I fancy the popular ex- pectation of a heap of charred corpses was disappointed at this inanimate bulk
At length, thanks to modern art, instruments of still higher perfection searched the moon without intermission, not leaving a single point of her surface unexplored; and notwithstanding that her diameter measures 2,150 miles, her surface equals the one-fifteenth part of that of our globe, and her bulk
the one-forty-ninth part of that of the terrestrial spheroid-- not one of her secrets was able to escape the eyes of the astronomers; and these skillful men of science carried to an even greater degree their prodigious observations.
And as he puzzled over the covered pit, there loomed suddenly before his mental vision a huge, gray-black bulk
which lumbered ponderously along a jungle trail.
In one of these cells were several globes, or balls, of a most ponderous metal, about the bigness of our heads, and requiring a strong hand to lift them: the other cell contained a heap of certain black grains, but of no great bulk
or weight, for we could hold above fifty of them in the palms of our hands.
Slowly she forced her great bulk
, inch by inch, through the opening.
The building of these great works and cities will give a starvation ration to millions of common laborers, for the enormous bulk
of the surplus will compel an equally enormous expenditure, and the oligarchs will build for a thousand years--ay, for ten thousand years.
The larger quadrupeds no doubt roam over wide tracts in search of it; and their food chiefly consists of underwood, which probably contains much nutriment in a small bulk
The first part of it -- the great bulk
of it -- was parch- ment, and yellow with age.
It is no matter whether one talks wisdom or nonsense, the case is the same, the bulk
of the enjoyment lies in the wagging of the gladsome jaw and the flapping of the sympathetic ear.
When I made the plans for this submarine vessel, I meant that nine-tenths should be submerged: consequently it ought only to displace nine-tenths of its bulk
, that is to say, only to weigh that number of tons.
They are majestic, and even awful, when contemplated in a proper mood, yet, by their breadth of base and the long ridges which support them, give the idea of immense bulk
rather than of towering height.
Yes, my worthy friend; taking into consideration all the elements of the problem, the distance from the center of the earth to the center of the moon, of the radius of the earth, of its bulk
, and of the bulk
of the moon, I can tell exactly what ought to be the initiatory speed of the projectile, and that by a simple formula.