homing

Part of speech: adjective

Readily finding its way home, as a carrier pigeon.

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Usage examples "homing":

  1. No life visible- except a line of homing cattle, led by a little girl with tucked- up skirt and bare feet. - "The Marriage of William Ashe", Mrs. Humphry Ward.
  2. Anxiously she scanned the sea, hoping she might sight some homing fishing- boat which she could hail, but no welcome red or brown sail broke the monotonous grey waste of water, and in hopes of warming herself a little she began to walk briskly up and down the little beach still keeping a sharp look- out at sea for any passing boat. - "The Splendid Folly", Margaret Pedler.
  3. They were homing from the passenger agents' meeting in Chicago; and having gone breakfastless at the Missouri River terminal by reason of a belated train, were waiting for the porter to serve them with eggs and coffee from the buffet. - "A Romance in Transit", Francis Lynde.