• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Air-line as, air-line road.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: A gator in the road is a huge piece of tire from a blow out on a truck, called a gator because the fly up when a truck runs one over and take out your air lines causing you to lose air and forcing your spring brakes to come on which causes a rather abrupt stop.
    • n air-line A line as direct as though drawn or stretched through the air; a bee-line.
    • air-line Straight or direct as a line in the air; not deflected laterally: as, an air-line railroad.
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In literature:

Ralph aimed to run nearer to the air line stretch to plant the signal.
"Ralph on the Overland Express" by Allen Chapman
There was a smell of cantaloupes in the air, along the line of wagons, that morning, and so it must have been towards the end of the summer.
"A Boy's Town" by W. D. Howells
The streets are narrow, mere passages mostly, and lined by the open-air stalls or wooden sheds which are what the native understands by shops.
"Round the Wonderful World" by G. E. Mitton
A shout went up from the waiting lines, and muskets and clubs were waved in the air.
"The Road to Frontenac" by Samuel Merwin
The air cut sharply at the ears of the man in the box, as he held the lines in either hand alternately, swinging its mate with vigor.
"A Breath of Prairie and other stories" by Will Lillibridge
The men lined up as though at a review and began to sing the German national airs, intending to go to their deaths in that formation.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume II (of VIII)" by Various
The Austrian rear lines were again effectively bombed by air squadrons and during the night by airships.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume VI (of VIII)" by Various
I'll go up to the office of the Chief of Air Service and get in touch with the pilot over the Chief's private line.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science April 1930" by Various
Think I'm paid to listen to your line of hot air?
"Rope" by Holworthy Hall
The right of the line was "in the air," so far as was at that time known, the infantry not being in sight.
"Personal Recollections of a Cavalryman" by J. H. (James Harvey) Kidd
As he reached the goal line the two other Yale men sailed through the air and hit him.
"Interference and Other Football Stories" by Harold M. Sherman
The same lining of cement diminished the air a third time.
"Experiments and Observations on Different Kinds of Air" by Joseph Priestley
On the sky-line the white peak of a sail; the whole a heaving waste of wind and water, light and air.
"The Return of the Prodigal" by May Sinclair
The white air shimmered in wavy lines above the stubble.
"Stories of the Foot-hills" by Margaret Collier Graham
The racing line drew nearer and nearer, those of the warriors who had guns discharging them into the air.
"Bring Me His Ears" by Clarence E. Mulford
It is served by the Atlantic Coast Line, the Seaboard Air Line and the Southern railways.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 1" by Various
The stagnant air, savored with frying pork, weighted her down with its humidity; her brow puckered into tiny lines.
"Just Around the Corner" by Fannie Hurst
After breakfast we fell in line, marched up to the office of the Baltimore American and the band played all the national airs.
"Personal Recollections of the Civil War" by James Madison Stone
They give an air even to sordid little streets lined by saloons, country groceries, and dry-goods emporiums.
"Across the Continent by the Lincoln Highway" by Effie Price Gladding
Dainty airs, And lines to suit them: we shall follow you.
"A Select Collection of Old English Plays" by Robert Dodsley

In poetry:

"Thou bird, that hoverest at heaven's gate,
Or cleavest limpid lines of air,
Return—for thou hast one to care—
Return to thy dear mate.
"Mount Arafa" by Richard Doddridge Blackmore
I have waited with a long rod
And suddenly pulled a gold-and-greenish, lucent fish from
And had him fly like a halo round my head,
Lunging in the air on the line.
"Fish" by D H Lawrence
I never get between the pines
But I smell the Sussex air;
Nor I never come on a belt of sand
But my home is there.
And along the sky the line of the Downs
So noble and so bare.
"The South Country" by Hilaire Belloc
Sudden, that sense of peace and prayer
Like vapour faded. Round the bend
Swung lines of khaki without end ...
Common was water, earth and air;
Death seemed a hard thing not to mend.
"Toussaints (ToJ.W.H.)" by Ivor Gurney
Look how the glittering lines are wavering and lifting, —
Softly the breeze of night, scatters the vision bright: and, passing fair,
Over the meadow-grass and through the forest drifting,
The Fire-Fly City of the Dark is lost in empty air!
"Fire-Fly City" by Henry Van Dyke
Did the door move, or was it always ajar?
The gladioli on the table are pale mauve.
I smell pale mauve and blue,
Blue soft like bruises—putrid—oozing—
The air oozes blue—mauve—
And the door with the black line where it does not shut!
"The Country House" by Amy Lowell

In news:

