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balloon Idioms & Phrases


Air balloon

  • a balloon for aërial navigation.
  • . See Balloon.
Webster 1913

balloon bomb

  • noun a bomb carried by a balloon
    Fugo.
    • In World War II the Japanese launched balloon bombs against North America
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balloon fish

Bal*loon" fish`
Definitions
  1. (Zoöl.) A fish of the genus Diodon or the genus Tetraodon, having the power of distending its body by taking air or water into its dilatable esophagus. See Globefish, and Bur fish.
Webster 1913

balloon flower

  • noun fragrant puffed-up white to reddish-pink flowers in long narrow clusters on erect stems; Arizona to New Mexico and Utah
    Penstemon palmeri; scented penstemon.
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Balloon frame

  • (Carp.), a house frame constructed altogether of small timber.
Webster 1913

Balloon net

  • a variety of woven lace in which the weft threads are twisted in a peculiar manner around the warp.
Webster 1913

balloon sail

  • noun any light loose sail
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balloon seat

  • noun a seat that has a bell shape (on some 18th century chairs)
    bell seat.
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balloon vine

  • noun woody perennial climbing plant with large ornamental seed pods that resemble balloons; tropical India and Africa and America
    heart pea; Cardiospermum halicacabum.
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ballooning spider

Bal*loon"ing spi"der
Definitions
  1. (Zoöl.) A spider which has the habit of rising into the air. Many kinds ( esp. species of Lycosa) do this while young by ejecting threads of silk until the force of the wind upon them carries the spider aloft.
Webster 1913

barrage balloon

  • noun an elongated tethered balloon or blimp with cables or net suspended from it to deter enemy planes that are flying low
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Fire balloon

  • . (a) A balloon raised in the air by the buoyancy of air heated by a fire placed in the lower part = hot-air balloon . (b) A balloon sent up at night with fireworks which ignite at a regulated height. Simmonds.
Webster 1913

hot-air balloon

  • noun balloon for travel through the air in a basket suspended below a large bag of heated air
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kite balloon

  • noun a barrage balloon with lobes at one end that keep it headed into the wind
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meteorological balloon

  • noun a small unmanned balloon set aloft to observe atmospheric conditions
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Pilot balloon

  • noun meteorological balloon used to observe air currents
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  • a small balloon sent up in advance of a large one, to show the direction and force of the wind.
Webster 1913

sausage balloon

  • noun a small nonrigid airship used for observation or as a barrage balloon
    blimp; sausage.
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trial balloon

  • noun a test of public opinion
  • noun a balloon sent up to test air currents
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"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.

Fear not the Adverb Hell!

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