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nose dive


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n nose dive a steep nose-down descent by an aircraft
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In literature:

Pickerel in the stream dived their noses into the soft mud at the lowest depths.
"The Rival Campers Ashore" by Ruel Perley Smith
The nose of the pictured plane tilted over, diving down for the surface of the sea.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science April 1930" by Various
Nosing down Stan dived toward the field.
"A Yankee Flier Over Berlin" by Al Avery
They were falling, nose down, under full power; diving into the city from which they had come.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, December 1930" by Various
Then he nosed over, slightly, on a full throttle, and drove along a line which he thought would intersect the dive of the enemy.
"Aces Up" by Covington Clarke
He is exceedingly curious; will dig, dive, ferret, and poke his nose everywhere.
"La Sorcière: The Witch of the Middle Ages" by Jules Michelet
A German aeroplane nose-dived after him, all the while firing as it dropped.
"On the right of the British line" by Gilbert Nobbs
Stan nosed over and sent the Spitfire down in a screaming dive.
"A Yankee Flier with the R.A.F." by Rutherford G. Montgomery
He glanced in the direction where he had last seen Jack, and to his horror saw his chum's machine start downward in a spinning nose dive.
"Air Service Boys Over The Rhine" by Charles Amory Beach
A cash market developed off-exchange worldwide and was going crazy, with spot quotes nose-diving.
"The Samurai Strategy" by Thomas Hoover
The ship was nosing steeper and steeper into the dive.
"Test Pilot" by Jimmy Collins
They dived again and again, until one man came up bleeding at the nose and sick with exhaustion.
"Geoffrey Hampstead" by Thomas Stinson Jarvis
At first sight it seemed as if the Hun were executing a nose dive.
"Billy Barcroft, R.N.A.S." by Percy F. Westerman
Diving under the covers with only our noses sticking out, we were to all appearances as lost to the world as the seven sleepers.
"At Boarding School with the Tucker Twins" by Nell Speed
It took all the skill of the pilot to prevent it from making a nose-end dive to earth.
"The Dispatch-Riders" by Percy F. Westerman
She made an experimental dive, stuck her nose in the mud, and drowned her entire crew.
"Life in the Confederate Army" by Arthur Peronneau Ford
Alex wrinkled a bruised nose in the direction of the sand bar and dived under, to reappear on the shore line a couple of seconds later.
"The River Motor Boat Boys on the St. Lawrence" by Harry Gordon
But, somehow, you seemed to first make a nose-dive, then recover, and glide down to a bad landing.
"The Zeppelin Destroyer" by William Le Queux
Straight it flew, but missed the target by a scant inch and nose-dived into a hillock.
"Dan Carter and the Haunted Castle" by Mildred A. Wirt
But a moment later Dan's hopes nose-dived.
"Dan Carter and the River Camp" by Mildred A. Wirt

In news:

Bills' nose dive continues, losing streak hits 5.
A Japanese airline says one of its jets nose-dive d and rolled almost upside down earlier this month because the co-pilot hit the wrong controls while trying to open the cockpit door so the captain could return from a restroom break.
Denzel Washington plays alcoholic airline pilot Whip Whitaker who­, despite his addiction, manages to save a nose-diving plane full of passengers.
He died on impact as his plane nose-dived about 5:15 pm into a Woodhouse storage lot.
As the landmark stadium's finances nose-dived, commissioners took little notice.
Cargo volume through Singapore Changi Airport nose-dived in October, extending a disappointing year for the world's 11th-largest cargo airport by tonnage.
Jenni Rivera's plane nose-dived from 28,000 feet, hit with 'terrible' impact.
Jenni Rivera's plane nose-dived from 28,000 feet .
Jenni Rivera's plane nose-dived from 28,000 feet, hit with 'terrible' impact .
Many people have said they believe Costner's film career started a nose dive when he made, "Waterworld.".
Jenni Rivera's plane nose -dived from 28,000 feet, hit with 'terrible' impact.
Jenni Rivera's plane nose -dived from 28,000 feet.
Bo Xilai's political career nose-dived since wife's arrest on murder charges.
While the housing market is still nose-diving, CME Group is hoping it can do better in corporate real estate.
Japan's largest automakers said Tuesday that sales in China entered a nose-dive last month, yet another sign that trade between the two countries has faltered amid a territorial dispute over a set of islands.