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  • Right now it was like being the last person on earth.

  • Monstrous gray rocks jutted up from the earth and found themselves entwined with honeysuckle and briar vines.

  • Nothing earth shattering there, nor anything Yancey would find either threatening or interesting.

  • Why on earth would anyone feel sorry for you?

  • But the black rocks sucked the heat in and held it close to the earth.

  • This was heaven on earth.

  • Remember, we don't have a reason to suspect this guy's alibi; at least not any reason from the planet earth.

  • She doesn't realize her time on this earth is ebbing to a close, perhaps only minutes from now after she answers my questions.

  • I cringed at the thought of who might have spent their last nights on earth on that pallet.

  • The earth trembled, and her legs crumbled beneath her.

  • You know they're at war with each other and playing games with us here on earth.

  • The leader of the bad guys on earth died and was replaced.

  • Long ago, the heavens and the earth split from one another.

  • It may be awhile by earth standards.

  • Yeah, we're all idiots here on planet earth.

  • Why are you on earth?

  • As he spoke, memories streamed through his mind, memories of the universe before the Schism and afterwards, when he and a few others were cast alone onto earth.

  • That was right after I met them, before the Schism and being paroled to earth.

  • Jule had never said what he'd done to piss someone off and get exiled to earth, but it must have been bad if the Watcher's kind clipped his powers and sent him packing.

  • If you don't mark 'em all with rocks we're going to miss a turn on the way out and end up god-knows-where in the middle of the earth someplace.

  • He couldn't imagine any childhood taunting that would have caused him to crawl into the earth through a cold, wet, and black hole.

  • What on earth for?

  • They crossed Canyon Creek and the site of an avalanche a few years earlier, now evidenced by the rubble of broken, twisted trees and displaced earth.

  • Below, he could see a displaced boulder and disturbed earth before the slope dropped off at an impossible angle into utter blackness.

  • He followed the gouged earth where the vehicle had ripped its path downward.

  • The trail left by the falling vehicle reappeared, a tear in the earth, and a piece of unrecognizable metal.

  • Time was when this area's families spent their lives here, from birth to death with the soil providing their sustenance and the earth the riches, at least for a few.

  • What on earth did you do?

  • It smelled of earth and sunshine.

  • It compared the earth to a cesspool.

  • The sky was given the status of something pure and clean, the earth sort of a dirty wasteland, and anything below water level or the ground considered Hellish.

  • He'd felt the earth crack open once before.

  • For her, the last fourteen months had been nothing short of heaven on earth.

  • She forced herself to notice how dark the sky was, the rich scent of earth in the air, the tickle of the pine needles that brushed her skin.

  • The earth beneath him trembled, which he took as a good sign.

  • From what he knew, if they brought her back, she'd be however she left the earth.

  • The haze cleared, and the earth settled.

  • The earth in flames, with earthquakes swallowing whole towns and buildings burning.

  • And why does it smell like the best hamburger earth can make?

  • "If that's the case, why on earth would I bother to free any of you parasites?" she asked, too tired to stand.

  • "Why on earth did you choose me over a nymph?" she demanded.

  • The earth would drop from beneath his feet and the sun pierce his soul.

  • That there was a better chance of her selling art if she painted something no one else on earth could imagine?

  • That they were going to some other planet millions of light years from earth because Romas knew a few good men they'd like to hook her up with?

  • She'd just made a complete fool of herself and Evelyn … how would she react if someone were as terrified of kittens on earth?

  • An unexpected heat jarred her to her core, and the earth beneath her feet shook violently enough to rattle her teeth.

  • She held the hand of the man before her, walking on a dead planet of nothing but rocky hills, dried streams, and cracked earth.

  • It was just as spectacular as those on earth, a brilliant mix of pinks, oranges, burnt yellows, reds, and purples.

  • She'd never seen one on earth.

  • She'd never see home or Evelyn or earth again!

  • One towered just as tall as the other men but was thinner than any waif-like model she had seen on earth.

  • Beyond a nearby mountain range, lights and explosions lit up both the sky and the air between earth and sky.

  • Yet there was no earth or place for them to grow around her.

  • She sprawled on top of him, unable to push herself up with the earth's violent shaking.

  • Mansr dropped to his knees as the earth continued to tremble.

  • She pulled away from the warriors and dropped beside him, more comfortable on the ground than trying to navigate the shaking earth on her feet.

