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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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A, Dense subpleural fibrosis (arrows), with collapse and obliteration of alveolar air spaces, is readily apparent.
Exhaled air consists of ambient air retained in the respiratory dead space and alveolar air [26].
(8) In vivo, alveolar air volume is at a functional minimum at the end of maximal expiration.
Alveolar air spaces fill with blood cells such as neutrophils and erythrocytes.
The SBC sampling method is a self-administered procedure in which the subject exhales alveolar air directly into an evacuated 1-L Silcosteel stainless steel canister (Entech, Simi Valley, CA) fitted with a short Teflon tube that serves as a disposable mouthpiece.