Moisture Sentence Examples
He wiped moisture from his eyes.
Her gaze blurred, and hot moisture burned down her cheeks.
We'll be safe here, and the moisture in the cave will keep the dust down.
She gave up trying to wipe the moisture from her hands.
The night was dark and damp, a scarcely perceptible moisture was descending from above.Advertisement
He is said to have visited Ceos, where, by erecting a temple to Zeus Icmaeus (the giver of moisture), he freed the inhabitants from a terrible drought.
Moisture is evolved from substances containing water of crystallization or decomposed hydrates.
I was surprised to see how thirsty the bricks were which drank up all the moisture in my plaster before I had smoothed it, and how many pailfuls of water it takes to christen a new hearth.
Dean was in front of Bird Song, trying to mow the lawn, still blanketed with the moisture of the now-ended drizzle when he remembered his promise to pick up Pumpkin Green and whoever else needed chauffeuring from the pool.
Mountain winters were always a surprise to lowlanders and easterners, where the chemistry of moisture played games that produced slush and wet snow, not the sparkling crystals so soft a broom could clear a foot-deep snowfall with a few swishes.Advertisement
The principal things to be attended to are to preserve a moderate state of moisture and a proper mild degree of warmth; and the treatment must vary according to the season.
The slopes of the sides vary according to the nature of the ground, the amount of moisture present, &c. In solid rock they may be vertical; in gravel, sand or common earth they must, to prevent slipping, rise r ft.
In spite of the cool day, moisture broke out on her forehead.
While elevating the temperature they bring more moisture into the air and produce a change not entirely desirable.
Moisture clung to her skin as she started down the familiar path to Lover's Lane.Advertisement
From July to November the clouds hang low on the mountains, and give moisture to the upper zone, while the climate of the lower is dry.
The porous soil absorbs the moisture, and fresh water is scarce.
If too closely packed, the soil particles present mechanical obstacles to growth; if too retentive of moisture, the root-hairs suffer, as already hinted; if too open or over-drained, the plant succumbs to drought.
Hygrophytes.Living, as these plants do, under medium conditions as regards soil, moisture and climate, they exhibit no characters which are markedly xerophytic or hydrophytic. Hence, such plants are frequently termed mesophytes.
This soil is spongy, and, undergoing alternate contraction and expansion from being alternately comparatively dry and saturated with moisture, allows the heavy blocks to slip down by their own weight into the valley, where they become piled up, the valley stream afterwards removing the soil from among and over them.Advertisement
Note whether any moisture condenses on the cooler parts of the tube, a gas is evolved, a sublimate formed, or the substance changes colour.
The upper-parts are dark grey or nearly black according to the light in which they are viewed and the state of moisture or otherwise of the skin; the under-parts pure white.
On the plains rain rarely falls during the heats of summer; and the showers though violent are generally of short duration, whilst the moisture is quickly evaporated owing to the aridity of the atmosphere.
The amount of contained moisture exerts a considerable effect on its sensitiveness.
Sensors can constantly monitor moisture levels in the soil, the size and color of the plants, air quality, nutrient levels in the soil, amount of sunlight, and hundreds of other variables.Advertisement
Even his hat was sagging with moisture.
Heavy dews in summer give the needed moisture after the rains of June have ceased.
They derive this moisture from the air by means of aerial roots, developed from the stem and bearing an outer spongy structure, or velamen, consisting of empty cells kept open by spiral thickenings in the wall; this sponge-like tissue absorbs dew and rain and condenses the moisture of the air and passes it on to the internal tissues.
The soil should be able to maintain very uniform conditions of moisture.
The best soil for cotton is thus a deep, welldrained loam, able to afford a uniform supply of moisture during the growing period.
The paper, with the specimen upwards, is then laid on bibulous paper for a few minutes to absorb as much as possible of the superfluous moisture.
Care must be taken that the roots always have a sufficient supply of moisture and that the soil is moist wherever the roots run.
Hevea brasiliensis as a rule flourishes to the greatest extent at low altitudes on rich soil capable of retaining moisture.
Another disadvantage of uncovered soil in a plantation of young rubber trees is that the ground under the heat of a tropical sun rapidly loses its moisture.
It will grow on a dry sandy soil, dislikes much moisture, and needs no shade.
Its semi-arid character is due to the mountain ranges on its northern frontier, which extract the moisture from the north-east trades and leave the Brazilian plateau behind them with a very limited rainfall, except near the Atlantic coast.
The prevailing winds in the Amazon valley are easterly and westerly (or south-westerly), the former warm and charged with moisture, the latter dry and cold.
It lies in the north-east trade winds belt, but the mountain chain on its northern frontier robs these winds of their moisture and leaves the greater part of the Brazilian plateau rainless.
The prevailing winds are the south-east trades, which have lost some of their moisture in rising from the coastal plain.
By others the word " fluctuation " is apparently applied only to those small " acquired " variations due to the direct action of changes in food, moisture and other features of the environment.
The nature of the soil will largely influence the amount of moisture which it will take up or retain.
Permeability is practically identical with the speed at which percolation takes place; through clay it is slow, but increases in rapidity through marls, loams, limestones, chalks, coarse gravels and fine sands, reaching a maximum in soil saturated with moisture.
The amount of moisture retained depends mainly upon the absorbability of the soil, and as it depends largely on capillary action it varies with the coarseness or fineness of the pores of the soil, being greater for soils which consist of fine particles.
The results of many analyses show that the capacity of soils for moisture increases with the amount of organic substances present; decomposition appears to be most active when the moisture is about 4%, but can continue when it is as low as 2%, while it appears to be retarded by any excess over 4%.
