Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In ship-building: A small aperture cut in the side of a vessel to admit light and air. One is generally placed in each state-room, and there are several on each side along the berth-deck. They are usually fitted so as to close with a pane of thick glass, set in a brass frame, turning on a hinge, and secured when closed by a heavy thumb-screw.
- n. A large scuttle placed in a ship's bows for the admission of air. Also called air-scuttle.
“New types of air-port security scanners are being called X-rated, as well as X-ray.”
“While I was eating it I reversed ten transfers, switched all groups at random and dropped the alert in every time without making a mistake, running off rome air-port 07.45 who the hell is few-son and why wont they tell me.”
“There must, he remarked, be an air-port near there by now, and sketched in under the other pictures a little pre-War biplane, single-engined and very short in the wing, followed by the words, "Market Bumbleton.”
“If they can get the balloon afloat and can manage the engine, Vladivostok is to be the air-port of their dreams.”
“He starts to unscrew his air-port, but come to think, it was still daylight, and so he waits for the shades of night to fall.”
“And he looks to see if there was an air-port handy.”
“By extending two long, supple left fingers he could hold his cigar while he blew rings of smoke toward the air-port.”
“Cadogan as he read the sheet of paper held up to the air-port.”
“He was gazing reflectively through the weather air-port as he spoke.”
“Cadogan stepped to the light of a smoking-room air-port, held the sheet close up to the glass, and read:”
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