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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 ?
I have been shivering in an iron cage for fourteen years.
He tore the book from Master Olivier's hands, and set to reckoning it himself upon his fingers, examining the paper and the cage alternately.
At the sight of the body within the cage with the lion, the women and children of the village set up a most frightful lamentation, working themselves into a joyous hysteria which far transcended the happy misery derived by their more civilized prototypes who make a business of dividing their time between the movies and the neighborhood funerals of friends and strangers--especially strangers.
As he squatted there watching the proceeding beneath him, he saw the warriors seize upon the cage once more and drag it between two huts.
The sun was shining in at the open door of the Cage, and this dazzled and offended me.
On the morning of the third day, when we had been forty-eight hours in the Cage, I awoke with a great relief of spirits, very weak and weary indeed, but seeing things of the right size and with their honest, everyday appearance.
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."
He wasn't there, but directly in front of me was King Wallace, in tights, waiting for his turn to go on with his cage of performing lions.
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.
A moment later a limp form crumpled to the floor of the cage.
In the hurry they have forgotten to shut your cage, and the upper window is open.
Instinctively the Clerk obeyed; with a few strokes of his wings he was out of the cage; but at the same moment the door, which was only ajar, and which led to the next room, began to creak, and supple and creeping came the large tomcat into the room, and began to pursue him.