hanging in front of us indicates the speed of the Nautilus.
The rudder-gear and the gas lift-shunt, seated side by side under the engine-room dials
, are the only machines in visible motion.
Either he dodged, however, or my aim was inaccurate; for all I accomplished was the demolition of the crystal which protected the dial
of the clock upon the mantel-piece.
There was nothing against him in the world except that little finger on the dial
that pointed to the change of his pulse.
There was a time for everything all round the dial
of the clock, and everything was done at its appointed moment.
Just as in a clock, the result of the complicated motion of innumerable wheels and pulleys is merely a slow and regular movement of the hands which show the time, so the result of all the complicated human activities of 160,000 Russians and French- all their passions, desires, remorse, humiliations, sufferings, outbursts of pride, fear, and enthusiasm- was only the loss of the battle of Austerlitz, the so-called battle of the three Emperors- that is to say, a slow movement of the hand on the dial
of human history.
I set the pointer here upon the right-hand dial
which represents the eastern hemisphere of Barsoom, so that the point rests upon the exact latitude and longitude of Helium.
When the winding was completed the Russian set a pointer upon a small dial
at the side of the clockwork, then he replaced the cover upon the black box, and returned the entire machine to its hiding-place in the table.
To test the intensity of the light whose nature and cause he could not determine, he took out his watch to see if he could make out the figures on the dial
But if I yield to it, the moment my eyes rest upon the dial
I am filled with a mysterious apprehension--a sense of imminent calamity.
One after another the precious hours, pregnant with the issues of life and death, followed each other on the dial
Opposite is the church with the clock upon it, as everybody knows, and at sight of the dial
my companion had wrung his hands; it was close upon the half-hour.