  • As suddenly as it started, the earth stopped shaking.

  • Instead, she cried, feeling more alone than she had since leaving earth.

  • The tall trees were draped in a white robe that had drifted to the earth, not snarled their way downward like the wind driven Eastern storms where snow was a dirty word, not the magical hush that mother nature bestowed on the mountains of the west.

  • What on earth could I possibly be mad at you for?

  • There is no way on God's green earth I am going to influence that lovely woman to do your bidding!

  • She hacked at the dry earth with her hoe.

  • It took her a moment to separate the pounding of her heart from the sound of hooves striking earth.

  • The crack grew fast, flying down the trail towards Gabriel.  The sound of the earth tearing grew louder.  The trees on either side of her expanded, quickly doubling and then quadrupling in size.  Afraid of being crushed between them, Katie darted off the trail towards Andre, who ran ahead of her.

  • If you get Katie back and the world goes to shit, all you've done is given her an Immortality of hell on earth.

  • Toby hauled Katie up and tugged her forward.  Katie pulled free and grabbed Deidre just as the earth beneath her collapsed.  Katie slammed to the ground, holding Deidre as tightly as she could.

  • Death didn't come.  Darkness fell, and Rhyn waited.  He paced and stretched, imagining there would be some kind of a struggle.  At long last, he forced himself to admit she wasn't coming.  No one could've overlooked the blow he dealt her underworld.  The trees all around them had died off with a tear forming in the earth that led in the direction of the palace.

  • What on earth would we do?

  • Looks like they dropped off the face of the earth.

  • I figured you'd be so busy defending the scum of the earth you wouldn't have a minute to spare.

  • What on earth made you think that camper was the one you were looking for?

  • Josh was the last person on earth she wanted to talk to right now.

  • Right now, here on earth, things couldn't get any better.

  • The rumbling of the earth ceased.

  • Just as suddenly, the earth began to buck hard enough that trees creaked and smashed into the ground.

  • The roar of the earth grew louder.

  • "The earth rumbles sometimes," she said.

  • The shaking of the earth grew worse, until the walls began to tremble.

  • The earth bucked, and two more buildings went down.

  • Jenn approached as if in a dream, struggling to stay on her feet with the earth's shaking.

  • Too shocked to react, Jenn let her, until the earth bucked again.

  • The ground behind her made a sucking sound, and she scampered away, staring at the swirling earth.

  • One of five Original Beings, he'd landed on earth when the Originals escaped from their immortal exile.

  • Will you help us rid the earth of the Others?

  • There are now two places on earth where we can enter from the immortal world.

  • As the White and Black Gods of this earth, you are bound by the requirement to turn the violator over to us.

  • He sensed several Others and Watchers on earth.

  • Others didn't like me picking off their kind on earth?

  • And the immortals stuck on earth?

  • Darian shouted again, and another pulse of power made the earth rumble.

  • It slammed into the orchard, shaking the earth.

  • They struggled through the remains of the orchard as the earth rumbled and bucked.

  • She made it only a few steps before the shaking earth brought her to her knees.

  • She looked towards their destination then back at the pillar of magic, which had grown thicker and had begun eating away at the earth around it.

  • He needed Jenn to help him plan how to track the hundreds of creatures on the earth with the power to do what they want, unopposed, except for him.

  • The heavy, musty scent of earth was contained within a four-by-four-foot cell, not even large enough for him to lie down.

  • There were no sounds, no sights underground, no sensations aside from the scent of his own fear and the feeling of earth closing in around him.

  • He dug into the hard earth with his fingertips and sagged against one wall, panting.

  • I will kill any who seeks to cage me beneath the earth!

  • They stopped in front of a wooden door in the earth.

  • He stopped outside the door to the underground dungeon, his skin crawling at the scent of earth all around him.

  • Of course, she was his wife and she would follow him to the end of the Earth - but what about him?

  • He was the one person on earth who could send her heart into a frenzy with one kiss.

  • Where on earth did you find such a beautiful kitten?

  • He dodged the spray of dry earth and stared at the clump that fell at his feet.

  • Trees of all kinds sprang from the earth in the strangest positions.

  • Only mankind would consider the ability to destroy the earth, a sign of intelligence - and call it civilization.

  • If he wanted, he could've ruled the earth by now.

