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 for dart
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Dart \Dart\, v. i.
     1. To fly or pass swiftly, as a dart.
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     2. To start and run with velocity; to shoot rapidly along;
        as, the deer darted from the thicket.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Dart \Dart\ (d[aum]rt), n. [OF. dart, of German origin; cf. OHG.
     tart javelin, dart, AS. dara[eth], daro[eth], Sw. dart
     dagger, Icel. darra[eth]r dart.]
     1. A pointed missile weapon, intended to be thrown by the
        hand; a short lance; a javelin; hence, any sharp-pointed
        missile weapon, as an arrow.
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              And he [Joab] took three darts in his hand, and
              thrust them through the heart of Absalom. --2 Sa.
                                                    xviii. 14.
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     2. Anything resembling a dart; anything that pierces or
        wounds like a dart.
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              The artful inquiry, whose venomed dart
              Scarce wounds the hearing while it stabs the heart.
                                                    --Hannan More.
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     3. A spear set as a prize in running. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
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     4. (Zool.) A fish; the dace. See Dace.
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     Dart sac (Zool.), a sac connected with the reproductive
        organs of land snails, which contains a dart, or arrowlike
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Dart \Dart\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Darted; p. pr. & vb. n.
     1. To throw with a sudden effort or thrust, as a dart or
        other missile weapon; to hurl or launch.
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     2. To throw suddenly or rapidly; to send forth; to emit; to
        shoot; as, the sun darts forth his beams.
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              Or what ill eyes malignant glances dart? --Pope.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a small narrow pointed missile that is thrown or shot
      2: a tapered tuck made in dressmaking
      3: a sudden quick movement [syn: flit, dart]
      v 1: move along rapidly and lightly; skim or dart; "The
           hummingbird flitted among the branches" [syn: flit,
           flutter, fleet, dart]
      2: run or move very quickly or hastily; "She dashed into the
         yard" [syn: dart, dash, scoot, scud, flash,
      3: move with sudden speed; "His forefinger darted in all
         directions as he spoke"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  120 Moby Thesaurus words for "dart":
     antelope, arrow, arrowhead, barb, beesting, blue darter,
     blue streak, bobtailed arrow, bolt, bowl, bustle, buzz about,
     cannonball, career, cast, catapult, chested arrow, chuck, chunk,
     cloth yard shaft, courser, dash, eagle, electricity, express train,
     fang, fire, flash, flight, fling, flip, float, flutter, fly, fork,
     fuss, gazelle, greased lightning, greyhound, hare, haste, hasten,
     heave, hie, hump, hump it, hurl, hurry, hurry about, hurtle, jerk,
     jet plane, lance, launch, let fly, light, lightning, lob,
     make a fuss, make haste, mercury, pass, peg, pelt, pitch,
     pitchfork, post, precipitate, put, put the shot, quarrel,
     quicksilver, race, reed, rocket, run, rush, rush about,
     rush around, sail, scamper, scared rabbit, scoot, scour, scramble,
     scud, scurry, scuttle, serve, shaft, shoot, shot, shy, skedaddle,
     skim, sling, snakebite, snap, speed, sprint, spurt, step on it,
     sting, stinger, streak, streak of lightning, striped snake,
     swallow, tang, tear, tear around, thought, throw, thunderbolt,
     tilt, torrent, toss, volley, whiz about, wind

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (February 2016) :

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From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

     an instrument of war; a light spear. "Fiery darts" (Eph. 6:16)
     are so called in allusion to the habit of discharging darts from
     the bow while they are on fire or armed with some combustible
     material. Arrows are compared to lightning (Deut. 32:23, 42; Ps.
     7:13; 120:4).

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