barnstorm

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v barnstorm tour the country making political speeches, giving lectures, or presenting plays "The presidential candidates are busy barnstorming this month"
    • v barnstorm appear at county fairs and carnivals as a stunt flier and parachute jumper
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Usage

In literature:

The daughter of a strolling third-rate actor, who goes barnstorming about the country, and she has been on the stage, too.
"Grace Harlowe's Sophomore Year at High School" by Jessie Graham Flower
Do you suppose he wants her to barnstorm?
"Grace Harlowe's Plebe Year at High School" by Jessie Graham Flower
No barnstorming bizness in this job.
"Mary Louise and Josie O'Gorman" by Emma Speed Sampson
It was an achievement worthy of the most accomplished barnstormer.
"A Pirate of Parts" by Richard Neville
Usually though, it only ends in talk, and the teams make a barnstorming trip to San Francisco or to Cuba.
"Baseball Joe Around the World" by Lester Chadwick
Well, she is nothing more nor less than a barnstormer!
"Fantômas" by Pierre Souvestre
I am but a theatrical, bombastic, barnstorming Thespian.
"The Strollers" by Frederic S. Isham
He fixed it up, and was soon off barnstorming again.
"Famous Flyers" by J. J. Grayson
He generally appears as the hero, and is a successful tho a rather listless barnstormer.
"The Spirit of the Ghetto" by Hutchins Hapgood
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In poetry:

An old actor at the Player’s Club told me that Edwin Booth
first impersonated Hamlet when a barnstormer in California.
There were few theatres, but the hotels were provided
with crude assembly rooms for strolling players.
"Edwin Booth" by Vachel Lindsay

In news:

Nation's top tackle announces SEC barnstorming recruiting tour.
The singer-songwriter is still buzzing from the string of shows he just finished on Daytrotter.com's Barnstormers Tour.
KHQA/ ADVANCE Physical Therapy Barnstorm Tour: CONCORD TRIOPIA TROJANS.
President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney barnstormed their way across more than a half-dozen battleground states on Sunday, making closing arguments to a closely divided American electorate before Tuesday's vote.
Friday's Beer: Blue Star BarnStormer.
'Superstorm' meets barnstorm as weather and politics collide .
The Barnstormers were hoping for a win.
The Two Gentlemen Band has been barnstorming from coast to coast for half a decade, developing a reputation as a must-see live act on the roots and retro music circuits.
Glassman brought his flashy bus and his genial hard sell to Payson as he barnstormed the state attempting to win the Democratic nomination.
KHQA/ADVANCE Barnstorm Tour: Crimsons channel "The Luck of the Irish " this summer in strong offensive showing.
KHQA/ADVANCE Barnstorm Tour: Crimsons channel "The Luck of the Irish" this summer in strong offensive showing.
Wednesday morning, as quickly as they had come, the American Barnstormers Tour turned south for their next stop.
Romney and Ryan barnstorm Ohio as new poll shows tied race.
WJTL's Promotions Director John Staffieri sits down with J.C. Holt, Kris Rigas, and Angel Flores from the Lancaster Barnstormers as part of Faith & Family Night.
Mitt Romney has been barnstorming the country, telling voters that he has a five-point plan to restore prosperity .
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