AIR'S.................................1
the wind. Maitland pointed at the sky around them. ‘The air's lighter already! The wind's dying down, you can hear itp 185 WFN 1961
 
 AIR-AND-SEA...........................1
to come with me now ...‘ The Shore Raid An elaborate air-and-sea ballet was taking place, an over-rehearsed performance that rarely deviatedp 57 RP 1994
 
 AIR-ATTACKS...........................1
internment centre, and had unluckily fallen foul of the American air-attacks. At the same time the absence, with few exceptions, ofp 931 DT 1977
 
 AIR-BASE..............................3
the nuclear bombers. Once we came across a run-down British air-base where World War II Liberators sat in parking bays farp 89 KW 1991
and began a pleasant, month-long acclimatisation period at a Toronto air-base, being prepared for the social and psychological hazards of ap 107 KW 1991
on the long, straight road from Moose Jaw to the air-base. At the demolition derbys in the shabby stadiums of eastp 262 KW 1991
 
 AIR-BASES.............................3
Anatomy Library at the flat Cambridgeshire countryside, with its American air-bases and their glowing vision of a third world war, Ip 93 KW 1991
and which seemed to hover so promisingly over the American air-bases near Cambridge. During the next weeks we met again andp 105 KW 1991
Hausfrauen. Years of experience in the bars outside the American air-bases made them more than a match for a sixteen-year-old, especiallyp 146 RP 1994
 
 AIR-BATH..............................1
Kerans examined the compass, swinging the bearing gently in its air-bath and then aligning the pointer and scale. He tried top 45 DW 1962
 
 AIR-BATTLES...........................2
old bedspread. Looking at them, he visualized the scenes of air-battles and armadas, the sinking of the Petrel, and even thep 174 ES 1984
the south. Deer Lake was out of bounds, while mock air-battles and unauthorised low-flying were court martial offences. The mink-farmers ofp 108 KW 1991
 
 AIR-BLADDERS..........................1
its contained marine life expired in a slow deflation of air-bladders and buoyancy sacs, lay everywhere, over the ticket booths andp 125 DW 1962
 
 AIR-BRAKES............................1
driver of a dumper truck crossing the overpass switched his air-brakes on and off in a series of sharp detonations. Althoughp 32 CI 1974
 
 AIR-BREATHERS.........................1
the evolutionary slope. Three hundred million years ago we became air-breathers and left the seas behind. Now we've taken the nextp 58 M69 1957
 
 AIR-BREATHING.........................2
great zone of transit between the gill-breathing fish and the air-breathing amphibians with their respiratory rib-cages, the very junction where wep 43 DW 1962
its 500-kiloton war-head, a wingless monster so different from the air-breathing cruises, could climb beyond the stratosphere and then plunge downp 215 HA 1981
 
 AIR-BRUSHED...........................1
of tail-fin and radiator grille, body panel and windshield hood, air-brushed in vivid pastel and acrylic colours, seemed to fascinate herp 111 C 1973
 
 AIR-BURST.............................1
the nuclear bomb, selecting -- so Wayne guessed -- an air-burst a thousand feet above the centre of Las Vegas, overp 217 HA 1981
 
 AIR-CARGO.............................1
little mad. Look around you, Richard. What do you see?‘ ‘Air-cargo warehouses. Shopping malls. Executive estates.‘ As Maxted listened to mep 101 KC 2006
 
 AIR-CONDITIONED.......................16
materialized. What was he doing except sitting in his white-walled, air-conditioned lounge, playing Bartok quartets on the stereogram? Meanwhile Larsen hadp 137 ZT 1960
patio was a long chromium counter, as inviting as an air-conditioned bar seen from a dusty street, glasses and decanters reflectedp 24 DW 1962
worthwhile after all.‘ After a cool jungle night in the air-conditioned cabin, the next day Connolly began discreetly to reconnoitre thep 448 QR 1963
Sea as Gerard O'Neill suggests. Instead, I see acres of air-conditioned Greyhound Bus interior, glinting, slightly greasy railings, old rivet-heads needingp 229 UGM 1979
soil raked by bulldozers, for the moment occupied by an air-conditioned pavilion fit for some latter-day caliph resting en route fromp 65 UGM 1989
happen here. Rio is a total media city.‘ From the air-conditioned bar he gazed contentedly at the procession of giant floatsp 235 KW 1991
Hotel, ready to startle an unwary film executive. In the air-conditioned corridors of the conference centre the scientific films filled thep 256 KW 1991
The windows would have been closed. The entire house was air-conditioned.‘ Hennessy tried to steer me across the terrace, a curatorp 50 CN 1996
to the supermarket, where a dozen customers hovered in the air-conditioned aisles and the Spanish check-out girls sat at their tillsp 214 CN 1996
in Bel Air and Holland Park.‘ I wandered around the air-conditioned suite, with its dressing room and double bathroom. Despite Jane'sp 34 SC 2000
that she might be drunk, and I thought of the air-conditioned bars hidden away in the Palais des Festivals. Here, inp 108 SC 2000
on their clipboards before returning the silky pelts to their air-conditioned racks. ‘Television commercials and mink coats rented by the hourp 218 SC 2000
business parks.‘ ‘Aren't they the same thing? Eden-Olympia as an air-conditioned Sinai ...?‘ ‘Absolutely.‘ Penrose pointed approvingly at me, the alert studentp 256 SC 2000
appreciating that I had crossed a desert to reach this air-conditioned oasis. ‘We hope you'll visit us again. Here in thep 39 KC 2006
they went out of their way to lay on an air-conditioned bus and car and smooth our path around any obstaclesp 265 ML 2008
a trace. The next day we set off in our air-conditioned bus for Lunghua, and spent most of the morning tryingp 270 ML 2008
 
