• Diagram and Section of the Air-cells
    Diagram and Section of the Air-cells
  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Air-cell a cavity containing air
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.—L. aër—Gr.


In literature:

A living cell cut off from air will die.
"Natural Law in the Spiritual World" by Henry Drummond
Small blood vessels ramify in the walls of the air cells.
"Special Report on Diseases of the Horse" by United States Department of Agriculture
The air-cavities are large and uniform and are separated by bands of parenchymatous cells.
"A Handbook of Some South Indian Grasses" by Rai Bahadur K. Ranga Achariyar
It is not all yeast-cells that can thus live without air and provoke fermentation.
"Fragments of science, V. 1-2" by John Tyndall
And so out of the cell they marched and down the long corridor and out of the building into the open air.
"A Prisoner of Morro" by Upton Sinclair
They sat now in a tiny cell into which air came through slits in the wall.
"Daughters of Doom" by Herbert B. Livingston
Magnesia, asbestos air cell, molded asbestos, wool felt, waterproof paper and wool felt, cork, hair felt.
"Elements of Plumbing" by Samuel Dibble
As the window falls to pieces a flood of light invades my cell, and I feel the warm air, and smell a perfume as of new-mown hay.
"The Idler Magazine, Volume III., July 1893" by Various
Other cells take in necessary food from the air.
"The Heart of Nature" by Francis Younghusband
It seems to arise from a periodic retrograde action of the lymphatics of the membrane, which lines the air-cells of the lungs.
"Zoonomia, Vol. II" by Erasmus Darwin

In poetry:

Oh, ring harmonious voices
Of New Year's welcoming bells!
For the very air rejoices.
Through all its sounding cells!
"The News-Boy's Dream of the New Year" by Kate Seymour Maclean
h bells of Easter morn, oh solemn sounding bells,
Which fill the hollow cells
Of the blue April air with a most sweet refrain,
Ye fill my heart with pain.
"Easter Bells" by Kate Seymour Maclean
O give me music—for my soul doth faint;
I'm sick of noise and care, and now mine ear
Longs for some air of peace, some dying plaint,
That may the spirit from its cell unsphere.
"Fragments" by Henry Kirke White
Sunshine and air! bird-music and spring!
Merrily, merrily!—
Back to its cell each weary thing,
Wearily, wearily!
Our poor hearts, withered and dry and old,
Most at home in the cloister cold!
"If I Were A Monk, And If Thou Wert A Nun" by George MacDonald
Confine the monarch of the air
To some dim cage, in fierce despair
He droops his wing and dies;
While grov'lling man consents to dwell
Immured in vice's gloomy cell,
Nor e'er for freedom sighs.
"A Thought" by Peter John Allan

In news:

DOROTHY SMULLEN The coral fungi's "branches"€ launch spore-producing cells into the air to reproduce.
Perhaps a terrorist cell might pass on a plot to hijack a civilian airliner and crash it into an unsuspecting crowd knowing that surface-to-air missiles stand ready to shoot the airliner out of the sky.
Cell phones and their snappier smart phone cousins might as well be the air we breathe, they're so ubiquitous.
For reasons we don't fully understand, Yankees broadcaster David Cone gave out his cell- phone number on the air last week in Seattle.
An ingenious filtration system keeps air clean through a set of cell-like modules and a network of tubes that harnesses the organic technology of plants.
If Showtime's first season of " Sleeper Cell " had one failing when it aired last December, it was the finale.
The E-Series Air-Operated Diaphragm (AOD) pumps made of polyethylene (PE) provide the operational advantages and reliability during the wafer-creation phase of solar-cell manufacture, where a cutting liquid known as " slurry " is employed.
A fuel cell uses the chemical reaction between oxygen (from the air) and hydrogen (from a supply) to generate zero-emission electrical energy.
Cell phone video taken by a resident of the Coney Island houses shows a 7-year-old girl jumping up and down on an air conditioning unit in a third-story window.
The E-Series Air-Operated Diaphragm (AOD) pumps made of polyethylene (PE) provide the operational advantages and reliability during the wafer-creation phase of solar-cell manufacture, where a cutting liquid known as "slurry" is employed.
Funny-looking cells and an air of expectation.
A Delta Air Lines flight bound for the United States made an emergency landing Monday in Dublin because a passenger left a cell phone plugged into a socket in one of the aircraft's restrooms , police and aviation authorities said.
Planet Earth was struck Tuesday by a "space hurricane" with the potential to scramble cell phones and satellites, disrupt air traffic and electrical systems and cause trillions of dollars in damage.
Optional bladder assemblies having as much as two 85-LB lift air cells can be easily mounted.
An engineer at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory patented a zinc -air fuel cell that was recently licensed to Zinc Air Inc, Kalispell, Mont.

In science:

The two side peaks are due to the coupling between the static birefringence of the Faraday cell and CottonMouton effect of the air.
Building a 3.5 m prototype interferometer for the Q & A vacuum birefringence experiment and high precision ellipsometry
It provides the departures, at grid cell level, from the 30 year mean (anomalies) of upper air specific humidity fields of each of the nodes.
Interpreting self-organizing maps through space--time data models
To be definite, we assume that the Hele-Shaw cell contains a bounded droplet of water surrounded by an infinite “sea” of oil (another possible experimental set-up is an air bubble surrounded by oil or water).
Random matrices and Laplacian growth
The spheres might be cells, or particles, or soap bubbles floating on the surface of a liquid (2-dimensional motion) or in the air (3-dimensional motion).
Brownian Dynamics of Globules
Due to slow diffusion of water through the cells of wood, the moisture content of wood is slower to reach a state of equilibrium than that of air.
Music in Terms of Science