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climb

[klīm]
(aerospace engineering)
The gain in altitude of an aircraft.

climb

i. Ascending flight.
ii. The portion of flight operation between takeoff and the initial cruising altitude. Also called climb-out.
References in classic literature ?
The two climbed over a fence and walked along the bank of the stream.
They climbed a long series of stairways outside of the building, to the top of its five or six stories.
So I climbed up the steep rock, where little bushes grow like hair on the arms of a man, till at last I came to the knees of the stone Witch, which are the space before the cave.
I have no great desire to see Switzerland, for I am sure the Alps must be greasy with being climbed.
When I had climbed a tall tree I first of all directed my anxious glances towards the sea; but, finding nothing hopeful there, I turned landward, and my curiosity was excited by a huge dazzling white object, so far off that I could not make out what it might be.
But the Hazel-nut child, who was the most active little creature, climbed up the horse's tail and began to bite it on the back, enraging the creature to such an extent that it paid no attention to the direction the robber tried to make it go in, but galloped straight home.
We climbed rocks which fell directly after with gigantic bounds and the low growling of an avalanche.
I climbed the barren mountain, And my gaze swept far and wide For the red-lit eaves of my father's home, And I fancied that he sighed: My son has gone for a soldier, For a soldier night and day; But my son is wise, and may yet return, When the drums have died away.
I believe he'd have climbed if Lord Lundie hadn't put him off
Now, a Hill-man makes nothing of a few hundred feet up or down, and as soon as the villagers saw the smoke in the deserted shrine, the village priest climbed up the terraced hillside to welcome the stranger.
Dorothy thought she would go next; so she took Toto in her arms and climbed on the Lion's back, holding tightly to his mane with one hand.
Rapunzel had magnificent long hair, fine as spun gold, and when she heard the voice of the enchantress she unfastened her braided tresses, wound them round one of the hooks of the window above, and then the hair fell twenty ells down, and the enchantress climbed up by it.