Pneumatical

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Pneumatical Adapted for containing compressed air; inflated with air; as, a pneumatic cushion; a pneumatic tire, a tire formed of an annular tube of flexible fabric, as India rubber, suitable for being inflated with air.
    • Pneumatical Consisting of, or resembling, air; having the properties of an elastic fluid; gaseous; opposed to dense or solid. "The pneumatical substance being, in some bodies, the native spirit of the body."
    • Pneumatical (Biol) Fitted to contain air; Having cavities filled with air; as, pneumatic cells; pneumatic bones.
    • Pneumatical Moved or worked by pressure or flow of air; as, a pneumatic instrument; a pneumatic engine.
    • Pneumatical Of or pertaining to air, or to elastic fluids or their properties; pertaining to pneumatics; as, pneumatic experiments. "Pneumatical discoveries."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The sound of a snore (up to 69 decibels) can be almost as loud as the noise of a pneumatic drill.
    • pneumatical Same as pneumatic.
    • n pneumatical A vaporous substance; a gas.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Pneumatical nū-mat′ikal relating to air: consisting of air: moved by air or wind
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. pneumaticus, Gr. , fr. , , wind, air, to blow, breathe; cf. OHG. fnehan,: cf. F. pneumatique,. Cf. Pneumonia
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L.,—Gr. pneumatikospneum-a, -atos, wind, air—pnein, to blow, to breathe.

Usage

In literature:

It has been truthfully said of him that his characteristic lay in his pneumatic realism.
"History of Rationalism Embracing a Survey of the Present State of Protestant Theology" by John F. Hurst
I'm here to discuss fan bellows, not pneumatics.
"The Drone" by Rutherford Mayne
His discoveries in pneumatic chemistry have exceeded those of any other philosopher.
"Continental Monthly , Vol. 6, No. 1, July, 1864" by Various
Suddenly, giant pneumatic guns from below joined in the battle, hurling huge explosive shells toward the Earth-ship.
"Islands of Space" by John W Campbell
There were few days upon which the Father of Pneumatic Chemistry and the Father of Electrical Science did not meet.
"The Bibliotaph" by Leon H. Vincent
A Pneumatic Street, 95 Soldiers' Home Building.
"The American Architect and Building News, Vol. 27, Jan-Mar, 1890" by Various
It has a stomach, composed of a pair of pneumatic engines which drive it through the water.
"In the Track of the Troops" by R.M. Ballantyne
Pneumatic Piston, acting on No.
"Bell's Cathedrals: The Abbey Church of Tewkesbury" by H. J. L. J. Massé
The bullet from Jack's pneumatic pistol struck Jesse James, and a hoarse yell of pain escaped the bandit king.
"Jack Wright and His Electric Stage;" by "Noname"
He made a kind of pneumatic engine, by which he guessed the elasticity of the air.
"The Best of the World's Classics, Restricted to Prose, Vol. VII (of X)--Continental Europe I" by Various
They thought of putting him under a pneumatic bell, of making him inhale gas, and of giving him poison to drink.
"Bouvard and Pécuchet" by Gustave Flaubert
When this method is not sufficient, a pneumatic system is employed.
"Elements of Plumbing" by Samuel Dibble
See Dr. Beddoes on Pneumatic Medicine.
"Zoonomia, Vol. II" by Erasmus Darwin
A noteworthy instance of the use of pneumatic appliances in cylinder sinking for foundations is that in progress at the Forth Bridge.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 488, May 9, 1885" by Various
The hissing of the pneumatic valves of the plate-shifters in the lower control room.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science April 1930" by Various
Now the library at Amberley was fitted, as a library should be, with a silent door, a door with an inaudible latch and pneumatic hinges.
"The Return of the Prodigal" by May Sinclair
The chains are tested by a violent pneumatic machine.
"The Romance of the Reaper" by Herbert Newton Casson
A second French invention, also given a pretentious name, was Damoiseau's "terabdella" (meaning "large leech"), or pneumatic leech.
"Bloodletting Instruments in the National Museum of History and Technology" by Audrey Davis
The second pneumatic terror is also at this point, commanding the entrance to the Gate.
"Harper's Round Table, October 29, 1895" by Various
PNEUMATICS AND PNEUMATIC MACHINES.
"Inventions in the Century" by William Henry Doolittle
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In poetry:

