There was no fish however, but he found a yellow pot, which by its weight
seemed full of something, and he noticed that it was fastened and sealed with lead, with the impression of a seal.
of these rifles is comparatively little, and with the small caliber, explosive, radium projectiles which they use, and the great length of the barrel, they are deadly in the extreme and at ranges which would be unthinkable on Earth.
They say every year adds half a pound to the weight
of the bones," said another, lifting the feet.
They want humouring in handling; and if you mean to handle them well, they must have been humoured in the distribution of the weight
which you ask them to carry through the good and evil fortune of a passage.
One can easily imagine a situation," said Arthur, "where things would necessarily have no weight
, relatively to each other, though each would have its usual weight
, looked at by itself.
In the mean time I cautiously transferred myself from the limb down which I had been slipping to a couple of others that were near it, deeming two strings to my bow better than one, and taking care to test their strength before I trusted my weight
He looked pale, and seemed bowed down by the weight
of some bitter reflection.
His first experiment with articles of little but increasing weight
was eminently successful.
At length we stood against the giant tree that we had chosen for our ascent, and then, as charge after charge hurled its weight
upon us, we gave back again and again, until we had been forced half-way around the huge base of the colossal trunk.
of four thousand pounds is represented by a displacement of the air amounting to forty-four thousand eight hundred and forty-seven cubic feet; or, in other words, forty-four thousand eight hundred and forty-seven cubic feet of air weigh about four thousand pounds.
How the principle was set in motion, of course none of us saw; Gagool was careful to avoid this; but I have little doubt that there was some very simple lever, which was moved ever so little by pressure at a secret spot, thereby throwing additional weight
on to the hidden counter-balances, and causing the monolith to be lifted from the ground.
The three first compartments became one sepulchral sink into which fell grimly back, in the order of their weight
, every vegetable, mineral, or human fragment.