The vile gas
, the foul air, the late hours -- what can you expect?
There also came to my nostrils a faintly pungent odor, and I could only assume that I had been overcome by some poisonous gas
, but why I should retain my mental faculties and yet be unable to move I could not fathom.
All slept; the gas
in the hall had been left faintly burning to light his return; a dreadful stillness reigned, broken by the deep ticking of the eight-day clock.
I had expected a rush of gas
from the week-old corpse.
When the apparatus is at work this gas
becomes luminous, giving out a white and continuous light.
As Mars approached opposition, Lavelle of Java set the wires of the astronomical exchange palpitating with the amazing intelli- gence of a huge outbreak of incandescent gas
upon the planet.
We know that Fleury's gas
can lift anything, as the world-famous trials of '89 showed, but its almost indefinite powers of expansion necessitate vast tank room.
It contained about three hundred and twenty cubic feet of gas
, which, if pure hydrogen, would support twenty-one pounds upon its first inflation, before the gas
has time to deteriorate or escape.
A balloon," said Oz, "is made of silk, which is coated with glue to keep the gas
The day is closing in and the gas
is lighted, but is not yet fully effective, for it is not quite dark.
The production of this gas
is easy, and it has given the greatest satisfaction hitherto in aerostatic experiments.
There is not a greater difference in quality between a brick-bat and a gas
than there is between oxygen and ether.