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Tank

Slang; to drop precipitously in price.
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I have been waiting eagerly for this invitation and I follow Captain Hodgson from the control-platform, stooping low to avoid the bulge of the tanks. 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.
They drank at the tanks and made the water all muddy, and then they fought over it, and then they would all rush together in mobs and shout: "There is no one in the jungle so wise and good and clever and strong and gentle as the Bandar-log." Then all would begin again till they grew tired of the city and went back to the tree-tops, hoping the Jungle-People would notice them.
Her stern buoyancy tanks prevented her dropping with great rapidity; but Thurid was firing rapidly now in an attempt to burst these also, that I might be dashed to death in the swift fall that would instantly follow a successful shot.
"We may stop here, and die of asphyxiation when our atmosphere tanks are empty," replied Perry, "or we may continue on with the slight hope that we may later sufficiently deflect the prospector from the vertical to carry us along the arc of a great circle which must eventually return us to the surface.
Our first concern was to fill the water tanks of the U-33 with fresh water, and that having been accomplished, we set out to hunt for game and explore inland for a short distance.
The damage to the buoyancy tanks had evidently been more grievous than he had at first believed.
"Ay tank it blow purty soon purty hard," he said, and then he began rearranging the few dishes upon the little table.
Will you notice my glass Tank? I have every reason to believe that it is a perfect novelty in England."
I do not know, but I think they used that tank between the rooms to draw drinking water from; that did not occur to me, however, until I had dipped my baking head far down into its cool depths.
"Ay tank we go into Collinsville yust der same," he said.
`It's only once a year, sir,' pleaded Bob, appearing from the Tank. `It shall not be repeated.
On the forward main-deck was a big canvas tank with six feet of sea-water.