Laughing gas

Laughing gas
Laughing Laugh"ing, a. & n. from {Laugh}, v. i. [1913 Webster]

{Laughing falcon} (Zo["o]l.), a South American hawk ({Herpetotheres cachinnans}); -- so called from its notes, which resemble a shrill laugh.

{Laughing gas} (Chem.), hyponitrous oxide, or protoxide of nitrogen

{Laughing goose} (Zo["o]l.), the European white-fronted goose.

{Laughing gull}. (Zo["o]l.) (a) A common European gull ({Xema ridibundus}); -- called also {pewit}, {black cap}, {red-legged gull}, and {sea crow}. (b) An American gull ({Larus atricilla}). In summer the head is nearly black, the back slate color, and the five outer primaries black.

{Laughing hyena} (Zo["o]l.), the spotted hyena. See {Hyena}.

{Laughing jackass} (Zo["o]l.), the great brown kingfisher ({Dacelo gigas}), of Australia; -- called also {giant kingfisher}, and {gogobera}.

{Laughing owl} (Zo["o]l.), a peculiar owl ({Sceloglaux albifacies}) of New Zealand, said to be on the verge of extinction. The name alludes to its notes. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Laughing gas — may refer to:* Nitrous oxide, when used as an anaesthetic * Laughing Gas (novel), a comic novel by P.G. Wodehouse * Laughing Gas (film), the title of several movie shorts * Laughing Gas (1914 film), a film staring Charlie Chaplin * Laughing Gas… …   Wikipedia

  • Laughing Gas — bezeichnet: Laughing Gas (1907), Kurzfilm von Edwin S. Porter Laughing Gas (1914), Slapstick Film von Charlie Chaplin Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Unterscheidung mehrerer mit demselben Wort bezeichneter Be …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Laughing Gas — (El gas de la risa/Charlot, falso dentista) Cortometraje dirigido y esterilizado por Charles Chaplin, estrenada el 9 de julio de 1914 …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • laughing gas — n [U] informal a gas that is sometimes used to stop you feeling pain during an operation …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • laughing gas — n. nitrous oxide used as an anesthetic: so called from the laughter and exhilaration that inhaling it may produce * * * …   Universalium

  • laughing gas — n. nitrous oxide used as an anesthetic: so called from the laughter and exhilaration that inhaling it may produce …   English World dictionary

  • Laughing gas — Nitrous oxide, a gas that can cause general anesthesia. Nitrous oxide is sometimes given in the company of other anesthetic agents but it is never used today as the only anesthetic agent because the concentration of nitrous oxide needed to… …   Medical dictionary

  • Laughing Gas — Laffing Gas Dirección Charles Chaplin …   Wikipedia Español

  • laughing gas — N UNCOUNT Laughing gas is a type of anaesthetic gas which sometimes has the effect of making people laugh uncontrollably …   English dictionary

  • laughing gas — azoto suboksidas statusas T sritis chemija formulė N₂O atitikmenys: angl. dental gas; laughing gas; nitrogen suboxide rus. азота закись; веселящий газ; гемиоксид ryšiai: sinonimas – diazoto oksidas sinonimas – linksminančiosios dujos …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

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