Fixed air

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Fixed air (Old Chem) carbonic acid or carbon dioxide; -- so called by Dr. Black because it can be absorbed or fixed by strong bases. See Carbonic acid, under Carbonic.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Fixed air the name given by Dr Joseph Black in 1756 to what in 1784 was named by Lavoisier carbonic acid
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L., fixus, figĕre, to fix, prob. through O. Fr. fix, or Low L. fixāre.

Usage

In literature:

Indigo White is fixed on the yarn as Indigo White and on exposure to the air becomes blue.
"Vegetable Dyes" by Ethel M. Mairet
We have already shown by experiment, that magnesia alba is a compound of a peculiar earth and fixed air.
"Experiments upon magnesia alba, Quicklime, and some other Alcaline Substances" by Joseph Black
Water and air'll fix me all right!
"The Rich Little Poor Boy" by Eleanor Gates
The air seemed fixed around where I am, and everybody seems to know who fixed it.
"Peck's Bad Boy and His Pa 1883" by George W. Peck
Stratton smiled, and his hand remained as if fixed in the air.
"Witness to the Deed" by George Manville Fenn
The red sun beat upon his body as he hovered in the hot air, his eyes fixed on the distant sky line.
"Omega, the Man" by Lowell Howard Morrow
He sniffed the air, and his head remained fixed in the act of sniffing.
"The Old Tobacco Shop" by William Bowen
Of this class those fixing the free nitrogen from the air are the most important.
"Manures and the principles of manuring" by Charles Morton Aikman
Expose each capsule in turn in the hot-air oven for ten minutes to a different fixed temperature, varying 5 deg.
"The Elements of Bacteriological Technique" by John William Henry Eyre
But the arrow of Philoctetes came hissing through the air, and the barb was fixed in the side of Paris.
"Museum of Antiquity" by L. W. Yaggy
Something in Valerie's air fixed her wandering attention at once with a little shock.
"A Modern Mercenary" by Kate Prichard and Hesketh Vernon Hesketh-Prichard
There I beheld a hundred or more men, women, and children, their eyes fixed on something in the air above and behind the hotel.
"They Shall Not Pass" by Frank H. Simonds
Mr. Welling, with a terrified and furtive air, seems to be fixed to the spot where he stands.
"A Likely Story" by William Dean Howells
His eyes were fixed on mid-air, his nostrils worked, his mouth quivered.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Vol. 26, October, 1880" by Various
Though fixed air incorporated with water dissolves iron, fixed air without water has no such power, as I observed before.
"Experiments and Observations on Different Kinds of Air" by Joseph Priestley
Our client wants to get his daughter out into this air, and he has money to spend fixing up.
"Betty Gordon in the Land of Oil" by Alice B. Emerson
Then, as suddenly as a magician produces an object out of the thin air, one of the distant searchlights fixed upon one of the enemy planes.
"Aces Up" by Covington Clarke
With eyes fixed on the ocean I waited in an agony of suspense, assuming the most unconscious air of which I was capable.
"Stories by American Authors, Volume 10" by Various
At present her mind was fixed on brisk movement in the marvelous air.
"The Silent Barrier" by Louis Tracy
So, fixing the shatters so as to admit a crack of air, he flung himself upon the coach, and was sound asleep as soon as he touched it.
"A Veldt Official" by Bertram Mitford
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In poetry:

Far round the mournful beauty played
Of lambent light and purple shade,
Lost on the fixed and dumb despair
Of frozen earth and sea and air!
"The Chapel of the Hermits" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Wild was the wish, intense the gaze
I fixed upon the murky air,
Expecting, half, a kindling blaze
Would strike my raptured vision there, —
"Severed and gone" by Anne Bronte
And bite his pen, and lift his eyes
As if he thinks to find in air
The wished-for following words, or tries
To fix his thoughts by fixëd stare.
"The Young Letter Writer" by Charles Lamb
The captive yields him to the dream
Of freedom, when that virgin beam
Comes out upon the air:
And painfully the sick man tries
To fix his dim and burning eyes
On the soft promise there.
"The New Moon" by William Cullen Bryant
So in a calm that hopes for no assistance,
With longings that are lost in empty air
Her dying eyes are fixed upon the distance,
Lest he should come upon her unaware,
"He cometh not," she whispers in despair.
"Forsaken" by Nora Pembroke
"Hanner," he said, and he raised his eyes
And looked exceedingly grave and wise,
"The kentry's agoin, I guess, tu the dogs:
Them durned Republikins, they air hogs:
A dev'lish purty fix we air in;
They've gone un riz the teriff on tin."
"The Tariff On Tin" by Hanford Lennox Gordon

In news:

They're used to scaling tall heights to fix power outages but today an electrical crew went high in the air for an unusual rescue.
In response, Google released an over-the-air patch today to fix one of the issues demonstrated by hacker Sergey Glaznov.
So I fixed the tire using a plug patch , monitored the repair and tire pressures for the next few rides, and once I was satisfied the air wasn't leaking I dropped the worries out of my mind.
The new fixed based operator, Redi -Air, is planning all sorts of exciting activities for the airport as well as expending existing services.
DETROIT — Ford is recalling more than 154,000 Fiesta subcompacts to fix a problem with the side air bags.
Ford is recalling more than 154,000 Fiesta subcompacts to fix a problem with the side air bag s.
DETROIT — Ford is recalling more than 154,000 Fiesta subcompacts to fix a problem with the side air bag s.
DETROIT (AP) – Ford is recalling more than 154,000 Fiesta subcompacts to fix a problem with the side air bags.
Ford recalls Fiesta to fix air bag problem.
An Air Force Academy cadet is being credited for helping find a fast and inexpensive fix for a B-1B bomber .
If you wait long enough for the air conditioning to get fixed, you don't miss it as much.
Fix-It with Lou Manfredini 8AM hour airing on December 8, 2012.
Just how responsible is the L.A. Department of Water and Power for the area's air quality, and how much should it be required to do to fix the problem.
Sgt Mark Kobayashi with the 4th Maintenance Group at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base fixes the wiring on a multi-purpose display unit, which is used in the F-15E Strike Eagle to display the lay of the.
Eight Air Cargo Carriers Get Court Approval for Price-Fixing Settlement.
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In science:

C O N C L U S I O N S Variations in the manufacturing and surface preparation processes have led to a low testing success rate for the initial high power testing. Other problems encountered (i.e., air cooling problems, shipping damage, vacuum leaks) can be corrected and/or fixed.
Lifetime Testing 700 MHz RF Windows for the Accelerator Production of Tritium Program
To this end, we fix the air-gap at d and calculate the Fresnel reflection coefficient at the rear facet of the dielectric slab (i.e., at z = 0) as a function of d.
Deducing radiation pressure on a submerged mirror from the Doppler shift
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