0Sly Inc, a 138-year-old manufacturer of dust collectors and other air pollution equipment, has released a new brochure that provides an overview of its equipment line.
The Bulldogs are taking on Air Force with a share of the Mountain West Conference title on the line.
A Delta Air Lines commuter jet lands at LaGuardia Airport in New York on Aug 28.
Delta Air Lines Inc is nearing an agreement to buy Singapore Airlines' 49 percent stake in Virgin Atlantic, and is expected to agree to a transatlantic joint venture with the British carrier, a source said.
Their device tests the safety of air, and mining companies are already lining up to order them.
In this image released by NOAA, Chris Carparelli, adjusts a glass flask that line the walls of an air sample processing room at NOAA's Earth System Research Laboratory in Boulder, Colo.
Now Delta Air Lines is tempting travelers to pay for wireless Internet.
Few states are as eager to increase trade with Russia as Georgia, the home of corporate giants Coca-Cola Co. And Delta Air Lines and more than 3,600 international facilities from 60 countries.
The 30 Rock star… was tossed from an American Air-lines flight on Tuesday after refusing to turn off his phone and throwing a temper tamper in the plane's bathroom.
What is the color code for compressed air distribution lines, and also for vacuum distribution lines.
Delta Air Lines Inc, said they sought arbitration by the National Mediation Board (NMB) that will allow them to strike if management fails to negotiate a new agreement.
Do I need to set my compressed air line to 30 psi to be OSHA compliant .
The redesigned Model TZ-60B is part of the Topaz® line of portable air conditioners .
Line of portable air conditioners .
The Euro came in line overnight with a potent looking system for next Sunday, followed by a shot of very cold air ( +1F) Monday.

In science:

The line of sight towards the shower maximum traverses regions of higher air density.
An upper limit to the photon fraction in cosmic rays above 10^19 eV from the Pierre Auger Observatory
Measured path length variation ∆L3 : black line; measured ambient air temperature: TA ; the air temperature at the beginning and the end of the measurement is given in the figure; temperature of the quadripod near the subreflector: parallel lines (same scale of the temperatures).
Mechanical Measurements of the ALMA Prototype Antennas
Line.airWavelength: PhysicalQuantity Wavelength in the air of the transition originating the line.
IVOA Recommendation: Simple Spectral Lines Data Model Version 1.0
Fluorescence light images of air showers seen from several kilometers away tend to form line-shaped patterns on the camera, whereas Cherenkov light images of showers hitting the telescope head-on tend to form round-shaped patterns, as shown in Fig.7.
Properties and Performance of Two Wide Field of View Cherenkov/Fluorescence Telescope Array Prototypes
Yet, also the combination of all pursued lines of cosmological research whose assembly gave this meeting such an tantalizing flair and scope.
Report to Anaximander: A Dialogue on the Origin of the Cosmos in the Cradle of Western Civilization
The angle of attack is the angle subtended from the direction of airflow by the straight line which joins the leading edge and trailing edge of the wing.
Explanation and discovery in aerodynamics
Circle p air #4 is excluded here because large parts of the circles fall on the galactic plane, so that a phase test is of low signi ficance. T he expected phase of −36◦ is shown with a vertical line.
WMAP First Year Sky Map: Hints of Poincare Dodecahedral Topology
Above about 100 TeV (marked by the vertical line in Fig. 1), the flux becomes so low that large air shower detectors on the ground must be used.
TeV Particle Astrophysics II: Summary comments
Pb/Lexan/air simulates the upstream end of a double scattering beam line.
Techniques of Proton Radiotherapy: Transport Theory
Suppose we have a system not unlike the Burr Center eye treatment line, a 160 MeV proton beam traversing 12 cm of Lexan followed by ≈ 90 cm of air. (The residual range is 3.9 cm H2O.) Figure 18 shows various computations of the equivalent source as a function of the depth of the measuring plane (MP).
Techniques of Proton Radiotherapy: Transport Theory
Fig. 1: An event display from Milagrito. The length of each vertical line is proportional to the time at which that PMT was struck by light produced by particles in the shower front. This illustrates how the PMT signal times are used to reconstruct the incident direction of an air shower.
Milagrito: a TeV air-shower array
The spectral lines in the visible part of the Kr I spectrum were measured in air with a wall-stabilized arc discharge and a 2m – Czerny-Turner monochromator.
Accurate transition rates for the 5p - 5s transitions in Kr I
The experiment described in the previous section was unsuited for measurements in the infrared because it was set up in air. A second experiment in a purged environment was therefore carried out to measure the intensity of lines in the infrared.
Accurate transition rates for the 5p - 5s transitions in Kr I
In principle, the difference between the solid and the dashed lines in the figure represents an estimate of the pro jection of the experimental errors from collider experiments on the average depth of the shower maximum in air showers.
A review of experimental results at the knee
Typically, lines of O2 , N2 and Ar depend mainly on the air mass, while lines of H2O depend also on the instantaneous weather (cf.
Disentangling telluric lines in stellar spectra