flying squad

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n flying squad a mobile group of trained people (police or executives or officials) able to move quickly in the case of emergencies
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Usage

In literature:

At his approach, the shrill neigh of the Pacer bugled his troop into a flying squad.
"Wild Animals I Have Known" by Ernest Thompson Seton
Couldn't leave the poor female staggering about the place with squads of flies wedged in her eyeball.
"Indiscretions of Archie" by P. G. Wodehouse
Each lad had a plane to himself, since the young "huns" had all pretty well passed their novitiate, and were now in the regular flying squad.
"Air Service Boys in the Big Battle" by Charles Amory Beach
A few more yards and he saw that it was not thick brown dust, but great squads of rats flying the place.
"Waysiders" by Seumas O'Kelly
A squad of flying rebels in front of them was the object of their present anxiety, and they soon distanced their companions.
"The Soldier Boy; or, Tom Somers in the Army" by Oliver Optic
Saint Peter outwitting a squad of banner-flying suffragettes.
"Americans and Others" by Agnes Repplier
You'll organize flying squads to go up into the store from the basement.
"Null-ABC" by Henry Beam Piper and John Joseph McGuire
A flying squad took care of the hotels first; they were the most likely.
"Nor Iron Bars a Cage...." by Gordon Randall Garrett
Delaney will be up from the office with his flying squad.
"Whispering Wires" by Henry Leverage
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In news:

Kirsten flies home, will rejoin squad for 2nd test.
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