Fly press

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Fly press a screw press for punching, embossing, etc., operated by hand and having a heavy fly.
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Usage

In literature:

For an instant Rod saw a white face pressed against one of the rear windows of the flying train.
"Cab and Caboose" by Kirk Munroe
Whole shoals of them fly away from the bows of the ship as she presses through the water.
"A Boy's Voyage Round the World" by The Son of Samuel Smiles
Lady Allie, I found on perusing the letter-press, had been flying with some of the North Island officers down in San Diego Bay.
"The Prairie Mother" by Arthur Stringer
Levers pull, the doors fly ope', People press against the rope.
"Here and Now Story Book" by Lucy Sprague Mitchell
It was a very wonderful trunk; no sooner did any one press on the lock than the trunk could fly.
"Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen" by Hans Christian Andersen
When the pilot needs to make a turn say to the left, as he is flying, he presses his left foot forward.
"Learning to Fly" by Claude Grahame-White
The spring flies up with a force proportioned to that with which it has been pressed down.
"Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of 3)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
Flies to AEneas, how his folk within the deathgrip lie, And how time pressed that he should aid the Teucrians turned to fly.
"The Æneids of Virgil" by Virgil
Mrs. Jones, I could no more dare to press her hand than I would to fly at the sun.
"Is He Popenjoy?" by Anthony Trollope
It was a very wonderful trunk, for no sooner did any one press on the lock than the trunk could fly.
"Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales" by Hans Christian Andersen
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In poetry:

But while with flying steps they press
To bear the news, all eagerness,
Their Lord, the living Lord, they meet,
And prostrate fall to kiss His feet.
"His Cheering Message From the Grave" by Augusta Treverorum
Let happy lovers fly where pleasures call,
With festive songs beguile the fleeting hour;
Lead beauty through the mazes of the ball,
Or press her, wanton, in Love's roseate bower.
"Love Elegy (in imitation of Tibullus)" by Tobias Smollett
And the youth then sought the chase,
Onward pressed with headlong speed
To the mountain's gloomiest place,—
Naught his progress could impede;
And before him, like the wind,
Swiftly flies the trembling hind!
"The Alpine Hunter" by Friedrich von Schiller
The very clouds foams atop White Cloud Mountain,
At its base the roar of battle quicken.
Withered trees and rotten stumps join in the fray.
A forest of rifles presses,
As the flying General descends from the skies.
"Against the Second" by Mao Zedong

In news:

Dulé Hill and Mekhi Phifer will star in the Alicia Keys-produced Broadway play "Stick Fly" along with Tracie Thoms, Ruben Santiago-Hudson and Condola Rashad, Keys announced in a press release today.
In a torrent of expletives , Christensen called Calhoun "Howdy Doody," questioned his integrity and told the former Air Force cadet to "Go get in your press conference, fly boy.".
Flying into Tripoli International Airport offers the traveller an aerial view of Libya's pressing challenges as well as its future potential.
A Porter Airlines plane flies by city centre airport in Toronto, on Aug 29, 2006 THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld.
Dodgers center fielder Matt Kemp catches a fly ball hit by the Cubs'… (Nam Y. Huh / Associated Press ).
The 252-page book is called "Vince Wilcox's Naturally Artificial Signature Flies" and was published by Lyons Press.
Associated Press file An AIG banner flies at the office building in New York.
Associated Press (AP) Prince Fielder halted his home run trot when Coco Crisp snagged his fly at the top of the center- field wall in the second.
It has been a few years since I have experienced one of their flights and I was excited to see I was flying them home after a recent press trip to The Bahamas (note: The Bahamas Tourism paid for my ticket on JetBlue).
John McAfee has been released from a Guatemalan detention center and is flying to the US, according to the Associated Press.
The company says that this new foil saver "flies" along the press rail if required for a job change.
Stand by to be sprayed with flying drool next month when Jane Fonda steps up to receive a Visionary Award from the Los Angeles Press Club.
A pigeon flies in front of a giant banner for the euro currency in front of EU headquarters in Brussels on Tuesday, Nov 20, 2012 THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Virginia Mayo.
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney talks with former Florida Gov Jeb Bush today as they fly on his campaign plane to Miami Fla. ASSOCIATED PRESS Enlarge.
A branded flag flies outside the ING head office in Amsterdam, on Feb 9, 2012 THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Peter Dejong.
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