The writers of universal histories and of the history of culture are like people who, recognizing the defects of paper money, decide to substitute for it money made of metal that has not the specific gravity
By a curious effect of specific gravity, these blocks, lighter than water, fled, so to speak, to the vault of the tunnel, that increased in thickness at the top in proportion as it diminished at the base.
By his orders the vessel was lightened, that is to say, raised from the ice-bed by a change of specific gravity. When it floated they towed it so as to bring it above the immense trench made on the level of the water-line.
We thought the tissued, infiltrated head of the Sperm Whale, was the lightest and most corky part about him; and yet thou makest it sink in an element of a far greater specific gravity
Each adult Martian female brings forth about thirteen eggs each year, and those which meet the size, weight, and specific gravity
tests are hidden in the recesses of some subterranean vault where the temperature is too low for incubation.
It could emit, at will, a certain portion of the water, and it appears, therefore, probable that this fluid is taken in partly for the sake of regulating its specific gravity
. This Diodon possessed several means of defence.
"No book," said Bentley, "was ever written down by any but itself." The permanence of all books is fixed by no effort, friendly or hostile, but by their own specific gravity
, or the intrinsic importance of their contents to the constant mind of man.
The specific gravity
of the dextran solutions and the observed gel flotation patterns following centrifugation are shown in the Table.
With the pair meeting on the same weight terms Dordogne will be expected to confirm superiority, but Specific Gravity
showed up well for a long way at Newmarket - in-running players were sufficiently impressed for him to trade at a low of 1.51 after he quickened to briefly lead - and like many of Henry Cecil's runners this season was reported to have needed the run.
If the specific gravity
is less than 1.100, or if the difference in specific gravity
between cells is more than 0.025, don't use the battery!
That flow rate is too fast for drilling mud with a specific gravity
of 2 to penetrate, but not for iron or steel balls or granulated iron and steel with a specific gravity
His first novel Specific Gravity
deserves to be held within the cannon of Cook's and Crichton's best.