lights on approaching a traffic-lane because your electrics
had short-circuited is a misfortune which might befall any one.
It made the round of the frigate, which was then making fourteen knots, and enveloped it with its electric
rings like luminous dust.
Dawn was breaking through the windows and dimming the electric
organs of fishes offer another case of special difficulty; it is impossible to conceive by what steps these wondrous organs have been produced; but, as Owen and others have remarked, their intimate structure closely resembles that of common muscle; and as it has lately been shown that Rays have an organ closely analogous to the electric
apparatus, and yet do not, as Matteuchi asserts, discharge any electricity, we must own that we are far too ignorant to argue that no transition of any kind is possible.
bells and speaking-tubes afforded communication with the lower stories; while on the mantel stood an electric
clock, precisely like that in Mr.
Barbicane had regulated his chronometer to the tenth part of a second by that of Murchison the engineer, who was charged with the duty of firing the gun by means of an electric
At the same time that his electric
roads were building out through the hills, the hay-fields were being surveyed and broken up into city squares, with here and there, according to best modern methods, winding boulevards and strips of park.
Fentolin, in a black cape and black skull cap, sat a little forward in his electric
carriage, with his hand upon the guiding lever.
There was one of the odd-looking machines in each room, so it appears, and the two were connected by an electric
Gluck's confession, before he went to the electric
chair, threw much light upon the series of mysterious events, many apparently unrelated, that so perturbed the world between the years 1933 and 1941.
He considered himself entitled, at Hampton Court on a holiday, to forget the very names of Cardinal Wolsey or William of Orange; but he could hardly be dragged from some details about the arrangement of the electric
bells in the neighboring hotel.
It was that handy invention, the electric
torch, fitted by Raffles with a dark hood to fulfil the functions of a slide.