current of air


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n current of air air moving (sometimes with considerable force) from an area of high pressure to an area of low pressure "trees bent under the fierce winds","when there is no wind, row","the radioactivity was being swept upwards by the air current and out into the atmosphere"
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In literature:

These days of waiting were filled with a queer sense of expectancy, as the air is sometimes charged with electric currents before a storm.
"Mary Ware's Promised Land" by Annie Fellows Johnston
The smallest interval of air usually suffices to stop the current.
"Fragments of science, V. 1-2" by John Tyndall
By a cross current of air which tends to check the draught.
"Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Household Management" by Ministry of Education
The air is electric with the currents of revolution.
"America First" by Various
Suppose a house with a great central hall, into which a current of fresh, temperately warmed air is continually pouring.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 14, No. 85, November, 1864" by Various
A current of fresh air came to meet him as he stepped gingerly across the debris.
"The Green Rust" by Edgar Wallace
This time he sent a current of air against a large boulder resting on a narrow ledge.
"Thirty Indian Legends" by Margaret Bemister
Which way did they find that the current of air was setting at the lower part of the door-way?
"Rollo's Philosophy. [Air]" by Jacob Abbott
Tempering our currents experimentally to the pressure of the air, we can, if we desire, float like a feather and be wafted with every breeze.
"Pharaoh's Broker" by Ellsworth Douglass
The patient should be kept in a warm room, and free from exposure to currents of cold air.
"An Epitome of Homeopathic Healing Art" by B. L. Hill
The taper which he carried was quenched from the current of air.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 03" by Various
Currents of air moving from about the 30th degree of latitude towards the equator.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
We have grown up in pure light and air, appeased with the comforts, and braced by at least the current morality of society.
"Humanity in the City" by E. H. Chapin
The object being to provide for a constant current of air from below upwards between the specimens.
"Studies of American Fungi. Mushrooms, Edible, Poisonous, etc." by George Francis Atkinson
As she did so her dress created a current of air which carried a paper from Toinette's desk almost to her feet.
"Caps and Capers" by Gabrielle E. Jackson
You have no right to keep a window open for your accommodation, if the current of air thus produced annoy or endanger the health of another.
"How To Behave: A Pocket Manual Of Republican Etiquette, And Guide To Correct Personal Habits" by Samuel R Wells
The impetuous currents of air coming from below often bring amongst them the germs of various infections and in particular malarial fevers.
"My Friends the Savages" by Giovanni Battista Cerruti
The rotary blower used in these experiments for maintaining the ventilating current of air has given the greatest satisfaction.
"Respiration Calorimeters for Studying the Respiratory Exchange and Energy Transformations of Man" by Francis Gano Benedict
Vapours and air-currents do not alone embarrass the use of giant telescopes.
"A Popular History of Astronomy During the Nineteenth Century" by Agnes M. (Agnes Mary) Clerke
Archie and Grace came in presently, bringing another current of cold air with them.
"Not Like Other Girls" by Rosa N. Carey

In poetry:

It was her wings,
Who stepped over the clouds,
And laid her rainbow feathers
Aslant on the currents of the air.
"The Captured Goddess" by Amy Lowell
All songs of current lands come sounding 'round me,
The German airs of friendship, wine and love,
Irish ballads, merry jigs and dances—English warbles,
Chansons of France, Scotch tunes—and o'er the rest,
Italia's peerless compositions.
"Proud Music Of The Storm" by Walt Whitman

In news:

Since the Air Filter Blaster 's launch in January of 2012, the AFB has sold more than 1,300 units and currently boasts six resellers.
Just for laughs, and to sniff the fetid air of the sixties once more, over the weekend I drove downtown here in L.A. To check out the Occupy L.A. Tribes currently infesting the City Hall precincts.
American Eagle's current air services agreement allows for removal of 40 regional jets from the fleet each year starting in January 2014.
EULESS, TX — The governing body of the Air Line Pilots Association, International, unit at American Eagle Airlines reelected its current leadership to another two-year term of office that began Sept 7, 2001.
(AP) — Air Force coach Troy Calhoun doesn't paint an imposing picture of Falcons running back Cody Getz, currently the NCAA's leading rusher.
Air Force coach Troy Calhoun doesn't paint an imposing picture of Falcons running back Cody Getz, currently the NCAA's leading rusher.
WIND IS DEFINED BY WEBSTER'S dictionary as a strong current of air.
The upcoming season of Sesame Street will air a spoof of Blake's current hit TV show, The Voice.
While village elections may be less than two weeks away, who exactly will be on the ballot is currently up in the air and in the hands of the courts.
The Astral Air line of air curtains produce downward air currents at door openings.
The late Ed Yost, pictured above, was the inventor of the modern hot- air balloon , whose current incarnations will be in ample display during "The Sky's The Limit," a balloon festival that begins Friday.
I, for one, refuse to stand by and not support Ted Schade, our Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control officer, and my friend, who is currently under attack by the City of Los Angeles.
The late Ed Yost, pictured above, was the inventor of the modern hot-air balloon, whose current incarnations will be in ample display during "The Sky's The Limit," a balloon festival that begins Friday.
Klapheke, 21, a military dependent to a US Air Force member currently deployed, was arrested in late August for three counts of felony injury to a child.
Riders of Berk" (Not rated, Fox, $14.98): If you liked the movie "How to Train Your Dragon ," you might enjoy this spin-off series, currently airing on Cartoon Network.

