The windows of the compound at the peak of the mountain were protected by film to keep light from leaking out.
"A silent film star," Charlie said.
"Don't waste good film on someone who buys her clothes at an outlet mall," Toni said to Laurencio.
A totally reflecting prism placed inside the glass cylinder projects the light which penetrates the film upon a selenium cell situated at the end of the cylinder.
The oil film prevented 1 See Electrical Review, 1902, 51, p. 968.
They breathe by piercing the surface film with the tail, where a pair of spiracles are situated.
The formation of a film is noted.
Soc., 1890, 47, p. 364), who found that a film of olive oil spread over the surface of water produced a perceptible effect on small floating pieces of camphor, at places at which the thickness of the film was io 6 X10 -8 cms., but produced no perceptible effect at all at places where the thickness of the film was 8.1 X10 -8 cms. Thus a certain phenomenon, of the nature of capillary action, is seen to depend for its existence on the linear dimensions of the film of oil; the physical properties of a film of thickness Io 6Xio 8 cms. are found to be in some way qualitatively different from those of a film of thickness 8.1 X io 8 cms. Here is proof that the film of oil is not a continuous homogeneous structure, and we are led to suspect that the scale on which the structure is formed has a unit of length comparable with 8 X10 -8 cms. The probability of this conjecture is strengthened when it is discovered that in all phenomena of this type the critical length connected with the stage at which the phenomenon changes its nature is of the order of magnitude of 10 -8 cms.
Some are moss-dwellers, inhabiting the surface film of water that bathes these plants: such especially are the Bdelloids, with their exceptional capacity for resisting desiccation.
It preserves its lustre in dry air, but in moist air it becomes tarnished by the formation of a film of oxide.
Agyrium), being indicated externally only by a very thin film (figs.
An absolutely clean surface becomes tarnished in damp air, an almost invisible coating of oxide being produced, just as happens with zinc; but this film is very permanent and prevents further attack.
In this case the action of the water is checked by the film of carbonate of lime which eventually forms on the surface of calcareous cement.
Filmmakers such as James Cameron and George Lucas used to talk about putting off film projects to wait for the computer technology to catch up to their visions.
In the 1960 version of the film, he was played by a thirty-one-year-old Laurence Harvey.
In the 2004 incarnation of the film, he was played by thirty-one-year-old Patrick Wilson.