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When I made the plans for this submarine vessel, I meant that nine-tenths should be submerged: consequently it ought only to displace nine-tenths of its bulk, that is to say, only to weigh that number of tons.
1614 cubic feet, and will, therefore, displace 1614 more cubic feet of air, which will increase its ascensional power by 160 pounds.
I made no doubt that I could readily displace the bricks at this point, insert the corpse, and wall the whole up as before, so that no eye could detect any thing suspicious.
Maddison is a clever fellow; I do not wish to displace him, provided he does not try to displace me; but it would be simple to be duped by a man who has no right of creditor to dupe me, and worse than simple to let him give me a hard-hearted, griping fellow for a tenant, instead of an honest man, to whom I have given half a promise already.
Time itself seemed to have grown dull and old, as if no day were ever to displace the melancholy night.
Decree number 83 aims at preserving the sanctity of displaced families' houses, and punishes anyone who displaces people according to cthe ounter-terror law," General Qassim Atta said in a press conference in Baghdad.
The presence of a cervical rib displaces the great vessels that cross the thoracic outlet superiorly and proceed into the neck.