The soldiers, of whom there are the most, form the lower section of the cone and its base.
And so without particularly analyzing all the contiguous sections of a cone and of the ranks of an army, or the ranks and positions in any administrative or public business whatever from the lowest to the highest, we see a law by which men, to take associated action, combine in such relations that the more directly they participate in performing the action the less they can command and the more numerous they are, while the less their direct participation in the action itself, the more they command and the fewer of them there are; rising in this way from the lowest ranks to the man at the top, who takes the least direct share in the action and directs his activity chiefly to commanding.
"It is from the top of this cone
that the second pipe issues, and it runs, as I have said, into the upper beds of the balloon.
Presently afterward the secretary of the Gun Club appeared at the top of the cone
in a triumphant attitude.
"Very well, replied Barbicane; "in popular language the mean distance from the moon to the earth being sixty terrestrial radii, the length of the cone
of the shadow, on account of refraction, is reduced to less than forty-two radii.
We also enjoyed from the anchorage a splendid view of four great snowy cones
of the Cordillera, including "el famoso Corcovado;" the range itself had in this latitude so little height, that few parts of it appeared above the tops of the neighbouring islets.
Beth was sorting the cones
that lay thick under the hemlock near by, for she made pretty things with them.
And in August, high in air, the beautiful and bountiful horse-chestnuts, candelabra-wise, proffer the passer-by their tapering upright cones
of congregated blossoms.
I invoke your consideration of the scene--the marble-topped tables, the range of leather-upholstered wall seats, the gay company, the ladies dressed in demi-state toilets, speaking in an exquisite visible chorus of taste, economy, opulence or art; the sedulous and largess-loving garcons , the music wisely catering to all with its raids upon the composers; the melange of talk and laughter--and, if you will, the Wurzburger in the tall glass cones
that bend to your lips as a ripe cherry sways on its branch to the beak of a robber jay.
The servants cut our bread into cones
, cylinders, parallelograms, and several other mathematical figures.
The Sphere would willingly have continued his lessons by indoctrinating me in the conformation of all regular Solids, Cylinders, Cones
, Pyramids, Pentahedrons, Hexahedrons, Dodecahedrons, and Spheres: but I ventured to interrupt him.
Our instruments enable us to perceive craters, with the inner cones
so common to all our own volcanoes, giving reason to believe in the activity of innumerable burning hills at some remote period.