 AIR-CONDITIONER.......................13
along the shores of the Persian Gulf. Behind him the air-conditioner murmured quietly, cooling the pale blue wails half-hidden in thep 173 VT 1960
the walls, listening to the low soothing hum of the air-conditioner. His argument with Bayliss had refreshed him and he feltp 139 ZT 1960
dinner into the auto-cooker and selected the alarm, lowered the air-conditioner, refrigerator and immersion heater settings, switched open the oil storagep 244 OM 1961
degrees below the ambient temperature of the lagoon, and the air-conditioner normally kept the room at an even 70 degrees. Butp 35 DW 1962
the low couches, alternately chilled and roasted as the erratic air-conditioner above them varied its perimeter. Outside, half an hour beforep 89 DW 1962
keep forgetting that.‘ He turned up the volume of the air-conditioner, smiling at Kerans, who gazed watchfully at the wry, pervertedp 113 DW 1962
those haunted Triassic swamps.‘ He picked a book off the air-conditioner, a copy of Donne's poems, and extemporised a line: ‘Worldp 113 DW 1962
his bunk, cooled by a homemade fan and the fading air-conditioner. Like himself, Bodkin seemed to be isolated on a smallp 128 DW 1962
inside the narrow cone of cool air projected by the air-conditioner. ‘I know, Alan, Strangman's insane and dangerous, but for somep 128 DW 1962
the next evening he found that Bodkin had gone. The air-conditioner had exhausted its fuel, and Bodkin, deliberately it seemed, hadp 129 DW 1962
around it were silent, only & distant whir of an air-conditioner in the depot ship reminding Kerans that he was notp 136 DW 1962
of his bedroom, he saw that the shutters of the air-conditioner had been closed. Jim listened to the bell drill throughp 60 ES 1984
the garbage wall moving, the dim scraping of some buried air-conditioner against the keel plates, urging the Salammbo to resume itsp 258 DC 1987
 
 AIR-CONDITIONERS......................3
southwards across the kelp flats, and one by one the air-conditioners in the bedrooms switched themselves off. While the town slowlyp 235 DE 1961
and bales, a random selection of household effects -- refrigerators, air-conditioners and the like -- and units of machinery and officep 62 CW 1966
metal debris embedded in the barrage, the refrigerators, photocopiers and air-conditioners scavenged from the airbase. The huge brassiere of the damp 230 DC 1987
 
