• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Air-lock a small chamber for the entrance and exit of men and materials, at the top of the caisson or hollow cylinder used for founding the piers of bridges under water
    • ***


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.—L. aër—Gr.


In literature:

The lock filled with air, and gas-crystal fragments turned to reeking vapor as they warmed.
"A Matter of Importance" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
If you feel up to taking my arm as far as the porch, Mr. Locke, the fresh air might be good medicine, too.
"The Thing from the Lake" by Eleanor M. Ingram
There was no need for an air lock, since small amounts of impurities in the He-4 didn't bother anything.
"The Bramble Bush" by Gordon Randall Garrett
When he was within half a mile, an air-lock door opened in the ship's side.
"Scrimshaw" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
He could have breached the air lock, but he wanted the Terran to understand the power behind the act.
"Instinct" by George Oliver Smith
He put that jar in the boat's air lock, bled the air to emptiness, and flashed the tube's quaint elements.
"The Pirates of Ersatz" by Murray Leinster
Arm yourselves and assemble at starboard air lock!
"The Aliens" by Murray Leinster
He had to tow them, one by one, to the rear starboard air lock and seal them between the inner and outer doors.
"The Measure of a Man" by Randall Garrett
A tiny figure came out of a crevice that would someday be an air lock.
"Space Platform" by Murray Leinster
Buenos Aires is a city of locked doors.
"Birdseye Views of Far Lands" by James T. Nichols

In poetry:

On the strand where the sand was rocking
She stood and sang an air,
And the winds in her hair kept locking
Their fingers cool and bare.
"The Mermaid" by Madison Julius Cawein
God lent his creatures light and air,
And waters open to the skies;
Man locks him in a stifling lair,
And wonders why his brother dies!
"For The Meeting Of The National Sanitary Association" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
A yell the dead might wake to hear
Swelled on the night air, far and clear;
Then smote the Indian tomahawk
On crashing door and shattering lock;
"Pentucket" by John Greenleaf Whittier
But he's ta'en aff his gude steel-cap,
And thrice he's waved it in the air--
The Dinlay snaw was ne'er mair white,
Nor the lyart locks of Harden's hair.
"Jamie Telfer" by Andrew Lang
What cloud thus died I saw not; heaven was fair.
Methinks my angel plucked my locks: I bowed
My spirit, shamed; and looking in the air:-
'Even so,' I said, 'even so, my brother the good Cloud?'
"The Cloud's Swan-Song" by Francis Thompson
In a costly palace Youth his temples hides
With a new devised peruke that reaches to his sides;
In a wretched workhouse Age's crown is bare,
With a few thin locks just to fence out the cold air.
"A Ballad" by Charles Lamb

In news:

Mickey Thompson Tires & Wheels 4600 Prosper Drive Stow OH 44224 330-928-9092 Inner Air Lock 231-313-0661
Anywheel Airlock Mickey Thompson Wheel Nitto Tire And Air Lock .
Check out how to make anywheel a beadlock with an airlock from Inner Air Lock .
ConCentra ball bearing units for high-speed air handling applications integrate unique concentric locking technology to form a near 360.
A pistol raises in the air as runners eight abreast, with relay batons in hand and eyes locked 100 yards ahead, cock back in their starting blocks ready to blast off around the first turn.
Company offers an alternative to packed air strippers for land-locked situations.
The Y ucca plant extract naturally binds ammonia, resulting in complete odor control and locking in of the offensive odors from being released into the air.
A pilot accidentally locked himself in the bathroom aboard a flight to New York City and touched off a brief hijacking terror scare that underscored the fears about air travel that still linger more than a decade after 9/11.
A school on Tucson's south side was ordered locked down this afternoon as authorities looked for men who were allegedly firing a gun into the air from a vehicle.
More than a year after clearing the F-22 to resume flight operations , the Air Force is still trying to lock-on to the problem with the jet's Oxygen Supply System.
The Taste Protector Cap, found on bottles, features a special seal to lock out air and lock in taste, while preventing the beer from ever touching metal.
It aired after 'The Voice' and I found myself locked into the pilot episode.
Unfortunately for Pat Gudauskas in Round 2, a solid air isn't enough to lock in a stellar wave score this year at Trestles.
The Airsept Click Lock A/C Security System is a unique new tool that alerts service providers if an air conditioning system has been opened since the repair shop last serviced the system.
The governor and the GOP leaders should be locked in a room without air conditioning until they come up with a budget.