aerogel

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aer·o·gel

 (âr′ə-jĕl′)
n.
A highly porous solid formed from a gel, such as silica gel, in which the liquid is replaced with a gas.

aerogel

(ˈɛərəˌdʒɛl)
n
(Elements & Compounds) a colloid that has a continuous solid phase containing dispersed gas
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From silver lamps a thin blue smoke is streaming, And golden vases 'mid the feast are gleaming; Now sound the lutes in unison, Within the gates our lives are one.
From the chimneys of the farmhouses thin ascensions of blue smoke signaled preparations for a day's peaceful toil.
Stepan Arkadyevitch's figure again went behind the bush, and Levin saw nothing but the bright flash of a match, followed by the red glow and blue smoke of a cigarette.
The heather was on fire eastward, and a thin blue smoke rose against the dawn.
He had caught sight of the very place--a little white house nestled against a big, whispering firwood, with a spiral of blue smoke winding up from its kitchen chimney--a house which just looked as if it were meant for babies.
An instant before, Stubb had swiftly caught two additional turns with it round the loggerhead, whence, by reason of its increased rapid circlings, a hempen blue smoke now jetted up and mingled with the steady fumes from his pipe.
He heard a second report, and saw one of the sentinels with his rifle at his shoulder, a light cloud of blue smoke rising from the muzzle.
Behind them blue smoke curled and clouded above the treetops, and through the thickets he could sometimes see a distant pink glare.
The black boy stood like a statue--a plum-black statue--taking no interest in the transactions of these incomprehensible whites, but dreaming with calm eyes of a certain bush village high on the jungle slopes of Malaita, with blue smoke curling up from the grass houses against the gray background of an oncoming mountain-squall.
Sabin, who had lit his cigarette, watched the blue smoke curl upwards, and was thoughtful for a moment.
The blue smoke of wood fires spread in a thin mist above the high-pitched roofs of houses that had glistening walls of woven reeds, and all round them rough wooden pillars under the sloping eaves.
Topping the heathy down, they came of a sudden full in sight of the old sea-port--a cluster of houses, a trail of blue smoke, and a bristle of masts.