The speaker, and the schoolmaster, and the third grown person present, all backed a little, and swept with their eyes the inclined plane
of little vessels then and there arranged in order, ready to have imperial gallons of facts poured into them until they were full to the brim.
Regarding the Sperm whale's head as a solid oblong, you may, on an inclined plane
, sideways divide it into two quoins, whereof the lower is the bony structure, forming the cranium and jaws, and the upper an unctuous mass wholly free from bones; its broad forward end forming the expanded vertical apparent forehead of the whale.
A path, on the principle of an inclined plane
, turns round and round the building like a screw, and gives access to the different stories, intersecting each of them in its turn, and thus gradually rising to the top of the wall of the tower.
Henson's scheme (which at first was considered very feasible even by men of science,) was founded upon the principle of an inclined plane
, started from an eminence by an extrinsic force, applied and continued by the revolution of impinging vanes, in form and number resembling the vanes of a windmill.
This salient spur of the lofty elevations that encompassed the bay rose with a sharp angle from the valleys at its base, and presented, with the exception of a few steep acclivities, the appearance of a vast inclined plane
, sweeping down towards the sea from the heights in the distance.
Arrested by a whispering above, she paused in the doorway, and looked up the stairs along a broad smooth handrail that swept round in an unbroken curve at each landing, forming an inclined plane
from the top to the bottom of the house.
A remnant of fraternal pity, which never abandons the heart of a drinker, prompted Phoebus to roll Jehan with his foot upon one of those pillows of the poor, which Providence keeps in readiness at the corner of all the street posts of Paris, and which the rich blight with the name of "a rubbish- heap." The captain adjusted Jehan's head upon an inclined plane
of cabbage-stumps, and on the very instant, the scholar fell to snoring in a magnificent bass.
After winding along the side of the mountain, the road, on reaching the gentle declivity which lay at the base of the hill, turned at a right angle to its former course, and shot down an inclined plane
, directly into the village of Templeton.
But I can also make the Nautilus rise and sink, and sink and rise, by a vertical movement by means of two inclined planes
fastened to its sides, opposite the centre of flotation, planes that move in every direction, and that are worked by powerful levers from the interior.
The most abrupt declivity of these mountains confronts the Zanzibar coast, but the western slopes are merely inclined planes
. The depressions in the soil are covered with a black, rich loam, on which there is a vigorous vegetation.
There are ten inclined planes
; five ascending, and five descending; the carriages are dragged up the former, and let slowly down the latter, by means of stationary engines; the comparatively level spaces between, being traversed, sometimes by horse, and sometimes by engine power, as the case demands.
Some subjects could perceive the motion of a ball rolling down an inclined plane
and bat it as it rolled off the plane's edge.