• Barrett on one of his famous dashes
    Barrett on one of his famous dashes
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj dashing marked by up-to-dateness in dress and manners "a dapper young man","a jaunty red hat"
    • adj dashing lively and spirited "a dashing hero"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Ho-Ho-Kus, a small town in New Jersey, is the only town in the United States of America that has two dashes in its name
    • a Dashing Bold; spirited; showy. "The dashing and daring spirit is preferable to the listless."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: At 101, Larry Lewis ran the 100 yard dash in 17.8 seconds setting a new world record for runners 100 years old or older.
    • dashing Performed with or at a dash; impetuous; spirited: as, a dashing charge.
    • dashing Showy; brilliant: as, a dashing fellow.
    • dashing Ostentatious; bold; dashy.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Dashing rushing: reckless: hasty and rash: gallant
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Cut a dash - If someone cuts a dash, their clothes and appearance makes an impression on people.


In literature:

The boats dashed forward into the midst of the vortex caused by her sudden descent.
"The Heir of Kilfinnan" by W.H.G. Kingston
Of course he was dashed with great force to the ground.
"Taking Tales" by W.H.G. Kingston
Artists dashing out for a second house many miles away.
"Nights in London" by Thomas Burke
The boat had hardly appeared when four men dashed out from the shadow and ran on to the shore towards the fugitives.
"Under the Rebel's Reign" by Charles Neufeld
Canaris waved his hand, and then the two captives dashed breathlessly across the courtyard.
"The River of Darkness" by William Murray Graydon
Our only chance is to dash down the rapids.
"The Cryptogram" by William Murray Graydon
He dashed on through the gloom, panting hard for breath, and shouting hoarsely for aid.
"The Camp in the Snow" by William Murray Graydon
Their eyes caught the glint of Suma's burning orbs and with a cry of alarm they dashed into the brakes.
"The Black Phantom" by Leo Edward Miller
Stephen quickly dashed away a tear and looked up.
"The Fifth Form at Saint Dominic's" by Talbot Baines Reed
Desmond and Tom managed it, however, very cleverly; and away she dashed.
"The Three Commanders" by W.H.G. Kingston

In poetry:

The foremost ones, now reach his rear,
He turns, they dash away;
And circling now, the wrathful bear,
They have him full at bay.
"The Bear Hunt" by Abraham Lincoln
Yea, when he gives the deepest lash,
Love leads the wounding hand:
His stroke, when sin has got a dash,
Thy Husband will remand.
"The Believer's Jointure : Chapter II." by Ralph Erskine
But now there comes a lightning flash,
And now on hill and plain
The charging clouds in fury dash,
And blind the world with rain.
"The Storm" by Frederick George Scott
All day the idle echoes brought,
    Like noises in a dream,
The roar of fighting from afar,
    The dashing of a stream;
"Two Mornings" by Sarah Orne Jewett
We, who were followed and bound,
Dashed under foot by the foe,
Sit with our eyes to the ground,
Faint from the brand and the blow.
"Aboriginal Death Song" by Henry Kendall
And now they dash against the shore,
And shake the solid ground;
The thunders roll, the torrents roar,
The lightnings flash around.
"Louisa. A Tale." by Jane Bowdler

In news:

Brandy (optional) as needed, salt and pepper dash of hot pepper sauce For filets : Melt 2 Tbsp.
Boeing hopes to outshine rival Airbus at the nation's largest air show, but fears of a faltering economy could dash those hopes, said Bloomberg.
A squeeze of lime, a drizzle of a good olive oil and a dash of sea salt and freshly ground black pepper added just the right touch.
An Ivy League Folk Singer With a Dash of Defiance.
Economic turbulence has dashed the hopes of many businesses on the shoals.
Fresh dill 2 Tbsp shallots, minced 1 dash Tabasco sauce 1/2 cup heavy cream salt and pepper to taste.
UCO's fundraising recipe book adds a dash of the past for good measure .
Dash, the mascot for the Tustin Public Schools Foundation, runs with kids at Guin Foss Elementary during a practice for the upcoming fundraiser at the school on Friday morning.
0 W hat happens when the Millennial Generation — members of which are between the ages of 18 and 29 — sees its high expectations for "change" dashed.
Dashing through the snow in Model T snowmobiles.
There's more than a dash of Sergeant Pepper in this printed rayon vest from Gurilla Biscuit, a New York manufacturer.
There is something tragic about dashing out first thing in the morning to purchase a hot-from-the-storeroom copy of Lauren Conrad's debut fiction novel.
Prepara is co-owned by Pollen Design and Evan Dash.
Despite light rain, Glenn Styres, from Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada, won the Sprint Dash, Dave Wickham the B-Main and Tommy Wickham the A-Main in Saturday's Patriot Sprint Group races at Stateline Speedway in Busti, N.Y.
Tempting Dash is among the horses used in an alleged laundering operation, investigators say.

In science:

The observed maximum (dot-dashed line) and minimum (thick dashed line) absorption spectra for the C IV lines in 36 Lyn.
The magnetic Bp star 36 Lyncis, II. A spectroscopic analysis of its co-rotating disk
For the distributions with scatter, the mean and median virial masses are indicated with dashed and dot-dashed arrows, respectively.
Modeling the galaxy/light-mass connection with cosmological simulations
Fig. 2. xb Comparison of models of the solar Lyman-α line profile: solid line: the present model, dashed line: Chabrillat & Kockart, dashed-dot line: Fahr et al.; dots: Scherer.
Neutral interstellar hydrogen in the inner heliosphere under influence of wavelength-dependent solar radiation pressure
The classical model results are drawn with solid line (primary populations) and dash-dotted line (secondary population); the Doppler model results with dashed (primary) and dotted lines (secondary).
Neutral interstellar hydrogen in the inner heliosphere under influence of wavelength-dependent solar radiation pressure
To isolate the contribution of the differential streaming to individual azimuthal speeds, term I (II) in Eqs.(2a) and (2b) is plotted as the dashed (dash-dotted) curve between 0.3 and 4 AU.
Angular momentum transport and proton-alpha differential streaming in the solar wind