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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Plain chest radiograph revealed air trapping, reticular abnormalities, and hilar enlargement.
All these factors contribute to irreversible obstruction mainly caused by progressive air trapping, which is a prominent feature of COPD.
[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.
5 of these 17 subjects with emphysema showed evidence of air trapping on expiratory scans only with normal inspiratory HRCT scan.
2), mucoid impaction (17.9%), mosaic attenuation (10.7%), air trapping (78.6%) and plate like atelectasis (21.4%) were noted in these patients.
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.
Several suggestions were made during a meeting in Switzerland yesterday with 16 swimwear manufacturers, such as a maximum material thickness of 1mm, material which follows the body shape and no undue buoyancy or 'air trapping'.
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.
Median and 10th percentile lung attenuation curves, however, remained significantly left-shifted at 22 hours, indicating increased air trapping (mean change -15.88 Hu and -10.42 Hu, respectively).

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