• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Air-vessel a vessel or tube containing air
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.—L. aër—Gr.


In literature:

It is then placed in flat vessels exposed to the air to congeal.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 1157, March 5, 1898" by Various
But I went on without heeding, my eyes fixed on the burning vessel whose flames shone brightly in the clear air.
"Blue Jackets" by George Manville Fenn
In reality, the southern airs had blown off the fine-winged seed-vessels of the prairie dandelion.
"The Myth of Hiawatha, and Other Oral Legends, Mythologic and Allegoric, of the North American Indians" by Henry R. Schoolcraft
Empty of air-craft; but to the north just below the horizon, we knew that the line of war vessels was hovering.
"Tarrano the Conqueror" by Raymond King Cummings
The vessel was just discernible in the midst of the turmoil of warring elements that filled the dark air with misty spray.
"The Lifeboat" by R.M. Ballantyne
He was quite alone, and the vessel wore an unusually quiet air.
"Philosopher Jack" by R.M. Ballantyne
They are composed of a network of air-vessels, blood-vessels, and nerves.
"A Treatise on Domestic Economy" by Catherine Esther Beecher
The black air of the night was whitened by the storms of foam-flakes which flew over the vessel.
"The Frozen Pirate" by W. Clark Russell
The air-vessels in them swell out so that they cannot sink again, and they get suffocated and die.
"Jack at Sea" by George Manville Fenn
This relieved the strain on the vessel, and permitted the free circulation of air.
"Fast in the Ice" by R.M. Ballantyne
When I wish to preserve the air for a long time I place the neck of the bottle in a vessel with water.
"Discovery of Oxygen, Part 2" by Carl Wilhelm Scheele
The vessel was instantly blown into the air, her companion set sail and, with cowardly haste, fled from the pirates.
"The Corsair King" by Mór Jókai
Are the lungs composed entirely of blood vessels and air vessels?
"Conversations on Chemistry, V. 1-2" by Jane Marcet
Exhaust the air from the culture vessel.
"The Elements of Bacteriological Technique" by John William Henry Eyre
This is particularly the case with the vessels containing the rather large amounts of sulphuric acid required to dry the air.
"Respiration Calorimeters for Studying the Respiratory Exchange and Energy Transformations of Man" by Francis Gano Benedict
The air pressure usually adopted in large vessels is that corresponding to a height of from 1 to 1-1/2 in.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 2" by Various
He flew past the side, and hung in the air above the vessel's stern.
"Old Farm Fairies:" by Henry Christopher McCook
In this case also, the access of the air being immaterial, combustion might take place in a closed vessel, or even under water.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 59, No. 368, June 1846" by Various
The barrel is connected to the vessel from which the air is to be pumped.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 1" by Various
In close vessels it wholly sublimes, but burns with a small flame in pure air.
"Heads of Lectures on a Course of Experimental Philosophy: Particularly Including Chemistry" by Joseph Priestley

In poetry:

SWIFT o'er the bounding deep the VESSEL glides,
Its streamers flutt'ring in the summer gales,
The lofty mast the breezy air derides,
As gaily o'er the glitt'ring surf she sails.
"Lines Written on the Sea-Coast" by Mary Darby Robinson

In news:

The (California) Air Resources Board is reminding and encouraging small business owners of off-road diesel vehicles, portable diesel equipment, or diesel marine vessels and engines to take advantage of this loan assistance opportunity.
On March 22, two Marine V-22 Osprey rotorcraft from the amphibious assault vessel USS Kearsarge rescued an Air Force pilot whose fighter had crashed in Libya.
The air-conditioned vessel includes ample staff.
Its a great vessel for storage because it has an air tight seal, so the beer carbonates.
Air bubbles covering the vessel's bottom, like a carpet of air.
These changes for use of the AIR Card and SEA Card will improve the refueling capability of aircraft and smaller vessels at non-contract locations.
Air Pollution Regulations For Ships Widened Off Coast To Stop Vessels From Skirting Rules.
Its air/oil lift system raises and lowers the agitators from the mixing vessel, which is attached to a frame that includes a manual tilting mechanism.
Non-vessel-operating common carrier Shipco Transport is expanding its presence in South America by offering an air freight consolidation service to Chile.
The US Department of Defense needs to lay out a clear path to coordinate strategy on its lighter-than-air vessels, according to a report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO).
Two Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crews conducted a medevac of a Filipino-crewman off the 656-ft Panamanian-flagged cargo vessel Stellar Harvest 200 miles southwest of Dutch Harbor Saturday at 9:25 a.m.on Feb 14.
Carriers on the ocean, land and in the air certainly crave it in the demand for and supply of their vessels.
Non-vessel-operating common carrier Vanguard Logistics Services has promoted Collin Rozario to general manager of air freight in the South Pacific and Southeast Asia .
A US Navy P-3C Orion maritime patrol aircraft, US Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt attack aircraft and guided-missile destroyer USS Barry (DDG-52), engaged Libyan Coast Guard vessel Vittoria and two smaller crafts March 28.

In science:

For instance one can think of electrical grids or mammalian lungs, where current or air, flows through power lines or bronchi–bronchioles, submitted to looses of power, or air vessels’ section reduction.
Weighted Fractal Networks
As the vessel is not able to withstand vacuum, it is first filled with CO2 to replace the air.
The NA62 RICH detector
The detector, cooling tower and HE are mounted in three separate vacuum-insulated vessels to reduce heat losses to the ambient air and are super-insulated with 12 layers of aluminized mylar.
Performance of a cryogenic system prototype for the XENON1T Detector
The specimens comprised bands, plates, rings, and vessels, while the AE sources were simulated by rupture of a pencil lead (pen test), material deformation during tensile test, and leakage air flow through a small hole in a sample.
Intelligent location of simultaneously active acoustic emission sources: Part I
Figure 12 shows the alignment constants determined with data taken at atmospheric pressure and redetermined using data collected after the air was pumped out of the VELO vacuum vessel and a pressure of 10−3 mbar obtained.
Performance of the LHCb Vertex Detector Alignment Algorithm determined with Beam Test Data
The dominant background in the ββ 0ν is expected to come from the radon in the cryostat-lead air-gap and the 232Th and 232U in the TPC vessel.
Review of double beta experiments
In the simulation, the RICH vessel is put in air, and the pion or the electron beam at a given momentum is shot about 6 meters before its window.
Studies of the Effects of Oxygen and CO_2 Contamination of the Neon Gas Radiator on the Performance of the NA62 RICH Detector