diving bell


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diving bell

n.
A large vessel for underwater work, open on the bottom and supplied with air under pressure.

diving bell

n
(Nautical Terms) an early diving submersible having an open bottom and being supplied with compressed air

div′ing bell`


n.
an open-bottomed diving chamber from which water is excluded from the upper part by compressed air fed in by a hose.
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Noun1.diving bell - diving apparatus for underwater workdiving bell - diving apparatus for underwater work; has an open bottom and is supplied with compressed air
submersible - an apparatus intended for use under water
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diving bell

ncampana da palombaro
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There he lies yet; and whoever desires to enrich himself by means of brass had better go thither with a diving bell, and fish up Talus.
Despair upon despair, misery upon misery, fear after fear, each causing their distinct and separate woe, packed in upon me for an unrecorded length of time, until at last they blurred together, and I heard a click in my brain like the click in the ear when one descends in a diving bell, and I knew that the pressures were equalised within and without, and that, for the moment, the worst was at an end.
Many years later, Alexander the Great found a place to hide underwater by creating his own diving bell using a barrel.
Visitors will find out how the dashing Royalist commander was also a bit of a boffin and turned Windsor Castle into a lab for testing all manner of devices including a human torpedo, exploding teardrops (seriously) and a mini diving bell which he tested in the River Thames.
THEATRE The Diving Bell and the Butterfly Based on the 1997 book of the same name - the memoir of Jean-Dominique Bauby, editor of popular French fashion magazine Elle.
This is something that would only have any real practical use if deep under water experiencing decompression in a diving bell.
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To be honest, nine years ago, I knew next to nothing going in about "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly," which proved to be one of the most remarkably films Lisa and I have ever seen.
The soul of sewing machines, the soul of a diving bell, and the soul of a nuclear plant.
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly is based on Mr Bauby's best-selling autobiography of the same name, which tells of how the former charismatic editor-in-chief of French Elle overcame a sudden stroke that left him in a life-altering state.
Film: The Diving Bell and the Butterfly Director: Julian Schnabel Cast: Mathieu Amalric, Emmanuelle Seigner, Marie-Josee Croze, Max von Sydow Running Time: 1h 52mins Synopsis: The film documents the remarkable true story of Jean-Dominique Bauby, the successful and charismatic editor-in-chief of French Elle, who believes he is living his life to its absolute fullest when a sudden stroke leaves him in a life-altered state.
Dublin Port Company said it will shed new light on the Diving Bell at Sir John Rogerson's Quay in an interpretive exhibition that explains its history.