In the morning the Tehama, as seen from the mountain tops, appears buried in a sea of white cloud; towards noon the clouds drift up the mountain slopes and cover the summits with wreaths of light mist charged with moisture which condenses on the trees and vegetation; in the afternoon they disappear, and the evenings are generally clear and still.
As it moves north it becomes gradually warmed and takes up moisture instead of depositing it as rain.
In a few hollows which are reached by moisture the trees of the desert find support, the algarrobo (Prosopis horrida), a low tree of very scraggy growth, the vichaya (Capparis crotonoides), and the zapote del perro (Colicodendrum scabridum), mere shrubs.
The intervening sea being comparatively warm, this wind arrives at Japan having its temperature increased and carrying moisture which it deposits as snow on the western faces of the Japanese mountains.
It is strained, deprived of its moisture, and receives an admixture of gamboge, cinnabar, acetous protoxide or some other coloring matter.
The copious snowfall protects vegetation, supplies moisture, and contributes nitrogen to the soil.
The mixture of hydrochloric acid and air is taken directly from the " decomposing-pan " of an ordinary salt-cake furnace, is first cooled down in pipes sufficiently to condense most of the moisture present 1 ?i; \'\` (together with about 8% of the hydrochloric acid), and then passed through a cast-iron superheater and from this into the " decomposer."
Where (as is the more usual case) the chlorine has to serve for the manufacture of bleaching-powder, it must first be deprived of the great amount of moisture which it contains, by means of coke-towers fed with moderately strong sulphuric acid.
This " alkali-waste," also called tank-waste or vatwaste, was thrown into heaps where the calcium sulphide was gradually acted upon by the moisture and the oxygen of the air.
The Famine Commission of 1878 urged the importance of forest conservancy as a safeguard to agriculture, pointing out that a supply of wood for fuel was necessary if cattle manure was to be used to any extent for the fields, and also that forest growth served to retain the moisture in the subsoil.
There is no point in planting a perennial that needs plenty of moisture and then wringing your hands when it doesn't survive.
Baker on the influence of moisture on chemical combination have shown the difficulty of removing the last traces of water.
Certain districts, indeed, in which a layer of heavy loam underlies the porous and friable surface, are able to retain the moisture which elsewhere is absorbed.
Beyond variable quantities of moisture and traces of carbonic acid, hydrogen, ammonia, &c., the only constituents recognized were nitrogen and oxygen.
The life of many lichens thus consists of alternating periods of activity when moisture is plentiful, and completely suspended animation under conditions of dryness.
Thus in the case of saxicolous lichens the mineralogical character of the rock has of itself little or no influence upon lichen growth, which is influenced more especially and directly by their physical properties, such as their capacity for retaining heat and moisture.
It is to the different characters of the stations they occupy with respect to exposure, moisture, &c., that the variability observed in many types of lichens is to be attributed.
Aristotle's suggestion that Thales was led to his fundamental dogma by observation of the part which moisture plays in the production and the maintenance of life, and Simplicius's, that the impressibility and the binding power of water were perhaps also in his thoughts, are by admission purely conjectural..
The effect of mountain-chains on prevailing winds is to carry warm air belonging to the lower region into an upper zone, where it expands in volume at the cost of a proportionate loss of heat, often accompanied by the precipitation of moisture in the form of snow or rain.
Nearly all the moisture that is precipitated during six or seven months is stored up in the form of snow, and is gradually diffused in the course of the succeeding summer; even in the hottest and driest seasons the reserves accumulated during a long preceding period of years in the form of glaciers are available to maintain the regular flow of the greater streams. Nor is this all; the lakes that fill several of the main valleys on the southern side of the Alps are somewhat above the level of the plains of Lombardy and Venetia, and afford an inexhaustible supply of water, which, from a remote period, has been used for that system of irrigation to which they owe their proverbial fertility.
The conditions requisite for the growth, development and reproduction of plants are, in general terms, exposure, at the proper time, to suitable amounts of light, heat and moisture, and a due supply of appropriate food.
A higher temperature, especially with deficiency of moisture, will tend to throw a plant into a flowering condition.
Forcing therefore demands the most careful adjustment of temperature and supplies of moisture and light.
The seeds should be kept in sacks or bags in a dry place, and if from plants which are rare, or liable to lose their vitality, they are advantageously packed for transmission to a distance in hermetically sealed bottles or jars filled with earth or moss, without the addition of moisture.
The latter is not sufficiently retentive of moisture and gets too hot in summer and requires large quantities of organic manures to keep it in good condition.
Bricks cannot be too well burnt for garden walls; the harder they are the less moisture will they absorb.
The best is dark-coloured whinstone, because it absorbs very little moisture, or in Scotland Caithness pavement 4 in.
The shelves should be of slate a, a, supported by iron uprights b, b, each half having a front ledge of bricks set on edge in cement c, c. The slabs of slate forming the shelves should not be too closely fitted, as a small interval will prevent the accumulation of moisture at the bottom of the bed.
For the growth of pot plants sand is an essential part of most composts, in order to give them the needful porosity to carry off all excess of moisture from the roots.
Very small seeds should only have a sprinkling of light earth or of sand, and sometimes only a thin layer of soft moss to exclude light and preserve an equable degree of moisture.
It is very important that seeds should be sown when the ground is in a good working condition, and not clammy with moisture.
With moisture as with heat, the cultivator must hold his hand somewhat in very severe or very dull weather; but while heat must not drop so as to chill the progressing vegetation, so neither must the lack of moisture parch the plants so as to check their growth.
