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Pneumaticity

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Pneumaticity (Biol) The state of being pneumatic, or of having a cavity or cavities filled with air; as, the pneumaticity of the bones of birds.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The sound of a snore (up to 69 decibels) can be almost as loud as the noise of a pneumatic drill.
    • n pneumaticity The state of being pneumatic, or hollow and filled with air; capacity of being inflated with air; inflation by air: applied to air-passages of animals, the hollow bones of birds, etc.
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Usage

In literature:

At the intersection of two broad avenues Vas Kor descended from the street level to one of the great pneumatic stations of the city.
"Thuvia, Maid of Mars" by Edgar Rice Burroughs
It's the principle of the pneumatic instantaneous shutter for a camera lens.
"The Secret Agent" by Joseph Conrad
No other pneumatic had been along the road that morning.
"The Wheels of Chance" by H. G. Wells
Huge tractors rumbled along, groaning beneath a tonnage of tracts which were shot into the watching crowd by pneumatic guns.
"In the Sweet Dry and Dry" by Christopher Morley
The pneumatic organ appears to have been a later improvement.
"The Lives Of The Twelve Caesars, Complete To Which Are Added, His Lives Of The Grammarians, Rhetoricians, And Poets" by C. Suetonius Tranquillus
Beach's Soliloquy on entering his Pneumatic Chamber.
"Punchinello, Vol. 1, No. 5, April 30, 1870" by Various
It works by pneumatic power, and does away with the old-fashioned method of starting an aeroplane by twisting the propeller.
"The Girl Aviators' Sky Cruise" by Margaret Burnham
And now our Minister, seated at his official table, touches his pneumatic bell.
"Collections and Recollections" by George William Erskine Russell
He felt as if he were under a pneumatic clock, and a numbing weakness stole from his brain through his limbs.
"Against The Grain" by Joris-Karl Huysmans
He may be Acton's messenger-boy or the rider of a decent pneumatic, but I'm going to let him go his own way.
"Acton's Feud" by Frederick Swainson
The development of the pneumatic gun has been attended with some other important discoveries, which may be of interest.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 794, March 21, 1891" by Various
In spite of the help of the pneumatic seats and a sleep-cap, Dal could not even doze.
"Star Surgeon" by Alan Nourse
Twenty pneumatic trains are to be started every hour.
"Donahoe's Magazine, Vol. XV, No. 4, April, 1886" by Various
A 1902 safety pneumatic mince pie costs $2; a 1901 pie I sell for $1.50.
"Bikey the Skicycle and Other Tales of Jimmieboy" by John Kendrick Bangs
The quadrate is elongated, with a very large pneumatic foramen.
"Trees. A Woodland Notebook" by Herbert Maxwell
Attic-vent, fresh-air, and return-air dampers are under pneumatic switch control.
"Physics" by Willis Eugene Tower
Pneumatical K 570 87.
"Harper's New Monthly Magazine, No. VII, December 1850, Vol. II" by Various
These bridges were notable for their foundation on cast-iron cylinders, sunk pneumatically.
"Smithsonian Institution - United States National Museum - Bulletin 240" by Anonymous
Be shot if I quite know myself what 'pneumatics' means.
"Johnny Ludlow, Third Series" by Mrs. Henry Wood
Now, however, pneumatic riveting machines are used out of doors.
"Life in a Railway Factory" by Alfred Williams
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In poetry:

Grishkin is nice: her
Russian eye is underlined for emphasis;
Uncorseted, her friendly bust
Gives promise of pneumatic bliss.
"Whispers Of Immortality" by T S Eliot

In news:

The AuroraTM Dual Rotor Crusher can be used in lump breaking for pneumatic conveying or unloading.
Sang-A Pneumatic Co. Ltd 310 212-5568 spctrade.com.
Dampening Reduces Wear on Tooling and Pneumatic Press.
Oct 6, 2009 Hydraulics & Pneumatics.
Nov 15, 2011 Hydraulics & Pneumatics.
Dec 1, 2003 Hydraulics & Pneumatics.
Dec 10, 2009 Alan Hitchcox Hydraulics & Pneumatics.
Rodless pneumatic cylinder positions vacuum assembly that positions slip sheets between layers of cans in baskets.
Dec 16, 2008 Hydraulics & Pneumatics.
That is the kind of pneumatic content that we have always provided.
For a designer putting together a pneumatic system for any type of machinery from automation to transportation, knowledge of the entire system is critical.
Express Blower Inc is the world's leading manufacturer and distributor of pneumatic blowing equipment.
The transition from pneumatic cylinders to electric cylinders can produce huge energy savings that translate into decreased costs and increased productivity.
Pneumatic cylinders, such as the one on the SD-900, can come with internal magnets.
Lowe's Pairs Portable CO2 with Pneumatic Nailing.
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In science:

The camera, mounted on a pneumatic table to avoid vibrations, was cooled down to its nominal cryogenic temperature of 70 mK and electromagnetically shielded to avoid magnetic field interferences in the MKIDs as well as spill-over radiation from the laboratory floor and walls.
Electronics and data acquisition demonstrator for a kinetic inductance camera
The evolution of vertebral pneumaticity in sauropod dinosaurs.
Aspects of the history, anatomy, taxonomy and palaeobiology of sauropod dinosaurs
Origin of postcranial skeletal pneumaticity in dinosaurs.
Aspects of the history, anatomy, taxonomy and palaeobiology of sauropod dinosaurs
Pneumaticity, neck length, and body size in sauropods.
Aspects of the history, anatomy, taxonomy and palaeobiology of sauropod dinosaurs
The evolution of vertebral pneumaticity in sauropod dinosaurs.
Aspects of the history, anatomy, taxonomy and palaeobiology of sauropod dinosaurs
The evolution of vertebral pneumaticity in sauropod dinosaurs.
Aspects of the history, anatomy, taxonomy and palaeobiology of sauropod dinosaurs
Pneumaticity, neck length, and body size in sauropods.
Aspects of the history, anatomy, taxonomy and palaeobiology of sauropod dinosaurs
Origin of postcranial skeletal pneumaticity in dinosaurs.
Aspects of the history, anatomy, taxonomy and palaeobiology of sauropod dinosaurs
What pneumaticity tells us about 'prosauropods', and vice versa.
Aspects of the history, anatomy, taxonomy and palaeobiology of sauropod dinosaurs
MYT07] Mythbusters television show, The Discovery Channel (2007). These guys use pneumatic devices to launch all sorts of projectiles over a wide range of velocities.
A method for testing bullets at reduced velocity
In spite of these caveats, the approach of using reduced muzzleloader charges compares quite favorably with the alternative of using unrifled pneumatic devices [WWZ04, MTY07], which are usually unrifled and unable to fire bullets which maintaining proper orientation in flight.
A method for testing bullets at reduced velocity
Enriched 235U was irradiated in an MTR pneumatic rabbit facility of the Atomic Energy Division of the Phillips Petroleum Company at Idaho Falls, Idaho.
Discovery of the Barium Isotopes
The pressure difference across the convex entrance window to the helium cell is kept at 0 psid by pneumatic relay R11, and monitored by pressure gauge P8.
A High Power Hydrogen Target for Parity Violation Experiments
When the loop is full of liquid, the hydrogen supply is closed and the operating pressure is maintained by the large volume of hydrogen in the ballast tank, through pneumatic valve PV12.
A High Power Hydrogen Target for Parity Violation Experiments
The neutron injection from the neutron guide into the magnetic ring was performed with the help of fast pneumatically driven neutron mirror reflector.
Options for the Neutron Lifetime Measurements in Traps
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