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Words in the form of smoke trails made by an aeroplane, especially for advertising.‘the planes were spewing their skywriting above the beach’
- ‘Forget the traditional methods for proposing marriage - the bended knee, the skywriting, the Jumbotron query at the local ballpark.’
- ‘Sadly, elephants cost too much nowadays, and my skywriting isn't what it was.’
- ‘The strange skywriting reported last week was accomplished by an independent skywriter pilot who is out on a regular basis writing ‘Jesus Loves U.‘’
- ‘Lucky Strike, for example, ‘has a rich heritage of doing the unexpected,’ including skywriting during the 1940s.’
- ‘They flirt with script, resembling at times elaborate precision skywriting.’
- ‘What's going to change is how closely I listen; to myself, to others, to the universe as it whispers its secrets in the form of omens, skywriting and tea leaves.’
- ‘Scholarly skywriting filters all contributions to a discussion via an editor.’
- ‘He notes that this global purveyor of caffeinated sugar water once tried to pitch its drink to Cubans with a skywriting ad.’
- ‘He feels safe knowing that Brian May lives nearby in L.A. and believes that Freddie and Princess Diana speak to him from the heavens in skywriting.’
- ‘I'm 15, listening to the Smiths, waiting for each lyric like they were skywriting.’
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