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airy-fairy

Insubstantial or impractical; wishful, fanciful, and unrealistic. My mom always had these airy-fairy ideas of us all traveling around the world, but we never had enough money for it. I don't think you've thought through the logistics of implementing such an airy-fairy scheme.

airy-fairy

mod. insubstantial; of wishful thinking. I don’t care to hear any more of your airy-fairy ideas.
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where [lambda] = 1.55 [micro]m is the wavelength of Airy beam, k = 2[pi]/[lambda] is the wave number.
Despite relocating the target's headquarters to Stoughton, Massachusetts, where Particles Plus is based, Airy Technology will continue to operate as an independent company, the buyer said.
In Maryland, Post-Newsweek Media said its May 15 editions of the Frederick Gazette and Mounty Airy Gazette would be their last.
Nathaniel contested the Qipco Champion Stakes last year after plans to run at Longchamp had to be shelved because of the going but Gosden made it clear that Saturday's Irish Champion, in which he finished second to SnowF airy, was a warmup for the Arc.
Mount Airy Casino Resort, a US-based resort in Mount Pocono, Pennsylvania, has announced a new advertising campaign.
"Airy beams" are named after English astronomer Sir George Biddell Airy, who studied the parabolic trajectories of light in rainbows, and were first created at the University of Central Florida.
For the Mount Airy curriculum fair, each high school department, including athletics, set up a table in the middle school gymnasium.
Through the assistance and consistent attention of state and local officials, staying here and expanding in Mount Airy became an easy decision."
Heartland, owners of the daily Mount Airy News and Elkin tri-weekly The Tribune, filed the notice of voluntary dismissal last month in Surry County Superior Civil Court last month, according to the Yadkin Valley News.
3 : having a light or careless quality that shows a lack of concern <In spite of his airy tone, there was a look of great bitterness on his face.
For decades, physicists have known that quantum theory allows for wavelike objects to follow curved trajectories known as Airy functions, after the 19th-century British astronomer George Biddell Airy.
While most of the work, especially a bouncy male solo perfect for the highflying Randy Herrera, takes a quick, happy tone, the most interesting choreography comes in the pas de deux called "Canzonetta" (a musical term that defines the light, airy song that accompanies this section).
Despite the occasional misstep into airy, snooze-inducing territory, as on "I'll Be Home for Christmas," she's remarkably adept at making typical holiday fare sound fresh.
That's about what you'd get in a Krispy Kreme Original Glazed Doughnut--a third of a day's bad fat in a few airy bites.