sky marshal

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n sky marshal a person trained by the government in hijacking and terrorist tactics who (for security reasons) is a passenger aboard an airline flight
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Usage

In literature:

Not for nothing, after all, had the skies marshalled that afternoon array of their forces.
"The Best Short Stories of 1917" by Various
But again clouds, like marshalling armies, hurried through and darkened the sky.
"The Adventures of the Chevalier De La Salle and His Companions, in Their Explorations of the Prairies, Forests, Lakes, and Rivers, of the New World, and Their Interviews with the Savage Tribes, Two Hundred Years Ago" by John S. C. Abbott
Then came the Prince of Wales wearing a white helmet and plume, and a Field Marshal's uniform almost concealed by his sky-blue mantle.
"The Life of King Edward VII" by J. Castell Hopkins
To Hollis it seemed there were two mighty opposing forces at work in the sky, marshalling, maneuvering, preparing for conflict.
"The Coming of the Law" by Charles Alden Seltzer
He even napped briefly, though a sky marshall woke him shortly after for a random bag-search.
"Makers" by Cory Doctorow
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In poetry:

"When he adorned the skies,
And built them, I was there,
To order where the sun should rise,
And marshal every star.
"Hymn 92" by Isaac Watts
Who watch the phalanxes remote
That, gathered in opposing skies,
Far on the southern wastes arise,
Marshalled by flaming Fomalhaut.
"The Testimony of the Suns" by George Sterling
When marshal'd on the nightly plain,
The glittering host bestud the sky;
One star alone, of all the train,
Can fix the sinner's wandering eye.
"The Star Of Bethlehem" by Henry Kirke White

In news:

Calvin Marshall Directed by Gary Lundgren Broken Sky Films Opens August 20, Quad Cinema.
Natty air marshals discover it's hard to stay undercover / In the casual skies, crew cuts and ties stand out.
Under sunny skies Saturday, April 8, more than 100 volunteers, most from Missouri Valley College, fanned out over Marshall to rid the streets of litter.
(AP) — For the past several weeks, James Phillips and Jeff Marshall have been up before dawn streaks the sky, taking their 24-foot research boat to a ramp on Charleston Harbor.
For the past several weeks, James Phillips and Jeff Marshall have been up before dawn streaks the sky, taking their 24-foot research boat to a ramp on Charleston Harbor.
Airline passengers across India went through extra security screenings Friday and sky marshals were placed on flights as the government put its airports on high alert amid reports that al Qaeda-linked militants planned to hijack a plane.
In the FX series Justified, Timothy Olyphant plays Raylan Givens, a US marshal transferred from the sunny skies of Miami to his former home in the backwoods of Kentucky.
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In science:

Marshall et al. (2006) compared th e Besanc¸ on Galactic model (Robin et al. 2003), without extinction, to 2MASS (Two Micron All-Sky Survey) observations.
High Spatial Resolution Galactic 3D Extinction Mapping with IPHAS
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