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  • noun Plural form of globe.


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  • We weighed hydrogen gas in globes, properly counterpoised, and then burned it to water by means of copper oxide, weighing the product.

    Theodore W. Richards - Nobel Lecture

  • I've wanted it for a long time; – it isn't good to keep them in globes, but how in the world did she find out?

    Beautiful Joe: An Autobiography

  • It stood out from the dust with the same hint of crushing force, the same die cut sharpness, the same METALLIC suggestion — and pointing toward the globes were the claw marks of the four spreading star points.

    The Metal Monster

  • This wheel is turned until the numbers are well mixed, when a trap in the wheel is opened and a boy, with his eyes tightly bandaged and arm bare, draws forth one of the globes, which is unscrewed and the number in it called.

    Danger! A True History of a Great City's Wiles and Temptations The Veil Lifted, and Light Thrown on Crime and its Causes, and Criminals and their Haunts. Facts and Disclosures.

  • With increased telescopic power it was found that the two bodies which Galileo had described as globes on either side of Saturn were not really spherical -- they were rather two luminous crescents with the concavity of each turned towards the central globe.

    The Story of the Heavens

  • They can only be described as globes of glowing bluish-coloured gas, often small enough to be mistaken for a star when viewed through a telescope.

    The Story of the Heavens

  • The plan was immediately adjusted in all its parts; an apartment hired in a house accommodated with a public stair, so that people might have free ingress and egress, without being exposed to observation; and, this tenement being furnished with the apparatus of a magician, such as globes, telescopes, a magic-lanthorn, a skeleton,

    The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle

  • There is a conservative book-store at the entrance on one side, and an even more harmless clothing store on the other; then comes a saloon with many blind doors, behind which are vistas of tables, crowded and crowded with men drinking beer out of "globes," large, round, moony, common affairs.

    Violets and Other Tales

  • As often as the Bashkirs collected into 'globes' and

    Narrative and Miscellaneous Papers

  • As often as the Bashkirs collected into 'globes' and

    Narrative and Miscellaneous Papers — Volume 1


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