Would you tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentence? This kind of thinking, he found, is not the way to make one’s self popular with other birds. Even his parents were dismayed as Jonathan spent whole days alone, making hundreds of low-level glides, experimenting.
glide(n) = a descending flight path of a glide, such as a shallow glide
glide (v) refers to smooth, free-flowing, seemingly effortless movement:
making …low-level glides = …doing descending hang gliding = flying like a glider = gliding
glide = to fly without propulsion; to descend in a glide
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