These latter reefs have been formed whilst the land has been stationary, or, as appears from the frequent presence of upraised organic remains, whilst it has been slowly rising: atolls and barrier-reefs, on the other hand, have grown up during the directly opposite movement of subsidence, which movement must have been very gradual, and in the case of atolls so vast in amount as to have buried every mountain-summit over wide ocean-spaces.
Their entire absence from every one of the great subsiding areas, coloured either pale or dark blue, is most striking and not less so is the coincidence of the chief volcanic chains with the parts coloured red, which we are led to conclude have either long remained stationary, or more generally have been recently upraised.
But where there was no east, no west, no north, no south, no stars, no moon, and only a stationary
mid-day sun, how was I to find my way back to this spot should ever I get out of sight of it?
Thus terrible as the sudden appearance of the pirates must have been to them, they remained stationary
for a moment, not a muscle moving; as if the foe had come by invitation.
And in the end, when the bath-tub and the stationary
tubs were installed and in working order, he could scarcely tear himself away from the contemplation of what his hands had wrought.
Gradgrind himself seemed stationary
in his course, and underwent no alteration.
That Oliver Twist was moved to resignation by the example of these good people, I cannot, although I am his biographer, undertake to affirm with any degree of confidence; but I can most distinctly say, that for many months he continued meekly to submit to the domination and ill-treatment of Noah Claypole: who used him far worse than before, now that his jealousy was roused by seeing the new boy promoted to the black stick and hatband, while he, the old one, remained stationary
in the muffin-cap and leathers.
When there is no angle - in other words, when the rope hangs perpendicularly, the whole apparatus is stationary
; but the larger the angle, that is to say, the farther the balloon precedes the end of the rope, the greater the velocity ; and the converse.
Whilst the bed of the sea is stationary
or is rising, or when very little sediment is being deposited, there will be blanks in our geological history.
We advanced from the river Arguna by easy and moderate journeys, and were very visibly obliged to the care the Czar has taken to have cities and towns built in as many places as it is possible to place them, where his soldiers keep garrison, something like the stationary
soldiers placed by the Romans in the remotest countries of their empire; some of which I had read of were placed in Britain, for the security of commerce, and for the lodging of travellers.
He had not been stationary
half a minute, when he heard his own name eagerly pronounced by a voice, which he at once recognised as Mr.
Soothed by my exertions, my method, and Herbert's compliments, I would sit with his symmetrical bundle and my own on the table before me among the stationary
, and feel like a Bank of some sort, rather than a private individual.