air-sleeve

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n air-sleeve a truncated cloth cone mounted on a mast; used (e.g., at airports) to show the direction of the wind
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Usage

In literature:

His air of cheerful importance, his beard and glasses, even his shirt-sleeves, annoyed the doctor.
"Song of the Lark" by Willa Cather
The cold air met him on the threshold; it crept into the sleeves of his coat.
"Dubliners" by James Joyce
Conrad recognized Zindau, and now he saw the empty sleeve dangle in the air over the stump of his wrist.
"The March Family Trilogy, Complete" by William Dean Howells
The shirt-sleeves help the air of bravado.
"Rhoda Fleming, Complete" by George Meredith
Come to me to-day wearing your green collar, Make your two orange sleeves float in the air and come to me.
"The Garden of Bright Waters" by Various
A figure with tattered purple sleeves near at hand leaped into the air, waving his arms wildly.
"Behind the Line" by Ralph Henry Barbour
The Scarecrow, perched on the high ridge, waved its tattered sleeves in the air.
"The Golden Scarecrow" by Hugh Walpole
Three bands of red thar," he drew a long finger across his sleeve, "air my ambition.
"The Long Roll" by Mary Johnston
Some of the shopkeepers were standing at their doors in their shirt-sleeves taking the air.
"The Green Carnation" by Robert Smythe Hichens
There, as he was saying good-by with a Chesterfieldian air, Tough plucked him by the sleeve.
"The Varmint" by Owen Johnson
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In poetry:

Come to me to-day wearing your green collar,
Make your two orange sleeves float in the air, and come to me.
Touch your hair with essence and colour your clothes yellow;
The deer of reason has fled from the hill of my heart;
Come to me.
"Ballade Of Ajam The Washerman" by Edward Powys Mathers

In news:

The Screaming Eagle insignia of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) is perhaps the most recognized and famous shoulder sleeve insignia in the United States Army.
James Francis "Shirt-sleeves" O'Neill, Bel Air mayor.
Sealed Air launches Cryovac shrink sleeve labels.
Sealed Air launched Cryovac GT-1 shrink sleeve labels, a hybrid film that uses multi-layer polymer.
In May, the Environmental Protection Agency said it would allow states to dump the vapor -catching sleeves, if they can prove that doing so won't hurt air quality.
For some gardeners, it was a perfect day for planting: mid-April with a bright sun and air warm enough to leave your jacket inside and work in short sleeves.
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