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lev·i·ta·tion

(lev'i-tā'shŭn),
Support of the patient on a cushion of air.
[L. levitas, lightness]

levitation

(lĕv″ī-tā′shŭn) [L. levitas, lightness]
The subjective sensation of rising in the air or moving through the air unsupported. It occurs in dreams, altered states of consciousness, and certain mental disorders.
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leaves, stem, or pods when observed deeply contained at least 2 to 3 larvae, eggs, or the adult hovering around that colony for oviposition.
Yet they also found that nectar bats' hovering shares some similarities with hummingbird hovering -- which fruit bats do not share.
In 1979, families in Ashington's Woodbridge Estate ran into the streets to watch a "saucershaped" object hovering above their homes.
Without looking over my shoulder, I know she is hovering behind me anxiously checking I have only filled the kettle up to the two-cup water level!
"Shortly after the incident, two other drones could be seen hovering over the same area."
"We began this study to investigate how the hummingbird used its tail while hovering," said Marko Princevac, an associate professor of mechanical engineering and a coauthor of the research paper.
Later, after the Queen officially declared the London 2012 Olympic Games open, an AW101, hovering over the stadium, released eight billion (representing every person in the world) pieces of confetti.
A"We are seeing a positive sign for economies recovering and the price of oil has been hovering in the $70-$80 (range),A" he said.
TOKYO - Tokyo stocks opened slightly lower Friday as profit-taking on recent gains weighed on the market, with the Nikkei index hovering around the key 10,000 mark amid a lack of fresh incentives.
Hovering and backward flying come in handy when it's feeding time.
helicopters have been hovering over Falluja City since the early hours of this morning, eyewitnesses said on Monday.
At first I thought it was the police helicopter with its searchlight on as it appeared to be hovering but as it came closer I realised it was like a large orange ball and appeared to be dripping molten fire.