A Fahrenheit's thermometer in a mahogany case, and with a barometer
annexed, was hung against the wall, at some little distance from the stove, which Benjamin consulted, every half hour, with prodigious exactitude.
In about ten minutes after starting, the barometer
indicated an altitude of 15,000 feet.
The whole place was turned upside down, drawers burst open, and presses ransacked, with the result that an odd volume of Pope's 'Homer,' two plated candlesticks, an ivory letter-weight, a small oak barometer
, and a ball of twine are all that have vanished.
Allen, not having his own skies and barometer
about him, declined giving any absolute promise of sunshine.
is useless: it is as misleading as the newspaper forecast.
But now Lydgate came in; the book was closed before he reached Rosamond's corner, and as he took his seat with easy confidence on the other side of her, young Plymdale's jaw fell like a barometer
towards the cheerless side of change.
To act as middleman between the pursuer of wealth, and the wealth which he pursued, or to stand as a human barometer
, registering the rise and fall of the great mammon pressure in the markets, was not the work for which Providence had placed those broad shoulders and strong limbs upon his well knit frame.
Raoul decided to interview Captain Lynch on the subject, but when he arrived at that ancient mariner's house, he found him looking wide-eyed at the barometer
I have my dull days and my bright days--and just now my barometer
is down at dull.
A hurried tramping sounded on the deck; the captain, summoned from below, joined the first officer, who stood looking at the barometer
Going out into the hall, Arnold found Blanche alone, looking at the barometer
As we drove away I stole a glance back, and I still seem to see that little group on the step, the two graceful, clinging figures, the half-opened door, the hall light shining through stained glass, the barometer
, and the bright stair-rods.