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dispatch

i. The process of supervising the readiness of aircraft for their next flights so that departures can take place at the scheduled times. The term applies to civil aircraft.
ii. In paratrooping, to supervise the exits of parachutists or loads from aircraft in flight.
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After Weekes had related his adventures, three parties were despatched to beat up the coast in search of the unfortunate islander.
At last the messenger despatched to fetch Matai Shang returned.
A hundred men on lidi were despatched in pursuit, each lidi carrying two riflemen in addition to its driver.
Quickly, however, as they were despatched, they found time to hurl one last and bitter sarcasm at their adversaries.
Early in the morning a messenger was despatched to summon Mr Blifil; for, though the squire imagined that young gentleman had been much less acquainted than he really was with the former aversion of his daughter, as he had not, however, yet received her consent, he longed impatiently to communicate it to him, not doubting but that the intended bride herself would confirm it with her lips.
But he had promised to report to George upon the manner in which the elder Osborne bore the intelligence; so going into the City to the paternal counting-house in Thames Street, he despatched thence a note to Mr.
The new commission for the inquiry into the condition of the native tribes in all its branches had been formed and despatched to its destination with an unusual speed and energy inspired by Alexey Alexandrovitch.
I despatched a messenger with a note, on the chance that the school might still be in existence.