  • With the earth moving beneath her, Jessi wasn't able to process anything she felt during the last minutes of the world, except that Xander cared enough to finish what he started in his quest for revenge.

  • It had the effect they desired of convincing the Others he had crushed the gem and was unleashing hell on earth in his quest for revenge for them taking Jessi.

  • It is kept covered, for purposes of preservation, by a layer of earth.

  • The mound may be of earth, or of stones with a covering of earth, or may be entirely composed of stones.

  • This salt may be used for the separation of cobalt and nickel, since the latter metal does not form a similar double nitrite, but it is necessary that the alkaline earth metals should be absent, for in their presence nickel forms complex nitrites containing the alkaline earth metal and the alkali metal.

  • It is evident that it was originally a goddess who was supposed to be in control of Irkalla, corresponding to Ishtar in control of fertility and vegetation on earth.

  • Like Wordsworth she lays us on the lap of earth and sheds the freshness of the early world.

  • Rarely losing touch of earth, and sometimes of the earth earthy, she is still at heart a spiritualist.

  • The general conclusion would appear to be that, while as seen from the earth's surface much of the light from the sky is due to comparatively gross suspended matter, yet an appreciable proportion is attributable to the molecules of air themselves, and that at high elevations where the blue is purer, the latter part may become predominant.

  • It is obvious that the aerial particles are illuminated not only by the direct solar rays, but also by light dispersed from other parts of the atmosphere and from the earth's surface.

  • She is the personification of the earth suffering from drought, on which the fertilizing rain descends from heaven.

  • In dry weather the electric potential in the atmosphere is normally positive relative to the earth, and increases with the height.

  • The existence of earth currents (q.

  • Suppose now that the sphere's earth connexion is broken and that it is carried without loss of charge inside a building at zero potential.

  • Above the level plain of absolutely smooth surface, devoid of houses or vegetation, the equipotential surfaces under normal conditions would be strictly horizontal, and if we could determine the potential at one metre above the ground we should have a definite measure of the potential gradient at the earth's surface.

  • In an ordinary climate a building seems to be practically at the earth's potential; near its walls the equipotential surfaces are highly inclined, and near the ridges they may lie very close together.

  • A balloon may leave the earth with a charge, or become charged through discharge of ballast.

  • Table Potential, Dissipation, Ioniz If we regard the potential gradient near the ground as representing a negative charge on the earth, then if the source of supply of that charge is unaffected the gradient will rise and become high when the operations by which discharge is promoted slacken their activity.

  • If V be the potential, p the density of free electricity at a point in the atmosphere, at a distance r from the earth's centre, then assuming statical conditions and neglecting variation of V in horizontal directions, we have r2 (d/dr) (r 2 dV/dr) - - 4.rp = o.

  • He supposes the field near the earth to be ioo volts per metre, or 1/300 electrostatic units.

  • thick is first deposited, and covered with a light dryish earth to the depth of 2 in.; and two similar layers with similar coverings are added, the whole being made narrower as it advances in height.

  • A layer of fine earth is then placed over the whole, and well beaten down, and the surface is covered with a thick coat of straw.

  • Apotheosis can mean nothing to those who hold that a man may be reborn as a god, but still needs redemption, and that men on earth may win redemption, if they are brave enough.

  • As the rainbow unites earth and heaven, Iris is the messenger of the gods to men; in this capacity she is mentioned frequently in the Iliad, but never in the Odyssey, where Hermes takes her place.

  • The most important export is fish, other items being seaweed, marble, preserved foods, butter and margarine and infusorial earth.

  • The tomb proper was no doubt covered with a mound of earth, which has in most cases disappeared.

  • Already anxieties appear as to the theological verdict upon two of his fundamental views - the infinitude of the universe, and the earth's rotation round the sun.

  • The earth, or other planet, does not actually move round the sun; yet it is carried round the sun in the subtle matter of the great vortex, where it lies in equilibrium, - carried like the passenger in a boat, who may cross the sea and yet not rise from his berth.

  • It banished the spirits and genii, to which even Kepler had assigned the guardianship of the planetary movements; and, if it supposes the globular particles of the envelope to be the active force in carrying the earth round the sun, we may remember that Newton himself assumed an aether for somewhat similar purposes.

  • The gas also occurs in minute quantities in the common minerals of the earth's crust.

  • Having reached the ends of the earth and conquered all nations, he aspires to the dominion of the air.

