Barbicane took the paper, and began to make his calculations
with great rapidity.
I admit your calculations
, Captain," I replied; "I should be wrong to dispute them since daily experience confirms them; but I foresee a real difficulty in the way.
And all arithmetic and calculation
have to do with number?
After making certain calculations
(in black and white, as a matter of course), he ordered his chaise to be ready in an hour -- so as to reach the railway in time for the second train running to London -- with which there happened to be no communication from Aldborough by coach.
He did not move at the sound of the door, and continued his calculations
until the flash of the torches lighted up with an unwonted glare the sombre walls of his cell; then, raising his head, he perceived with astonishment the number of persons present.
Adrienne had made her calculations
, as she fancied, with some attention to the ways of the world.
Sometimes a magnate addressed him, to turn the stream of his own particular discussion towards him; but Mr Merdle seldom gave much attention to it, or did more than rouse himself from his calculations
and pass the wine.
True, chairs were provided around the tables, but few players made use of them--more especially if there was a large attendance of the general public; since to stand allowed of a closer approach; and, therefore, of greater facilities for calculation
The doctor, according to very accurate calculations
, found that, including the articles indispensable to his journey and his apparatus, he should have to carry a weight of 4,000 pounds; therefore he had to find out what would be the ascensional force of a balloon capable of raising such a weight, and, consequently, what would be its capacity.
Xavier returned from I do not know where at midnight, absorbed in calculations
on the eternal question of his Aurora--la belle Aurore, whom I begin to hate.
I can be making some calculations
with reference to the number of hospital beds for each transport.
Nor did he trouble his borrowers with abstract calculations
of figures, or references to ready-reckoners; his simple rule of interest being all comprised in the one golden sentence, 'two-pence for every half-penny,' which greatly simplified the accounts, and which, as a familiar precept, more easily acquired and retained in the memory than any known rule of arithmetic, cannot be too strongly recommended to the notice of capitalists, both large and small, and more especially of money-brokers and bill- discounters.