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  • GOSS9@telefonica.net

    GOSS9@telefonica.net March 13, 2006, 1:58 p.m. (Message 44674)

    Re: language influence across the Atlantic

    Can´t comment on the antiquity of "run up" in relation to cricket, but 
    it has been around the aviation trade for a long time. Most people are 
    not aware of it as they are rather isolated in the modern super 
    carriers. But in small planes, the "run up" is made just before 
    entering the area to await take off. In this process, with the brakes 
    on, the engine is tested to make sure it and all the guages are 
    functioning properly. Only once in my life of 1000s of hours of flying, 
    has the plane I was flying failed this test, a failure that would have 
    been disaster if in the air.
          

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