Airy hallways led through the hacienda style structure on either side of her.
It was open and airy, bright and cheerful.
They climbed a set of wide, sweeping stone stairs that led up to the building, past towering columns, and into an airy chamber without a ceiling.
This was an airy and unplastered cabin, fit to entertain a travelling god, and where a goddess might trail her garments.
They stood in front of an airy, light tent resembling a silk sheet suspended in midair over a table.
The upright white hewn studs and freshly planed door and window casings gave it a clean and airy look, especially in the morning, when its timbers were saturated with dew, so that I fancied that by noon some sweet gum would exude from them.
Thus, also, you pass from the lumpish grub in the earth to the airy and fluttering butterfly.
At the same time he felt that above his face, above the very middle of it, some strange airy structure was being erected out of slender needles or splinters, to the sound of this whispered music.
She searched for half an hour before spotting her sister sitting in one of the airy rooms off the hallway near the buffet.
AIRY, SIR GEORGE BIDDELL (1801-1892), British Astronomer Royal, was born at Alnwick on the 27th of July 1801.
At the Cambridge observatory Airy soon gave evidence of his remarkable power of organization.
This value, although considerably in excess of that previously found by different methods, was held by Airy, from the care and completeness with which the observations were carried out and discussed, to be "entitled to compete with the others on, at least, equal terms."
Airy, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, July 8, 1896:
She reached forward for a croissant and bit into it, almost groaning at the buttery, flaky, airy bread.
The fire provided the only light in the large, airy chamber, its glow and shadows flickering across the room.
She hadn't thought it so cramped, but it was, compared to Xander's spacious, airy condo.
Impressed already with the airy condo, she ascended the stairs to the second floor.
After completing these reductions, Airy made inquiries, before engaging in any theoretical investigation in connexion with them, whether any other mathematician was pursuing the subject, and learning that Hansen had taken it in hand under the patronage of the king of Denmark, but that, owing to the death of the king and the consequent lack of funds, there was danger of his being compelled to abandon it, he applied to the admiralty on Hansen's behalf for the necessary sum.
In 1872 Airy conceived the idea of treating the lunar theory in a new way, and at the age of seventy-one he embarked on the prodigious toil which this scheme entailed.
It thrives best on a dry, deep, sandy loam, on airy sheltered sites at no great elevation above the sea.
The so-called mysticism of the Persian Sufis is less intense and practical, more airy and literary in character.
No doubt these airy paradoxes were not always seriously taken; but it is significant that a common Roman proverb identified "philosophizing" (philosophatur) with thinking out some dirty trick.
Later investigations by Fraunhofer, Airy and others have greatly widened the field, and under the head of " diffraction " are now usually treated all the effects dependent upon the limitation of a beam of light, as well as those which arise from irregularities of any kind at surfaces through which it is transmitted, or at which it is reflected.
The simple cut reminded her of something she'd seen in movies about ancient Rome: loose-fitted and airy, it was secured by a thin cord around her neck.
The cells of the Inquisition were, as a rule, large, airy, clean and with good windows admitting the sun.
For this work Airy received in 1848 a testimonial from the Royal Astronomical Society, and it at once led to the discovery by P. A.
In 1881 Sir George Airy resigned the office of Astronomer Royal and resided at the White House, Greenwich, not far from the Royal Observatory, until his death, which took place on the 2nd of January 1892.
A satisfactory explanation of these bands were first given by Airy (Phil.
A complete list of Airy's printed papers, numbering no less than 518, will be found in his Autobiography, edited in 1896 by his son, Wilfrid Airy, B.
Many zoologists - prominent among them in Great Britain being Huxley - had been repelled by the airy fancies and assumptions of the " philosophical " morphologists.
D Airy, loc. cit.
Trans., 1838, 6, 141), who, while improving the theory, left a more complete solution to be made in 1838 by Sir George Biddell Airy (Camb.
The mathematical discussion of Airy showed that the primary rainbow is not situated directly on the line of minimum deviation, but at a slightly greater value; this means that the true angular radius of the bow is a little less than that derived from the geometrical theory.
Sir George Airy held that this bridge was not far from the site of London Bridge (Proceedings of Institut.
Greenhow in 1858 stated that diphtheria was especially prevalent on cold, wet soils, and Airy in 1881 described the localities affected as " for the most part cold, wet, clay lands."
Airy, the astronomer, corrected his own astigmatism by means of a cylindrical lens.
