landing strip


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Recent Examples on the Web All of this can be enjoyed while taking in the views of the Bay Runway, which is the second largest one in North America and once served as a backup landing strip for NASA’s Space Shuttle. Kelly Allen, House Beautiful, "There Is a 1960s Ski Lodge-Themed Bar on Top of JFK's TWA Hotel," 14 Jan. 2020 Flying drugs by air is one of the most efficient smuggling methods for South American drug traffickers, who clear makeshift landing strips deep in the jungle in which to load the aircraft. Kevin Krause, Dallas News, "Veteran pilot who helped violent South American traffickers smuggle cocaine heads to prison," 7 Jan. 2020 The spaceplane was carried aloft by a U.S. Army CH-47D Chinook helicopter to an altitude of 15,000 feet and released to glide to a landing at a nearby landing strip. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Everything We Know About the Air Force's Secret X-37B Spaceplane," 30 July 2019 Barose played up her eyes with a landing strip of red eye shadow extending from eye to eye. Falen Hardge, The Hollywood Reporter, "Lupita Nyong'o's Gothic Glam: Style Team Shares Secrets Behind Her Red-Carpet Looks," 15 Nov. 2019 There was widespread devastation to the harbor, shops, workplaces, a hospital and airport landing strips, hampering rescue efforts. CBS News, "Hurricane Dorian's core oh-so-close to North Carolina's Outer Banks," 6 Sep. 2019 The glider regiments quickly build landing strips for the troop transports. Popular Mechanics, "How the D-Day Invasion Was Planned," 6 June 2019 Five landing strips have been constructed and are in use in France, the air forces announced. Wes Gallagher, Houston Chronicle, "U.S. TROOPS CAPTURE MONTEBOURG," 9 June 2019 In addition to the 26,700 square-foot house, there is an airplane hangar and landing strip. Leena Kim, Town & Country, "Everything We Know About Jeffrey Epstein's Vast Real Estate Portfolio," 18 July 2019

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1930, in the meaning defined above

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“Landing strip.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Feb. 2020.

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