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a local region of low pressure or descending air that causes a plane to lose height suddenly

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Anderson and his colleagues traced the ozone-laden air pockets back 10 to 15 days in most cases--right back to fires in either Southeast Asia, about 2,000 miles away, or tropical Africa, over 8,000 miles away.
The company says that the pads have a soft lining with air pockets that produce a gentle, dry feeling against sensitive skin.
The Great British Hang Up - the wallpapering of a room with the added tension of waiting to see how many air pockets can be found.
Used to enhance comfort and provide a massage for passengers in its range of luxury cars, the air system is located in the seat back and features a built-in pump, so small air pockets can be inflated or deflated to suit the needs of the individual.
This paper provides an analysis of the efficacy of polyurethane coil meshes with air pockets under plastering compositions.
In textile applications, the different cross sections of Umberto create air pockets in the yarn which can deliver a thermal insulation effect in garments; this effect is currently being tested by a renowned institute.
Air pockets can prevent coolant circulation, increasing engine temperature.
Never let the water level drop below the water level of the tree because in a matter of hours air pockets will block the capillaries in the branches and the tree will stop drinking.
There are numerous little tunnels and old workings which all potentially have air pockets in.
The inflatable ball is dotted with air pockets, one is filled with sand so you never know which way the ball is going to go.
Ram a broom handle up and down to remove any air pockets. After the concrete sets up, add a thin layer of sand or Class V (five) gravel and finish with cold-patch asphalt (from a home center).
Because the method relies on a superthin, flexible tube to catch faint chemical signatures in air pockets near a corpse, it could be used to detect bodies buried in hard-to-reach areas, such as under concrete slabs.