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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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Adding to the excitement surrounding the release of "Say You Will" is the news that Fleetwood Mac will embark on a barnstorming 40-city arena tour in major U.
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Trying to cement his education legacy as he winds down his term, Mayor Richard Riordan took a barnstorming bus tour of Los Angeles Unified schools Monday, highlighting their accomplishments and kicking off several new programs.
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