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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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Along the way the book also tells the stories of such early "old school" rappers as Kurtis Blow, Whodini, the Beastie Boys, and LL Cool J, all of whom barnstormed around the country with Run-DMC.
Part baseball club, part circus act, the team that would become the Indianapolis-Cincinnati Clowns barnstormed around America for the better part of four decades.
BIRCHFIELD Harriers barnstormed their way through the first stage in the defence of their UK Golden Jubilee Cup with a massive 96-point victory in their semi-final match at Stoke yesterday.
Arnold Schwarzenegger barnstormed Wednesday in Southern California, appealing for public support in their battle over the Republican governor's plan for state fiscal recovery.
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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.