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The supporting power being estimated at 2500 pounds, and the united weights of the party amounting only to about 1200, there was left a surplus of 1300, of which again 1200 was exhausted by ballast, arranged in bags of different sizes, with their respective weights marked upon them - by cordage, barometers, telescopes, barrels containing provision for a fortnight, water-casks, cloaks, carpet-bags, and various other indispensable matters, including a coffee-warmer, contrived for warming coffee by means of slack-lime, so as to dispense altogether with fire, if it should be judged prudent to do so.
I tapped the barometer, and it jumped up and pointed to "very dry.
Then there are those new style of barometers, the long straight ones.
Twenty-nine flat," Captain Lynch reported, coming out from another look at the barometer, a chair in his hand.
When the corners of her mouth went down suddenly like a barometer it usually foretold a fall of crockery and tinware.
You remember, I told you last night the barometer was falling.
Even this can be paralleled among instruments: the behaviour of the barometer has a present stimulus but foretells the future, so that the barometer might be said, in a sense, to know the future.
OBSERVING the steady fall of the barometer, Captain MacWhirr thought, "There's some dirty weather knocking about.
Pray for me," he says upon the eve of each of his excursions, and returning, with an equal simplicity, he renders thanks "after supper in the little room where he kept his barometers.
The instruments provided for the journey consisted of two barometers, two thermometers, two compasses, a sextant, two chronometers, an artificial horizon, and an altazimuth, to throw out the height of distant and inaccessible objects.
It would be necessary for him to examine the inventory of the vessel, and to decide questions, not very interesting to a woman, relating to charts and barometers, provisions and water.
Several thermometers, barometers, and telescopes were packed in the instrument case.