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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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The tin case, however, containing the important despatches for New York, was irretrievably lost; the very precaution taken by the worthy Hibernian to secure his missives, had, by rendering them conspicuous, produced their robbery.
I simply know that when a man is practically the secret agent of his government, and is probably carrying despatches of an important nature, that an accident such as he has met with, in a country which is greatly interested in the contents of those despatches, is a somewhat serious thing.
The Canadian Government would be no loser, nor would its despatches travel the slower.
The despatches in to-night's papers give the details of the brutal happening--details which correspond with those furnished me in advance.