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plume

The concentration profile of an airborne or waterborne release of materials as it spreads from its source; an area of chemicals in a particular medium (e.g., air or groundwater), moving away from its source in a band or column, as of smoke from a chimney or chemicals moving with groundwater.

plume

(ploom)
A wisp or puff of smoke, esp. one that may rise from a surgical field in which electrocautery or lasers are used to cut, coagulate, or destroy tissue. Surgical plumes may contain carbon monoxide, among other potentially toxic gases.
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The German, though he reeled for an instant before the thrust of the Englishman, struck his opponent so fairly upon the vizor that the laces burst, the plumed helmet flew to pieces, and Sir Nigel galloped on down the lists with his bald head shimmering in the sunshine.
We see these beautiful co-adaptations most plainly in the woodpecker and missletoe; and only a little less plainly in the humblest parasite which clings to the hairs of a quadruped or feathers of a bird; in the structure of the beetle which dives through the water; in the plumed seed which is wafted by the gentlest breeze; in short, we see beautiful adaptations everywhere and in every part of the organic world.
But in the beautifully plumed seed of the dandelion, and in the flattened and fringed legs of the water-beetle, the relation seems at first confined to the elements of air and water.
6 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Plumed Horse restaurant of Saratoga, California announced that Peter Armellino, currently Chef de Cuisine at Aqua in San Francisco, has joined its team as Executive Chef/Partner.
Armellino's move to Plumed Horse makes him the second two-star chef in the Saratoga-Los Gatos area, an increasingly popular fine-dining destination.
We are absolutely thrilled to welcome a chef of Peter Armellino's caliber to Plumed Horse," said Josh Weeks, general manager/partner of Plumed Horse.
I look forward to being part of leading Plumed Horse into a new era of excellence.