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AIR. That fluid transparent substance which surrounds our globe.
     2. No property can be had in the air it belongs equally to all men, being indispensable to their existence. To poison or materially to change the air, to the annoyance of the public, is a nuisance. Cro. Cr. 610; 2 Ld. Raym 1163; I Burr. 333; 1 Str. 686 Hawk. B. 1, c. 75, s. 10; Dane's Ab. Index h.t. But this must be understood with this qualification, that no one has a right to use the air over another man's land, in such a manner as to be injurious to him. See 4 Campb. 219; Bowy. Mod. Civ. Law, 62; 4 Bouv. Inst. n. 36 1; Grot. Droit de la Guerre et de la Paix, liv. 2, c. 2, Sec. 3, note, 3 et 4.
     3. It is the right of the proprietor of an estate to enjoy the light and air that will come to him, and, in general, no one has a right to deprive him of them; but sometimes in building, a man opens windows over his neighbor's ground, and the latter, desirous of building on his own ground, necessarily stops the windows already built, and deprives the first builder of light and air; this he has the right to do, unless the windows are ancient lights, (q.v.) or the proprietor has acquired a right by grant or prescription to have such windows open. See Crabb on R. P. Sec. 444 to 479 and Plan. Vide Nuisance.

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3]/FVC showed significant correlations with parameters of air trapping and hyperinflation measured by whole-body plethysmography.
sup][8] The observers assessed the presence of ground-glass opacity, consolidation, reticulation (interlobular septal thickening and intralobular lines), parenchymal bands, honeycombing, traction bronchiectasis, air trapping, and architectural distortion.
The incidence of air trapping increased with age and air trapping was not detected before 30 years of age (Table 6).
Air trapping was assessed visually by identifying areas of persistent low attenuation on expiratory series compared to the inspiratory slices and also objectively by noting a change of <100 HU.
Expiratory radiographs may reveal air trapping in the affected lung and contralateral mediastinal shift.
What follows in the wake of this lung tissue damage is air trapping, which leads to lung overinflation in emphysema.
It said the evidence of how air trapping helps performances was complex, and that it would take time to develop controlling and testing methods for each swimsuit.
However, caution should be used with applying these results to any condition where air trapping is common, as increasing PEEP could lead to respiratory muscle overload.
The Akroflocks are said to benefit rubber compounders in seals, where flock increases tear strength and improves dimensional stability and stiffness; rolls, where nylon and cotton flocks impart abrasion and chip resistance; belting, where cotton flock, applied prior to cure, prevents air trapping with minimum effect on adhesion; molded goods, where fiber and wood flours prevent cut growth and increase tear and modulus, and where they also allow air to bleed from the stock, which prevents blisters; and in molded open cell sponge, where wood and cotton flocks prevent cell wall collapse after cure.
High-resolution computed tomography showed significant air trapping, suggesting that constriction and inflammation of the small airways remain long after initial exposure, Jared W.