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  • a highly emotional and quick-tempered person (especially a girl or woman)

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  • a highly emotional and quick-tempered person (especially a girl or woman)

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Spitfire Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia

The Supermarine Spitfire is a British single-seat fighter aircraft. It was used by the Royal Air Force and many other Allied countries throughout the Second World War. The Spitfire was designed by R. J. Mitchell as a short-range, high-performance interceptor aircraft. There were more Spitfires made than any other British aircraft and it was the only British fighter that was being made throughout the war.

The Spitfire's elliptical wing has a thin cross-section, allowing a higher top speed than several contemporary fighters, including the Hawker Hurricane. The elliptic shaped wing gives the aircraft a very low amount of induced drag. Speed was seen as essential to carry out the mission of home defence against enemy bombers. The original airframe was designed to be powered by a Rolls-Royce Merlin engine producing 1,030 hp (768 kW).

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  • Spitfire Vol. 2 (Hosted By Treach) (Mixtape)
    After dropping the first installment over the summer, Tha Advocate kicks off 2015 with Spitfire Vol. 2 , hosted by Treach. The new mixtape features 40-plus tracks from the rap legend, as well as cuts from Killah Priest, Doitall, Snap and undiscovered gems from up-and-comers. Read more on this news related to 'Spitfire'
  • Sudbury firm backs WWII Spitfire project
    Aerospace engineers in west Suffolk have helped to ensure the future of a classic fighter plane. Read more on this news related to 'Spitfire'
  • Medals stolen from Spitfire pilot
    Burglars stole medals belonging to a former Spitfire pilot. Read more on this news related to 'Spitfire'

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