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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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With his infectious enthusiasm for aviation and his scrapbook of barnstorming exploits for credentials, du Berrier was accepted by this exclusive group of comrades as their youngest member.
Barnum and Bill Veeck, turned it from a bunch of Chicago players into a barnstorming team and worldwide phenomenon known as the Harlem Globetrotters.
Clearly he wants to start a movement (right now he's barnstorming the country, collecting "fatherhood pledges").
After becoming disgusted with the constant cost and maintenance of their conventional flat deck shakeout, Chuck began barnstorming for the perfect replacement.
Referring to himself as the "Colonel Sanders of Flavored Coffee," Jimmy emulates the Colonel's early KFC launch years by barnstorming city-to-city and handing out Passion Cafe samples to coffee aficionados, regardless of their biases and preferences.
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BY BRIAN HALFORD BARNSTORMING Christian Benteke scored twice as Villa exposed Liverpool's flaws by in-flicting the Reds' worst home defeat for more than three years.
The visiting Czech conductor Tomas Netopil was in no mood for compromise: with a braying battery of brass supplemented by Wagner tubas, the decibels mounted to barnstorming, headache-inducing proportions.
Sources in France have confirmed the Amlin Challenge Cup finalists have made the big Aussie a main target despite an indifferent season at Parc y Scarlets through injury and the emergence of barnstorming back rower Ben Morgan.
The 81-year-old Scot won the public vote with a barnstorming performance of the Shirley Bassey hit This Is My Life.
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He gave a barnstorming performance in Kick-Ass, and now delivers another acting master class in Werner Herzog's superb remake of the 1992 thriller starring Harvey Keitel.
Trained by Daniel Morton in Perth and ridden by Steven Arnold, Scenic Blast produced his customary barnstorming finish to beat Swiss Ace by a short neck in the AEUR1m (pounds 450,000) 6f sprint.
GOLF: Padraig Harrington produced a barnstorming finish to card a brilliant seven-under-par 63 in the opening round of the Tour Championship.