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streamer

1. a stream of light, esp one appearing in some forms of the aurora
2. Computing another word for tape streamer

Streamer

 

a narrow, luminous channel formed within a gas in an electric field at pressures that are close to and above atmospheric in the stage preceding the electrical breakdown of the gas. Upon formation, a streamer lengthens at great velocity (~106 m/sec), a velocity several times higher than that of the charged particles between the electrodes. This speed is explained by the photo-ionization that occurs in the strong electric field created by the space charge near the advancing tip of the streamer. In their structure, streamers are similar in many respects to leaders in lightning discharges.

REFERENCE

Raether, H. Elektronnye laviny i proboi v gazakh. Moscow, 1968. (Translated from English.)

L. A. SENA

streamer

[′strē·mər]
(geophysics)
A sinuous channel of very high ion-density which propagates itself through a gas by continual establishment of an electron avalanche just ahead of its advancing tip; in lightning discharges, the stepped leader, and return streamer all constitute special types of streamers.

candle

i. A unit of illumination for intensity equal approximately to the luminous intensity of a 7/8-in sperm candle burning at 120 grains.
ii. The failure of a parachute to deploy because the rigging lines are fouled. Also called a cigarette or a streamer.

streamer

A device that transmits music or video from the Internet or the home network to a stereo or home theater. The term streamer may refer to a distribution device only (see digital media hub) or to equipment that stores the content (see digital media server and network music player). See streaming stick.
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That she pretended it was a real cap, with real streamers, when she knew Mary had made the whole thing out of a muslin blind.
As they rounded the Point, the great bay opened before them full of shipping, and the city lay beyond, its spires rising above the tall masts with their gay streamers.
I mean I was not dressed up in a black coat and a streamer, to frighten the birds; but I walked over to Blunderstone early in the morning, and was in the churchyard when it came, attended only by Peggotty and her brother.
A second squire held aloft his master's lance, from the extremity of which fluttered a small banderole, or streamer, bearing a cross of the same form with that embroidered upon his cloak.
First came the royal purple streamer of Tepus, own bow-bearer to the King, and esteemed the finest archer in all the land.
But the Milky Way, it seemed to me, was still the same tattered streamer of star-dust as of yore.
The night was warm and I was thirsty, and I went stretching my legs clumsily and feeling my way in the dark- ness, to the little table where the siphon stood, while Ogilvy exclaimed at the streamer of gas that came out towards us.
The next morn broke off the coast of Aleria; all day they coasted, and in the evening saw fires lighted on land; the position of these was no doubt a signal for landing, for a ship's lantern was hung up at the mast-head instead of the streamer, and they came to within a gunshot of the shore.
We perceived the effect of this manœuvre immediately, in a vastly increased rate of progress ; and, as the gale freshened, we flew with a velocity nearly inconceivable ; the guide-rope flying out behind the car, like a streamer from a vessel.
Neath blue-bell or streamer - Or tufted wild spray That keeps, from the dreamer,
A dead cucumber-vine dangled from the porch like the crape streamer tied to the door for a death, and the thought flashed through Ethan's brain: "If it was there for Zeena-" Then he had a distinct sight of his wife lying in their bedroom asleep, her mouth slightly open, her false teeth in a tumbler by the bed.
I lay the pen down, and a hundred of her sayings ring in my ears, with my own contradictious comments, that I was doomed so soon to repent; a hundred visions of her start to my eyes; and there is the trade-wind singing in the rigging, and loosening a tress of my darling's hair, till it flies like a tiny golden streamer in the tropic sun.