They should be grown near water as they like much moisture, and a good loamy soil.
During the growing period the atmosphere must be kept moist by damping the walls and pathways, and by syringing the plants according to their needs; when growth is completed less moisture will be necessary.
The greater number of them are epiphytes or plants that grow on others without absorbing nourishment from them, and heat and moisture afford all or nearly all the nourishment they require.
In the cool or odontoglossum house a considerable degree of moisture must be maintained at all times, for in these the plants keep growing more or less continuously.
They require only such shade as will shut out the direct rays of the sun, and, though abundant moisture must be supplied, the atmosphere should not be overloaded with it.
Shallow planting, whether of wall trees or standards, is generally to be preferred, a covering of a few inches of soil being sufficient for the roots, but a surface of at least equal size to, the surface of the hole should be covered with dung or litter so as to restrain evaporation and preserve moisture.
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.
Thus with the genial warmth and moisture of the hotbeds, all crops grow rapidly, but the radishes mature first, then the lettuces are taken off in due course, thus leaving the beds to finish up with the carrots by themselves.
The forcing-houses ought to have abundance of fresh air and moisture where required, along with the necessary heat.
If the fruit garden is large enough to admit of horse culture, it is best to keep the bush-fruits well cultivated during the season; this tillage conserves the moisture and helps to make a full and plump crop of berries.
Take up summer-flowering bulbs and tubers, such as dahlias, tuberoses, gladioli, cannas, caladiums, tigridias, and dry them off thoroughly, stowing them away afterwards in some place free from frost and moisture during the winter.
When fire heat is freely used, be careful to keep up the proper amount of moisture by sprinkling the paths with water.
The north-east and south-west winds, on the other hand, being laden with the moisture of the sea, bring rain if they blow for any length of time.
The mean annual barometric height is 29.93 in.; the mean annual moisture, 81%; the mean annual rainfall, 27.99 in.
This dualism, where the one constituent (alga) furnishes carbohydrates, and the other (fungus) ensures a supply of mineral matters, shade and moisture, has been termed symbiosis.
Now the heat developed by the combustion of coke to carbonic oxide with cold air containing the usual quantity of moisture, develops a temperature only slightly above this critical point; and it is only the heat represented by this narrow temperature-margin that is available for doing this critical work of fusion and deoxidation.
If by pre-heating the blast we add to the sum of the heat available; or if by drying it we subtract from the work to be done by that heat the quantity needed for decomposing the atmospheric moisture; or if by removing part of its nitrogen we lessen the mass over which the heat developed has to be spread - if by any of these means we raise the temperature developed by the combustion of the coke, it is clear that we increase the proportion of the total heat which is available for this critical work in exactly the way in which we should increase the proportion of the water of a stream, initially too in.
The word a= the sign A = " water " (original meaning) can indicate anything whatever connected with the idea moisture.
Thus, water, moisture, weep, tears, inundate, irrigate," &c. The word a can also mean " shining, glistening," an idea evidently developed from the shining rippling of water.
As the drainage by cuniculi removed the moisture in the subsoil, so the drainage of the lakes by emissaria, outlet channels at a low level, prevented the permeable strata below the tufa from becoming impregnated with moisture which they would otherwise have derived from the lakes of the Alban Hills.
Generally the skins are placed in an alkali bath, then by hand with a blunt wooden instrument the moisture of the pelt is worked out and it is drawn carefully to and fro over a straight, dull-edged knife to remove any superfluous flesh and unevenness.
The Hindus assert that the stream joins the other two rivers underground, and in a subterraneous temple below the fort a little moisture trickling from the rocky walls is pointed out as the waters of the Saraswati.
The leaves of these plants are blackish-green, and in the gloom of the forest, grow more or less horizontally, and are glistening with moisture.
For we are not dealing in these grass lands with a semi-aquatic plant like rice, nor are we supplying any lack of water in the soil, nor are we restoring the moisture which the earth cannot retain under a burning sun.
Whenever he was so fortunate as to have near him a hare that had been kept too long, or a meat pie made with rancid butter, he gorged himself with such violence that his veins swelled and the moisture broke out on his forehead.
The cultivated trees of Sicily mostly demand such an amount of moisture as can be obtained only on the mountain slopes, and it is worthy of notice that the structure of the mountains is peculiarly favourable to the supply of this want.
In this way the irrigation which is absolutely indispensable for the members of the orange tribe during the dry season is greatly facilitated, and even those trees for which irrigation is not so indispensable receive a more ample supply of moisture during the rainy season.
The valves are hydroscopic, responding to increase in the amount of moisture in the atmosphere by closing the apertures.
Their fortuitous dissemination does not always bring seeds upon a suitable nidus for germination, the primary essential of which is a sufficiency of moisture, and the duration of vitality of the embryo is a point of interest.
For use with wood which is exposed to moisture, as in the case of wooden cisterns, a mixture may be made of 4 parts of linseed oil boiled with litharge, and 8 parts of melted glue; other strong cements for the same purpose are prepared by softening gelatine in cold water and dissolving it by heat in linseed oil, or by mixing glue with one-fourth of its weight of turpentine, or with a little bichromate of potash.
On the other hand, the climates of the east are dry, because the surface is lower and more level; and the breezes borne thither from the west, being robbed of most of their superabundant moisture in crossing the western hills, are drier and precipitate a greatly diminished rainfall.
The rainy season, or invierno, is broken by a short period of dry weather, called the veranillo (little summer), shortly after the December solstice; otherwise it rains every day, the streams overflow, land traffic is suspended, and the air is drenched with moisture and becomes oppressive and pestiferous.
