Rocketed
Rocket Rock"et, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Rocketed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Rocketing}.] (Sporting) To rise straight up; said of birds; usually in the present participle or as an adjective. [Eng.] [1913 Webster]

An old cock pheasant came rocketing over me. --H. R. Haggard. [1913 Webster]


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