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gliding

Etymology: AS, glidan, to glide
1 one of the four basic movements allowed by the various joints of the skeleton. It is common to all movable joints and permits one surface to move smoothly over an adjacent surface, regardless of shape. Gliding is the only motion allowed by most of the wrist and the ankle joints.
2 a smooth, continuous movement. Compare angular movement, circumduction, rotation.

gliding,

n massage technique that comprises long and smooth strokes toward the heart. Commonly used for preparation and warming. Also called
effleurage.
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com), the organizers of the World Gliding Championship 2012 (http://www.
Wing Commander Bernard Tisley, in his role as Central & East Regional Aerospace Officer said: "Current experience is showing that cadets who undergo the Pre Gliding Scholarship Training Course in the simulator are more likely to reach the solo silver wings standard during their actual Royal Air Force Air Cadet Gliding Scholarship.
All former members are invited to a lunchtime hog roast at the gliding club from noon onwards.
Greblo said deaths from hang gliding are rare and that enthusiasts are trained to deal with dangers involved in the sport.
The team named the creature Volaticotherium antiquus, or "ancient gliding beast.
A spokesman for Gloucestershire Police said the glider flipped over onto trees at the perimeter of the Bristol and Gloucester Gliding Club just after 2pm on Saturday.
It is believed that the man was taking part in a 10-day gliding contest which began at the airfield yesterday.
Hach's been hang gliding since 1980, and also mountaineers--he's twice climbed Mount Rainier--and enjoys snowboarding and skiing.
If the athlete has trouble staying down on the glide, he can practice gliding under a crossbar or a rope placed at about mid-ring at a height that will force the athlete to assume the proper position in the glide.
Gliding movements are easy to learn and require no previous experience or knowledge of exercise routines, making it as attractive to novices as it is to fitness pros.
Gliding probably both prevents death in case of a fall and helps C.
James Hiley, of Whitestone, won one of 23 awards up for grabs at the Soaring Centre in Husbands Bosworth, which is recognised as being among the biggest and best equipped gliding clubs in the country.