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  • verb US Present participle of refuel.
  • noun The act of providing or taking on more fuel

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  • noun the activity of supplying or taking on fuel


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  • Employing the British-developed system of inflight refueling, that is, the use of trailing hoses and grapnel hooks, these tankers were designated KB-29Ms.

    Strategic Air Command: People Aircraft and Missiles 2nd Edition

  • Saturday had been the deadline for ordering the fuel rods that will be used in the refueling, which is scheduled for October.

    The Seattle Times

  • The shutdown for refueling, which is supposed to last about 30 days, will cost about $92 million, according to Chanel Lagarde, a spokesman for the company.

    NYT > Home Page

  • Maybe Iron Man then has a couple minutes of flight before having to call a refueling time out in the heat of battle.

    ScienceBlogs Channel : Life Science

  • Referring to the Air Self-Defense Force's mission to airlift personnel and supplies mostly for U. S.-led multinational forces between Kuwait and Iraqi cities including Baghdad, Kobayashi said, '' Japan served as a 'foot' for them, '' while calling the refueling activities in the Indian Ocean a '' sea-gas station. ''

    Japan Today: Japan News and Discussion

  • And it's just one more example in a campaign that has called a refueling stopover in Ireland foreign diplomacy, an oil pipeline "foreign policy experience," and lied endlessly about Palin's pork barrel politics.

    Mercury Rising 鳯女

  • Develop space infrastructure compatible with the COTS-D products (using the COTS approach, or using NASA demos transferred to commercial operationalization) such as refueling, astronaut satellite servicing capabilities, reusable in-space transport systems and tugs for initial use in Earth observation satellite deployment and maintenance.

    Buzz is at it Again: Let's just change everything - NASA Watch

  • What he fails to point out is that it takes eight hours of "refueling" an electric vehicle for an hour of driving, regardless of the battery technology.

    The Volt Isn't Like Early Cellphones

  • The bill provides financial incentives to improve the vehicle fleet, including support to plan and build an electric "refueling" infrastructure to meet the needs of a growing plug-in electric fleet.

    David Doniger: Analysis of the Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act

  • Toddlers do this thing that we in the business call 'refueling'.

    Donna Fish: Staying Connected to Your Tween


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