In one of these cells were several globes, or balls, of a most ponderous metal
, about the bigness of our heads, and requiring a strong hand to lift them: the other cell contained a heap of certain black grains, but of no great bulk or weight, for we could hold above fifty of them in the palms of our hands.
She was combing her silver hair, and every hair that fell on the ground rang out like pure metal
These rifles were of a white metal
stocked with wood, which I learned later was a very light and intensely hard growth much prized on Mars, and entirely unknown to us denizens of Earth.
It served as a reservoir for compressed air, which a valve, worked by a spring, allowed to escape into a metal
But now the sounds inside had ceased, and a thin circle of bright metal
showed between the top and the body of the cylinder.
Jupenet smiled like a man who has an answer for everything; then he pulled out -- still from his pocket -- a little metal
ruler, composed of two parts, like a carpenter's rule, against which he put together, and in a line, the characters, holding them under his left thumb.
He locked himself again in the turret-room, and laid the opened chest on a table, and in the darkness began to unpack it, laying out the contents, which were mainly of metal
and glass--great pieces in strange forms--on another table.
The soldiers had almost finished reloading; the metal
ramrods flashed all at once in the sunshine as they were drawn from the barrels, turned in the air, and thrust into their sockets.
From within he produced a crumpled piece of paper, and old-fashioned brass key, a peg of wood with a ball of string attached to it, and three rusty old disks of metal
And then from beyond the blank wall beside which I lay I heard the shuffling of feet, the snarling of grim beasts, the clank of metal
accoutrements, and the heavy breathing of a man.
But scarcely had I taken a hundred steps in the direction of the farther gate when the sound of marching troops, the clank of metal
, and the squealing of thoats just within the city apprised me of the fact that the Kaolians were already moving toward the other gate.
The writers of universal histories and of the history of culture are like people who, recognizing the defects of paper money, decide to substitute for it money made of metal
that has not the specific gravity of gold.