These glass cases are covered with a case of steel, and weighted with a pellet of lead; they are real Leyden bottles, into which the electricity is forced to a very high tension
. With the slightest shock they are discharged, and the animal, however strong it may be, falls dead.
I lowered the gun and stepped to the corner of the cabin, primarily to relieve the tension
on my nerves and to make a new start, and incidentally to be closer.
This represents, at atmospheric tension
, 1,800 cubic feet of the former and
Some of his own holdings were imperilled, and the man was working like some high-geared, delicate, strong machine--strung to full tension
, going at full speed, accurate, never hesitating, with the proper word and decision and act ready and prompt as clockwork.
There is, in addition to them, a judgment: "This is what I shall do"; there is also a sensation of tension
during doubt, followed by a different sensation at the moment of deciding.
Stranger than I can express, certainly, was the effort to struggle against my new lights; it would doubtless have been, however, a greater tension
still had it not been so frequently successful.
No human skill can keep pace with the changing tensions. A vortex has us by the beak and we dive down a two-thousand foot slant at an angle (the dip-dial and my bouncing body record it) of thirty-five.
"Now we've done it," says George in my ear: "Our skin-friction, that last slide, has played Old Harry with the tensions! Look out for laterals, Tim; she'll want some holding."
If one intrudes on the Heavens when they are balancing their volt-accounts; if one disturbs the High Gods' market-rates by hurling steel hulls at ninety knots across tremblingly adjusted electric tensions, one must not complain of any rudeness in the reception.
Said George: "That may iron out all the tensions." Even as he spoke, the conflicting winds came to rest; the levels filled; the laterals died out in long, easy swells; the air-ways were smoothed before us.
AH, STENCIL TENSION
. A subject near and dear to my heart and one I've written about before in this space.
Two, our response or reaction to suffering from the perspective of creative tension
. Three, the movement from suffering to sacrifice to the sacred.