On the eastern slopes of the Andes, where the rainfall is continuous throughout the year and the atmosphere is surcharged with moisture, the forest growth is phenomenal.
He reduced all the specimens submitted for test to a standard of moisture, the percentage selected being i 5%.
This was necessary on account of the great difference in strength found to exist between specimens cut from the same piece of timber but differing in the amount of moisture they contained.
As in the tests made by Bauschinger, the percentage of moisture contained in the wood was very carefully observed, and it was found that this amount of moisture has a very great influence upon the resisting power of the wood, the strength increasing with the dryness of the material up to 3 or 4% of moisture, at which point the greatest strength of the wood is reached.
Prior to Young, halos and coronae had not been clearly differentiated; they were both regarded as caused by the refraction of light by atmospheric moisture and ice, although observation had shown that important distinctions existed between these phenomena.
It has now been firmly established, both experimentally and mathematically, that coronae are due to diffraction by the minute particles of moisture and dust suspended in the atmosphere, and the radii of the rings depend on the size of the diffracting particles.
The Values Deduced In This Manner For The Equivalent Agreed As Closely As Could Be Expected Considering The Impossibility Of Regulating The External Condition Of Temperature And Moisture With Any Certainty In An Engine Room.
Without preheating the expanding air becomes so cold as to be liable to deposit snow from the moisture held in suspension, and thereby to clog the valves.
This variety of soils, a considerable range of moderate altitudes and favourable factors of heat and moisture promote a rich diversity in agriculture.
For days in succession when it storms along the Southern California coasts and dense rain clouds blow landwards to the mountains, leaving snow or rain on their summits, it has been observed that within a few miles beyond the ridge the contact of the desert air dissipates the remaining moisture of the clouds into light misty masses, like a steam escape in cold air.
The hexachloride, WC1 6, is obtained by heating the metal in a current of dry chlorine in the absence of oxygen or moisture, otherwise some oxychloride is formed; a sublimate of dark violet crystals appear at first, but as the hexachloride increases in quantity it collects as a very dark red liquid.
He thought that the source of all things was moisture and is by Aristotle coupled with Thales (Metaphysics, A 3).
He considers the outbreaks are favoured by the seasonal heat and moisture of the spring and early summer, and the movement from place to place of infected rats or persons.
The object of the thimbleshaped dome was to keep moisture from the stem from which the pith balls were supported, so that the apparatus could be used in the open air even in the rainy weather.
On storing, moisture and mucilaginous matter gradually settle out.
Starting from an experiment, narrated by Priestley, in which John Warltire fired a mixture of common air and hydrogen by electricity, with the result that there was a diminution of volume and a deposition of moisture, Cavendish burnt about two parts of hydrogen with five of common air, and noticed that almost all the hydrogen and about one-fifth of the common air lost their elasticity and were condensed into a dew which lined the inside of the vessel employed.
It is a very rich loamy earth, possessing great fertility and an unusual power of retaining moisture, which makes artificial irrigation little needed.
The temperature and pressure of the atmosphere did not produce any sensible change; but he concluded that the dissipation was nearly proportional to the cube of the quantity of moisture in the air.'
He found also that the dissipation of electricity along insulators was chiefly owing to adhering moisture, but in some measure also to a slight conducting power.
The process is tedious, the resulting fibre is brown in colour, and it is said to be peculiarly liable to undergo heating (probably owing to the soft heavy quality of the flax) if exposed to moisture and kept close packed with little access of air.
Kolb, is that a peculiar fermentation is set up under the influence of heat and moisture, resulting in a change of the intercellular substance - pectose or an analogue of that body - into pectin and pectic acid.
When the moisture has spread sufficiently, the material is taken to the "breaker card," the first machine in the preparing department.
The first is an arid desert absolutely barren along part of the coast, between Tacna and Copiapo, but with a coarse scanty vegetation near the Cordilleras along watercourses and on the slopes where moisture from the melting snows above percolates through the sand.
In winter, however, the Parthians were powerless to wage war, as the moisture of the atmosphere relaxed their bows.
On the plains where grasses cannot find sufficient moisture their place is taken by " bush," composed mainly of stunted mimosas, acacias, euphorbia, wild pomegranate, bitter aloes and herbaceous plants.
The lower surface of the potato leaf is furnished with numerous organs of transpiration or stomata, which are narrow orifices opening into the leaf and from which moisture is transpired in the form of vapour.
This shows how large a proportion of the vapour is arrested and how it is that only by drifting through the deeper gorges can any moisture find its way to the Tibetan table-land.
Passing to the westward, and viewing the flora of Kumaon, which province holds a central position on the chain, on the 80th meridian, we find that the gradual decrease of moisture and increase of high summer heat are accompanied by a marked change of the vegetation.
On the west side of the Cordillera, which extracts the moisture from the prevailing easterly winds, the elevated plateaus have a limited rainfall in the north, which diminishes toward the south until the surface becomes absolutely barren.
Enduring hardily great extremes of heat and moisture, it is throughout the arid South-west the most important, and in many localities the only important, native tree.
Any liquid (blood, urine, milk, beer, &c.) containing organic matter, or any solid food-stuff (meat preserves, vegetables, &c.), allowed to stand exposed to the air soon swarms with bacteria, if moisture is present and the temperature not ab- Distribu- normal.
But research showed that this process of nitrification is dependent on temperature, aeration and moisture, as is life, and that while nitre-beds can infect one another, the process is stopped by sterilization.
