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ze pi lin

  • n  German inventor who designed and built the first rigid motorized dirigible (1838-1917)
  • n  a large rigid dirigible designed to carry passengers or bombs

  • Hard by Lake Constance dwells a band of craftsmen skilled at a unique tradethe building of zeppelins.
  • Deprived of wings, the Dymaxion was a three-wheel, ground-bound zeppelin, with a huge levered A-arm carrying the rear wheel, which swiveled like the tail wheel of an airplane.
  • The last zeppelin made, the LZ 130, rolled out of the hangar in Friedrichshafen, near the Swiss-German border, in 1938.
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  • Robert Plant in BBC News
    Plant said: "During the Zeppelin years, Ahmet Ertegun was a major foundation of solidarity and accord. For us, he was Atlantic Records and remained a close friend and conspirator. This performance stands alone as a tribute to the work and life of a...

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