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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 ?
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.
He saw that Numa was still alive and that the guards were even dozing beside the cage. A lion is no great novelty to a black man in the lion country, and the first keen edge of their desire to worry the brute having worn off, the villagers paid little or no attention to the great cat, preferring now to await the grand event of the night.
With the lion's skin under one arm the ape-man dropped to the ground in the dense shadows beneath the tree and then circled behind the huts until he came out directly in the rear of the cage, in which Numa paced nervously to and fro.
This is just a most unfortunate affair; but what would ye have me do -- boxed up in this bee-skep of a cage of mine -- but just set my friends to the cartes, when I can get them?
The racks without your cages are filled with blades."
Once more he sighted the top of the cage that held Astok and Vas Kor.
"There have been used in this cage," continued the other, "two hundred and twenty great bolts of iron, of nine feet, and of eight, the rest of medium length, with the rowels, caps and counterbands appertaining to the said bolts; weighing, the said iron in all, three thousand, seven hundred and thirty-five pounds; beside eight great squares of iron, serving to attach the said cage in place with clamps and nails weighing in all two hundred and eighteen pounds, not reckoning the iron of the trellises for the windows of the chamber wherein the cage hath been placed, the bars of iron for the door of the cage and other things."
At this oath, which was the favorite of Louis XI., some one seemed to awaken in the interior of the cage; the sound of chains was heard, grating on the floor, and a feeble voice, which seemed to issue from the tomb was uplifted.
The lamentable voice which had proceeded from the cage had frozen all present, even Master Olivier himself.
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.
At a signal from Dak Kova the doors of two cages were thrown open and a dozen green Martian females were driven to the center of the arena.