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

  Glide \Glide\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Glided; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Gliding.] [AS. gl[imac]dan; akin to D. glijden, OHG.
     gl[imac]tan, G. gleiten, Sw. glida, Dan. glide, and prob. to
     E. glad.]
     [1913 Webster]
     1. To move gently and smoothly; to pass along without noise,
        violence, or apparent effort; to pass rapidly and easily,
        or with a smooth, silent motion, as a river in its
        channel, a bird in the air, a skater over ice.
        [1913 Webster]
              The river glideth at his own sweet will.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. (Phon.) To pass with a glide, as the voice.
        [1913 Webster]
     3. (A["e]ronautics) To move through the air by virtue of
        gravity or momentum; to volplane.
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: the activity of flying a glider [syn: glide, gliding,
           sailplaning, soaring, sailing]

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