But in little domestic difficulties, where the penalty of consumption, or death, is out of the question, this theory of Configuration sometimes comes in awkwardly; and I must confess that occasionally when one of my own Hexagonal Grandsons pleads as an excuse for his disobedience that a sudden change of the temperature
has been too much for his Perimeter, and that I ought to lay the blame not on him but on his Configuration, which can only be strengthened by abundance of the choicest sweetmeats, I neither see my way logically to reject, nor practically to accept, his conclusions.
Its physical condition is still largely a mystery, but we know now that even in its equatorial region the midday temperature
barely approaches that of our coldest winter.
As far as I remember--but I had a temperature
of 104 degrees at the time--he'd mistaken the meridians of longitude.
The best composition and temperature
, is to have openness in fame and opinion; secrecy in habit; dissimulation in seasonable use; and a power to feign, if there be no remedy.
Mingott issued an imperial summons to him to come and compare diets as soon as his temperature
permitted; for old Catherine was now the first to recognise that one could not be too careful about temperatures
The air of the apartments is forced to pass through its pipes, and is then released with a heightened temperature
Each molecule of the gutter bore away a molecule of heat radiating from Gringoire's loins, and the equilibrium between the temperature
of his body and the temperature
of the brook, began to be established in rough fashion.
Well, you'd better let me take your temperature
," said Griffiths.
If we succeed in so doing before we reach the higher internal temperature
we may even yet survive.
This stream was entirely free from dangerous reptiles, because, as I later discovered, they became immediately dormant when subjected to a much lower temperature
than 70 degrees Fahrenheit.
Some idea of the significance of this may be gained by conceiving of an equal difference of temperature
in the opposite direction.
If his temperature
shoots up we'll have to put him out of his misery.