landing strip


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Recent Examples on the Web On a purely formal level, Dillon’s call for an ambitious architecture was answered with a fair number of signature buildings by signature architects, including a landing strip of trophy buildings in the Arts District. Mark Lamster, Dallas News, "Is Dallas architecture still so bad?," 18 Dec. 2020 The latest standoff is over portions of a pristine landscape that boasts the world’s highest landing strip and a glacier that feeds one of the largest irrigation systems in the world. Ashok Sharma, The Christian Science Monitor, "'The most important step': India, China to de-escalate border," 11 Sep. 2020 Paper currency doubles as a landing strip for bacteria and viruses. Karen Heller, Washington Post, "Will the pandemic finally kill cash?," 10 Aug. 2020 At the edges of the two big islands, East Falkland and West Falkland, are more than seven hundred smaller islands, some empty, others inhabited by only one or two families: a couple of houses, some generators, a landing strip. Larissa Macfarquhar, The New Yorker, "How Prosperity Transformed the Falklands," 29 June 2020 A few miles from the pad, Air Force One touches down on the old shuttle landing strip, carrying President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump. Daniel Oberhaus, Wired, "SpaceX Launched Two Astronauts—Changing Spaceflight Forever," 30 May 2020 The eastern forces, under the command of Khalifa Hifter, accuse the Tripoli government of using the landing strip to receive foreign weapons and fighters. Washington Post, "World Digest: March 5, 2020," 5 Mar. 2020 The landing strip is now able to accommodate planes up to the size of a Boeing 737, meaning visitors no longer need to land in Barbados and transfer to a puddle jumper across to Canouan. Mark Ellwood, Condé Nast Traveler, "This Unassuming Island Is the Caribbean's Next Billionaire Playground," 3 Feb. 2020 Harbors, supermarkets, a public hospital, airport landing strips — all had been damaged or blown to smithereens, frustrating rescue efforts. New York Times, "Bahamas Stunned as Hurricane Recedes: ‘It’s Like a Bomb Went Off’," 3 Sep. 2019

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1930, in the meaning defined above

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“Landing strip.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Mar. 2021.

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