A naturally light and rich soil, further improved by manure, is necessary, and moisture is indispensable, although injurious in excess, so that after a wet winter the best crops are obtained on hilly ground, and in a dry season on the plains.
To determine the amount of moisture, which should not exceed 30%, a weighed sample is evaporated and dried in a plate on a metallic surface heated by steam.
The chests need to be kept in a dry warehouse for a length of time, but ultimately the opium ceases to lose moisture to the shell, and the latter becomes extremely solid.
When grown in Great Britain Cryptomeria requires a deep, well-drained soil with plenty of moisture, and protection from cold winds.
To the warmth and moisture brought by this means the coastal region owes its high equable temperature, its heavy rainfall (80-110 in.) and its superb vegetation.
The vapour-laden sea air blowing landward against the girdle of snow and glaciers on the mountain barriers a few miles inland drains its moisture in excessive rain and snow upon the lisiere, shrouding it in well-nigh unbroken fog and cloud-bank.
The principal climatic cause influencing the number of graminaceous species appears to be amount of moisture.
If it loses more than 14.6% of water when dried at loo 0 C. it contains an excessive amount of moisture.
The Eastern Aphrodite was closely related to the sea and the element of moisture; in fact, some consider that she made her first appearance on Greek soil rather as a marine divinity than as a nature goddess.
Missouri has a continental climate, with wide range of moisture and temperature.
Only in the southern coast-land of the colony is there a soil and moisture supply suited to forest growth.
Besides these pans there are in the interior plateaus many shallow pools or vleis whose extent varies according to the dryness or moisture of the climate.
The east and south-east winds, which contain most moisture, dissipate their strength against the Drakensberg and other mountain ranges which guard the interior.
Thus while the coast-lands, especially in the southeast, enjoy an ample rainfall, the winds as they advance west and north contain less and less moisture, so that over the larger part of the country drought is common and severe.
At the extreme left the rain-clouds are thrown up, and if this were all, they would precipitate a larger proportion of the moisture Since the above was written, this work has been taken over by the " British Rainfall Organization."
When, as may happen in dry seasons, the puddle wall remains long above the water level, it parts with moisture and contracts.
Thus placed, no serious strains are caused either by changes of temperature or of moisture or by movements of the lateral supports, and with proper ingredients and care a very thin wall wholly below ground may be made watertight.
At higher altitudes, however, the moisture increases and scattered junipers begin to appear.
The climate is hot, and in the low-lying, swampy districts very unhealthy; the prevailing winds are north-west and south-east, the former hot and dry from the arid districts west of Mesopotamia, the latter bearing much moisture from the Persian Gulf and the Indian Ocean.
Upon removing the material from the vessel and exposing it to the atmosphere the sulphide of iron undergoes a revivifying process, the oxygen of the air displacing the sulphur from the sulphide as free sulphur, and with moisture converting the iron into hydrated oxide of iron.
Air and moisture decompose it.
As a goddess of fertilizing moisture, lakes, rivers, springs, and marshy lowlands are brought into close connexion with her.
They require only such shade as will shut out the direct rays of the sun, and, though abundant moisture must be supplied, the atmosphere should not be loaded with it.
The amount of light and of moisture has also to be taken into account.
If infection takes place, other sori are formed in ten days or a fortnight under favourable conditions of moisture and warmth.
Fungus spores will not germinate without moisture, and attention to drainage helps to keep down this and other fungus pests.
They may be divided into black and red according to the degree of moisture and the vegetable matter which formed them.
The excessive moisture in wet seasons in however hostile to cereal crops, especially in the southern and western districts, though improved drainage has done something to mitigate this evil, and might do a great deal more.
The wide heated plains of the Sahara, and in a lesser degree the corresponding zone of the Kalahari in the south, have an exceedingly scanty rainfall, the winds which blow over them from the ocean losing part of their moisture as they pass over the outer highlands, and becoming constantly drier owing to the heating effects of the burning soil of the interior; while the scarcity of mountain ranges in the more central parts likewise tends to prevent condensation.
The vegetation of Africa follows very closely the distribution of heat and moisture.
In the sand-hills the sand-bar willow of the rivers and the cottonwood growing naturally, evidence the good conditions of moisture; and the forestation of much of the region is undoubtedly possible.
The sand-hills are not inherently infertile; the soil never bakes, is always receptive of moisture, absorbing water like a sponge and holding it well.
With it also moisture is a great factor in its productivity.
With reference to his invention (in 1810) of a process of artificial congelation, he published in 1813 A Short Account of Experiments and Instruments depending on the relations of Air to Heat and Moisture; and in 1818 a paper by him "On certain impressions of cold transmitted from the higher atmosphere, with an instrument (the aethrioscope) adapted to measure them," appeared in the Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.
The clouds which strike Kathiawar and Cutch are deprived of a great deal of their moisture by the hills in those countries, and the greater part of the remainder is deposited on Mount Abu and the higher slopes of the Aravalli mountains, leaving but little for Merwara, where the hills are lower, and still less for Ajmere.
The changes conditioning rancidity, although not yet fully understood in all details, must be ascribed in the first instance to slow hydrolysis ("saponification") of the oils and fats by the moisture of the air, especially if favoured by insolation, when water is taken up by the oils and fats, and free fatty acids are formed.
If the action of air and moisture is allowed free play, the hydrolysis of the oils and fats may become so complete that only the insoluble fatty acids remain behind, the glycerin being washed away.