  • In 491 B.C. Aegina was one of the states which gave the symbols of submission ("earth and water") to Persia.

  • earth's atmosphere.

  • " The day," says Ernest Renan, " in which the belief in an after-life shall vanish from the earth will witness a terrific moral and spiritual decadence.

  • This period was marked by intense earth movements, which affected the whole of the east Australian highlands.

  • The coal-seams must have been formed in wellwatered, lowland forests, at the foot of a high mountain range, built up by the Devonian earth movements.

  • The Kainozoic period opened with fresh earth movements, the most striking evidence of which are the volcanic outbreaks all round the Australian coasts.

  • Earth movements are still taking place both along Bass Strait and the Great Valley of South Australia, and apparently along the whole length of tht southern coast of Australia.

  • The monitor, or forktongued lizard, which burrows in the earth, climbs and swims, is said to grow to a length of 8 to 9 f t.

  • Malarial fevers make their appearance in places where the forest has been recently felled, or where the surface earth has been disturbed.

  • "I can say in the presence of God, in comparison of whom we are but like poor creeping ants upon the earth, I would have lived under my woodside to have kept a flock of sheep rather than undertook such a government as this."

  • This all took place at Valarshapat, where Gregory, anxious to fix a site on which to build shrines for the relics of Ripsime and Gaiana, saw the Son of God come down in a sheen of light, the stars of heaven attending, and smite the earth with a golden hammer till the nether world resounded to his blows.

  • The Arno is navigable for barges as far as Florence; but it is liable to sudden floods, and brings down with it large quantities of earth and stones, so that it requires careful regulation.

  • If we raise i lb of matter through a foot we do a certain amount of work against the earth's attraction; if we raise 2 lb through the same height we do twice this amount of work, and so on.

  • It should be noticed, however, that this energy is possessed by the system consisting of the earth and pound together, in virtue of their separation, and that neither could do work without the other to attract it.

  • The system consisting of the earth and the pound therefore possesses an amount of energy which depends on the relative positions of its two parts, on account of the latent physical connexion existing between them.

  • If a body whose mass is m grammes be moving with a velocity of v centimetres per second relative to the earth, the available kinetic energy possessed by the system is Zmv 2 ergs if m be small relative to the earth.

  • While the majority of the Nematodes are parasites, there are many that are never at any period of their life parasitic. These free-living forms are found everywhere - in salt and fresh water, in damp earth and moss, and among decaying substances; they are always minute in size, and like many other lower forms of life, are capable of retaining their vitality for a long period even when dried, which accounts for their wide distribution; this faculty is also possessed by certain of the parasitic Nematodes, especially by those which lead a free existence during a part of their life-cycle.

  • Doing this she bursts the epidermis of the rootlet, and her body projects into the surrounding earth.

  • From this the young escape and make their way through the earth to new roots.

  • For protection from lightning each pole has an " earth wire " running from the top, down to the base.

  • 4); a current is sent from a battery, E, through one coil of a galvanometer, g, through a high resistance, r, through one of the wires, r, and thence back from office B (at which the wires are looped), through wire 2, through another high resistance, r', through a second coil on the galvanometer, g, and thence to earth.

  • In practice the resistances r, r' are 9 Earth FIG.

  • The earth is always, except for some special reason, used as a return, because it offers little resistance and saves the expense and the risk of failure of the return wire.

  • In normal circumstances the instruments at both ends are ready to receive, both ends of the line being to earth through the receiving instruments.

  • When only one battery is used the current at the distant end may be considerably affected by the leakage to earth along the line.

  • Suppose the key to be depressed, then a current flows through one winding of the differential relay to line and through the other winding and rheostat to earth.

  • Line 'R ' IC Earth FIG.

  • In this, as Most important cables, such as those of the Eastern Telegraph and the other with the earth; but it differed from other methods in requiring no " artificial " or balancing cable.

  • The leakage through the insulator of the cable is compensated for by connecting high resistances between different points of the strip conductor and the earth coating.

  • At the receiving end there are two telephone receivers, one joined in the loop circuit, the other in the earth return circuit.

  • or similar undertakings, and to obviate this it is necessary to form the " earth " for the cable a few miles out at sea and make connexion thereto by an insulated return wire, which is enclosed in the same sheathing as the core of the main cable.

