a city in central Scotland, near Glasgow.
God gave him a home; a beautiful residence, adorned with this name, graces the city of Airdrie to-day.
Sketches of the Covenanters J. C. McFeeters
He married Janet Moffat, and lived at first in comfortable circumstances at Airdrie, where he owned a cottage and a croft.
The Personal Life Of David Livingstone William Garden Blaikie
He spent the early part of his life at a coal-mine, near Glasgow (Airdrie), where he all along enjoyed good health.
An Investigation into the Nature of Black Phthisis Archibald Makellar
It is high to hear these young fellows talk of the Raid of Airdrie, the trot of Kilmarnock, and so on, like so many moss-troopers.
Memoirs of the Life of Sir Walter Scott, Volume 6 John Gibson Lockhart
Coming so soon after Airdrie and Coatbridge it looks quite like another world.
James Geikie Marion I. Newbigin
Before the adoption of the police act in Airdrie, a worthy named Geordie G—— had the surveillance of the town.
Scotch Wit and Humor W. H. (Walter Henry) Howe
a town in W central Scotland, in North Lanarkshire, E of Glasgow: manufacturing and pharmaceutical industries. Pop: 36 326 (2001)
- Air drill
a drill powered by compressed air. Historical Examples The more recent forms perform the same amount of work as the air drill, with a consumption of about one-tenth the power. Every-day Science: Volume VI. The Conquest of Nature Henry Smith Williams
to drop (persons, equipment, etc.) by parachute from an aircraft in flight. the act or process of airdropping. Contemporary Examples The airdrop mission consisted of a C-17 and two C-130 aircraft that were escorted by two F-18 fighters. Obama’s Iraq Plan Has a Killer Flaw—and Airstrikes Alone May Not Save It Jacob Siegel August 7, […]
- Air duct
an enclosure, usually of sheet metal, that conducts heated or conditioned air. Historical Examples Nerve and air duct, therefore, are the essentials; the rest is so much material in reserve for the process of the metamorphosis. The Life of the Fly J. Henri Fabre Thus the efficiency of fireplaces may be materially increased, the degree […]
- Air embolism
noun the presence in the tissues and blood of a gas, such as air or nitrogen bubbles, caused by an injection of air or, in the case of nitrogen, by an abrupt and substantial reduction in the ambient pressure See decompression sickness Historical Examples Danger from air embolism is exceedingly doubtful, unless great quantities were […]