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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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Maintaining that they had been " falsely implicated", the two pilots said they had only asked the air hostess to go out after she entered the cockpit with a steward without their permission.
I was on duty during the London flight to Dubai," the Indian air hostess, 30, told prosecutors, "The suspect kept asking for alcohol.
The court heard Ms Lauren was on a cocktail of prescription drugs and alcohol and couldn't remember if she pushed an air hostess hard up against the wall of the aircraft forcing it be diverted to Shannon.
BEIRUT: A Dubai court is expected to issue Monday a verdict into the case of a Lebanese man accused of molesting a Japanese air hostess.
She said: "The outfits have changed a lot since I first started as an air hostess.
Iris began her business venture in May after leaving her job as an air hostess, which she held for 12 years.
It's ironic I'm playing an air hostess, as it's the one job I could never, ever do.
Dr Raj Jandoo, an advocate and part-time sheriff, frightened passengers on the flight by making the comments, which included him telling an air hostess 'I hope we have no problems with bombs today, eh?
A man has been charged with defrauding the parents of murdered former air hostess Lucie Blackman.
A Swedish court has sentenced a Scandinavian Airlines System (SAS) passenger to ten months in jail for telling an air hostess that he had a hand grenade in his bag.
The body of the former air hostess, who disappeared seven months ago after going for a day out at the seaside with a Japanese man she met in the bar where she worked, was last night in the care of Scotland Yard.