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Word: hover

Definition: hang about; (of birds or aircraft) stay in the air in one place; (of people) wait nearby; stay around one place; waver; be in an uncertain state


Sentences Containing 'hover'

A six-year-old boy claims to have witnessed a bus-like craft hover over a barn, then climb high into the sky and vanish.
Alongside hover vehicles and Powered Armor, a common vehicle used in battle in "Rifts" Earth is the Giant Robot.
Apart from navigating heighliners ferrying the troops of the three Houses to Arrakis, Navigators have also been utilized by the Guild in the War of Assassins in the "" computer game as pilots for their NIAB Tanks (a hover tank that projects a single electrical bolt) and NIAP Flyers (an aerial version of the NIAB Tank, although without any weapons of its own).
Courtship is more or less the same in all butterflies. Once a female enters the visual field of a male, the male moves quickly to hover over her so that his wings beat rapidly.  The female is then induced to land so that the male can attempt to mate with her.  There are various ways in which the male entices the female, including visual, olfactory, tactile, and auditory cues. Of particular interest is the use of olfactory cues.  Male butterflies produce pheromones from different structures, such as that of the anal fold of the hind wing, that cause the females to perform the appropriate response.  Sometimes, however, females choose to reject a male’s attempt at mating, usually due to the fact that she has already mated with a different male.  She can do so by either avoiding his approach or, if she lands, she will flap her wings quickly and deliberately all while raising her abdomen until the male flies away.  In this way, courtship is primarily a female’s choice.  Furthermore, it has been observed that females also produce a pheromone that aids males in determining whether a female has already mated or not.
Fog is formed when vapor condenses near the surface of the earth, and when the drops are so small that they do not fall but hover in the air, the fog is said``not to lift''or``not to clear.''
Fruit flies (Drosophilidae), fungus gnats (Mycetophilidae, Sciaridae), midges (Cecidomyiidae, Ceratopogonidae) and micromoths (Lepidoptera) were recorded visiting these flowers, but bees and hover flies were not.
Fruit flies (Drosophilidae), hover flies (Syrphidae), biting midges (Ceratopogonidae) and leaf beetles (Chrysomelidae) were recorded visiting the flowers of "A. erinacea", but bees were not.
Helicopters are typically ambushed as they land, take off or hover.
I have said that the company were all gone; but I ought to have excepted Uriah, whom I don't include in that denomination, and who had never ceased to hover near us.
If we could fly out of that window hand in hand, hover over this great city, gently remove the roofs, and peep in at the queer things which are going on, the strange coincidences, the plannings, the cross-purposes, the wonderful chains of events, working through generations, and leading to the most outr
It is a thing not uncommonly happening to the whale-boats in those swarming seas; the sharks at times apparently following them in the same prescient way that vultures hover over the banners of marching regiments in the east.
It was of white marble, in shape something like a winged sphinx, but the wings, instead of being carried vertically at the sides, were spread so that it seemed to hover.
It was placed in a low hover, about above shuttle "Discovery"'s payload bay.
On March 26, the AH-64A Apache attack helicopters of 2-6 CAV attempted another long range strike, however this strike was co-ordinated with a pre-mission artillery barrage as well as co-operation with F/A-18 Hornet strike aircraft. Also, Apaches never stopped to hover and instead fired on the move.
Prior to releasing the game in 2006, Tarn Adams expected he would have to get a job in order to support himself; his primary source of funding, besides his saving, was a PayPal donation link on his website, which brought in only enough to cover the site's $20 hosting cost. However, the release of the game brought forth an enormous increase in donation volume, and the Adams brothers were able to support development, albeit only just barely at first. Donations generally hover at a few thousand every month, and the highest numbers coincide with new major version releases; for instance, a major release in February 2012 saw $12,586.51 donated by the end of the month.
Quad line kites are noticeable by the way that they can hover in space unlike any other sport kite.
Santa enlists Kayla and her mother, as well as the Rockettes, for a video game mission on a magical journey through the Northern Forest all the way to the Humbug King's castle, facing flying humbugs that hover over the audience, an army of angry gingerbread men, a giant ice monster and the Humbug King himself.
The day highs hover around 32.0 °C. The nights in the beginning of December do not fall below 18 °C. By late December the day temperature ranges between 28–31 °C. The nights may dip to 12 °C in late December but average around 18.2 °C. Humidity is low in December.
The mean daily minimum stays at 17.3 °C and mean daily maximum being 31.3 °C. The day highs average 29 to 30 °C. The nights hover around 17 °C. By the second fortnight the humidity starts to increase and the day temperature might rise up to 32 °C. Smog increases.
The XV-2's stoppable-rotor design was intended to allow it to hover and fly at low speed like a conventional helicopter.

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