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dragging

dragging
The freedom given to each blade of a rotor to allow it to move in the plane of rotation independently of other blades. It is basically the angular oscillation of a rotor blade in the plane of rotation about a substantially vertical axis. This is to avoid bending stress at the root. The blade is allowed to lead or lag about a dragging hinge, but movement of the hinge is restricted by some form of drag damper to avoid undesirable oscillations. The fore-and-aft movement of the tip of a helicopter rotor blade in its plane of rotation. Also known as lead-lag motion or drag.
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She allowed herself this doubt, which was an encouragernent, while dragging the young man up to the topmost floor of the theater, far, very far from the trap-doors.
I could see them examining the dead sailors, evidently for signs of life, and presently a party of them appeared from below dragging a little figure among them.
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After dragging him at full speed until he is fatigued, they secure him more effectually; and tying him on the carcass of the bullock, draw him in triumph to the scene of action.
Menneville and his men, who were dragging along the culprits, were within ten paces of the door.
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At the thought I called to Woola to leap upon the creature's head and hang there, and as his mighty jaws closed upon that fiendish face, and glistening fangs buried themselves in the bone and cartilage and lower part of one of the huge eyes, I dived beneath the great body as the creature rose, dragging Woola from the ground, that it might bring its sting beneath and pierce the body of the thing hanging to its head.
Then some other people ran in and began dragging away the maiden who had been in white and was now in light blue.
Scarce had the two lines come together when hundreds of these appalling creatures had leaped among the Torquasians, dragging warriors from their thoats--dragging down the huge thoats themselves, and bringing consternation to all before them.
A half hour later they returned, dragging Mugambi among them.
As soon as he had jumped off, the horse struggled to his feet, plunged forward, gave one leap and another, neighed again, and dragging the drugget and the breechband after him, disappeared, leaving Vasili Andreevich alone on the snow-drift.
Don't you see, Monseigneur, they are dragging the Grand Pensionary from the carriage, they strike him, they tear him to pieces