• 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

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