Air-jacket

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Air-jacket a jacket with air-tight cavities, which being inflated renders a person buoyant in water
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.—L. aër—Gr.

Usage

In literature:

Now, shivering beneath my new grey jacket in the chill of the May morning air, I stood ready to part with my mother.
"Painted Windows" by Elia W. Peattie
The air was sharp and the chill penetrated even my thick jacket.
"The Rise of Roscoe Paine" by Joseph C. Lincoln
He now applied his breath to the tube, and the jacket swelling rapidly proved that the whole receptacle was air-tight.
"Foul Play" by Charles Reade
The air is compressed in a water-jacketed, double-acting compression cylinder, to about 55 lb.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 288" by Various
JJ are water jacket passages for cooling the air during compression.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 799, April 25, 1891" by Various
The masts were stepped, Roller appeared, in a pea-jacket, to guard against the night air, and Cuffe gave him his instructions.
"The Wing-and-Wing" by J. Fenimore Cooper
My own jacket was cut in many places, and the air seemed full of bullets.
"In the Track of the Troops" by R.M. Ballantyne
Now I'd have all our horse-cavalry wear cork waistcoats, and all our foot-infantry should wear air jackets.
"A Lecture On Heads" by Geo. Alex. Stevens
The mayor carried his silver-buttoned jacket over his arm; the air had grown sultry.
"The Maids of Paradise" by Robert W. (Robert William) Chambers
Then there was the hot-water jacket, which was an improvement on Hadrot's hot air bath.
"All About Coffee" by William H. Ukers
Air, mixed with water from the outer jacket, must come foaming up through the central core to bring the powdered rock to the surface.
"Two Thousand Miles Below" by Charles Willard Diffin
A is the calorimetric tube, B the air-jacket and L the gauge.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 1" by Various
Above it was a waistcoat as large as the jacket was short, while the circular cloak over all gave me quite the air of an hidalgo.
"A Volunteer with Pike" by Robert Ames Bennet
Ludwig stretched forth his hand imploringly toward the Dutchman, who with an air of great importance was still fumbling beneath the jacket.
"Hans Brinker" by Mary Mapes Dodge
Two minutes later Harry stood unhurt in the open air, and a blue-jacket held the door against a cursing pandemonium.
"The Long Lane's Turning" by Hallie Erminie Rives
Their jackets were tightly buttoned and their earmuffs pulled down against the frosty air.
"The Black Fawn" by James Arthur Kjelgaard
He provided an air-tight jacket for the cylinder, to maintain its heat.
"Inventions in the Century" by William Henry Doolittle
His tie was a little crooked; his jacket had a lopsided air.
"The Coward Behind the Curtain" by Richard Marsh
Some took their little jackets off to catch each puff of air.
"The Brownies and Prince Florimel" by Palmer Cox
He was seventy years old and had a noble air in his long Louis XV jacket.
"A Childhood in Brittany Eighty Years Ago" by Anne Douglas Sedgwick
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In poetry:

This is not what I meant:
Stucco arches, the banked rocks sunning in rows,
Bald eyes or petrified eggs,
Grownups coffined in stockings and jackets,
Lard-pale, sipping the thin
Air like a medicine.
"Whitsun" by Sylvia Plath

In news:

For a starting bid of $150, buyers have their pick of 44 camouflage rucksacks, a 1970s dump truck that doesn't start but has only 60 miles on it, an inflatable boat or 270 Air Force jackets.
The cast of "Glee" will be throwing on their leather jackets and poodle skirts in a couple of weeks, when the show's " Grease "-themed episode airs Nov 15.
Founded in 1988, Dakota Outerwear broke into the business by designing a jacket hood for the United States Air Force.
The days of shedding shoes, belts and jackets at the airport will soon be over, at least for some air travelers.
Air Bag -Like Jacket Saves Motorcyclist's Life.
While motorists who have been in car crashes often attribute the help of air bag s to saving their lives, a Maryland motorcycle rider injured in a collision is doing the same -- for a jacket.
Air Jordan XI Step'n Out Jacket is a Wearable Air Ball .
With a good jacket and scarf, I indulge in outdoor beverages where humidity and mosquitoes might otherwise have kept me in air conditioning.
Air Jordan XI Step'n Out Jacket is a Wearable Air Ball.
Air Bag-Like Jacket Saves Motorcyclist's Life.
While motorists who have been in car crashes often attribute the help of air bags to saving their lives, a Maryland motorcycle rider injured in a collision is doing the same -- for a jacket .
Cool air in the early morning made lightweight camouflage jackets comfortable alongside the small pool, located in a never-ending stretch of prairie in Northwest Missouri.
Harley jacket, Vest & Air Conditioner.
For some gardeners, it was a perfect day for planting: mid-April with a bright sun and air warm enough to leave your jacket inside and work in short sleeves.
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