air spring

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n air spring a mechanical device using confined air to absorb the shock of motion
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: A gator in the road is a huge piece of tire from a blow out on a truck, called a gator because the fly up when a truck runs one over and take out your air lines causing you to lose air and forcing your spring brakes to come on which causes a rather abrupt stop.
    • Air spring a spring in which the elasticity of air is utilized.
    • Air spring etc. See under Air Boiling, etc.
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Usage

In literature:

All fear had left me, and something was singing round me in the air and in my heart like the joy of a spring morning in youth.
"The Best Ghost Stories" by Various
The silver-cold fire of an undecided moon was abroad in the sky and rumours of spring filled the air.
"Visionaries" by James Huneker
The shop-keepers were at their doors breathing the mild spring air.
"A Dozen Ways Of Love" by Lily Dougall
The air that morning had softened to a balminess like spring.
"The Hidden Places" by Bertrand W. Sinclair
The air is much drier in spring and summer (78 and 75) than it is in autumn and winter (86 and 89).
"Hertfordshire" by Herbert W Tompkins
There is a delicious spring of water there, and plenty of wild, cool air.
"A Book of Natural History" by Various
The air, though chilly, held the promise of spring.
"The Land of Promise" by D. Torbett
O mighty Mars, whose nod directs the fray; Springs, Streams, and Powers whom Air and Sea obey.
"The Aeneid of Virgil" by Virgil
All of spring was in the air.
"The Lady of Fort St. John" by Mary Hartwell Catherwood
He springs into the air, and, without a groan or cry, meets his death.
"The Empire Annual for Girls, 1911" by Various
The odour of spring is in the air.
"A Certain Rich Man" by William Allen White
The half hour was sung through the soft balmy air of the Southern spring.
"The Victim" by Thomas Dixon
It was the last day of the year, and although a winter morning, the rare mountain air was as soft as spring.
"Famous Adventures And Prison Escapes of the Civil War" by Various
Fanny did it one sunny afternoon in early spring when the streets were gay with folks all out to taste the first bit of gladness in the air.
"Green Valley" by Katharine Reynolds
There was also a hint of spring in the air.
"Prisoners" by Mary Cholmondeley
Love was in the air, that perfect spring afternoon, even for the animal world.
"The Prairie Wife" by Arthur Stringer
The cool fresh air of the morning was as a draught of spring-water to her.
"The Four Feathers" by A. E. W. Mason
Infinite air and this spare veil of spring-tide greenery on field and forest soothe their sternness.
"Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Complete" by John Symonds
Its scent loads the air for some distance around, and pleasantly reminds one of spring flowers.
"Hardy Perennials and Old Fashioned Flowers" by John Wood
The air was cool and clear as spring water.
"Dross" by Henry Seton Merriman
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In poetry:

The sky is blue no more,
The spring-tide airs are bleak,
I find not her I seek,
The earth is fair no more!
"Eurydice" by Sophie Margaret Hensley
As the birds come in the Spring,
We know not from where;
As the stars come at evening
From depths of the air;
"Ultima Thule: The Poet And His Songs" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
I stood by Glencar Water
When spring filled all the air,
And, oh, by Glencar Water
It’s a lovely place to fare!
"Glencar Water" by Clinton Scollard
The airs of spring may never play
Among the ripening corn,
Nor freshness of the flowers of May
Blow through the autumn morn.
"My Psalm" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Above the restaurants in the evenings
The sultry air is wild and still,
And the decaying breath of spring
Drives drunken shouting.
"Unknown Woman" by Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Blok
A music ranging in the air,
A lambent light in everything;
O sweet, my sweet, the subtle heat,
The dancing light of Love and Spring!
"July" by John Le Gay Brereton

In news:

R amps may be the first to arrive at the party, but nothing says spring is in the air like asparagus .
Spring is in the air, and downtown Marietta and the historic Harmar Village are celebrating it in style Friday night with the annual ReStore Marietta Garden Party.
Conditions at Colorado Springs, CO. AFA officials encourage a review of Academy guidelines for all visitors planning to attend the 2012 United States Air Force Academy Graduation ceremony.
Spring football in the air at UT and BG.
A feel of spring in the air .
Behind-the-scenes negotiations between the city and the Sierra Club have led to an agreement that would avert a lawsuit , at least temporarily, against Colorado Springs Utilities over alleged violations of the Clean Air Act.
A young Boyd K Packer, now president of the Quorum of the Twelve, enlisted in the United States Air Force in the spring of 1943.
Liza Minnelli will star as herself on the NBC drama, which chronicles the backstage happenings of a Marilyn Monroe-inspired musical, in an episode called "The Surprise Party" that's slated to air in the spring.
Now that spring is here, we all want to have the windows and doors open to let in fresh air.
Bates keeps Spring Air alive after near-collapse in 2009.
Conditions at Colorado Springs, CO. Phoenix-based Mesa Air is asking its 3,000 employees to voluntarily take a five percent pay cut for one year.
Monsoon storms rolled through the Valley on Aug 21 as the president landed at Nellis Air Force Base and again on Aug 22 as the president was giving his speech at Canyon Springs High School.
BOSTON — Spring is in the air.
Nov 15--New York and Albuquerque will get a little closer this spring -- at least by air.
Spring is in the air and for many it's time for seasonal cleaning.
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In science:

She uses a spring mechanism to launch a ball into the air at an angle θ .
Compression Rate Method for Empirical Science and Application to Computer Vision
In the single jump mode, the robot compressed the spring and was propelled into the air.
Lift-off dynamics in a simple jumping robot
The mechanical and optical apparatus lies on top of a TMC-optical table (1.5 m × 2.0 m), which is isolated from seismic ground motion with an air over-pressure spring system that couples it to the ground floor. A sound absorbing enclosure protects the whole assembly against the ambient acoustical noise.
Alignment procedure for the VIRGO Interferometer: experimental results from the Frascati prototype
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