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Besides, I use subsidiary reservoirs only to attain a mean depth of 750 to 1,000 fathoms, and that with a view of managing my machines.
and shoot her ahead for a fathom or two, and if you catch me afloat again with such a horse-marine as your self, why, rate me a ship's jackass, that’s all.
Thirty fathom," said Dan, stringing a salt clam on to the hook.
I have come now because my affection for you prompted me to see you once more before you pass over for ever into that other life that I shall never know, and which though I have died thrice and shall die again to-night, as you know death, I am as unable to fathom as are you.
Not that it makes any difference whether you drown in one fathom or in ten thousand, whether you fall from a balloon or from the attic window.
The day after he had been received into the Lodge, Pierre was sitting at home reading a book and trying to fathom the significance of the Square, one side of which symbolized God, another moral things, a third physical things, and the fourth a combination of these.
m that fella boy five fathom calico, two ten sticks tobacco.
Oodles and oodles of it, my gentlemen, in cask and chest, in cask and chest, a fathom under the sand.
The mysterious sun-sickness, which the experts of Australia could not fathom, still ripped and tore my tissues.
Others have gone down from the village with a "fifty-six" and a wagon load of inch rope, but yet have failed to find any bottom; for while the "fifty-six" was resting by the way, they were paying out the rope in the vain attempt to fathom their truly immeasurable capacity for marvellousness.
Ye flee unto your neighbour from yourselves, and would fain make a virtue thereof: but I fathom your "unselfishness.
If the machinery of the Law could be depended on to fathom every case of suspicion, and to conduct every process of inquiry, with moderate assistance only from the lubricating influences of oil of gold, the events which fill these pages might have claimed their share of the public attention in a Court of Justice.