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homing


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Homing  \Hom"ing\,  p.a. 
  Home-returning. 
 
  {Homing  pigeon},  a  pigeon  trained  to  return  home  from  a 
  distance.  Homing  pigeons  are  used  for  sending  back 
  messages  or  for  flying  races.  By  carrying  the  birds  away 
  and  releasing  them  at  gradually  increasing  distances  from 
  home,  they  may  be  trained  to  return  with  more  or  less 
  certainty  and  promptness  from  distances  up  to  four  or  five 
  hundred  miles.  If  the  distance  is  increased  much  beyond 
  this  the  birds  are  unable  to  cover  it  without  stopping 
  for  a  prolonged  rest,  and  their  return  becomes  doubtful. 
  Homing  pigeons  are  not  bred  for  fancy  points  or  special 
  colors,  but  for  strength,  speed,  endurance,  and 
  intelligence  or  homing  instinct. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Homing  \Hom"ing\,  a. 
  Home-returning;  --  used  specifically  of  carrier  pigeons. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  homing 
  adj  :  orienting  or  directing  homeward  or  to  a  destination;  "the 
  homing  instinct";  "a  homing  beacon" 




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