When, a moment later, the blacks came they saw even from a distance that Tantor had eluded them, for the size of the hole in the pit covering was too small to have accommodated the huge bulk
of an elephant.
In one of these cells were several globes, or balls, of a most ponderous metal, about the bigness of our heads, and requiring a strong hand to lift them: the other cell contained a heap of certain black grains, but of no great bulk
or weight, for we could hold above fifty of them in the palms of our hands.
Slowly she forced her great bulk
, inch by inch, through the opening.
The building of these great works and cities will give a starvation ration to millions of common laborers, for the enormous bulk
of the surplus will compel an equally enormous expenditure, and the oligarchs will build for a thousand years--ay, for ten thousand years.
The larger quadrupeds no doubt roam over wide tracts in search of it; and their food chiefly consists of underwood, which probably contains much nutriment in a small bulk
There was argument on his side -- and the bulk
of the advantage -- so I judged it best to humor him.
It is no matter whether one talks wisdom or nonsense, the case is the same, the bulk
of the enjoyment lies in the wagging of the gladsome jaw and the flapping of the sympathetic ear.
When I made the plans for this submarine vessel, I meant that nine-tenths should be submerged: consequently it ought only to displace nine-tenths of its bulk
, that is to say, only to weigh that number of tons.
They are majestic, and even awful, when contemplated in a proper mood, yet, by their breadth of base and the long ridges which support them, give the idea of immense bulk
rather than of towering height.