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  • noun Plural form of plume.

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Examples

  • The methane appears to have been produced in plumes from certain areas on Mars as temperatures warmed, they said.

    NASA Watch: January 2009 Archives

  • Also it looks like the Boost Protective Cover to protect the CM from impinging plumes from the LAS is now replaced with some sort of large fairing.

    Today's Video - Profiling the Ares Launch Vehicle - NASA Watch

  • The key caveat here, is that although these microbes are happy and hungry next to the brine pools, they might not be in the oil and gas plumes from the BP well, or away from the mussels they live with.

    Microbes May Have Eaten Methane From BP Spill

  • The methane appears to have been produced in plumes from certain areas on Mars as temperatures warmed, they said.

    Belching Volcanoes or Fartin' Martians? - NASA Watch

  • The scent of honey drifted up, bee hum swelled, and the smoke meant to calm the bees rose in plumes all around us.

    An Interview with Sue Monk Kidd

  • BATON ROUGE From the front door of the aged brick school, the 4-year-olds at Wyandotte Early Childhood Center can spot the cottony plumes from a refinery just over the trees.

    Young students often most vulnerable to toxic air

  • The plumes from the main engines wrap forward and dance across the cockpit windows, making light at night like that of Saint Elmo's fire.

    Columbia's Last Flight

  • The plumes from the main engines wrap forward and dance across the cockpit windows, making light at night like that of Saint Elmo's fire.

    Columbia's Last Flight

  • Circulation Group, indicated that subsurface oil - commonly referred to as "plumes" - would have been pushed in that direction from the ruptured Deepwater Horizon well.

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  • The car was unremarkable, but strange for all that, its steel shell, the glint of the sun on its windshield, the twin plumes of dust trailing away behind it till it was there and motionless and he could see his ex-wife’s face, a shadow clenched in distaste, as the two boys, 9 years old now — or were they 10? — spun out of the doors in a flurry of leaping limbs.

    The Silence

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