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  • adj. Overnight: said of airplane flights.
  • n. An overnight airplane flight.
  • n. The rudd.
  • n. The redfish
  • n. The goggle-eye, or fresh-water rock bass.


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  • I took a cab to the airport and arranged to fly what they called the red-eye from Los Angeles to Boston.

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  • Pork chops, green beans, red potatoes, and something called red-eye gravy that she makes out of coffee and pork fat.

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  • And then there was the woman who hummed for five hours on a red-eye from Seattle to Boston.

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  • Virgin America uses 12 different color schemes, reflecting light outside the plane—darker colors at night, brighter during the day, and transitions to awaken passengers on red-eye flights.

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  • Three months later, I was seated in row twenty-one on the red-eye to New York, waiting for my Vassar adventure to begin.

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  • Within days, Brin, Page, and Drummond were on a red-eye to Washington, D.C., to make a morning meeting with Billington.

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  • And yet in a game of modest quality it was the Bears – who flew in on a Thursday night-Friday morning red-eye – who were able to play at something closer to their usual levels.

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  • We have flown Continental's red-eye into Houston and been in Cancun in the morning.

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  • In May of 1988 I took a red-eye from Houston to London, where I planned to attend several performances before heading south to the Brighton Festival.

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