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.
My dear major," replied Barbicane, "before discussing its weight
permit me to enumerate some of the marvels which our ancestors have achieved in this respect.
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.
His first experiment with articles of little but increasing weight
was eminently successful.
only one-third in weight
was stowed "above the beams," we had a lively time of it.
The best plan will be for them not to run," said another, "so that neither the thin man break down under the weight
, nor the fat one strip himself of his flesh; let half the wager be spent in wine, and let's take these gentlemen to the tavern where there's the best, and
They say every year adds half a pound to the weight
of the bones," said another, lifting the feet.
In drawing them in he again felt a great weight
, so that he thought they were full of fish.
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.
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
As soon as the balloon quits the earth, it is subjected to the influence of many circumstances tending to create a difference in its weight
; augmenting or diminishing its ascending power.
The lateral rocks, for an instant pushed back, drew together again, and added their weight
to the ponderous mass which would have been sufficient to crush ten men.