursday by flying kites on the occasion at India Gate.
Police have arrested as many as 26 accused for flying kites in various parts of Sialkot City during a crackdown.
The sport of kite flying involves many risks as besides the incidents of injuries and death from the metallic string, the youngsters also fell down from the roof tops while flying kites resulting in serious injuries and deaths of many, says an official of police.
Sihala police arrested Imran involved in flying kites. Secretariat police also arrested Arshad for flying kites while Zeeshan and Siddique were held for having 230 gram hashish and one 30 bore p i s t o l respectively.
Koral police arrested five accused Tabassum, Danish, Imran, Yaqoob, Younas and Tayyab involved in pigeon racing.Sihala police arrested Imran involved in flying kites.
TEENAGER KILLED: A teenager was killed and another seriously injured while flying kites on Friday.
A trio of early American teachers in the late 1880s thought they would try their hand at flying kites. They were confident of their skills ?
The cool and windy weather is the perfect time for flying kites, an ancient Khmer tradition that many in the Kingdom are striving to keep alive.
Gazans began flying kites with burning rags attached to them during mass protests against the crippling Israeli and Egyptian blockade of the territory.