Definition of Calm air
1. Noun. Wind moving at less than 1 knot; 0 on the Beaufort scale.
Generic synonyms: Air Current, Current Of Air, Wind
Group relationships: Beaufort Scale, Wind Scale
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Literary usage of Calm air
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1. A Practical Treatise on Heat as Applied to the Useful Arts: For the Use of by Thomas Box (1900)
"Thus we have the ratios 1, 4'4, 8'8, and 12-4 with calm air, a fresh breeze, a strong wind, and a gale respectively. (191.) Similar results were obtained ..."
2. A Practical Treatise on Heat, as Applied to the Useful Arts: For the Use of by Thomas Box (1880)
"To confirm this result, and to show that the smallness of the vessel had no effect on the correctness of the experiment, it was exposed to calm air, ..."
3. Florence by Charles Yriarte (1897)
"just severed Medusa's head from the trunk, which is writhing beneath his feet, while he, with a calm air of triumph, holds up the head with one hand, ..."
4. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1890)
"7° is the interior temperature of the human body ; A, the temperature of the air; S, the temperature of the exposed skin when in shaded and calm air. ..."
5. Hand-books of Natural Philosophy and Astronomy by Dionysius Lardner (1859)
"When Saussure ascended Mont Blanc, he found that the report of a pistol was not louder than a common cracker. 834. calm air favourable to the propagation of ..."