blue air

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n blue air the sky as viewed during daylight "he shot an arrow into the blue"
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Usage

In literature:

The sky was blue, the air keen and cutting; a brilliant glow of exuberant health sat on the cheeks of nearly all the players.
"Ernest Bracebridge" by William H. G. Kingston
A sparkling torrent, rushing down the side of a hill, flows in front of it, cooling the air, while afar off is seen the deep blue sea.
"The Cruise of the Mary Rose" by William H. G. Kingston
Blue tongues, licking the air, vanishing into wisps of black smoke.
"Tarrano the Conqueror" by Raymond King Cummings
A blue sky overhead and a bright sun and calm frosty air render it pre-eminently cheerful.
"The Big Otter" by R.M. Ballantyne
On every page there is a glimpse of cloudless blue sky, a breath of warm sunny air, a sketch of Italian manner.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 103, May, 1866" by Various
Here the summer skies were of Italian blue; the bells rang through air liquidly golden, perfumed, rich with the murmur of insect life.
"The Genius" by Margaret Horton Potter
The shells crossed to the wood or exploded high in blue air.
"The Long Roll" by Mary Johnston
In the farm-towns the cots were displayed; smoke rose from their chimneys in the silent air, grey blue banners of peace.
"Gilian The Dreamer" by Neil Munro
His blue eyes are bright, his whole air triumphant.
"Molly Bawn" by Margaret Wolfe Hamilton
It is blue like the air that you were born into, and always live in.
"Hortus Inclusus" by John Ruskin
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In poetry:

That fawn-skin-dappled hair of hers,
And the blue eye
Dear and dewy,
And that infantine fresh air of hers!
"A Pretty Woman" by Robert Browning
Lord Jesus Christ, I know not how—
With this blue air, blue sea,
This yellow sand, that grassy brow,
All isolating me—
"The Disciple" by George MacDonald
The rain beat in our faces,
And shrill the wild airs grew;
The long-maned clouds in races
Coursed o'er heaven's windy blue.
"Cross-Roads" by Mathilde Blind
Love me--and I will give into your hands
The rare, enamelled jewels of my lands,
Flowers red and blue,
Tender with air and dew.
"The Spirit Of The Earth" by Mary Webb
This is unborn beauty: she
Now in air floats high and free,
Takes the sun and breaks the blue;--
Late with stooping pinion flew
"To Will H. Low" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Peace waits among the hills;
I have drunk peace,
Here, where the blue air fills
The great cup of the hills,
And fills with peace.
"Montserrat" by Arthur Symons

In news:

Conditions at Lexington, Blue Grass Airport, KY. One can just take a quick walk ouside and feel just how moist the air is and it isn't pleasant.
COLUMBIA — A car speeds down Providence Boulevard, followed by blue and red lights flashing and a siren piercing the mid-Missouri air.
The Golden Wings Over Meridian Air Show, featuring the Navy's Blue Angels, marks the 100th anniversary of naval aviation and the 50th anniversary of NAS Meridian.
He loves the city's air enough to give it a shout-out on his debut LP, Night Train, a record with a Blue Note look and a Golden Age hip-hop feel.
Blue Lagoon Remake Airs this Saturday.
A remake of the 1980 movie classic, "The Blue Lagoon ," is scheduled to air on Saturday, June 16, on the Lifetime Network.
Moncure Nelson Lyon Jr, a retired colonel of the United States Air Force, died Saturday, Sept 29, 2012, at his home in Blue Ridge Summit, Pa.
Conditions at Lexington, Blue Grass Airport, KY. Five weeks out of prostate cancer surgery, I think it's time to air my story from the operating room.
Enlarge Brian Kelly bkelly@al.com Blue Angels take to the skies over Pensacola for their Homecoming Air Show on Nov 2, 2012.
(Brian Kelly/bkelly@al.com) Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show Faces in the Crowd gallery (22 photos).
Blue Ridge PBS will air a program focusing on bullying in schools.
(Oct 30, 2012) — Fans of the world-renowned Blue Angels have one final chance to observe the acclaimed air show of the Navy's Flight Demonstration Squadron on Nov 2-3.
The 19th Annual Pleasure Island Seafood, Blues and Jazz Festival kicks off this weekend at Fort Fisher Air Force Recreation Area in Kure Beach.
A perfect place for a party: 10,000 acres of Washington State prairie , furnished with a newly mown field gilded by the sun, a big blue sky, fresh air, and close friends and family.
Little Rock Air Force Base Heritage Park was a solemn sea of red, white and blue with 1,400 miniature American flags marking Flag Day Thursday.
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In science:

In the same figure are presented the typical spectra of flames in air (red triangles) and the spectra of the sun (light blue crosses), both in arbitrary units.
The Development of Sealed UV Sensitive Gaseous Detectors and their Applications
For the most reliable differential photometry, at least in the most blue optical bands, quasars should be compared preferable with either nearby white dwarf stars or Main Sequence bluish stars to avoid color effects that may arise at different air-masses.
Testing tests on AGN microvariability
Note the agreement between the red vs. green/blue points for channels 16/17/18, which are receivers located in air and therefore immune to reflection effects.
Recent Results from the RICE Experiment at the South Pole
The Cherenkov emission from an air shower forms a column of blue light in the sky, with the maximum emission occuring around 10 km above sea level at TeV energies.
TeV Gamma-ray Astronomy: A Summary
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