Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- By means of a barometer.
- adv. By means of a barometer
GNU Webster's 1913
- adv. By means of a barometer, or according to barometric observations.
“The number of localities, the level of which he has determined barometrically, with the view of fixing the ancient levels of all these vanished glaciers, is almost incredible.”
“But the people were still the arbiters of the fire cost, and the companies merely barometrically reflected the condition of the community as to fires.”
“Union, and (barometrically) 2958 feet above mean-tide in the Pacific.”
“The chancelleries published bulletins announcing the return of fair weather, barometrically as it were.”
“I also measured barometrically the elevation at the great chait on the plains, and found it 15,620 feet, and by carefully boiled thermometers, 15,283, on the 13th October, and 15,566 on the 15th: the difference being due to the higher temperature on the latter day, and to a rise of 0.3 degree on both boiling-point thermometers above what the same instruments stood at on the 13th.”
“When mother was "fair," (barometrically speaking, of course), father was naturally down at "changeable"!”
“It is said that one of these peaks was measured geometrically and barometrically on behalf of the Hudson's Bay Company, and that it is 25,000 feet high.”
“Once you have identified an airport that doesn't X-ray checked bags, simply put a large time - or barometrically-triggered bomb into a suitcase and have your suicide operative check it before boarding.”
“The philofopher who undertakes to meaiurt d heights barometrically fhould be provided with two portable barometers, of the beft conftruftion, on which he may read off the height of the mercurial columns to the 500th part of an inchi each barok of coB&krable de virions in th/e pFa&ice.”
“But it’s barometrically significant that the neoconservatives use this discourse to justify the occupation of Iraq.”
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