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Air current   /ɛr kˈərənt/   Listen
Air current

noun
1.
Air moving (sometimes with considerable force) from an area of high pressure to an area of low pressure.  Synonyms: current of air, wind.  "When there is no wind, row" , "The radioactivity was being swept upwards by the air current and out into the atmosphere"






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"Air current" Quotes from Famous Books



... became aware that he was sitting in an atmosphere growing dense with smoke. The air current had become reversed, at intervals, and had sent the smoke pouring out from among the charred timbers in dense volumes. It choked the boy, and he was obliged to move. Instinctively he made his way along the passage to which he was ...
— Burnham Breaker • Homer Greene

... the dilemma by circling. There was only five more miles to cover. Dave went up searching for a steadier air current, found it, maintained a steady flight for over a quarter of an hour, and slowed down slightly as they came ...
— Dave Dashaway and his Hydroplane • Roy Rockwood



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