  • battery and to earth alternately, the relative time sender during which it is to battery and to earth depending to a great extent on the operator.

  • He found, as others have dune, that if a battery, dynamo or induction coil has its terminals connected to the earth at two distant places, a system of electric currents flows between these points through the crust of the earth.

  • If the current is interrupted or alternating, and if a telephone receiver has its terminals connected to a separate metallic circuit joined by earth plates at two other places to the earth, not on the same equipotential surface of the first circuit, sounds will be heard in the telephone due to a current passing through it.

  • In this manner Trowbridge showed that signalling might be carried on over considerable distances by electric conduction through the earth or water between places not metallically connected.

  • This method of communication by magnetic induction through space establishes, therefore, a second method of wireless telegraphy which is quite independent of and different from that due to conduction through earth or water.

  • Heaviside in 1887 succeeded in communicating by telephonic speech between the surface of the earth and the subterranean galleries of the Broomhill collieries, 350 feet deep, by laying above and below ground two complete metallic circuits, each about 24 m.

  • The method of induction between insulated primary and secondary circuits laid out flat on the surface of the earth proves to be of limited application, and in his later experiments Preece returned to a method which unites both conduction and induction as the means of affecting one circuit by a current in another.

  • Each line terminated in an earth plate placed in the sea.

  • On the question of how far the effects are due to conduction between the earth plates, and how far to true electromagnetic induction, authorities differ, some being of opinion that the two effects are in operation together.

  • to stray " earth currents," and very good signalling was established between the mainland and the rock.

  • (Id., 27, p. 852.) In addition to the systems of wireless or space telegraphy depending upon conduction through earth or water, and the in ductive system based upon the power of a magnetic Eelson.

  • On one or more of the carriages of the trains were placed also insulated metallic sheets, which were in connexion through a telephone and the secondary circuit of an induction coil with the earth or rails.

  • Thus, in the case of one station and one moving railway carriage, there is a circuit consisting partly of the earth, partly of the ordinary telegraph wires at the side of the track, and partly of the circuits of the telephone receiver at one place and the secondary of the induction coil at the other, two air gaps existing in this circuit.

  • One of these was to be connected to the earth through a telephone receiver, and the other through the secondary circuit of an induction coil in the primary circuit of which was a key.

  • At the sending station one battery was to have its positive pole connected to the earth and its negative pole to an insulated condenser.

  • At the receiving station a telephone receiver was placed in series with another insulated battery, the negative terminal of which was to be in connexion with the earth.

  • Marconi, however, made the important discovery that if his sensitive tube or coherer had one terminal attached to a metal plate lying on the earth, or buried in it, and the other to an insulated plate elevated at a height above the ground, it could detect the presence of very feeble electric waves of a certain kind originating at a great distance.

  • In conjunction with the above receiver he employed a transmitter, which consisted of a large induction or spark coil S having its spark balls placed a few millimetres apart; one of these balls was connected to an earth FIG.

  • plate E and the other to a plate or wire insulated at the upper end and elevated above the surface of the earth.

  • One end of the sensitive tube was then connected to the earth and the other end to an antenna or insulated elevated conductor A2.

  • The antenna wire, connected to one spark ball of the induction coil, must be considered to form with the earth, connected to the other spark ball, a condenser.

  • When the discharge takes place the ends of the lines of electric force abutting on the wire run down it and are detached in the form of semiloops of electric force which move outwards with their ends on the surface of the earth.

  • Instead of inserting the sensitive tube between the receiving antenna and the earth, he inserted the primary coil of a peculiar form of oscillation transformer and connected the terminals of the tube to the secondary circuit of the transformer.

  • It was also recognized that what is required at the transmitting end is the establishment of powerful electric oscillations in the sending antenna, which create and radiate their energy in the form of electric waves having their magnetic force component parallel to the earth's surface and their electric component perpendicular to it.

  • In any case the antenna serves as one surface of a condenser, the other surface of which is the earth.

  • This condenser is charged electrically and then suddenly discharged and violent electrical oscillations are set up in it, that is to say, electricity rushes to and fro between the antenna and the earth.

  • The antenna has at one moment a static electrical charge distributed upon it, and lines of electric force stretch from it to the surrounding earth.

  • Braun suggested in 1898 that the oscillatory discharge of a Leyden jar should be sent through the primary coil of a transformer and the secondary coil should be interposed between the antenna and an earth connexion.'

