lighter-than-air love



from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Having a weight less than that of the air displaced. Used of certain aircraft.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. relating to a balloon or other aircraft that flies because it weighs less than the air it displaces


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  • Kay, with his lighter-than-air touch, offers a broader critique that views Krugman and Cochrane, Deepwater and Freshwater, as part of the same logic-chopping species: worshippers at the altar of consistency and undoubtedly of confirmation bias, too.

    Robert Teitelman: Appreciating John Kay

  • Would it be the ultralight bones (maybe composed of a special magic material) and the helium sacs (maybe filled with a magic lighter-than-air gas instead)?

    mrissa: Addition, subtraction, numini...tion?

  • Oppel's airships use a lighter-than-air gas called hydrium in place of the real-world helium, and they've been employed so effectively that no one has ever felt the need to invent the airplane.

    We have a winner!

  • Matt Phelan's lighter-than-air vignettes seem to float between earth and sky, capturing the emotional dynamics of the story, from silly to scary to sad, and from hostile to hilarious to happy.

    'Flora's Very Windy Day,' a new children's book by Jeanne Birdsall

  • That's the context in which you should read today's lighter-than-air offer: LivingSocial is basically throwing money at the customer-acquisition problem.

    LivingSocial evokes dot-com boom with $20-for-$10 Amazon deal

  • For more information on airships and the lighter-than-air program, please visit the website of the Navy Lakehurst Historical Society.

    2009 January 04 « Beachwood Historical Alliance

  • We at the B.H.A. look forward to working with NLHS members in the future to bring a more complete knowledge of our residents as they operated portions of the lighter-than-air program in Lakehurst.

    2009 January 04 « Beachwood Historical Alliance

  • She scanned the local skies for the lighter-than-air craft she would commandeer for Bordeaux.

    The Sky-What Limit?

  • The orchestra began with an arrangement of Rodgers & Hammerstein hits from The Sound of Music, with Rodgers 'evergreen, lighter-than-air tunes sounding a little thick in these orchestrations under Vener's deliberate pacing.

    Rodney Punt: California Philharmonic in Alfresco Pops and Classical Fare

  • Last month, when the Pritzker Architecture Prize was awarded to Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa of the Tokyo firm SANAA, Sejima acknowledged the indispensable contribution of the engineering firm Sasaki and Partners in creating their seemingly lighter-than-air designs.

    Starchitecture: A Modest Proposal


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