air passage

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n air passage a duct that provides ventilation (as in mines)
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Usage

In literature:

But, down the passage and down the stairway was the only exit to the rest of the palace and the air.
"The Fifth Queen" by Ford Madox Ford
Nasal catarrh is an inflammation of the mucous membranes of the nostrils and upper air passages.
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle" by U.S. Department of Agriculture
Let us follow the air in its passage through the bath.
"The Turkish Bath" by Robert Owen Allsop
An additional obstacle to the free passage of air into the lungs, is the accumulation of blood in the pulmonary vessels.
"A Treatise on Anatomy, Physiology, and Hygiene (Revised Edition)" by Calvin Cutter
This he pulled forward, so as to leave the air passage free.
"The Wilderness Trail" by Frank Williams
It pushes up until the frost-bound trunk denies it further passage and there waits the first brief respite in the air above.
"Old Plymouth Trails" by Winthrop Packard
Frantically he fought, locking his air passage so his last lungful couldn't escape.
"The Wailing Octopus" by Harold Leland Goodwin
In some, however, the passages in the nose are too small to carry the air without effort.
"Health Lessons" by Alvin Davison
Most bacteria breathed in with the air cling to the moist surfaces of the air-passages and never reach the lungs.
"American Red Cross Text-Book on Home Hygiene and Care of the Sick" by Jane A. Delano
When the three Spindrifters returned home, Chahda had taken air passage to Bombay to see his family.
"The Caves of Fear" by John Blaine
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In poetry:

We meet them at the doorway, on the stair,
Along the passages they come and go,
Impalpable impressions on the air,
A sense of something moving to and fro.
"Haunted Houses. (Birds Of Passage. Flight The First)" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Long is thy passage o'er the main,
And native air alone can save!
No friend thy weakness will sustain,
But India is, for thee, a grave!
Though winds arise, though surges swell,
Maria, we must say farewell!
"Henry, On The Departure Of His Wife From Calcutta" by Matilda Betham
Rejoice, ye birds of passage, sing!
Sing notes of offering morn and even,
Make resonant the air of spring;
With modulation sweet, to heaven
Send grateful up a rapturous roundelay,
For Christ our Saviour rose on Easter Day.
"Easter Offering" by George Hannibal Temple
Widow. The dead syllable, with its shadow
Of an echo, exposes the panel in the wall
Behind which the secret passages lies—stale air,
Fusty remembrances, the coiled-spring stair
That opens at the top onto nothing at all….
"Widow" by Sylvia Plath
their spirits still remember you.
When an August morning breaks upon you
a vigour from their lives stabs through your air;
and sometimes an ethereal and youthful form
in swiftest passage, indistinct,
passes up above your hills.
"Ionian Song" by Constantine P Cavafy
Sea-ward, white gleaming thro' the busy scud With arching Wings, the sea-mew o'er my head
Posts on, as bent on speed, now passaging
Edges the stiffer Breeze, now, yielding, drifts,
Now floats upon the air, and sends from far
A wildly-wailing Note.
"Sea-ward, white gleaming thro' the busy scud (fragment)" by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

In news:

It warms, humidifies and filters the air you breathe, but it can't do any of these things unless the nasal passages are clear.
They have two separate internal passages — one at 90° for lubricating oil and one vertical airway for venting enclosed air space.
A dead gray whale that was found floating in Saratoga Passage Sunday was necropsied on a beach on Whidbey Island Naval Air Station Monday.
The final Northwest Passage aired on September 30, 2011.
As Frank Borman, Jim Lovell and William Anders read passages from the Bible during a live broadcast on Dec 24, 1968, NASA aired the first "earthrise" photo to the public.
Alvesco is a drug that helps prevent and control asthma symptoms by reducing inflammation in the air passages.
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez is praising passage of a new law that lowers the voting age to 16, a move that could have a big influence in next year's congressional elections.
Passage of Proposition 3 would prevent the borough from regulating air quality in favor of state regulation.
The fresh air cleansed his nasal passages as he rode "home" on his moped to a bedroom in his alcoholic uncle's garage.
However, Clark and Feo used high-speed videorecordings and wind-tunnel tests to establish that the dive chirp was actually caused by the passage of rushing air through the hummingbird 's tail feathers.
One of the requirements is an oscillation vest, which is used to help clear the air passage of the lungs.
Here are the names of House members who voted against final passage of the clean air clean air bill or did not vote.
When you sneeze , your uvula and the soft part of the back of your throat automatically block your mouth, and all that air is funneled through small nasal passages.
They are designed to mix solvents and compressed air to flush paintlines and passages quickly and thoroughly, eliminating color contamination and saving time.
The air conditioner didn't work and I had chosen to read a few passages as part of the sermon.
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In science:

The ˇCerenkov light produced by the passage of relativistic particles through the quartz medium is collected in sections along the length of the calorimeters and focused by air-core light guides onto the photodetector devices, APDs or PMTs.
Performance Studies of Prototype II for the CASTOR forward Calorimeter at the CMS Experiment
Recent measurements suggest that extensive air showers initiated by ultra-high energy cosmic rays (UHECR) emit signals in the microwave band of the electromagnetic spectrum caused by the collisions of the free-electrons with the atmospheric neutral molecules in the plasma produced by the passage of the shower.
The MIDAS experiment: A prototype for the microwave emission of Ultra-High Energy Cosmic Rays
Ave et al. argue that since the total number of secondary electrons produced by the passage of the primary electron in an air volume is roughly proportional to the energy deposited, the fluorescence light is also expected to be proportional to the energy deposited.
Air Fluorescence Relevant for Cosmic-Ray Detection - Summary of the 5th Fluorescence Workshop, El Escorial 2007
Another example is the branching network of air-passages in the human lung.
Complexity: An Introduction
Air becomes conductive under passage of the filament, and a voltage is measured across a 22 Ωm resistor.
Effect of light polarization on plasma distribution and filament formation
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