dart

Part of speech: verb

To shoot out, as a dart; shoot darts; move swiftly.

Part of speech: noun

A pointed missile weapon, as a javelin; a sudden, swift motion.

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Usage examples "dart":

  1. Round this table she flew, keeping it between herself and Manston, her large eyes wide open with terror, their dilated pupils constantly fixed upon Manston's, to read by his expression whether his next intention was to dart to the right or the left. - "Desperate Remedies", Thomas Hardy.
  2. A hooked dart of fire tore in two the darkness of the distant horizon and lit up the gloom of the earth with a dazzling and ghastly flame. - "An Outcast of the Islands", Joseph Conrad.
  3. It was amusing to see the wild one dart like a squirrel up the walls of the tent on to the roof; the other would try to follow, scramble up a few feet, and then, hanging by its claws, look round piteously before it dropped to the ground. - "Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon", Robert A. Sterndale.