  • The lower ends of these wires are connected through the secondary coil of an oscillation transformer to an earth plate, or to a large conductor placed on or near the earth called a " balancing capacity."

  • The secondary circuit of this last is either connected between an aerial A and the earth E, or it may be again in turn connected to a second pair of spark balls and these again to a second condenser oscillation transformer and the aerial A.

  • 2 The tube provided with certain screw adjustments had a single cell and a telephone placed in series with it, and one end of the tube was connected to the earth and the other end to a receiving antenna.

  • The wheel was connected to a receiving antenna and the mercury to earth or to an equivalent balancing capacity.

  • When used as a receiver for wireless telegraphy Marconi inserted the oscillation coil of this detector in between the earth and a receiving antenna, and this produced one of the most sensitive receivers yet made for wireless telegraphy.

  • If, however, one electrode of this cell is connected to the earth and the other to a receiving antenna and electric waves allowed to fall on the antenna, the oscillations passing through the electrolytic cell will remove the polarization and L temporarily decrease the resistance of the cell.

  • Such an oscillation valve was first used by Fleming as a receiver for wireless telegraph purposes in 1904 as follows: - In between the receiving antenna and the earth is placed the primary coil of an oscillation transformer; the secondary circuit of this transformer contains a galvanometer in series with it, and the two together are joined between the external negative terminal of the carbon filament of the above-described lamp and the insulated platinum plate.

  • a b, constantan wire; c d, thermojunction; G G, galvanometer terminals; 0 0, antenna and earth terminals.

  • Over this primary is wound a secondary circuit of five to ten turns which has one end connected to the earth through a variable inductance coil and the other end to an antenna.

  • The receiving arrangement consists of an antenna which is connected to earth through the primary coil of an oscillation transformer and a variable inductance.

  • He therefore saw that it was a mistake to insert a potential-affected detector such as a coherer in between the base of the antenna and the earth because it was then subject to very small variations of potential between its ends.

  • To the outer end of this lateral wire a condenser was attached and the coherer inserted between the condenser and the earth.

  • When the methods for effecting this had been worked out practically it finally led to the inventions of Slaby, Braun and others being united into a system called the Telefunken system, which, as regards the transmitter, consisted in forming a closed oscillation circuit comprising a condenser, spark gap and inductance which at one point was attached either directly or through a condenser to the earth or to an equivalent balancing capacity, and at some other point to a suitably tuned antenna.

  • All of them make use of Marconi's antenna in some form both at the transmitting and at the receiving end, all of them make use of an earth connexion, or its equivalent in the form of a balancing capacity or large surface having capacity with respect to the earth, which merely means that they insert a condenser of large capacity in the earth connexion.

  • All of them couple the transmitting antenna directly or inductively to a capacity-inductive circuit serving as a storage of energy, and all of them create thereby electric waves of the same type moving over the earth's surface with the magnetic force of the wave parallel to it.

  • This result created a great sensation, and proved that Transatlantic electric wave telegraphy was quite feasible and not inhibited by distance, or by the earth's curvature even over an arc of a great circle 3000 m.

  • Starting from an observation of Marconi's, a number of interesting facts have been accumulated on the absorbing effect of sunlight on the propagation of long Hertzian waves through space, and on the disturbing effects of atmospheric electricity as well as upon the influence of earth curvature and obstacles of various kinds interposed in the line between the sending and transmitting stations.4 Electric wave telegraphy has revolutionized our means of communication from place to place on the surface of the earth, making it possible to communicate instantly and certainly between places separated by several thousand miles, whilst The Electrician, 1904, 5 2, p. 407, or German Pat.

  • Gray's and then either to earth or back to the induction coil by a return line of wire.

  • A single line of wire, like an ordinary telegraph line, had a Bell telephone included in it at each end, and the ends were put to earth.

  • Each connecting-cord circuit had associated with it a clearing-out drop connected between the cord and earth and a key by means of which the operator's speaking and ringing apparatus could be brought into circuit.

  • The single-wire earthed circuits used in the early days of telephony were subject to serious disturbances from the induction caused by currents in neighbouring telegraph and electric light wires, and from the varying potential of the earth due to natural or artificial causes.

  • This requirement is usually met by connecting a third or " test " wire to each of the jacks associated with a subscriber's line, and by making the circuit arrangements such that this wire is either disconnected or at earth potential when the line is not in use, and at some potential above or below that of the earth, when the circuit is engaged.

