Once she began, you felt that she would never stop, and this hopeless sensation, characterizing the motion of ships whose centre of gravity
is brought down too low in loading, made everyone on board weary of keeping on his feet.
But in his hurry he overlooked a paving-stone in his way, stumbled, lost his centre of gravity
, rolled over to a distance of some yards, and only rose again, bruised and begrimed, after the whole rabble of the Hague, with their muddy feet, had passed over him.
But as if at a signal every sail was furled, the arms folded, the body drawn in, the shells turned over, changing their centre of gravity
, and the whole fleet disappeared under the waves.
This property is the hitting, in all the figures we draw, the right centre of gravity
Thus they rushed; each man with might and main clinging to his seat, to prevent being tossed to the foam; and the tall form of Tashtego at the steering oar crouching almost double, in order to bring down his centre of gravity
For example, if you fall over a cliff, you move under the influence of gravitation, and your centre of gravity
describes just as correct a parabola as if you were already dead.
The East Star and Burns fissure systems lie much nearer to the centre of gravity
of the mine's ore body and to the main shaft than the Wynandsfontein fissure where current production is focused.