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  • noun Plural form of airshaft.

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Examples

  • "Whole buildings," we are told, "seemed to sweat as condensation formed on every wall, and the stench — always terrible — even in the depths of winter frosts — reached new heights of toxicity, flowing up from the sewers, privies, and yards, and filling the halls, stairways and airshafts like a rising tide."

    A Gangster Goes to War

  • Living along an airshaft that allows the apartment to satisfy light and air requirements can be a good thing, as airshafts can make lovely, quiet neighbors.

    Teri Karush Rogers: The 7 Worst Places to Live in an Apartment Building

  • Especially after 1910, when the organizations' materials were geared to the general public as well as reform professionals, sympathetic images of people were included in their pictures of filthy airshafts, dark tenements, and sweatshops.

    Witness to Bonds of War

  • Living along an airshaft that allows the apartment to satisfy light and air requirements can be a good thing, as airshafts can make lovely, quiet neighbors.

    Teri Karush Rogers: The 7 Worst Places to Live in an Apartment Building

  • There were airshafts that opened aboveground and an air-purification system in case the city was fire-bombed.

    HITLER’S HOLY RELICS

  • There were airshafts that opened aboveground and an air-purification system in case the city was fire-bombed.

    HITLER’S HOLY RELICS

  • Even the airshafts that slanted up to the light on the two levels below, through the thick stone of the walls, gave only on to the enclosed and populous ward, not the outer world.

    A River So Long

  • Industrial cleaner Alex Sanchez, 38, spent several days at Ground Zero clearing dust from the airshafts and indoor surfaces of the buildings around the World Trade Center site with just a washcloth or paper mask over his face.

    ‘Absolutely Horrifying’

  • The main tunnel fell in years ago, but there were half a dozen smaller entrances, plus a couple of airshafts.

    Ishmael

  • "Why, it's one of the airshafts of the old mine," said Biddy.

    Ishmael

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