falling drop


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falling drop

1. In physical diagnosis, a metallic tinkle heard over the normal stomach and bowel when they are inflated.
2. A metallic tinkle heard over large cavities containing fluid and air, as in hydropneumothorax.
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In Figure 3, pictures of falling drops are presented for the 0.
Illumination of rain at night reveals scintillations in the light reflected from the falling drops," says Beard, " with the drops often appearing as dashed streaks.
The shattering of single raindrops after they leave clouds is enough to explain the wide variety of drop sizes, a study appearing online July 20 in Nature Physics shows, overturning the notion that complicated interactions between falling drops are to blame.