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WATER. That liquid substance of which the sea, the rivers, and creeks are composed.
     2. A pool of water, or a stream or water course, is considered as part of the land, hence a pool of twenty acres, would pass by the grant of twenty acres of land, without mentioning the water. 2 Bl. Com. 18; 2 N. H. Rep. 255; 1, Wend. R. 255; 5 Paige, R. 141; 2 N. H. Rep. 371; 2 Brownl. 142; 5 Cowen, R. 216; 5 Conn. R. 497; 1 Wend. R. 237. A mere grant of water passes only a fishery. Co. Lit. 4 b.
     3. Like land, water is distinguishable into different parts, as the sea, (q.v.) rivers, (q.v.) docks, (q.v.) canals, (q.v.) ponds, q v.) and sewers, (q.v.) and to these may be added at water course. (q.v.) Vide 4 Mason, R. 397 River; Water course.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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The results show that methane has the most effective role in increasing the amount of water vapour in the atmosphere, thus further increasing the amount of ice in the middle atmosphere.
Schroder et al., "A global climatology of total columnar water vapour from SSM/I and MERIS," Earth System Science Data, vol.
This is only the second time water vapour has been discovered on a moon in the solar system.
The ability of clothing ensembles to transport water vapour is an important determinant of physiological comfort.
These greenhouse gases include water vapour, with a mean residence time of about 10 days in the atmosphere, carbon dioxide (50-200 years), methane (12 years) and nitrous oxide (120 years).
The Versaperm WVTR (Water Vapour Transmission) MK VI meters' highly automated computerised control can cope with several samples at a time--and still give a reading in as little as 30 minutes for some materials.
It was found by special instruments designed to detect water vapour carried on the Infrared Space Observatory (ISO) launched by the European Space Agency.
Holm, "Evaluation of ECMWF water vapour analyses by airborne differential absorption lidar measurements: a case study between Brazil and Europe," Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, vol.
As compressed air begins life as atmospheric air--which contains a mixture of water vapour, hydrocarbon vapour and sub-micron solid particulates--part of the post-compression process must include the removal of these substances.
It describes the volume of water vapour per [m.sup.3] of air as a percentage of its maximum moisture-holding capacity at a given temperature and pressure.
Washington, July 29 ( ANI ): A new study has revealed that increased water vapour concentration in the atmosphere contributes in global warming process.