Like a homing device, it zipped over the net, into the corner of the court, and past the helpless Dabul to win the point.
In fact, Lew has a well-deserved reputation for homing in on the values that lurk behind the numbers.
Over the years, she has facilitated the transporting, homing, and re-homing of more than 250 dogs.
If you sell it for as much as you paid for it, back it comes to you again like a homing pigeon.
With day, like homing pigeons, they had returned to the camp.
He smiled with relief as pips sparked into life, indicating the interception of homing missiles.
homing on this signal was so simple, a human pilot could have done it himself.
A homing bird shrieked a shrill "good-night," as it passed above them, flying from shore to shore.
The homing instinct of the pigeon has also been ascribed to the same faculty.
A middle-aged man was hobbling towards us in the thinning stream of homing citizens.
"action of going home," 1765, in reference to pigeons, from present participle of home (v.). Homing pigeon attested by 1868.
Old English ham "dwelling, house, estate, village," from Proto-Germanic *haimaz (cf. Old Frisian hem "home, village," Old Norse heimr "residence, world," heima "home," Danish hjem, Middle Dutch heem, German heim "home," Gothic haims "village"), from PIE root *tkei- "to settle, dwell, be home" (cf. Sanskrit kseti "abides, dwells," Armenian shen "inhabited," Greek kome, Lithuanian kaimas "village;" Old Church Slavonic semija "domestic servants").
'Home' in the full range and feeling of [Modern English] home is a conception that belongs distinctively to the word home and some of its Gmc. cognates and is not covered by any single word in most of the IE languages. [Buck]Home stretch (1841) is originally a reference from horse racing. Home base in baseball attested by 1859 (home plate by 1867; home as the goal in a sport or game is from 1778). Home economics first attested 1899. Slang phrase make (oneself) at home "become comfortable in a place one does not live" dates from 1892. To keep the home fires burning is from a song title from 1914. To be nothing to write home about "unremarkable" is from 1907. Home movie is from 1919; home computer is from 1967.