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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 ?
After a few moments of terror, the blacks came closer to the cage, rage taking the place of fear--rage and curiosity.
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.
The sun was shining in at the open door of the Cage, and this dazzled and offended me.
I had a mind to eat, moreover, rose from bed of my own movement, and as soon as we had breakfasted, stepped to the entry of the Cage and sat down outside in the top of the wood.
Then a figure broke from one of the cages behind them.
He paused a moment before the cages, with upraised sword.
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.
Once more he sighted the top of the cage that held Astok and Vas Kor.
For having made a great cage of wood of solid beams, timbers and wall-plates, measuring nine feet in length by eight in breadth, and of the height of seven feet between the partitions, smoothed and clamped with great bolts of iron, which has been placed in a chamber situated in one of the towers of the Bastille Saint-Antoine, in which cage is placed and detained, by command of the king our lord, a prisoner who formerly inhabited an old, decrepit, and ruined cage.
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.
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.
The following morning the cages would be filled with a new consignment of victims, and so on throughout the ten days of the games.