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dart across

To move quickly across an area. Did you see that bunny dart across the yard? I only noticed the bug after it darted across my ceiling.
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dart across something

to run quickly over something. A small animal darted across the road in front of the car. I tried to dart across the street, but the traffic was too heavy.
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References in classic literature ?
That very night, the startling news so impatiently awaited, burst like a thunderbolt over the United States of the Union, and thence, darting across the ocean, ran through all the telegraphic wires of the globe.
After running on, in this way, for some time, Mr Swiveller softly opened the office door, with the intention of darting across the street for a glass of the mild porter.
Now and then, when the bosses were not looking, you would see them plunging their feet and ankles into the steaming hot carcass of the steer, or darting across the room to the hot-water jets.
As Nick's light goes green, the Yaris, Smart car and Q7 can all be seen darting across the middle of the cross road in a last gasp effort to carry on their journeys.
IT'S always a pleasure to see a water rail darting across from one reedbed to another.
After three hours of darting across lanes, the six-month-old mongrel was led to safety by Norman Burrows of the Animal Rescue Society Taxi driver and part-time actor Roger Phillips was named as the new presenter on Radio Merseyside's daily Morning Merseyside programme.
After a scrappy start Neath winger Grabham pounced on a misplaced pass before bursting down the right flank to go over for the opening try but lead lasted just three minutes with Thompson darting across the line for Cardiff.
They would sit on a bench at the station and Jane recalls women's eyes darting across the
Austen Thompson pegged back a try just before the interval, however, and Street's defence then caved in t ship three tries in the space of six minutes - Nicholas Sharpe crowning a forwards drive and Thomas Hodson twice darting across in the corner.
Ownership of the pollution clogged estuaries, the apathy of a patriarchal society, and of the children darting across the highway with solvent filled plastic bags suctioned to their dirt caked faces.
Pedestrians, meanwhile, are placing themselves and motorists in harm's way by darting across the busy roads.
We were risking our lives by darting across the streets.
Teale's men finally got the goal they deserved in 62 minutes and Sadlier was instrumental, darting across the pitch avoiding tackles before he fed Dayton on the right.
The two men ended up in a scuffle resulting in one of the men darting across the road shouting that he had been stabbed.
Barrie O'Sullivan's Ryves Rock, one of the tightest railers here at Crayford, will be darting across from four and may cause problems.