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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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His interpretation echoes Pauline Degefelder's view of the barnstormers as "prototypical cyborgs, extensions of their machines and an indictment of the technological system which has seduced and enslaved them" (242), which arguably contradicts Faulkner's admiring portrayal of the barnstormers' in the novel.
The park has reported that the new Barnstormer ride has been constructed for USD5.
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A spot in front of the big screen in the marquee of the London Welsh Rugby Club, practically within hissing distance of Twickenham, a few friends on hand, a barnstormer of an opener from the Crawshays XV and a crisp spring day to boot.
A photo of Dolly opening The Barnstormer, Dollywood's newest family thrill ride, at the park's 26th Grand Opening is available on Business Wire's website and AP PhotoExpress.
Deliver a third barnstormer today and he'll be nearer Downing Street.
The bitter rivals both fight on Saturday at the ECHO Arena and victories for the pair will lead to a rematch of their 2011 barnstormer.
BOWLED OVER Bowlers Matthew BIshop and sisters Victoria and Emily Barrass from the Parks Bowling Club have passed their English Indoor Bowlng Association bronze award - the first youngsters from Northumberland to do so - and are pictured receiving their certificates from (left) head coach Terence Carson and (right) Parks secretary Michael London BARNSTORMER GS Metro's Ben Lane (left) won Barnesbury Cycling Club's Hilly 21 Time Trial in 49 min 15 sec ahead of Bike Science-Boardman Elite's Ian Knights (above) in 51 min 09 secs FIVE-STAR SHOW Optimum Simpliciter (above) were victors of the Stephen Carey five-a-side football competition at Alnwick's Willowburn Leisure Centre and are seen receiving their trophies from former Newcastle United chairman Sir John Hall
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From the opening notes of 21st Century Breakdown to Billie Joe's closing Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life) it's a barnstormer.
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MARTIN ADAMS brought the Lakeside World Darts Championship to life on Wednesday, but he may have to play the role of support act this evening on the undercard of a potential barnstormer.
The second half was another barnstormer as play surged from end to end and the lead seesawed.