If care be exercised in the process of rendering animal oils and fats or expressing oils in the cold, the products are, as a rule, sufficiently pure to be delivered to the consumer, after a preliminary settling has allowed any mucilaginous matter, such as animal or vegetable fibres or other impurities, and also traces of moisture, to separate out.
If any rock be taken (even a piece of pure quartz) and crushed to a very fine powder, it will show some of the peculiarities of clays; for example, it will be plastic, retentive of moisture, impermeable to water, and will shrink to some extent if the moist mass be kneaded, and then allowed to dry.
She squeezed the moisture from the dishrag and hung it on the faucet and then dried her hands on the towel.
The fat coats flour particles, and prevents moisture absorption which inhibits gluten formation.
Additionally, moisture sorption can lead to particle agglomeration and powder caking.
The sample window is double-glazed to prevent condensation of moisture when working at temperatures above or below ambient.
To my English gardening hands they feel bereft of any moisture or goodness.
The buffing polish also contains other botanicals to add moisture and hydrate the skin.
The main cause of string breakage is moisture collection at the point of contact on the bridge saddle.
This box is covered in moisture resistant black library buckram.
Moisture content When new, fiber cement sheeting has a relatively high moisture content.
With pure native soluble collagen, protein rich extracts and creams, this treatment softens and smoothes the skin and helps maintain moisture balance.
Fortunately the air space is fitted with a moisture absorbing chemical, which eliminates condensation inside the double glazing.
These meters are supposed to measure the moisture in materials, however what they actually do is measure the electrical conductance.
Each material has its own wholly specific equilibrium moisture content.
Moisture, dust and debris will all contrive to ruin your work and probably the engine.
It reacts with moisture to form hydrogen fluoride, a highly corrosive acid.
These, together with the limited rainfall over most aquifer outcrop areas, resulted in a steep increase in soil moisture deficits.
On land, Dri-Lite is constructed from two different deniers to enhance directional moisture wicking, keeping you dry and comfortable.
Conventional cotton undergarments absorb moisture and the cotton fibers swell which closes up fabric pores forming a barrier against water vapor diffusion.
When the terrific din had subsided, I turned to flick away the moisture which had gathered in my eyes.
A good doormat in the hallway stops sand and moisture at your front door and keeps them away from your hardwood flooring.
A long profile from the divide to the stream is taken to see how soil moisture changes downslope.
A 12 ton OPICO batch drier should remove around 5% moisture from 6 tons of wheat in an hour.
Wear special spectacles which keep in moisture and so reduce dryness of the eyes.
As the water dries from the skin it draws out natural lipids which maintain the skin's natural moisture barrier and cause dryness.
This may result in moisture moving into previously dry structures or evaporating from previously unaffected surfaces, causing further salt efflorescence.
The atmosphere over North America receives moisture evaporated from many different water sources.
In the prescribed case mean soil moisture contents for July from a UM integration are used and kept fixed throughout the run.
Their purpose is to add intense flavor to the meat without excessive moisture.
A summer bake together with some moisture from below will induce flowering.
A drying agent, e.g., silicone gel can be placed on the shelves to absorb moisture in the air.
Allows moisture run-off below the roof finish into eaves gutters.
Henry Lloyd Thompson rubs salt between his fingers, feeling the texture of the crystals and squeezes handfuls together to judge the moisture content.
Quarry sap - the moisture found in most newly quarried stone which quickly dries out forming the case hardening.
Our MO's go off on schedule, we can hardly see a blue haze over the insulators, probably moisture I say.
They must also be completely sealed against possible moisture ingress.
The air gap creates a thermal insulator with the third layer enabling all the moisture to escape at its own rate.
Full of constructional details with quality line drawings and photographs, it tackles the problems associated with moisture head-on.
In specific locations of the construction in-situ measurements are measured of the wood moisture by using resistance moisture meters.
A sheet of kitchen towel placed in the bag will help to absorb any moisture.
Merino can also wick, absorb and evaporate moisture both in its liquid and vaporous state.
Remove any damaged tubers; store good ones in thick paper sacks closed at the neck to conserve moisture.
A way to help retain moisture in the basket is to use water gel crystals.
Dry enough to suck the moisture out of our skins very efficiently.
Trapped moisture on the floor covering is a breeding ground for micro-organisms.
Drying off - The removal of excess moisture from foods during cooking.
The oceans are the major source of the atmospheric moisture that is obtained through evaporation.
Cylinders are first heated to drive off any residual moisture followed by thorough purging and evacuation process to create a clean baseline.
Inner layer wicks moisture to the outer layer from where it is dissipated.
Dynamic 4-way stretch materials move with you intuitively, while wicking moisture out and blocking the elements from coming in.
The soil moisture sensor measures the vacuum created by the soil by the lack of moisture.
The straw mulch will also conserve moisture in the soil for the vine roots.
Giving them a good soaking late in the afternoon helps, and our decorative bark mulch will also help keep moisture in.
Moisture causes mold, and if you live in a colder climate, you may find your bedroom smelling a little musty.
Provides a fully waterproof secondary barrier to moisture penetration.
Moisture properites Sto renders offer protection from driving rain, yet remain vapor permeable.
Because the mortar is not permeable this moisture cannot evaporate from the mortar joint once rain stops.
Moisture in the board escapes through either thin copper plating or voids in the plating.
G4 Pond Sealer A moisture curing single part polyurethane varnish ideal for sealing damp porous surfaces prior to using release agent.
Both the surface and the core are made of thermosetting resins, which make them impervious to moisture.
The paper is conditioned using heated rollers to create the correct moisture content.
The black plastic sheeting helps to retain moisture in the summer heat.
