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Kite - Wikipedia

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Main article: Kite applications. Kites have been used for human flight, military applications, science and meteorology, photography ...

Kite History - SACU

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The generally accepted wisdom is that the kite was invented in China. However it is also known that people in the South Sea Islands have used kites for fishing ...

-National Kite Month: Kite History - Gomberg Kites

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The earliest written account of kite flying was about 200 B.C. when the Chinese ... To regain control, the General used a large kite to carry a fire ball into the sky.

Kites: A brief history for students and teachers - Peter Batchelor

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Other uses for kites in Asia included a novel way of fishing (also practised in ..... It is thought that it originally developed in China, and then spread throughout the ...

China Kites: History, Making and Flying - Warrior Tours

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Originally, kites were used by the military to measure distance and wind directions, and to send messages. General Han Xin of the Han Dynasty (206 BC - 220 ...

kite facts, information, pictures | Encyclopedia.com articles about kite

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Get information, facts, and pictures about kite at Encyclopedia.com. ... The Chinese later used kites for numerous purposes, ranging from religious .... A Dictionary of Zoology 1999, originally published by Oxford University Press 1999. kites See ...

Who Invented the Kite? | Wonderopolis

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In ancient China, General Han Hsin flew a kite over an enemy compound and used the length of the kite string to estimate how far his soldiers would need to ...

Chinese Kites: Development, Patterns, Making Procedure

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In ancient China kite was known as 'Zhiyuan' (paper glede). Originally regarded as a technology, it also featured prominently in many art collections. ... The reason why wood pieces are not used because of its density and weight. In other  ...

Why is "Kite" slang for cheque? | The Cockney Blog

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Kite: originally meant a worthless bill or cheque. Hence you would ... at 4:30 am. The term check kiteing is also used in the United States for passing bad checks.

Chinese Kite Festival - Kiteman

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In 200 BC a Chinese General Han Hsin used a kite to fly over a castle he was besieging ... Originally a simple flat rectangle, the kite developed into complex 3- D ...

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History of Kites | Kites.com

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As with any new invention, kites were used for good and bad. Seventh-century Buddhist monks used kites to enrich harvests and to avert evil spirits in the sky, ...

Chinese Kites, the History and culture of Chinese Kites

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Another source indicates that a paper kite, the zhi yuan, was used as an emergency warning device a millenium later, when the kite was flown in order to appeal ...

The History Of Kites - From Ancient Chinese Kites To Modern Stunt ...

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Besides spying on enemy positions, kites were sometimes used to deliver urgent ..... is sold as an all-rounder although it was originally designed for snowkiting.