free-flying


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Adj.1.free-flying - able to fly through the air (as a bird); "three chicks were raised to the free-flying stage"
aerial - existing or living or growing or operating in the air; "aerial roots of a philodendron"; "aerial particles"; "small aerial creatures such as butterflies"; "aerial warfare"; "aerial photography"; "aerial cable cars"
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This tropical paradise of waterfalls, rainforest and free-flying birds also contains two of the most striking animals at the zoo - both thankfully not flying freely among us.
The 2,800 hp free-flying ROV jet trencher has proven to deliver cost efficient solutions worldwide, trenching over 650 km of various products ranging from small diameter cables to large diameter rigid trunk lines.
SPHERES are bowling-ball-sized free-flying satellites that have been tested for various capabilities aboard the space station since 2006.
Little Lottie is the newest baby Douroucouli - otherwise known as Night Monkey or Owl Monkey - to be born in Twilight Cave, which is also home to free-flying Seba's shorttailed and Rodrigues fruit bats.
Little Lottie is the newest baby Douroucouli (otherwise known as Night Monkey or Owl Monkey) to be born in Twilight Cave, which is also home to free-flying Seba's shorttailed and Rodrigues fruit bats.
DeepOcean used multi-purpose offshore vessel Volantis and UT-1, the world's most powerful free-flying jet trencher, to conduct trenching and survey operations on the Liwan Pipeline.
Head of visitor services, Richard Smith, said: "Gauntlet, who run the Birds Of Prey display, reported that their hand-reared vulture had hopped onto a softtopped pram during the free-flying display.
Some of the project's robots have human-like "hands" and "legs" while others have wheels or are small, free-flying satellites.
The United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration will swap out the smartphones it has used on two volleyball-sized free-flying satellites since 2011 with the Tango devices, Tech-news-world reported.
These include free-flying remotely operated vehicles (ROVs), seabed ploughs and tractors, as well as a world-first project for Nautilus Minerals to manufacture three seabed mining vehicles.
Kenny Breuer of Brown University, who did not participate in the work, said collecting the study data from the free-flying birds was ''quite an astonishing feat.
When STT I was compared between OD and OS for each age group separately, a statistically significant difference was detected in the immature and free-flying black vultures.