Airy (London, 1897); William Carstares (The King's Secretary) Papers, edited by J.
The streets are for the most part badly paved and very narrow, a small square in the marketplace, overlooked by airy coffee-booths, being almost the only open space.
Airy, and the _discussion, Proc. Inst.
As an actress Nell Gwyn was largely indebted to Dryden, who seems to have made a special study of her airy, irresponsible personality, and who kept her supplied with parts which suited her.
See Peter Cunningham, The Story of Nell Gwyn, edited by Gordon Goodwin (1903); Waldron's edition of John Downes's Roscius Anglicanus (1789); Osmund Airy, Charles II.
Hutt (1872); Memoirs of the Life of Eleanor Gwinn (1752); Burnet, History of My Own Time, part i., edited by Osmund Airy (Oxford, 1897); Louise de Keroualle, Duchess of Portsmouth, by H.
When lifted they should be laid thinly in a well shaded, airy spot to, dry.
Various dates - ranging from 625 B.C. to 583 B.C. - have been assigned by different chronologists to this eclipse; but, since the investigations of Airy,2 Hind, 3 and Zech, 4 the date determined by them (May 28, 585 B.C.) has been generally accepted (for later authorities see Eclipse and Astronomy).
For winter use the tops of the most useful kinds of herbs should be cut when in flower or full leaf and quite dry, and spread out in an airy but shady place so as to part slowly with the moisture they contain and at the same time retain their aromatic properties.
Continue the forcing of roses, hyacinths, &c. Houses containing large-flowered Japanese chrysanthemums will require to be kept dry, airy and moderately warm to prevent " damping-off " of petals.
It is a large town with wide and airy streets, and is adorned with pagodas, gateways and other buildings of considerable pretension.
Diirer's designs, drawn with the pen in pale lilac, pink and green, show an inexhaustible richness of invention and an airy freedom and playfulness of hand beyond what could be surmised from the sternness of those studies which he made direct from life and nature.
Sun and wind are freely admitted, and the whole effect is one of the most airy lightness and grace.
This change of punishment imports not a falling off in the moral standard but rather the conviction that a crime of this sort is best dealt with by public opinion; in airy case it means a change in the constitution of society.
Yet this was in 1818, when the legislature was setting a praiseworthy example - when half a million had been spent in providing large airy cells for a thousand prisoners.
If the ratio a' la be sufficiently constant, as is often the case, the above relation reduces to the " condition of Airy," i.e.
Von Rohr showed that for systems fulfilling neither the Airy nor the Bow-Sutton condition, the ratio a' tan w' la tan w will be constant for one distance of the object.
Airy (1904); Life of Sir G.
The city is excellently drained, well-paved, well-lighted and furnished with an abundant supply of filtered water, while the cellar dwellings have given place to light and airy tenements, and Berlin justly claims to rank among the cleanest and healthiest capitals in Europe.
Open market-places in Berlin are things of the past, and their place has been taken by airy and commodious market halls.
This quarter has wide airy streets and lofty houses, and though perhaps the houses were let at prices which were beyond the purses of the lowest class, the result of their erection was to cause a number of the poorer houses in the old town to be vacated, thus giving an opportunity to the lowest class to be at any rate better housed than they were before.
She ate, her attention soon captured by the sensations of the airy omelet and melted cheese in her mouth.
128, 136 (Airy); Sir G.
George Airy was educated first at elementary schools in Hereford, and afterwards at Colchester Grammar School.
In 1847 an altazimuth was erected, designed by Airy to enable observations of the moon to be made not only on the meridian, but whenever she might be visible.
In 1848 Airy invented the reflex zenith tube to replace the zenith sector previously employed.
The later investigations of Richard Potter and especially of Sir George Biddell Airy have proved the correctness of Young's idea.
He comes before us as a belated epicurean, whose airy trifles cannot be warbled in an atmosphere surcharged with tempests and gunpowder.
It shows that a flying machine need not necessarily be a light, airy structure exposing an immoderate amount of surface.
Hour by hour the flakes dropped silently, softly from their airy height to the earth, and the country became more and more level.
In June 1835 Airy was appointed Astronomer Royal in succession to John Pond, and thus commenced that long career of wisely directed and vigorously sustained industry at the national observatory which, even more perhaps than his investigations in abstract science or theoretical astronomy, constitutes his chief title to fame.