Birds about to take wing are rising; when in flight, they are volant; when at rest, they are close.
The difficulty of keeping so great a mass of weighty metal in so volant an attitude, has been admirably overcome by the artist.
Indeed, many kinds of volant animals are endemic to the Solomons.
Verba volant, scripta manent—What is spoken flies, what is written remains.
It bore for device a Falcon volant, argent, with a fetter-lock, or.
Again his cheek wore the brightness of health; and his volant step, too often reminded him how narrow were his boundaries.
Sagittarius, volant in the void, has just let fly an arrow which is on its way to his right arm.
A swallow "volant" appears upon the arms usually ascribed to the town of Arundel.
The appeal was comprehensible, and the charioteer, assiduously obliging, fell to posture of checking none too volant steeds.
The over-breastplate was also called the volant—a defence much used in tilts in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries.
"flying," c.1500, from Middle French, from Latin volantem (nominative volans), present participle of volare "to fly," of unknown origin. French voler, literally "to fly," in 16c. acquired a sense of "to steal," via the transitive meaning "to make fly."