See also:Lat. vehere, whence " vehicle," &c.), a piece of
See also:wood or
See also:metal, broad and thick at one end, and inclined to a thin edge or point at the other, used as a means for splitting wood, rocks, &c., of keeping two closely pressing surfaces apart, or generally for exerting pressure in a confined space . The "
See also:wedge " has sometimes been classed as one of the
See also:powers, but it is properly only an application of the inclined
See also:plane . In meteorology, the
See also:term " wedge " is used of a narrow
See also:area of high pressure between two adjacent cyclonic systems, which takes the
See also:form of a wedge or
See also:tongue, as do the isobars representing it on a
See also:weather-chart . A wedge moves along between the
See also:rear of a retreating cyclone and the front of one advancing, and may be regarded as a
See also:projection from an anticyclonic
See also:system lying to one side of the course of the cyclones . As the crest of the wedge (i.e. the
See also:line of highest pressure) passes over any point the
See also:wind there changes suddenly from one direction almost to the opposite, while the clearing weather of the retreating cyclone and the temporary
See also:fine weather after its passing are quickly succeeded by a break indicating the approach of the following cyclone .
JOSIAH WEDGWOOD (1730-1795)
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