Grishkin is nice: her
Russian eye is underlined for emphasis;
Uncorseted, her friendly bust
Gives promise of pneumatic bliss.
"Whispers Of Immortality" by T S Eliot

In news:

Premier Pneumatics Series 4 Microprocessor Controller.
Most nails used in pneumatic nailers have a wedge-shaped point that pushes the wood grain aside.
Bradders are widely known to be the most used pneumatic nailers .
When Bosch introduced its first line of pneumatic nailers last spring, it claimed that the tools were 20 percent smaller and 10 percent more powerful than the competition.
The SG900 is suitable for various pedestals including the TP200 2-stage pneumatic pedestal .
Equipment designers frequently must incorporate miniature solenoid valves into their pneumatic designs.
How do handheld pneumatic vacuums compare to shop vacs.
I have recently seen handheld pneumatic vacuums.
The Fluid Power Handbook & Directory (FPH&D) has been published by Hydraulics & Pneumatics for decades.
Pneumatic air cylinders, heavy duty.
AutomationDirect's Nitra pneumatic product line now includes D-Series heavy-duty air cylinders for applications where abusive conditions are a concern.
Rotork Fairchild, a member of the Rotork group of flow control companies, has launched a new range of compact high pressure pneumatic regulators for instrument and industrial control applications.
Wireless Pneumatic Thermostats Deliver Smoother Upgrade.
They believe the cans were propelled about 500 feet into the US from a pneumatic-powered cannon similar to the ones used to launch T-shirts.
Guardair Corporation (Chicopee, MA) has introduced the new Mac Vac, a mounted pneumatic vacuum unit.
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In science:

The camera, mounted on a pneumatic table to avoid vibrations, was cooled down to its nominal cryogenic temperature of 70 mK and electromagnetically shielded to avoid magnetic field interferences in the MKIDs as well as spill-over radiation from the laboratory floor and walls.
Electronics and data acquisition demonstrator for a kinetic inductance camera
The evolution of vertebral pneumaticity in sauropod dinosaurs.
Aspects of the history, anatomy, taxonomy and palaeobiology of sauropod dinosaurs
Origin of postcranial skeletal pneumaticity in dinosaurs.
Aspects of the history, anatomy, taxonomy and palaeobiology of sauropod dinosaurs
Pneumaticity, neck length, and body size in sauropods.
Aspects of the history, anatomy, taxonomy and palaeobiology of sauropod dinosaurs
The evolution of vertebral pneumaticity in sauropod dinosaurs.
Aspects of the history, anatomy, taxonomy and palaeobiology of sauropod dinosaurs
The evolution of vertebral pneumaticity in sauropod dinosaurs.
Aspects of the history, anatomy, taxonomy and palaeobiology of sauropod dinosaurs
Pneumaticity, neck length, and body size in sauropods.
Aspects of the history, anatomy, taxonomy and palaeobiology of sauropod dinosaurs
Origin of postcranial skeletal pneumaticity in dinosaurs.
Aspects of the history, anatomy, taxonomy and palaeobiology of sauropod dinosaurs
What pneumaticity tells us about 'prosauropods', and vice versa.
Aspects of the history, anatomy, taxonomy and palaeobiology of sauropod dinosaurs
MYT07] Mythbusters television show, The Discovery Channel (2007). These guys use pneumatic devices to launch all sorts of projectiles over a wide range of velocities.
A method for testing bullets at reduced velocity
In spite of these caveats, the approach of using reduced muzzleloader charges compares quite favorably with the alternative of using unrifled pneumatic devices [WWZ04, MTY07], which are usually unrifled and unable to fire bullets which maintaining proper orientation in flight.
A method for testing bullets at reduced velocity
Enriched 235U was irradiated in an MTR pneumatic rabbit facility of the Atomic Energy Division of the Phillips Petroleum Company at Idaho Falls, Idaho.
Discovery of the Barium Isotopes
The pressure difference across the convex entrance window to the helium cell is kept at 0 psid by pneumatic relay R11, and monitored by pressure gauge P8.
A High Power Hydrogen Target for Parity Violation Experiments
When the loop is full of liquid, the hydrogen supply is closed and the operating pressure is maintained by the large volume of hydrogen in the ballast tank, through pneumatic valve PV12.
A High Power Hydrogen Target for Parity Violation Experiments
The neutron injection from the neutron guide into the magnetic ring was performed with the help of fast pneumatically driven neutron mirror reflector.
Options for the Neutron Lifetime Measurements in Traps
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