• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Soap-bubble a bubble made from soap-suds by blowing through a pipe
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. sápe; Dut. zeep, Ger. seife.


In literature:

The child's soap-bubble shows it in miniature splendor.
"Notable Events of the Nineteenth Century" by Various
We have been discussing soap bubbles.
"The Evil Eye; Or, The Black Spector The Works of William Carleton, Volume One" by William Carleton
Their promises are beautiful bubbles, on a basis of soft soap, and made to 'bust.
"The Grey Wig: Stories and Novelettes" by Israel Zangwill
They talked over their hopes of finding treasure in the seashore sand, forgetting all about the soap bubbles they had been blowing.
"Six Little Bunkers at Cousin Tom's" by Laura Lee Hope
Blowing soap bubbles, especially trying to blow big ones, is very useful as well as interesting.
"What the Mother of a Deaf Child Ought to Know" by John Dutton Wright
The sail spreads out and fills like a soap bubble about to burst.
"A Journey to the Centre of the Earth" by Jules Verne
The soap bubble explains the rainbow.
"The Last Harvest" by John Burroughs
That seems to me very different from blowing soap-bubbles.
"Holidays at the Grange or A Week's Delight" by Emily Mayer Higgins
Dotty was speechless with surprise, but her eyes grew as round as soap-bubbles.
"Dotty Dimple's Flyaway" by Sophie May
Slowly his cheeks puff out, gleaming like soap-bubbles.
"A Book of Burlesques" by H. L. Mencken
All his pleasant dreams had burst like soap-bubbles.
"The Lure of the Mask" by Harold MacGrath
The sphere disappeared like a bursting soap bubble.
"The Whispering Spheres" by Russell Robert Winterbotham
Sometimes they used so much soap that I was sure the doctor would suspect the bubbles.
"A Labrador Doctor" by Wilfred Thomason Grenfell
Why should your power vanish before the eyes of the king, even as a soap bubble?
"King of the Jews" by William T. Stead
It comes the same as soap bubbles come.
"Rootabaga Stories" by Carl Sandburg
Nothing but soap bubbles, soap bubbles!
"The Banished" by Wilhelm Hauff
You are going to have a soap-bubble party.
"Jacko and Jumpo Kinkytail" by Howard R. Garis
But now I will use it for soap bubbles.
"Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales" by Hans Christian Andersen
But that does not mean that they are pure appearances, soap bubbles.
"Essays on the Materialistic Conception of History" by Antonio Labriola
And the packets of sugar-plums, and pipes for blowing soap-bubbles, come to tenpence.
"The Eagle's Nest" by S. E. Cartwright

In poetry:

The first balloons I sought to sail,
Soap-bubbles fair, but all too frail,
Or kites,--but thereby hangs a tail.
"Avitor" by Francis Bret Harte
There's something fascinating on life's dark and sombre side,
When the worn and travel-weary seek for rest at even tide;
In the shadows where the fallen come to muse on faded hope,
Expectancies that vanished like to bubbles blown from soap.
"The Shady Side" by Samuel Alfred Beadle

In news:

Four mathematicians have announced a mathematical proof of the Double Bubble Conjecture : that the familiar double soap bubble on the right in Figure 1 is the optimal shape for enclosing and separating two chambers of air.
The chandelier Essen created for The Importance of Being Earnest at the Tipping Point Theatre glowed—and released soap bubbles with the help of a bubble machine (photo Howard and Charlotte Meyer).
The geometry of soap films and soap bubbles.
Open problems in soap bubble geometry .
Soap bubble screen is 'the world's thinnest display'.
Soap bubble screen is 'the world's thinnest display'.
Spigots spew pre-soak and bubbling soap.
Huckle and his team solve the mystery by finding out bubble bath soap was pumped into the gas station tank by mistake.
Summer John, 5, blows soap bubbles as her mom, Edwina, registers her for kindergarten at Harborview Elementary School on Thursday.
Dancing all night long, pace, kissing and soap bubbles.
Record Soap Bubble Holds 181 people.
It's almost as if someone poured soap into the waterfall and the bubbles froze that way.

In science:

The spheres might be cells, or particles, or soap bubbles floating on the surface of a liquid (2-dimensional motion) or in the air (3-dimensional motion).
Brownian Dynamics of Globules
Consider the way in which soap bubbles arise from a statistical physics model of molecular forces.
Event-Symmetric Physics
Events in the soap bubble model correspond to molecules rather than space-time points.
Event-Symmetric Physics
As noted in [47, 46, 48, 77] directed percolation, studies of the growth of soap bubbles and other nonequilibrium critical phenomena offer models which may be interpreted as dynamical causal structures.
Towards a background independent approach to M theory
Examples of P-manifolds include finite graphs and soap bubble clusters.
Rigidity of hyperbolic P-manifolds: a survey
Plateau problem , named after the blind Belgian physicist who originated the systhematic study of complicated configurations of soap bubbles, is one of the most long-standing and poorly understood problems in modern mathematics, despite enormous attention and effort.
Alday-Maldacena duality and AdS Plateau problem
The assumptions used to derive the inequality are very restrictive, and as e.g. pointed out by Guven and ´O Murchhada neither of them hold in a simple soap bubble and they do not approximate any known topologically stable field configuration.
Report on GRG18, Session A3, Mathematical Studies of the Field Equations
On the experimental side, the persistence exponent has been measured in systems with breath figures , soap bubbles and twisted nematic liquid crystal exhibiting planar Glauber dynamics .
Persistence in Nonequilibrium Systems
Taylor, The structure of singularities in soap-bubble-like and soap-film-like minimal surfaces, Ann.
Conelike soap films spanning tetrahedra
Isenberg, The science of soap films and soap bubbles, Dover Publications, N.Y., USA (1992).
Perturbative stability of catenoidal soap films
This situation resembles the “soap bubble” with the boundary fixed.
Dual Higgs Theory for Color Confinement in Quantum Chromodynamics