If a number of equal spheres be described with their centres placed in two parallel layers; with the centre of each sphere at the distance of radius x sqrt(2) or radius x 1.41421 (or at some lesser distance), from the centres of the six surrounding spheres in the same layer; and at the same distance from the centres of the adjoining spheres in the other and parallel layer; then, if planes of intersection between the several spheres in both layers be formed, there will result a double layer of hexagonal prisms united together by pyramidal bases formed of three rhombs; and the rhombs and the sides of the hexagonal prisms will have every angle identically the same with the best measurements which have been made of the cells
of the hive-bee.
He remembers to have heard once, when he little thought of coming here himself, that the cells
were so constructed that the prisoners could not hear each other, though the officers could hear them.
"There's one line, at least, of perfectly good cells
He sat in this way for some minutes, while the four men in the cells
, who were certain that somebody had entered the gallery, but could not see who, gave vent to such piteous entreaties as wretches in their miserable condition may be supposed to have been inspired with: urging, whoever it was, to set them at liberty, for the love of Heaven; and protesting, with great fervour, and truly enough, perhaps, for the time, that if they escaped, they would amend their ways, and would never, never, never again do wrong before God or man, but would lead penitent and sober lives, and sorrowfully repent the crimes they had committed.
Dantes in his cell
heard the noise of preparation, -- sounds that at the depth where he lay would have been inaudible to any but the ear of a prisoner, who could hear the plash of the drop of water that every hour fell from the roof of his dungeon.
They showed us the noisome cell
where the celebrated "Iron Mask"--that ill-starred brother of a hardhearted king of France--was confined for a season before he was sent to hide the strange mystery of his life from the curious in the dungeons of Ste.
Beside this breviary is a narrow, arched window, closed by two iron bars in the form of a cross, and looking on the square; the only opening which admits a small quantity of light and air to a little cell
without a door, constructed on the ground-floor, in the thickness of the walls of the old house, and filled with a peace all the more profound, with a silence all the more gloomy, because a public place, the most populous and most noisy in Paris swarms and shrieks around it.
These bodies have no relation whatever with the production of the eggs or gemmules, as they are formed before th young polypi appear in the cells
at the end of the growin branches; as they move independently of the polypi, and d not appear to be in any way connected with them; and a they differ in size on the outer and inner rows of cells
, I hav little doubt, that in their functions, they are related rathe to the horny axis of the branches than to the polypi in th cells
Five feet above me was the top of a partition wall separating our cell
from the next.
And quite enchanted with his joke, the ferocious Orangeman took his cresset and his keys to conduct Cornelius to the cell
, which on that very morning Cornelius de Witt had left to go into exile, or what in revolutionary times is meant instead by those sublime philosophers who lay it down as an axiom of high policy, "It is the dead only who do not return."
Toward morning the place fell silent, and he got up and began to pace his cell
; and then within the soul of him there rose up a fiend, red-eyed and cruel, and tore out the strings of his heart.
In fact, I was already obliged to increase my respirations to eke out of this cell
the little oxygen it contained, when suddenly I was refreshed by a current of pure air, and perfumed with saline emanations.