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cage

1. Engineering a skeleton ring device that ensures that the correct amount of space is maintained between the individual rollers or balls in a rolling bearing
2. Informal the basket used in basketball
3. Informal the goal in ice hockey

Cage

John. 1912--92, US composer of experimental music for a variety of conventional, modified, or invented instruments. He evolved a type of music apparently undetermined by the composer, such as in Imaginary Landscape (1951) for 12 radio sets. Other works include Reunion (1968), Apartment Building 1776 (1976), and Europeras 3 and 4 (1990)

Cage

 

(in mining), a hoisting device for transporting cars loaded with minerals through the main mine shaft to the surface and for lowering and raising workers, materials, and equipment. The cage is a metal compartment, with devices for guiding it along the conductors, arresting devices (gates) to prevent the cars from rolling out spontaneously, and suspension and parachute devices. The cages travel along wood or metal guides in vertical mine shafts and on rails in sloping shafts. Cages may be the tipping, nontipping, or combination type and single-stage or multistage.

What does it mean when you dream about a cage?

A cage may indicate the dreamer feels cooped up. Being in the cage may signify the need to escape from a confining situation or relationship.

cage

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(crystallography)
A void occurring in a crystal structure capable of trapping one or more foreign atoms.
(mechanical engineering)
A frame for maintaining uniform separation between the balls or rollers in a bearing. Also known as separator.
(mining engineering)
The car which carries personnel and materials in a mine hoist.
(petroleum engineering)
A component in a sucker rod pump that contains the valve ball and maintains it at a correct operating distance from the valve seats.
(physical chemistry)
An aggregate of molecules in the condensed phase that surrounds fragments formed by thermal or photochemical dissociation or pairs of molecules in a solution that have collided without reacting.

cage

1. Any rigid, reinforced assembly, ready for placing in position.
2. A metal enclosure for balcony spotlights.
3. A chantry or chapel screened by open tracery.

cage

Mechanically locking the gimbals of a gyroscope so that it will not be damaged by rough handling or radical maneuvers. A caging button or knob is provided on some gyro instruments to prevent damage to them. It is also used when a gyro has tumbled and needs to be re-erected.

CAGE

Early system on IBM 704. Listed in CACM 2(5):16 (May 1959).

Cage

(dreams)
This dream symbol suggests that you may be experiencing inhibition and powerlessness in some areas of your life. Additionally, you may be feeling restricted and have concerns about your personal freedom. (Who holds the key to the cage in your dream?) Consider all of the details in the dream and look for its possible source (i. e., family life, relationships, thoughts and/or feelings, or work life).
References in classic literature ?
The guard lolled before the unbarred gate of the cage which confined me.
In addition to this there hath been paid to a mason who hath made the holes wherein to place the gratings of the windows, and the floor of the chamber where the cage is, because that floor could not support this cage by reason of its weight, twenty-seven livres fourteen sols parisis.
I have been shivering in an iron cage for fourteen years.
Long before they reached the cage, they heard the roaring of a great lion and guessed that they had made a successful bag, so it was with shouts of joy that they approached the spot where they should find their captive.
After a few moments of terror, the blacks came closer to the cage, rage taking the place of fear--rage and curiosity.
Say nae mair, say nae mair," said Cluny, and pointed me to a bed of heather in a corner of the Cage.
What with the brandy and the venison, a strange heaviness had come over me; and I had scarce lain down upon the bed before I fell into a kind of trance, in which I continued almost the whole time of our stay in the Cage.
If he was crazy, he wouldn't know, and I wouldn't know his mind either, and I wouldn't be that one jump ahead of him, and he'd get me and mess the whole cage up with my insides.
It was a divided cage, and a monkey, poking through the bars and around the partition, had had its paw seized by a big gray wolf who was trying to pull it off by main strength.
The barber did not care to answer Sancho lest by his plain speaking he should disclose what the curate and he himself were trying so hard to conceal; and under the same apprehension the curate had asked the canon to ride on a little in advance, so that he might tell him the mystery of this man in the cage, and other things that would amuse him.
Below him he could now see the top of Astok's cage in the parallel shaft, and he reduced the speed of his to that of the other.
The copying-clerk, or, as the lady said, the brown field-bird, was put into a small cage, close to the Canary, and not far from "my good Polly.