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barnstorm

1. tv. & in. [for an entertainer] to perform in small towns for short engagements. My great-uncle used to barnstorm Kansas and Oklahoma with his medicine show.
2. in. to perform stunts in a biplane in small towns. (Presumably swooping around barns.) The old biplane we used to barnstorm with is the safest plane ever built.
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An unrestricted free agent, George barnstormed through a half-dozen NBA cities the last two weeks before deciding to re-sign with the Lakers.
Candidates at the top of the ticket barnstormed around the state at a series of get-out-the-vote rallies designed to boost party faithful and caution against either overconfidence or despair.
As President Clinton barnstormed Wednesday in the Middle West to sell the policies he outlined in his State of the Union message Tuesday night, his former chief of staff, Leon Panetta, testified before a federal grand jury here that he was not aware of any relationship between the president and an intern who once worked in Panetta's office.
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Playing with the quartet he's barnstormed the country with for the better part of two years, Wamble blends blues, gospel and post-bop jazz, creating a moving, personal statement.