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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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She would be settled down as usual, but after an hour or so she would scream loudly out of the blue; the noise would slice into my dreams like the air-raid sirens, waking me instantly.
While all that was left of the Palmers' air-raid shelter was found on the roof of a house in Rhymney Street.
Last month the Telegraph and BBC's Coventry & Warwickshire radio had asked people for their views on plans to sound the air-raid sirens as part of this year's Blitz commemoration.
Cinderella's fairy godmother has become a guardian angel (Will Kemp) with bleached hair and shiny white suit; he escorts her to the ball in a motorcycle sidecar as gas-masked air-raid wardens comb the debris for bodies.
BEFORE the outbreak of the Second World War all households had air-raid shelters delivered.
I do not think that sounding an air-raid siren on November 14 is a good idea.
The air raid sirens sounded, I was bundled into my mother's arms and taken across the road to the temporary timber ramp that led to the walkways inside the walls, that were designated as air-raid shelters.
Students were fascinated when he explained how when the air-raid sirens started, everyone would have grabbed their gas masks and headed to the shelter until the next siren was sounded to give the all-clear.
The pounds 10,000 restoration, paid for with a Lottery grant, includes light fitting, freshly painted walls and mannequins in 1940s clothing and air-raid warden uniforms.