 AIR-CONDITIONING......................48
the load walls were beginning to crack, and the 250-amp air-conditioning unit had worked without a halt. Although it had beenp 10 DW 1962
over the windows were drawn, and to Kerans‘ surprise the air-conditioning unit had been switched off. The air pumped in throughp 35 DW 1962
tenants, but the individual resident in isolation. Its staff of air-conditioning conduits, elevators, garbage-disposal chutes and electrical switching systems provided ap 10 HR 1975
his neighbours, of trivial disputes over the faulty elevators and air-conditioning, inexplicable electrical failures, noise, competition for parking space and, inp 18 HR 1975
of the twenty elevators were put out of action. The air-conditioning had been switched off, and a woman passenger trapped inp 20 HR 1975
shoulder, Laing said: ‘Something seems to be wrong with the air-conditioning ... there should be some fresh air on the balcony.‘ Holdingp 41 HR 1975
her. The blinds in the living-room were lowered, and the air-conditioning had been switched off. Children's toys and clothes lay aboutp 44 HR 1975
cheeks Wilder listened to the air humming erratically in the air-conditioning flues behind the shower stall, pumped all the way downp 48 HR 1975
found it difficult to revive them. At five-minute intervals the air-conditioning ceased to work, and in the warm summer weather thep 50 HR 1975
residents that dog excrement had been deliberately dropped into the air-conditioning flues by the upper-level tenants. Strong winds circulated around thep 50 HR 1975
garbage-disposal chute. Suspicious that they might be tampering with the air-conditioning ducts, Wilder pushed through them, but was briskly shouldered asidep 51 HR 1975
wife and children a break from his ceaseless pacing. The air-conditioning now worked for only five minutes in each hour, andp 54 HR 1975
said vaguely, ‘Everything's fine. There's some slight trouble with the air-conditioning, but it's being fixed.‘ This growing defiance of reality nop 56 HR 1975
one.‘ The tampering with the electricity system had affected the air-conditioning. Dust was spurting from the vents in the walls. Exasperatedp 57 HR 1975
around them like a stone frost. Wilder had blocked the air-conditioning vents during the night, and the apartment was without soundp 59 HR 1975
of the high-rise, containing a freight elevator, and the water, air-conditioning and electrical supply trunks. Wilder waited as the elevator descendedp 64 HR 1975
deliberately took his time over this last ritual task. The air-conditioning had ceased to function, and the absence of its vaguep 68 HR 1975
towards their new Jerusalem meant nothing to Anne. As the air-conditioning and electricity supply began to fail, and it became dangerousp 70 HR 1975
response to the apartment building, deliberately abusing the elevators and air-conditioning systems, over-straining the power supply. This carelessness about their ownp 76 HR 1975
tonight.‘ Anne gestured helplessly at the half-filled cases. ‘It's the air-conditioning -- I can't think.‘ ‘You won't get out now evenp 77 HR 1975
they had the same struggles with the declining water-supply and air-conditioning. In a calculated gesture, Royal and Pangbourne offered them thep 91 HR 1975
pork, and a stale loaf of bread. Now that the air-conditioning had ceased, the rooms soon became stuffy. Recently Laing hadp 101 HR 1975
building's derelict state -- almost no water was flowing, the air-conditioning vents were blocked with garbage and excrement, rails ripped offp 120 HR 1975
lobby. There was no electric current now to run the air-conditioning system, but the hotel was cool. In the two basketworkp 832 LFA 1975
most dutiful lover. At huge expense I had a complex air-conditioning system installed in my house, of a type only employedp 868 S 1976
worked away at the apartment block, repairing the elevator and air-conditioning units. With almost magical ease he moved around the buildingp 903 UC 1976
air in the suite tasted curiously sterile. An elaborate secondary air-conditioning system had been built inside the rooms, overhead pipes ranp 134 HA 1981
then broke the glass pane of a window housing the air-conditioning unit. He let himself into the house, opening the shuttersp 80 ES 1984
loft of a furniture depository. Bedsteads and wardrobes, refrigerators and air-conditioning units were stacked above each other, rising in a slopep 262 ES 1984
Tudor exteriors were themselves facades, hiding American bathrooms, kitchens and air-conditioning. There was something odd in the notion that the homep 332 KW 1991
into a head-high chamber that contained the central heating and air-conditioning system. Cabrera stepped through the inspection door and pointed top 105 CN 1996
on the staircase begins to rage he switches on the air-conditioning system ...‘ Cabrera paused, waiting as Paula gripped my arm top 106 CN 1996
calmly as I could to Cabrera. ‘This dismantling of the air-conditioning system and turning it into an incendiary weapon -- Frankp 106 CN 1996
driven into the jacuzzi as a fireball erupted from the air-conditioning vents. ‘Poor devil,‘ I commented. ‘Dying by himself in ap 108 CN 1996
that went wrong?‘ ‘It's too deliberate for that. The re-jigged air-conditioning system ... this was a serious business.‘ We rejoined Cabrera inp 110 CN 1996
so intense, she had no way of escape. Since the air-conditioning had been supplying cool air, all the windows were tightlyp 110 CN 1996
street had been tastefully bijouized, the ancient walls pierced by air-conditioning vents and security alarms. Sansom's house, painted a dove-egg bluep 148 CN 1996
Cabrera's timetable was pretty well right.‘ ‘But who rigged the air-conditioning system? Frank?‘ ‘I did.‘ Andersson stared at his hands, tryingp 320 CN 1996
it with gasoline. After Mahoud left he switched on the air-conditioning system to warn the Hollingers. But no smoke came outp 320 CN 1996
people didn't know about Mahoud and the petrol in the air-conditioning system -- that was Betty Shand's idea, along with Hennessyp 323 CN 1996
and inhaled the evening air. The scent of disinfectant and air-conditioning suddenly seemed more real than the sweet tang of pinep 74 SC 2000
white cream. With the windows closed to seal in the air-conditioning, the brief sounds of gunfire would have been barely audiblep 179 SC 2000
against the seat, and let the icy breeze from the air-conditioning system play across his face. ‘Mr Sinclair?‘ With an effortp 199 SC 2000
police sirens and helicopters filling his head. Halder adjusted the air-conditioning fan, and watched the sweat evaporate from his shirt. Tryingp 200 SC 2000
led to his own death. The Delages slept with their air-conditioning on, and no one would hear the shots through thep 391 SC 2000
cloud cover. I guessed that an electrical fault in the air-conditioning plant was to blame. The fire would be brought underp 202 KC 2006
cameras. In return, the police would hand over a portable air-conditioning plant that would cool the intensive care unit. At thep 222 KC 2006
conditions in the dome were steadily deteriorating. Without the powerful air-conditioning units, the temperature inside the mall continued to climb. Thep 232 KC 2006