glide across (something)

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glide across (something)

To move across a surface or area in a very smooth manner, similar to floating. Those ballroom dancers are very talented—they just seem to glide across the dance floor!
See also: across, glide

glide across something

to float or slide across something. The skaters glided across the frozen expanse of the river. The small plane glided across the sky.
See also: across, glide
References in classic literature ?
Fentolin glided across the dim, empty spaces of the splendid apartment, followed by the doctor; a ghostly little procession it seemed.
At the next instant the form of Chingachgook appeared from the bushes, looking like a specter in its paint, and glided across the path in swift pursuit.
The forms of three other warriors glided across the top of the rock, looking like naked demons flitting among the clouds.
Wild vines entangled the trees and flaunted in their faces; brambles and briers caught their clothes as they passed; the garter snake glided across their path; the spotted toad hopped and waddled before them; and the restless catbird mewed at them from every thicket.
She said nothing, glided across the room swiftly, and the door closed upon her white form.
Shortly after their deployment, the satellites fell into formation in a straight line and glided across space.
Inside lay the Spring Drive system, the brand's crowning mechanical achievement, known for its precise accuracy and the charm of a seconds hand that glided across the dial with unwavering finesse.
At the Mass on Saturday, Reyes and the choir sang 'Gloria in Excelsis Deo' as church lights dimmed and the bright comet slowly glided across the church, passing the 12 smaller stars.
Team leader Penny Brockman who was in the vehicle when it crashed described it as being like a scene from the ballet."It just sort of glided across the road before slowly toppling on it side then the ground came to me, or I came to the ground and glass shattered everywhere,"she said.
"The kid is waiting and the trophy is not arriving!" Hazard, 23, capped his fine display when he accepted Oscar's backheel, glided across the area and fizzed the ball past unsighted Hull goalkeeper Allan McGregor.
Felix - who also glided across the Channel on a carbon fibre wing - says he's finished with hairy stunts.
You might scoff at the spritely bikeshouldn't racing equipment be tough?but Fairwheel Bikes has already glided across 20,000 miles of pavement with the prototype, ensuring its durability.
One theatrical effect may have excited the audience at the Troxy cinema in 1959 when during the film House on Haunted Hill, according to the poster "the thrills fly right into the audience" or, as Brown, more prosaically and no doubt more accurately, puts it "a skeleton suspended on a wire glided across the heads" of the audience (75).
Others boarded whirring air boats that glided across the ice.
The only respite for Michael Vaughan's men on a nightmare fourth day came when a swarm of bees glided across the outfield and forced England's fielders to dive for cover on the Kandy turf.