The attempt has often been made, gentlemen," said the doctor, "to rise and descend
at will, without losing ballast or gas from the balloon.
My strain has remained clearer than the rest because for countless ages my foremothers were high priestesses--the sacred office descends
from mother to daughter.
The trees reach to an elevation of between 1000 and 1500 feet, and are succeeded by a band of peat, with minute alpine plants; and this again is succeeded by the line of perpetual snow, which, according to Captain King, in the Strait of Magellan descends
to between 3000 and 4000 feet.
The sun is yet high in the heavens; before it descends
to hide itself behind your snowy precipices and illuminate another world, you will have heard my story and can decide.
Few are the foreheads which like Shakespeare's or Melancthon's rise so high, and descend
so low, that the eyes themselves seem clear, eternal, tideless mountain lakes; and all above them in the forehead's wrinkles, you seem to track the antlered thoughts descending there to drink, as the Highland hunters track the snow prints of the deer.
At the centre of the island there is a chasm about fifty yards in diameter, whence the astronomers descend
into a large dome, which is therefore called FLANDONA GAGNOLE, or the astronomer's cave, situated at the depth of a hundred yards beneath the upper surface of the adamant.
Ah, to descend
, to descend
into that pit of darkness every entrance to which was closed to him,.
I am about to descend
into that cupboard and to bring you one of those tablets.
Yes, Borgia has been here, a torch in one band, a sword in the other, and within twenty paces, at the foot of this rock, perhaps two guards kept watch on land and sea, while their master descended
, as I am about to descend
, dispelling the darkness before his awe-inspiring progress.
This figure advanced to the outer door of the mansion, and throwing both its leaves wide open, withdrew a little to one side and looked back towards the grand staircase as if expecting some person to descend
Not so,' said I, 'for I think they might manage to descend
without it; what say you,--shall we attempt the feat?
From the low-arched expansion-tanks on either side the valves descend
pillarwise to the turbine-chests, and thence the obedient gas whirls through the spirals of blades with a force that would whip the teeth out of a power saw.
The only propelling force it ever exhibited, was the mere impetus acquired from the descent of the inclined plane ; and this impetus carried the machine farther when the vanes were at rest, than when they were in motion - a fact which sufficiently demonstrates their inutility ; and in the absence of the propelling, which was also the sustaining power, the whole fabric would necessarily descend
They weep: - from off their delicate stems Perennial tears descend
If he was to have any rest, her husband must once more descend
into the garden.