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Curtiss

[kur-tis] /ˈkɜr tɪs/
noun
1.
Glenn Hammond, 1878–1930, U.S. inventor: pioneer in the field of aviation.
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  • About a month later R. Rohlfe, piloting a Curtiss triplane, broke the height record by reaching 34,610 feet.

    A History of Aeronautics E. Charles Vivian
  • Curtiss—8-cylinder, water-cooled; 60 horse power; weight 300 pounds.

    Flying Machines W.J. Jackman and Thos. H. Russell
  • They lived for a short time with Mr. Curtiss' parents, and then removed to Westfield, Massachusetts.

    The Story of the Toys Mary Harris Toy Dodge
  • Curtiss, in 1900, was—like the Wrights—the owner of a small bicycle shop.

    The Age of Invention Holland Thompson
  • Some idea of framework proportion may be had from the following description of the Curtiss machine.

    Flying Machines W.J. Jackman and Thos. H. Russell
  • It is a tiny Curtiss triplane, the span of whose wings is only 25 feet.

    The Romance of Aircraft Lawrence Yard Smith
  • Naval purchase of several Curtiss hydro-avions after trials at Sevastopol.

  • The famous Curtiss, Anzani, Renault, and others are all engines of this type.

  • Curtiss saw her at ten o'clock and found her happy, yet an hour later she had taken this desperate step.

    That Affair at Elizabeth Burton E. Stevenson
  • Features of the Curtiss biplane were its smallness and lightness.

    The Aeroplane Claude Grahame-White and Harry Harper

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