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Answered on: 30 Oct 2003
The Internet Oracle has pondered your question deeply. Your question was: > O Oracle, whom the adjectives nifty, keen, neato, spiffy, and swell > just barely begin to describe, please answer these questions which > have been plaguing me for the longest time: Just what is a "fell > swoop" and why do they only seem to come in singles? >
And in response, thus spake the Oracle: } A "fell swoop" describes the act of flying, where one hurtles } towards the ground, but misses. It is a contraction of the } explanation "I fell, but then at the last moment I missed the } ground with a graceful swoop, and was flying". } } They only come in singles, because any additional swoops one } makes before landing are considered flight maneuvers, rather than } post-falling "saves". If one then pulls another "fell swoop", it } is considered a distinct event. Consider the sequence of: "fell } swoop, land, fell swoop, crash, fell swoop, perch". While there } are three instances of flying in that sequence, each "fell swoop" } is separated from any other instance by some other action. } } You owe the Oracle some Jeeper's creepers.