• Hardening by jets of water
    Hardening by jets of water
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj jetting propelled violently in a usually narrow stream
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Acetylene Jet Acetylene Jet
Blow-through Jet Blow-through Jet
Mixed Jet Mixed Jet
Mixed Jet, Gwyer pattern Mixed Jet, Gwyer pattern
Mixing Chamber of Jet Mixing Chamber of Jet
Injector Jet Injector Jet

Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The first jet engine was invented by Frank Whittleof of England in 1930.
    • jetting Same as jutting. See jut.
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  • Sylvia Plath
    Sylvia Plath
    “The blood jet is poetry and there is no stopping it.”
  • Charles M. Allen
    Charles M. Allen
    “If the human race wants to go to hell in a basket, technology can help it get there by jet.”
  • Saul Alinsky
    Saul Alinsky
    “Quotes from Mao, Castro, and Che Guevara... are as germane to our highly technological, computerized society as a stagecoach on a jet runway at Kennedy airport.”


Jet set - Very wealthy people who travel around the world to attend parties or functions are the jet set.
Jet-black - To emphasise just how black something is, such as someone's hair, we can call it jet-black.


In literature:

With 40 feet of leather hose and a 7/8 inch jet, the pressure is 30 lb.
"Fire Prevention and Fire Extinction" by James Braidwood
The younger man had a jet-black mustache with long, drooping ends.
"Jim Spurling, Fisherman" by Albert Walter Tolman
In a room on this floor, which was brilliantly lighted by four gas jets blazing from the chandelier, nine people were seated.
"A Woman at Bay" by Nicholas Carter
The materials were dead white cashmere and dull black satin, with a very little lace and jet.
"Social Life" by Maud C. Cooke
And the spacecraft, the jets, the rockets, the damnable rockets, more every day and every night, and ten coming for every one shot down.
"Happy Ending" by Fredric Brown
Sinking a well by means of a water-jet 120 33.
"Rural Hygiene" by Henry N. Ogden
Hell, the boy should be in jets by now!
"Death of a Spaceman" by Walter M. Miller
A hand torch with a double jet burner gives a very clean, nonoxidizing flame.
"The Automobile Storage Battery" by O. A. Witte
From the shield a tiny jet of fluid leaped at me.
"Astounding Stories, March, 1931" by Various
This could be from a flame coming from jets on the tips of the rotors.
"The Four-Faced Visitors of Ezekiel" by Arthur W. Orton

In poetry:

Her skin was gold, her hair was jet,
Her teeth were ivory;
I said, "for twenty silver pieces,
Maiden, sleep with me".
"Ironic Poem about Prostitution" by George Orwell
Her skin was gold, her hair was jet,
Her teeth were ivory;
I said ‘For twenty silver pieces,
Maiden, sleep with me.’
"Romance" by George Orwell
The days are brief that come apace,
When morn wakes up and night sinks down,
But far beyond the hills of jet
The glory of the sweet sunset
Lights all the steeples of the town
"The Eternal Life" by Folger McKinsey
Too precious these moments! the lustre they fling
Is the light of our year, is the gem of its ring,
So brimming with sunshine, we almost forget
The rays it has lost, and its border of jet.
"My Annual" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
For who can work, unwitting his work's worth?
Better, meseems, to know the work for naught,
Turn my sick course back to the kindly earth,
And leave to ampler plumes the jetting tops of thought.
"The Cloud's Swan-Song" by Francis Thompson
"You will know her by her lashes,
Fringing eyes as dark as jet;
And her curly raven tresses — You can't miss my fair Janett,
With her beautiful curved neck,
And the rare angelic grace
Of her motion, form and face."
"A Message For Janett" by Samuel Alfred Beadle

In news:

These Jets have never mauled Tony Eason.
No-huddle left Jets' defense breathless .
Before Jackie Chan, before Jet Li, there was Bruce Lee .
No, Mark Sanchez didn't phone the Jets' draft room Saturday and lobby for his close friend, Colorado wide receiver Scotty McKnight.
Alex Loeb and Cris Carter break down a game in which Mark Sanchez threw 4 touchdown passes as the Jets beat the Bills late, 28-24.
Alex Loeb and Cris Carter break down the Jets' 27-11 win over the Bills.
Tim Tebow Talks After Jets' Game.
Jets To Retire Martin's No 28.
Keys To Success For Jets Offense.
CHARLOTTE (AP) — US Airways said it has repaired and returned to service the passenger jet damaged when a pilot's pistol went off in flight.
With his captain restrained and locked out of the cockpit, the co-pilot of JetBlue Flight 191 acted calmly and quickly to get the Airbus jet and 135 other passengers and crew down safely.
Tanner Glass, formerly of the Vancouver Canucks and Winnipeg Jets, is now with the Pittsburgh Penguins.
D'Anton Lynn, son of Jets assistant coach Anthony Lynn, heads Jets undrafted free agent class.
Marchesa designer Georgina Chapman teamed up with the NFL to debut a line of New York Jets T-shirts for women, but Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez (above) played coy when The Post's Kirsten.
The bodies of the two pilots on a Turkish jet shot down by Syria have been recovered, but the wreckage of the F-4 Phantom jet has not yet been located.

In science:

They show that the jet is at low-density and high temperature in good agreement with high resolution simulations of jet-formation (see Heinz et al. 2006; Simionescu et al. 2009 for example). A remarkable feature is the formation of two under-dense cavities filled with sonic-jet material.
Jet-regulated cooling catastrophe
However, it is also possible that the current AGN luminosity may have varied substantially over tage , since the time of the ejection of the jet, that the jet is highly underdense or modestly relativistic, or that the jet ram pressure estimate is too high.
The Nuclear Outflow in NGC 2110
Several theoretical models were proposed to explain qualitatively the ridge origin using the various concepts that are in one or another way relevant to the interactions of high-pt partons or jets with medium, jets in small-pt , parton-jets collisions etc, see references in .
Onset of "ridge phenomenon" in AA and pp collisions and percolation string model
The resulting predictions from the Monte Carlo generators are not infra-red safe for each point in the multi-jet phase space as the LO and NLO jet phase spaces only coincide on the boundary defined by soft/collinear emissions. A suffic ient amount of jet phase-space averaging is required to obtain finite results.
A Forward Branching Phase-Space Generator
On the contrary, with an infra-red safe jet algorithm, the NLO jet phase space is identical to the LO jet phase space and the two jets remain balanced.
A Forward Branching Phase-Space Generator