If this planet has any atmosphere
at all, it is one of no great density, and its orbit being without our own, we can easily trace on its surface the outlines of seas and continents.
Only two are known to exist, and these were worn as the insignia of their rank and position by the two old men in whose charge was placed the operation of the great engines which pump the artificial atmosphere
to all parts of Mars from the huge atmosphere
plant, the secret to whose mighty portals placed in my possession the ability to save from immediate extinction the life of a whole world.
However, were the forty-four thousand eight hundred and forty-seven cubic feet of gas of which we speak, all introduced into the balloon, it would be entirely filled; but that would not do, because, as the balloon continued to mount into the more rarefied layers of the atmosphere, the gas within would dilate, and soon burst the cover containing it.
The consumption of these articles would necessarily, little by little, diminish the weight to be sustained, for it must be remembered that the equilibrium of a balloon floating in the atmosphere is extremely sensitive.
He examined many things minutely--strange tools and weapons, books, paper, clothing-- what little had withstood the ravages of time in the humid atmosphere
of the jungle coast.
They belonged to the period when Japanese art was perhaps in its crudest state, and yet in this uncertain atmosphere they seemed to possess an extraordinary vitality, as though indeed they were prepared at a moment's notice to leap from their frames and annihilate this mysterious product of modern days, who in black clothes and silk hat, unarmed and without physical strength, yet wielded the powers of life and death as surely as they in their time had done.
The atmosphere seemed to him to be becoming absolutely stifling.
It is in the same atmosphere
as ourselves, so naturally the poison does not act upon it.
He awoke next morning from rosy scenes of dream to a steamy atmosphere
that smelled of soapsuds and dirty clothes, and that was vibrant with the jar and jangle of tormented life.
for drinking was not present, and in my system there was no organic need for alcohol.
To a people of this nature the Homeric epos would be inacceptable, and the post-Homeric epic, with its conventional atmosphere
, its trite and hackneyed diction, and its insincere sentiment, would be anathema.
the detonation produced by the Columbiad, had the immediate effect of troubling the terrestrial atmosphere
, by accumulating a large quantity of vapor, a phenomenon which excited universal indignation, for the moon was hidden from the eyes of the watchers for several nights.
The day was hot and apparently calm; yet under such circumstances, the atmosphere
can never be so tranquil as not to affect a vane so delicate as the thread of a spider's web.
It is, of course, one of the main things to be desired in most narrative; though sometimes the effect sought may be something different, as, for instance, in romance and poetry, an atmosphere
of dreamy beauty.
rare and pure, danger near and the spirit full of a joyful wickedness: thus are things well matched.