light air


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n light air wind moving 1-3 knots; 1 on the Beaufort scale
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  • Robert Green Ingersoll
    “What light is to the eyes -- what air is to the lungs -- what love is to the heart, liberty is to the soul of man.”
  • Horace Mann
    “Scientific truth is marvelous, but moral truth is divine and whoever breathes its air and walks by its light has found the lost paradise.”


In literature:

The navy blues given in the last few recipes possess the merit of considerable resistance to light, air and milling.
"The Dyeing of Woollen Fabrics" by Franklin Beech
Notwithstanding its density too, it was perfectly light, each hair seeming to stand apart as if permeated by and breathing the air.
"The Child of Pleasure" by Gabriele D'Annunzio
TREATMENT: Place the animal in a clean, comfortable stall where there is pure air and light but no drafts.
"The Veterinarian" by Chas. J. Korinek
Rooks and crooks who live in the putrid air of crime are not denied the light of day, even though they loathe it.
"The Best Short Stories of 1915" by Various
Turning quickly, Barrent saw a fiery dot of light appear in mid-air.
"The Status Civilization" by Robert Sheckley
The fastness of colours to light, air, rubbing, washing, soaping, acids and alkalies is a feature of some considerable importance.
"The Dyeing of Cotton Fabrics" by Franklin Beech
Trifles light as air often suggest to the thinking mind ideas which have revolutionized the world.
"Pushing to the Front" by Orison Swett Marden
Over each cell door was an aperture which admitted such light and air as could be found in such a place.
"Recollections of Old Liverpool" by A Nonagenarian
They are very light and will float in the air if dry.
"The Eugenic Marriage, Volume IV. (of IV.)" by Grant Hague
The sea had become perfectly calm, a light air occasionally only rippling the surface.
"The Three Admirals" by W.H.G. Kingston

In poetry:

Her wild birds sing the same sweet stave,
Her lights and airs are given
Alike to playground and the grave;
And over both is Heaven.
"The Old Burying-Ground" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Thy songs melt on the vibrant air,
The wild birds know them, and the wind;
The common light hath claim on them,
The common heart and mind.
"The Songs Of Seventy Years" by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward
And through the dream the lovers dreamed
Sweet sounds stole in and soft lights streamed;
The sunshine seemed to bless,
The air was a caress.
"The Maids Of Attitash" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Bring light and air--the thin and shining air
Of the North land,
The light that falls on tower and garden there,
Close to the gold sea-sand.
"Chillingham" by Mary Elizabeth Coleridge
The flowers all wash their faces fair
With the dews of the smiling morn,
Then turn to greet the god of the air
As his light in the east is born.
"Morning Flowers" by Jared Barhite
But soon the light and open air
Received me as a wandering child,
And I soon thought their house more fair,
And all my grief their love beguiled.
"The Cottage" by Jones Very

In news:

STG Completes Cabin Lighting Installations at Swiss International Air Lines.
Toronto filmmaker Simcha Jacobovici flashes a light inside a Jerusalem cave during the filming of "The Lost Tomb of Christ," due to air on the Discovery Channel on March 4.
LAGOS, Nigeria — As night falls across Nigeria, men fan the flames of charcoal grills by candlelight or under naked light bulbs, the smoke rising in the air with the smell of spices and cooking meat.
Penn State may be competing in its first season of Division I hockey, but Air Force isn't taking this weekend's road opponent lightly.
In light of the recent H1N1 flu virus, Sanuvox Technologies has issued a reminder that the company's UV Air Sterilization Systems are designed to destroy airborne biological contaminants, including swine influenza.
We all know and love the clean air, beautiful scenery, light traffic and low crime rate in Morgan County.
Photo by Jim Massara On the air at 1570 AM The Light.
Don't ignore air bag warning light .
Warm air will return after light snow.
'Open Air' light installation raises environmental, air traffic safety concerns.
Don't ignore air bag warning light.
As darkness fell, the dancers lighted the fires one by one, filling the air with clouds of thick smoke and the smell of pungent herbs.
LAUREN WOOD / THE NATCHEZ DEMOCRAT — Selina Rutherford sits on her father Cole's shoulders as they watch the hot-air balloons around them light up during Friday night's balloon glow on the bluff.
A mix of Clay Paky Alpha Spots and Profiles shone a light on BET's Celebration of Gospel '07, a two-hour special hosted by Steve Harvey, which aired on the cable network this past January.
Air 1 gets green light to charge for medical flights.

In science:

In a field test with the MAGIC telescope we have tested the efficiency of a G-APD / light catc her setup to detect Cherenkov light from air showers.
Detection of Cherenkov light from air showers with Geiger-APDs
An IACT records by means of a finely segmented PMT camera the very weak Cherenkov light flashes from VHE γ -ray induced air showers.
Detection of Cherenkov light from air showers with Geiger-APDs
The effects of the latest results on the light observed from air showers will be discussed.
Air Fluorescence Relevant for Cosmic-Ray Detection - Summary of the 5th Fluorescence Workshop, El Escorial 2007
The main systematic uncertainty of this method arises from the insufficient knowledge of the fluorescence light yield of electrons in air.
Air Fluorescence Relevant for Cosmic-Ray Detection - Summary of the 5th Fluorescence Workshop, El Escorial 2007
It gives an overview on the actual status of the knowledge of the fluorescence light yield of electrons in air, important for air shower detection.
Air Fluorescence Relevant for Cosmic-Ray Detection - Summary of the 5th Fluorescence Workshop, El Escorial 2007