The atmosphere felt stiff and formal, as if this was not part of their routine.
It may also be prepared by heating ammonium oxalate; by passing induction sparks between carbon points in an atmosphere of nitrogen.
In dry weather the electric potential in the atmosphere is normally positive relative to the earth, and increases with the height.
He couldn't have asked for a better housekeeper, but the atmosphere between them had become strained.
Hard on this came the recognition of the fact that freely charged positive and negative ions are always present in the atmosphere, and that a radioactive emanation can be collected.
There was an atmosphere of public distrust.
The wind in the upper atmosphere has extraordinary amounts of energy.
The atmosphere in the room was tense, though apparently not hostile.
His dark suit was inappropriate for the casual atmosphere, but she had to admit that he looked dashing.
Once it chanced that I stood in the very abutment of a rainbow's arch, which filled the lower stratum of the atmosphere, tinging the grass and leaves around, and dazzling me as if I looked through colored crystal.
They had to hold their noses and put their horses to a trot to escape from the poisoned atmosphere of these latrines.
The breakfast atmosphere was much better than supper.
Wouldn't that be something: Plants that would convert nitrogen from the atmosphere directly into ammonia they could use or plants that gave off the odor of other plants that pests avoid?
Helium is present in the atmosphere, of which it constitutes four parts in a million.
Once people had their chat with the artist and had made their selections, they settled in and the atmosphere seemed more like a party.
Having live music from the quartet can really add to the celebratory atmosphere as guests relax and enjoy themselves.
Amid backslapping and handshaking, the station assumed a party atmosphere for much of the afternoon.
There was a very intimate atmosphere on the course that lent itself well to working collaboratively, which is what acting is all about.
He had grown accustomed to women acting this way, yet today, in this atmosphere, it made him uncomfortable.
Never had love been so much in the air, and never had the amorous atmosphere made itself so strongly felt in the Rostovs' house as at this holiday time.
It was not until the middle of the 18th century that experiments due to Benjamin Franklin showed that the electric phenomena of the atmosphere are not fundamentally different from those produced in the laboratory.
The atmosphere on campus was electric!
There is something electrifying in the atmosphere of the former place.
Their box was pervaded by that atmosphere of an affianced couple which Natasha knew so well and liked so much.
Long ago, his ancestors had rigged the planet to blow the mines and turn the atmosphere into a toxic mix no one would survive.
The phenomenon is due to very fine particles of dust suspended in the high regions of the atmosphere that produce a scattering effect upon the component parts of white light.
Were the atmosphere non-existent or absolutely transparent, the sky would necessarily be black.
It is obvious that the aerial particles are illuminated not only by the direct solar rays, but also by light dispersed from other parts of the atmosphere and from the earth's surface.
To prevent the atmosphere from becoming unduly dry a pan of water is fitted to the stove; this serves to moisten the air before it passes into the distributing flues.
Advance in his religious ideas led him to seek the freer atmosphere of Strassburg in the autumn of 1529.
The electric arc is formed between cooled copper (positive) and carbon (negative) electrodes in an atmosphere of hydrogen or coal-gas.
The nitrogen of the atmosphere is not called into requisition, except by a few plants and under special conditions, as will be explained later.
This arrangement is a method of checking transpiration by creating a still atmosphere above the pore of the stoma, so that water vapour collects in it and diminishes the further outflow of vapour.
A very common function of hairs is to diminish transpiration, by creating a still atmosphere between them, as in the case of the sunk stomata already mentioned.
During his reign the atmosphere of Roman society was heavily charged with the popular Greek philosophy to which, ethics apart, Christianity was diametrically opposed.
The sensation of sound is produced by rapid fluctuation in the pressure of the atmosphere on the tympanum of the Charac- ear.
Poulsen immensely improved this process by placing the arc in an atmosphere of hydrogen, coal-gas or some other nonoxidizing gas, and at the same time arranging it in a strong magnetic field.'
The tsar himself lived in an atmosphere of apprehension, imagining that every man's hand was against him.
To keep one another back, to breathe in that stifling atmosphere, to be unable to stir, and to await something unknown, uncomprehended, and terrible, was becoming unbearable.
The philanthropist too often surrounds mankind with the remembrance of his own castoff griefs as an atmosphere, and calls it sympathy.
She brought into Princess Mary's strenuous, mournful, and gloomy world a quite different atmosphere, careless, lighthearted, and self-satisfied.
In Petersburg, as in Moscow, Pierre found the same atmosphere of gentleness and affection.