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air filter

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n air filter a filter that removes dust from the air that passes through it
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Usage

In literature:

As he swung round a bend in the road a voice, clear and sweet, came to him through the light filtered air.
"Ridgway of Montana" by William MacLeod Raine
By now the rain has ceased, and such air as filters through the window seems increasedly stifling.
"Through Russia" by Maxim Gorky
Cotton-wool filters (for the sterilisation of air and gases).
"The Elements of Bacteriological Technique" by John William Henry Eyre
The slight amount of air which filtered through the bank of slate and sand was no more than sufficient for one pair of lungs.
"Down the Slope" by James Otis
The construction of such an air filter is shown at Fig.
"The Turkish Bath" by Robert Owen Allsop
The dim light filtering in from the tiny air-hole high up on one wall showed me that I was still alone.
"Astounding Stories, May, 1931" by Various
The men began to filter out into the open air.
"The Little Regiment" by Stephen Crane
He heard voices from beyond the wall, filtering in, oddly distorted, through the air spaces between rocks.
"The Buttoned Sky" by Geoff St. Reynard
This room, and another air filter, had been major projects in themselves.
"The Year When Stardust Fell" by Raymond F. Jones
Thus filtered, attendants may breathe the air unharmed.
"A Treatise on Physiology and Hygiene" by Joseph Chrisman Hutchison
Next, excited voices began to filter down, faint in the morning air.
"Caribbee" by Thomas Hoover
The air inside is filtered and kept under positive pressure.
"Syndrome" by Thomas Hoover
In the faintly pinkish light that filtered down through the air, a multitude of flying objects could be seen.
"The Mad Planet" by Murray Leinster
Two pieces of wet filter paper inside serve to keep the contained air damp.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia" by Various
The four (4) baths should be well aired for a day (in broad pans) in the open air before filtering.
"Photogravure" by Henry R. Blaney
And so they rode behind a screen of purple beauty, and breathed in a spicy air filtered through flowers.
"What Will People Say?" by Rupert Hughes
Such fibers act as air-filters.
"Gas-Engines and Producer-Gas Plants" by R. E. Mathot
The flask is then filled with filtered air.
"Meteorology" by J. G. M'Pherson
The air was sweet and fresh, filtering through some hidden openings of the rock.
"Naples Past and Present" by Arthur H. Norway
In the long hospital the air was cool and filtered, drab figures passed with soft footfalls and voices were measured and hushed.
"Satan Sanderson" by Hallie Erminie Rives
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In poetry:

Turbid from London's noise and smoke,
Here I find air and quiet too;
Air filtered through the beech and oak,
Quiet by nothing harsher broke
Than wood-dove's meditative coo.
"The Optimist" by James Russell Lowell
In sunless air, under pines
Green to the point of blackness, some
Founding father set these lobed, warped stones
To loom in the leaf-filtered gloom
Black as the charred knuckle-bones
"Child's Park Stones" by Sylvia Plath

In news:

The babies were lined up under heaters and they breathed filtered air.
The Filter Blaster is designed to quickly clean air filters used in large machinery like combines, tractors and trucks.
But, moist air will still filter into the area and a weak warm front Sunday night, meaning a chance for some light showers.
And replacing or cleaning the air filter.
Cooler Canadian air is now filtering into the region.
Then wander down the street under air filter and tire garlands decorated by wrench snowflakes.
The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has verified a diesel particulate filter with a safety device for use in the state.
The SUD8358 Magna-Clean™ copper spun magnetic filter drier reduces and captures microscopic steel, iron, stainless steel, moisture, and other particles as the refrigerant flows through the air conditioning or refrigeration (ACR) system.
"While we may not have a $10,000 toilet seat to point to, we do have this air filter that was purchased with a 359 percent markup by the city of San Diego," Carl DeMaio said Tuesday.
The filters help prevent engine damage, reduce the effects of salt-air ingestion and lower operating costs.
Polyester air filters, available in framed filter assemblies or cut-to-size filter pads, are ideal for medical equipment where disposable filters are most appropriate.
Dennis Grieve demonstrates the Air Filter Blaster to potential customers.
A potent cold front will filter in much cooler air into the Rio Grande Valley within the next few hours.
1966 Shelby Gt350 Air Filter.
ISO mounted cab w/filtered air.
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In science:

Either of these effects can degrade the effectiveness of the cooling system and cause premature failure of the tube. In blown-air systems careful filtering of the air is necessary for the same reasons.
RF power generation
Installation of local filter/dryer units will be required to obtain instrument quality air from this system.
Reference Design Project Book: NUSEL-Homestake
Air within each space will be filtered to meet the operating standards of cleanliness dictated by facility function.
Reference Design Project Book: NUSEL-Homestake
Clean rooms within the space will be served by dedicated clean room air handling systems. Air will be filtered by high efficiency filtration systems and distributed at an air change rate appropriate for the room class served.
Reference Design Project Book: NUSEL-Homestake
UV filters placed on the diaphragm reject light outside the 300-400 nm spectrum of the air fluorescence.
The AUGER experiment - status and results
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