  • An earth return is used.

  • When the relay is operated it connects a bell between one of the wires of the circuit and earth, while the bell itself is arranged to respond to current pulsations in one direction only.

  • The four telephones on a circuit are so wired that the relays 9-- P ..,, connect two of the bells between each wire and fl-- 0 7-..9 *"y earth, and further that one of each pair of bells responds to positive and the other to negative o-- pulsations.

  • It is, however, as "the ship of the desert," without which vast tracts of the earth's surface could scarcely be explored, that the camel is specially valuable.

  • Having dwelt in that egg for a year, that lord spontaneously by his own thought split that egg in two; and from the two halves he fashioned the heaven and the earth, and in the middle,the sky,and the eight regions (the points of the compass), and the perpetual place of the waters.

  • For this reason the altar, as representative of the universe, is built in five layers, representing earth, air and heaven, and the intermediate regions; and in the centre of the altar-site, below the first layer, on a circular gold plate (the sun), a small golden man (purusha) is laid down with his face looking upwards.

  • The various grades of life on our planet are the natural consequences of certain physical processes involved in the gradual transformations of the earth.

  • In conclusion, it is noteworthy that though resorting to utterly fanciful hypotheses respecting the order of the development of the world, Anaximander agrees with modern evolutionists in conceiving the heavenly bodies as arising out of an aggregation of diffused matter, and in assigning to organic life an origin in the inorganic materials of the primitive earth (pristine mud).

  • Terrestrial things arise through a confluence of heat, which issues from the heavens, and cold, which comes from the earth.

  • The development of man is explained in connexion with that of the earth, and in relation to climatic variations, &c.

  • 4 Kant held it probable that other planets besides our earth are inhabited, and that their inhabitants form a scale of beings, their perfection increasing with the distance of the planet which they inhabit from the sun.

  • Heinrich Steffens, in his Anthropologie, seeks to trace out the origin and history of man in connexion with a general theory of the development of the earth, and this again as related to the formation of the solar system.

  • This process is an upward one, through the formation of the solar system and of our earth with its inorganic bodies, up to the production of man.

  • No truths brought to light by biological investigation were better calculated to inspire distrust of the dogmas intruded upon science in the name of theology than those which relate to the distribution of animals and plants on the surface of the earth.

  • This figure of speech refers, not to a basket or box in which things can be stored, but to the baskets, used in India in excavations, as a means of handing on the earth from one worker to another.

  • The nodules from the "blue earth" have to be freed from matrix and divested of their opaque crust, which can be done in revolving barrels containing sand and water.

  • Orpheus went down to the lower world and by his music softened the heart of Pluto and Persephone, who allowed Eurydice to return with him to earth.

  • This change is due partly to the migrations of plants, but chiefly to a transformation of the plants covering the earth.

  • One half of the earth has therefore a greater density than the other.

  • The furrowed surface of the earth gives the land-area a star-shaped figure, which may from time to time have varied in outline, but in the main has been permanent.

  • Sir George Darwin finds a possible explanation of these in the screwing motion which the earth would suffer in its plastic state.

  • While the tropics preserve for us what remains of the preTertiary or, at the latest, Eocene vegetation of the earth, which formerly had a much wider extension, the flora of the North Temperate region is often described as the survival of the Miocene.

  • Palaeontological evidence conclusively proves that the surface of the earth has been successively occupied by vegetative forms of increasing complexity, rising from the simplest algae to the most highly organized flowering plant.

  • In the attempt that has been made to map out the land surface of the earth, probable community of origin has been relied upon more than the possession of obvious characters.

  • yA, earth, and yp64&v, to write), the exact and organized knowledge of the distribution of phenomena on the surface of the earth.

  • The fundamental basis of geography is the vertical relief of the earth's crust, which controls all mobile distributions.

  • The distribution of the mass of the atmosphere over the surface of the earth is also controlled by the relief of the crust, its greater or lesser density at the surface corresponding to the lesser or greater elevation of the surface.

  • The physical and natural sciences are concerned in geography only so far as they deal with the forms of the earth's surface, or as regards the distribution of phenomena.

  • The fundamental conception of geography is form, including the figure of the earth and the varieties of crustal relief.

  • The natural su p position that the earth Greek .

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