vapour trail


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vapour trail

n
(Aeronautics) a visible trail left by an aircraft flying at high altitude or through supercold air, caused by the deposition of water vapour in the engine exhaust as minute ice crystals. Also called: condensation trail or contrail
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vapour trail

, (US) vapor trail

vapour trail

n (Aer) → scia
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Soon, all that will be visible of the Gunners and their powerful, wealthy counterparts Manchester United will be a distant vapour trail.
Piercing crimson cloud white vapour trail of a jet liner Marks the sky with a sign of isolation.
Mike Bedward zoomed in on the flecks of |light in his photograph of the rainbow to reveal cigar-shaped obects and a strange vapour trail
A tapered 'wake channel' on the bonnet, emanating from the Spirit of Ecstasy, evokes the sight of a jet's vapour trail or wake of a fast luxury yacht.
There is also a tapered 'wake channel' on the bonnet, which the company says evokes the sight of a jet's vapour trail.
This latest Ghost features resculpted LED headlights encircled by daytime running lights while a tapered "wake channel" on the bonnet, emanating from the Spirit of Ecstasy, evokes the sight of a jet's vapour trail or wake of a fast luxury yacht.
This latest Ghost features re-sculpted LED headlights encircled by daytime running lights while a tapered "wake channel" on the bonnet, emanating from the Spirit of Ecstasy, evokes the sight of a jet's vapour trail or wake of a fast luxury yacht.
The video of the bizarre celestial object, which looks like a spacecraft complete with vapour trail has been uploaded to YouTube by Ufologist Streetcap1 under the heading 'Mars ufo?
Among the trees but very much higher Stands the church clock tower and the spire Chiming the hour over black still water A different message every quarter An invisible train going clickertyclack Whistles to me from a hidden track Laughing cyclists out for a ride Their voices carry clearly from the other side The tramping feet of those who walk Lowering their voices as they talk A silver plane soaring so high Leaves a vapour trail in a clear blue sky Birds are chattering all around Buzzing insects close to the ground A dog hits the water with an explosive crash And the long awaited kingfisher is gone in a flash CHRISTINE TODD, Newcastle
Shown the green light, North did the rest, plundering an all-time great Lions try after fielding a kick inside his own half and leaving four Wallabies in his vapour trail as he bullocked his way to the line.
Top left: Severn Valley railway, by Colin Smith Top right: Water's edge, by Emma Bowen Left: Skateboarder on train, by Tim Cornbill Below: Vapour trail, by Tony Cornish
Daydreaming a couple of minutes ago (I do apologise), I gazed upwards into a milky blue sky and there, far above my head, was a jumbo jet leaving a long vapour trail.