Any moisture retained by the fiber cement sheeting is then able to dry out naturally.
Holds more moisture to beard area; leaves skin feeling sleek, and looking good.
This helps to maintain warmth and moisture, but be careful to uncover them when they begin to sprout so they do n't smother.
The soil moisture sensor measures the vacuum created by the soil moisture sensor measures the vacuum created by the soil by the lack of moisture.
Abstract The moisture sorption properties of foods are critical for their shelf-life stability.
His eyes sparkled with moisture which seemed to mock the frail dryness of his skin.
Wash just before using, since the added moisture in the bag could cause spoilage.
They are soothing and they also contain tannins, which extract moisture from skin cells and speed healing.
This can be prevented by installing moisture barrier beneath the roofing tiles.
The plants soak up moisture from the soil, then give the moisture back into the air through a process called transpiration.
If using a foil underlay on concrete there is no need to lay a plastic film moisture barrier first.
When conditions of moisture, temperature, and food supply became unfavorable, many soil bacteria would form resistant spores.
Resistance to Moisture The plaster will deteriorate if applied onto damp backgrounds or if used unprotected in damp environments.
Highly breathable to provide comfort in all activities; does not restrict the movement of moisture vapor.
Into this I mix vermiculite to help with moisture retention.
After 20 days of almost wall-to-wall sunshine it was a huge relief for the soil get an opportunity to replenish itself with moisture.
The moisture content will be calculated at various depths to assess whether the area remains permanently waterlogged.
Compost improves the texture of your soil, helps the soil to retain moisture and smothers weeds around plants.
Landolt was disposed to attribute these losses in weight to the containing vessel, which was of glass or quartz, not being absolutely impervious, but in 1908 he showed that, by making allowance for the moisture adsorbed on the vessel, the errors were both positive and negative, and were less than one in ten million.
In summer a north-west " trade " wind, the Maestro, occurs in the Adriatic. The Sirocco is a cyclonic wind characteristic of the winter rainy season; in the Adriatic it is usually accompanied by cloud and moisture, often by rain.
Ordinarily the alternate expansion and contraction of the atmosphere which takes place under such circumstances would draw in a supply of moisture from the ocean, but the heated interior, covering some 900,000 sq.
The one disadvantage of paper cables is the fact that any injury to the lead covering which allows moisture to penetrate causes telegraphic interruption to the whole of the enclosed wires, whereas if the wires are each individually coated with gutta-percha, the presence of moisture can only affect those wires whose covering is defective There is no reason for doubting, however, that, provided the lead covering remains intact, the paper insulation is imperishable; this is not the case with gutta-percha-covered wires.
For the growth of bacteria there must be a certain food supply, moisture, in most cases oxygen, and a certain minimum temperature (see Bacteriology).
We can imagine though perhaps only vaguely, the way in which light, temperature, moisture, contact, &c., can affect it.
Recent researches point to definite external conditions of moisture, affecting the processes of respiration and transpiration, &c., as being responsible for some of these.
The highest summits create serious obstructions to the movements of nearly three-fourths of the mass of the air resting on this part of the earth, and of nearly the whole of the moisture it contains; the average height of the entire chain is such as to make it an almost absolute barrier to one-half of the air and three-fourths of the moisture; while the lower ranges also produce important atmospheric effects, one-fourth of the air and one-half of the watery vapour it carries with it lying below 9000 ft.
The inner slopes and ranges of the Elburz south of the principal watershed, generally the central one of the three principal ranges which are outside of the fertilizing influence of the moisture brought from the sea, have little or no natural vegetation, and those farthest south are, excepting a few stunted cypresses, completely arid and bare.
For this reason proposals have been made to plant in the place of weeds low-growing leguminous plants, the growth of which will not only prevent impoverishment and loss of soil during the rains and conserve moisture in the heat, but will also have the effect of enriching the soil in nitrogenous constituents through the power leguminous plants possess of absorbing nitrogen from the air through nodules on their roots.
Iron, when exposed to moisture and air, "rusts"; but this process never takes place in the absence of air, and it is questionable whether it ever sets in in the absence of carbonic acid (see Rust).
There has been a longcontinued discussion, which between buyer and seller sometimes degenerates into a dispute, on the subject of moisture in yarns, and the difficulty is not confined to the Lancashire industry.
For inexhaustible fertility, and for retentiveness of moisture in a dry year, no soil in the world can surpass the " black cotton-soil " of the Deccan.
The boiler is heated by a furnace, and the oil is brought gradually to the point of ebullition, at which it is maintained for two hours, during which time moisture is driven off, and the scum and froth which accumulate on the surface are ladled out.
Volta then proved that all metals could be arranged in an electromotive 1 Modern researches have shown that the loss of charge is in fact dependent upon the ionization of the air, and that, provided the atmospheric moisture is prevented from condensing on the insulating supports, water vapour in the air does not per se bestow on it conductance for electricity.
In portions of the structure liable to important changes of pressure from the rise, and fall of the water and subject to the additional stresses which expansion and contraction by changes of temperature and of moisture induce, and in view of the great difficulty of securing that the average modulus of elasticity in all parts of the structure shall be approximately the same, it is probably desirable to limit the calculated load upon any external work, even of the best kind, to 15 or 20 tons per sq.
The object of this interchanger was not only to cool the compressed air before expansion, but to condense part of the moisture in it, so reducing the quantity of ice or snow produced during expansion.
For a richer tan use daily to replenish lost moisture.
Natural fibers allow your skin to breathe, and shed moisture while synthetic fibers help the fabric to resist creasing.
