He arrived, fatigued, but reassured, at Orleans, where he found, thanks to the care of a courier who had preceded him, a handsome lighter
of eight oars.
'But let me tell ye thot I know my buzz'ness uz well, an' thot I'm no a-lookun' for lighters
By giving the balloon these cubic dimensions, and filling it with hydrogen gas, instead of common air--the former being fourteen and a half times lighter
and weighing therefore only two hundred and seventy-six pounds--a difference of three thousand seven hundred and twenty-four pounds in equilibrium is produced; and it is this difference between the weight of the gas contained in the balloon and the weight of the surrounding atmosphere that constitutes the ascensional force of the former.
But they kept steadily moving, and just as Jim was about tired out with his long journey the way suddenly grew lighter
, and Zeb put out the lanterns to save the oil.
The children were light in color, even lighter
than the women, and all looked precisely alike to me, except that some were taller than others; older, I presumed.
"Oh, botheration!" returned Sydney, with a lighter
and more good- humoured laugh, "don't YOU be moral!"
When completed he had a rather snug little nest, to which he carried their blankets and some of the lighter
Steel and wood included, the entire spear is some ten or twelve feet in length; the staff is much slighter than that of the harpoon, and also of a lighter
sort of malignity, turneth but to a crassness, or frowardness, or aptness to oppose, or difficulties, or the like; but the deeper sort, to envy and mere mischief.
I have a notion that there were some clever people in one of these companies, and that the lighter
pieces at least were well played, but I may be altogether wrong.
As it is, however, I will make lighter
of you, since I have to carry what is heavy; and what matter if beetles and May-bugs also alight on my load!
"It will be lighter
for you here," answered her sister-in-law.