In science:

We interpret bνt = i as meaning that the ball thrown i − t seconds in the past will land t seconds in the future. (Alternatively, the ball landing t seconds in the future will have been in the air i seconds by the time it lands.) A TL-state completely captures the current status of Magnus.
Juggling probabilities
Two primary factors have driven much of the current interest in Antarctic astronomy – the coldest and driest conditions on Earth that are found in the air above the Antarctic plateau.
Astronomy in Antarctica
Such emission is isotropic and could allow the detection of air showers with 100% duty cycle and a calorimetric-like energy measurement, a significant improvement over current detection techniques.
The MIDAS experiment: A prototype for the microwave emission of Ultra-High Energy Cosmic Rays
Potential sources of noise are Poisson noise (eliminated for long exposures), variations in the light source intensity and colour as well as fluctuations in the speckle pattern during collection of the unagitated fibre spectra, which could be caused by air currents (minimized) or shift in temperature.
Modal noise prediction in fibre-spectroscopy I: Visibility and the coherent model
In Section 3 we propose alternative methods implemented into our sample application, the generation of air-quality reports from current environmental data.
A Flexible Shallow Approach to Text Generation
Given the current amount of life testing, no definitive conclusions can be made about the lifetime of the window because there were no trends in the surface and air temperatures, the amount of arcing, or vacuum pressure with time.
Lifetime Testing 700 MHz RF Windows for the Accelerator Production of Tritium Program
Markson, 1988] Markson, R. (1988). ”comparison of ionospheric potential and air-earth current as indicators of the global circuit current”.
A selection of papers with some relevance to the investigation of the Sun-Climate link: Papers on Data, Methods and Commentary
It also combines elements of the two techniques which currently lead to different results, namely air fluorescence telescopes and water Cerenkov surface tanks.
Gamma-Ray Bursts: Progress, Problems & Prospects
The world data set of ultra-high energy cosmic rays is currently dominated by data recorded with the Akeno Giant Air Shower Array (AGASA) between 1989 and 2003.
Search for Point Sources of Ultra-High Energy Cosmic Rays Above 40 EeV Using a Maximum Likelihood Ratio Test
The impact of the QGSJET improvements on air shower predictions is currently under investigation [107].
Very High Energy Cosmic Rays and Their Interactions
However, we found that in the current AMBER setup where the characterization of Ck s and Dk s depends on the phase induced by an air blade of variable properties (temperature, humidity, repeatability of piezo), one needs the best possible determination of this phase.
AMBER Task Force February 2008 run report
Each seem to give similar power output, but we will likely operate at the lower temperature options to minimize air currents around the oven and evaporation of oil or other contaminants onto the mirror surfaces located only millimeters away from the oven faces, as shown in Figure 7.8.
Single barium ion spectroscopy: light shifts, hyperfine structure, and progress on an optical frequency standard and atomic parity violation
Further measures include balancing the center of mass of the table (< 1 mm offset from the rotation axis) and shielding the lasers and optics outside the vacuum chamber against air currents and temperature gradients in the laboratory.
Rotating optical cavity experiment testing Lorentz invariance at the 10^{-17} level
Graduates (ADI) and currently he is in the board of AIR, a national society for the promotion of scientific research.
Output Filter Aware Optimization of the Noise Shaping Properties of {\Delta}{\Sigma} Modulators via Semi-Definite Programming
Abstract: The current status and prospects of deducing the proton-air cross section from fluorescence telescope measurements of extensive air showers are discussed.
On the relation between the proton-air cross section and fluctuations of the shower longitudinal profile