They improve the soil with organic matter instead to help retain the moisture.
This can be done with moisture gels or saliva substitutes.
Sweat and sebum production brings moisture onto the skin 's surface and as such favors bacterial growth.
Their skin is a lot drier and oilier due to higher sebum levels and high moisture evaporation rates.
In contrast, a mere 10% had both adequate seedbed moisture and more than 10mm of rain within a month of sowing.
The two mixtures of shredder residues differed both in their composition of solids and in the amount of moisture.
He also used silica gel crystals to absorb the moisture.
Planting near to mature trees which naturally remove a great deal of moisture from soggy soil is a clever ecological solution for shade lovers.
The Turbo Tri Short is made with fast wicking Matrix, a microfiber yarn blended with spandex for optimum stretch and moisture management.
Thatch of less than 1/2 thick is useful as it cuts down moisture loss and gives the lawn a springy feel.
Also, with the tomato coming in rather a stingy portion there is very little moisture from the fillings either.
Turnips are sometimes grown, but suffer greatly from being choked by the natural grasses produced by superabundant moisture.
They will grow in heavier soils than many ferns, but do not thrive where moisture is denied them.
The presence of the paint, etc on the walls will simply trap the moisture.
Allows wood to breathe - will not trap moisture.
High vapor permeability allows any moisture collected by the sheets to dry out naturally.
Does the use of heat and moisture exchangers rather than heated humidifiers affect the incidence of ventilator associated pneumonia?
Some types of false eyelashes do not react well to water or moisture, so avoid applying mascara and weepy films !
A base layer is designed to wick moisture away from your skin.
Moisture in the compost heap should be similar to a wrung out sponge.
There is no point in planting a perennial that needs plenty of moisture and then wringing your hands when it does n't survive.
Many parents believe that potty training comes a little easier to those children who wear cloth simply because they can feel the moisture and become uncomfortable when they wet themselves.
They actually pull moisture from the skin, with an open knit weave that allows air to pass through easily.
Grandma El's Diaper Rash Remedy-It only takes a small amount of this cream to do the trick, and it is great for repelling moisture.
Ensure that there is adequate frontal coverage to absorb urine, and also check to make sure that the whole liner is really inside the diaper cover so that moisture cannot wick from the inside of the diaper to the outside.
In some cases, the sports bra may act as a moisture trap which may, again, aggravate or lead to mastitis infections.
Disposable diapers are often associated with fewer diaper rashes among babies because they contain materials that wick moisture away from the skin.
If you use cloth diapers, adding plastic pants may trap moisture against your baby's skin, so check frequently to see if she needs to be changed.
This may be a scary thought, but allowing the air to circulate around the skin is good for preventing moisture buildup.
Leafy vegetables should be washed then placed in open plastic storage bags lined with one or two sheets of paper towels to wick away excess moisture.
Some bookcases even have doors, providing additional protection to keep moisture and dust away from important or rare books.
Second is evaporation of moisture which adds flavor because as moisture decreases and the beef shrinks, flavor intensifies.
Wet-aged beef isn't exposed to air so it doesn't lose as much moisture through evaporation.
You may also try using liner socks which are known to absorb moisture and are worn inside another pair of socks.
They also withstand weathering from moisture and damp very well with time.
Among all the natural and synthetic liners being used today, leather allows your feet to breathe and absorbs moisture best.
The moisture can cause the bulbs to split or mold.
Dehumidifier - Gets the moisture out of the air for a more comfortable environment.
How long wood burns depends on the type of wood and its moisture content.
A dehumidifier takes the moisture out of the air.
Moisture in the air can cause damage to a property by condensing against windows and walls, forming mold and causing wood to rot; it can generally form unpleasant living conditions.
Dehumidifiers are available in a range of sizes, ranging from small machines that are suitable for a single room, to large, powerful dehumidifiers that can efficiently remove moisture from a vast area.
Cotton is best when used for small area rugs rather than wall-to-wall carpeting because it absorbs moisture, flattens quickly, and stains easily.
With the right ceiling fan, your home can be cooled by up to seven degrees, and you'll be surprised at how little moisture collects on your ceiling with this type of air circulation.
If you plan on having a ceiling fan in a bathroom or in the kitchen, get one that withstands heat and moisture.
The outer fabric flicks the heat moisture away which allows your body to maintain a core temperature with less energy.
The fabric controls the moisture and lets your body remain cool, which means you expend less perspiration.
If you've ever gotten that "clammy" feeling when you wake up, then you've probably been perspiring through the night and with no way for your mattress to reduce the moisture, you probably didn't get a good night's sleep.
Many bedding manufacturers and furniture makers use a high resiliency foam that reduces body impressions, but unfortunately, this foam is susceptible to heat and moisture and may deteriorate over time.
If you notice an odor or an odd taste in the air, it may be a result of internal corrosion, a faulty fill or moisture in the tank.
Canned food has a significantly higher moisture content, so a diet that consists primarily of canned food will help prevent dehydration.
You can also suck up the moisture with a carpet cleaner if you happen to have one handy.
Since that stool was hard, you may want to pick up some canned kitten food to provide more moisture in his diet.
Whenever the crystals come in contact with any form of dampness, moisture or humidity, they are reactivated once again releasing their pungent odors.
Many of the less expensive foods are too high in carbohydrate content, too low in moisture content and not high enough in the right types of proteins to meet your cat's very unique nutritional needs.
Any excess moisture can create the perfect environment for bacteria and yeast.
Clay absorbs moisture, and it does so very well.
These small pine pellets form sawdust around moisture and trap in odors effectively.