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diving bell

an early diving submersible having an open bottom and being supplied with compressed air

diving bell

[′dīv·iŋ ‚bel]
(engineering)
An early diving apparatus constructed in the shape of a box or cylinder without a bottom and connected to a compressed-air hose.
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The diving bell, designed to take a team of three divers to a maximum depth of 300m
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Julian Schnabel isn't the only artist of his 1980s New York generation to go into moviemaking--think Robert Longo, David Salle, Cindy Sherman--but he's certainly the one who has pushed that second career the furthest and gotten the most widely admired results, from his first feature film, Basquiat, in 1996 to The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, nominated for four Oscars in 2008.
Nearly 2500 years ago, Alexander the Great and his fleet commander used a huge glass diving bell to go down nearly 100 feet in the Mediterranean Sea.
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Four men worked on repairs from a 22-ton diving bell.
A diving bell developed a fault on the seabed, more than 320 feet down, and shot to the surface, dragging Mr Smyth with it.
The 32-year-old has a wealth of theatre and film credits under her belt, including a leading role in the critically-acclaimed 2007 big screen feature The Diving Bell And The Butterfly.
Serve with peas and tomato ketchup, ring the diving bell and call them all in