straggler


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straggler

An aircraft that cannot or does not keep up with other aircraft on a mission or a formation.
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Those only who have experienced the warm cordiality that grows up between comrades in wild and adventurous expeditions of the kind, can picture to themselves the hearty cheering with which the stragglers were welcomed to the camp.
Stragglers arrived in groups continually; but once here those perambulating corpses separated; each begged for himself a place near a fire; repulsed repeatedly, they met again, to obtain by force the hospitality already refused to them.
At a few steps distant from the vehicle he now found a company of some thirty stragglers collected around an immense fire, which they were feeding with planks, caisson covers, wheels, and broken carriages.
"It is possible that the Indians and stragglers of the enemy may intrude, in which case you will remind them of the terms of the capitulation, and threaten to report their conduct to Montcalm.
The advance, with Heyward at its head, had already reached the defile, and was slowly disappearing, when the attention of Cora was drawn to a collection of stragglers by the sounds of contention.
The congregation being fully assembled, now, the bell rang once more, to warn laggards and stragglers, and then a solemn hush fell upon the church which was only broken by the tittering and whispering of the choir in the gallery.
But the return was no such easy matter: the stones were smooth and neatly cemented, and the rose-bushes and black-berry stragglers could yield no assistance in re-ascending.
Hampshire Response Cops posted on social media to say that they helped a 'straggler' who was heading home to the capital after picking him up on the A34 and dropping him off at a nearby train station.
Today the blackbuck is an occasional straggler along with the eastern desert border areas of the country.
After the race, Naperville Park District staffers snagged the winning ducks -- and their straggler counterparts -- from the river and allowed the winning three to be named.
In the master node, there are 4 major components: Straggler Identification Module, Backup Module, Heart Beat Receiver, and Performance Interference Modeling & Prediction.