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General Crossword Questions for “vacuum”

  • Entirely empty space

Encyclopedia

  • A perfect vacuum would be one with no particles in it at all, which is impossible to achieve in practice. The Latin term in vacuo is also used to describe an object as being in what would otherwise be a vacuum. — “Vacuum - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • Canister vacuum cleaner for home use. A vacuum cleaner, also known as a hoover (a genericized trademark) or sweeper and commonly referred to simply as a vacuum, is a device that uses an air pump to create a partial vacuum to suck up dust and dirt, usually from floors. — “Vacuum cleaner - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • Some special function vacuum tubes are filled with low-pressure gas: these are so-called soft tubes as distinct from the hard vacuum type which have the internal gas pressure reduced as far as possible. Almost all tubes depend on the thermionic emission of electrons. — “Vacuum tube - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org

Quotations

  • He remembered them clearly and in order as mere delusions of the nerves–how the fear of the Professor had been the fear of the tyrannic accidents of nightmare, and how the fear of the Doctor had been the fear of the airless vacuum of science. — “The Man who was Thursday” by GK Chesterton
  • The piled-up vapours condense into water; and the air, put into violent action to supply the vacuum left by the condensation of the mists, rouses itself into a whirlwind. — “A Journey to the Centre of the Earth” by Jules Verne
  • He felt a sort of emptiness, almost like a vacuum in his soul. — “Sons and lovers” by D H Lawrence
  • Tumbling on steadily, nothing dreading, Sunshine, storm, cold, heat, forever withstanding, passing, carrying, The soul's realization and determination still inheriting, The fluid vacuum around and ahead still entering and dividing, No balk retarding, no anchor anchoring, on no rock striking, Swift, glad, content, unbereav'd, nothing losing, Of all able and ready at any time to give strict account, The divine ship sails the divine sea. — “Leaves of grass” by Walt Whitman
  • They exist very easily in the same room with the microscope and even in railway carriages: what banishes them in the vacuum in gentlemen and lady passengers. — “Daniel Deronda” by George Eliot
  • I was conscious of the gaping vacuum in my skull with every fibre of my being. — “Hunger” by Knut Hamsun

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