air escape


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air escape

[′er ə‚skāp]
(design engineering)
A device that is fitted to a pipe carrying a liquid for releasing excess air; it contains a valve that controls air release while preventing loss of liquid.
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He let the air escape from his pursed-up lips like a man blowing at a spoonful of hot soup.
At the extreme margins of the lungs the blood vessels and airways are microscopic, and cutting them there causes much less bleeding and air escape than does cutting them near the trunks.
These draw clean air into a room when a door opens, rather than letting dirty air escape.
Instead of merely letting hot air escape through an opening, Ferry has put a high-speed fan atop the oven to draw out the hot air.
Operable skylights let warm air escape and cool air flow through the home, while a stacking operable door system naturally vents and cools the two upper levels.
But you'll only achieve this if you don't let your precious hot air escape through poorly insulated roofs, walls and windows.
The gunk that forms can jam open the check valves and let air escape.
His description of a woman's breasts as ``placards for the endomorphically endowed'' which force her lover to let a ``soft whistle of air escape him'' has won him this year's Bad Sex in Fiction Award.
It has also been found to loosen the muscle at the bottom of the gullet, making air escape easier so unwanted wind can come out as a burp rather than head downwards to cause flatulence problems.
Even if you have a front vent pipe, it could be the drier is letting moist air escape into the garage from the back of the machine.
The city's airport began shutting down on Tuesday evening, closing the last major air escape route from Florida's Atlantic coast.
The roof-mounted Sun Lizard allows the home to breathe by reheating warm air in winter and letting hot air escape in summer and drawing in cool air from outside.