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The volume of the balloon has been calculated in such manner that, when half inflated, it displaces a weight of air exactly equal to that of the envelope containing the hydrogen gas, and of the car occupied by the passengers, and all its apparatus and accessories.
The bath is ready, Tara of Helium," the girl responded, her eyes still twinkling with merriment, for she well knew that in the heart of her mistress was no anger that could displace the love of the princess for her slave.
Time itself seemed to have grown dull and old, as if no day were ever to displace the melancholy night.
Motion under such conditions is "felt" no more than repose; and when a body is in repose it will remain so as long as no strange force displaces it; if moving, it will not stop unless an obstacle comes in its way.
Budick's study affirms this throughout, but she sees the Black/Jewish expressions of ethnic and/or racial identity as a struggle for cultural dominance in which writers appropriate and displace each other's cultural materials.