flying bridge


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n flying bridge the highest navigational bridge on a ship; a small (often open) deck above the pilot house
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Flying bridge a temporary bridge suspended or floating, as for the passage of armies; also, a floating structure connected by a cable with an anchor or pier up stream, and made to pass from bank to bank by the action of the current or other means.
    • Flying bridge See under Bridge, and Camp.
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In literature:

However "a bridge of gold to a flying foe" is a good saying.
"Martin Hyde, The Duke's Messenger" by John Masefield
He fled along the bridge like a low-flying water-bird.
"Sir Gibbie" by George MacDonald
On they came, band playing, colors flying, feet moving in unison with a march, across the viaduct bridge into Greyfriars Place.
"Greyfriars Bobby" by Eleanor Atkinson
One windy day I stood on the high bridge across the ravine, as the old crow, heading his long, straggling troop, came flying down homeward.
"Wild Animals I Have Known" by Ernest Thompson Seton
He looked round and saw Juanna standing near the bridge like one who hesitates whether to fly or stay.
"The People Of The Mist" by H. Rider Haggard
Ask not the vagrant alone: ask each of the four there assembled on that flying bridge called the Moment.
"What Will He Do With It, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
From the bridge over the Yeuse on certain days one could hear oaths and blows flying about.
"Fruitfulness Fecondite" by Emile Zola
He understood the policy of making a bridge of gold for a flying enemy.
"Ten Great Religions" by James Freeman Clarke
Bridges of felled trees; flying bridges.
"The Art of Travel" by Francis Galton
Flying from justice, the wretched criminal reached one of the bridges that span the Seine.
"The Three Brides, Love in a Cottage, and Other Tales" by Francis A. Durivage
It is a maxim in war, you know, always to leave a bridge open for a flying foe.
"No Surrender!" by G. A. Henty
The fly stopped opposite the bridge.
"Tristram of Blent" by Anthony Hope
In the shade cast by the bridge, trout rose at the dancing gnats and flies.
"The History of Sir Richard Calmady" by Lucas Malet
For this purpose two flying bridges were brought down from the town.
"Dixmude" by Charles Le Goffic
Bridge and carriage float past, a flock of croaking ravens flying about them.
"The Green Book" by Mór Jókai
She, too, flies across the rural bridge into the covert of her own small domain.
"Mrs. Geoffrey" by Duchess
Harrowgate, and Harewood Bridge, would be very convenient stations for the fly fisher to stay at.
"Blacker's Art of Fly Making, &c." by William Blacker
Suddenly, with a terrific crash, something hit the deck of the flying-bridge immediately above the wireless-cabin.
"The Wireless Officer" by Percy F. Westerman
Bridges of this class were called flying bridges.
"The life of Isambard Kingdom Brunel, Civil Engineer" by Isambard Brunel
The ends of the flying bridges were thrust from the vessels on to the towers and thus twenty-five were captured.
"Constantinople" by William Holden Hutton

In poetry:

And a sudden, familiar, sweet wind blows,
A horseman's hand in an iron glove
And two hooves of his horse
Fly at me over the bridge.
"The Lost Tram" by Nikolai Stepanovich Gumilev
Come like a light in the white mackerel sky,
come like a daytime comet
with a long unnebulous train of words,
from Brooklyn, over the Brooklyn Bridge, on this fine morning,
please come flying.
"Invitation to Miss Marianne Moore" by Elizabeth Bishop
And, flying and flaunting his pennons proud,
Crossed her bridges with naked sword,
And sware he would flourish his trumpets loud
And bristle his spears, save her beauty bowed
Itself to his stirrup, and owned him lord.
"How Florence Rings Her Bells" by Alfred Austin
"Now, be the Hokey Fly!" sez Peter Begg.
"Suppose 'e comes 'ome with a wooden leg.
Suppose 'e isn't fit to darnce at all,
Then, ain't we 'asty fixin' up this ball?
A little tournament at Bridge is my
Idear," sez Peter. "Be the Hokey Fly!"
"Jim" by C J Dennis

In news:

Boaz noticed last spring that single cormorants (Phalacrocorax pelagicus) were flying under bridges in Vancouver every few minutes.
Eight years ago, Skipjackintroduced its 26 Fly Bridge , which Mark McAnlis, Skipjack's Vice-Presidentof Sales and Marketing, calls "the best trailerable boatin the 20- to 30-foot range - period".
World's largest free-flying American flag unfurled on George Washington Bridge for Flag Day.
Enlarge John Munson/The Star-Ledger World's largest free flying American flag unfurls overt he George Washington Bridge for Flag Day.
Flying High at the Hoover Dam Bypass Bridge.
Eight years ago, Skipjackintroduced its 26 Fly Bridge, which Mark McAnlis, Skipjack 's Vice-Presidentof Sales and Marketing, calls "the best trailerable boatin the 20- to 30-foot range - period".
Amelia Rose Earhart and CFII John Post fly a Cirrus SR22 over Oakland's Bay Bridge in December 2011.
In addition, an extended overhang from the flying bridge provides shade and better visibility.
A Navy Blue Angels F/A-18 flies past the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, Thursday, Oct 4, 2012.
Three CH-46 "Phrog" helicopters fly over the Coronado Bridge Wednesday, May 23, 2012, in San Diego.
Endeavour flies by Golden Gate Bridge on final flight.
The builder raises eyebrows and expectations with its first flying bridge model.
Breathes there the pilot with soul so dead who never to himself hath said, "I bet I can fly under that bridge".
The massive American flag that flies near Bridge Number Two is taken down to prepare for the tenth anniversary of the September 11th terror attacks.
Pluckebaum Custom Boats recently completed production of a custom 53 ft. Sedan Fly Bridge Motor Yacht .