If therefore the speed of the Fairy be 13 knots, the speed of the new vessel will be 22.49 knots, although the proportion of power to sectional area, which is supposed to be the measure of the resistance, is in both cases precisely the same.
"The orbital speed of the earth is about 60,000 miles per hour.
The speed of a caravan is the speed of its slowest camel."
Which speed is the thing I want.
It sped like an arrow--straight toward the perilous cataracts below.
Ben made no reply at once; but his mind sped like lightning.
The maximum speed attained on this wire was 65 words per minute.
At 30 miles an hour the speed of the pistons will be 457.8 feet per minute, and 7018.4 lbs.
The terrified birds sped like arrows through the skylights of the roof.
Moreover, those who have read his manly autobiography know that this speed was by no means all "ease," as witness the almost tragic composition of The Bride of Lammermoor.
Without waiting for his companions he hurried down the ridge and sped like a deer across the narrow plain at its foot.
Very high speed is generally a delusion, and either results in indifferent work, or actually retards its progress.
The average speed upon such work is 1,200 stitches per minute; but many lock-stitch machines are run at 1,500 and 1,800 per minute, and even at much higher rates.
The speed will be jerky, and when slow, the fly wheel rather retards than assists in the work of compression.
And the arrow which never missed sped like a flash of light through the air.
John Speed, the historian, was a Cheshire tailor.
The heightened speed of the consequences was in a sense merely an unwelcome proof of their system's efficiency.
Speed and violence is the proper attitude of youth, just as strength with a more measured pace is the proper gait for older folk.
One by one, therefore, the men on guard had crept away and had assembled at the back to cheer the seaman's shot and to groan as the remaining canoe sped like a bloodhound down the river in the wake of the fugitives.
The speed of the wonderful little American boat, however, was not the result of any new invention, but was due to the perfection of old methods.
"Speed," said I, "is a gain of time--and to gain time--" "Time does not exist in China, Monsieur Bombarnac, and it cannot exist for a population of four hundred millions.
* * * * * "Away, away, my steed and I, Upon the pinions of the wind, All human dwellings left behind; We sped like meteors through the sky, When with its crackling sound the night Is chequer'd with the northern light: Town--village--none were on our track.
He was no longer free and the chain which held him was the conviction that he could never be happy until he had met and conquered wild Alcatraz, that he was as incomplete as a holster without a gun or a saddle without stirrups until the speed and the great heart of the stallion were his to control and command.
1:10 If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed: 1:11 For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds.
Q.--But perhaps under such circumstances the speed of the screw vessel will be the greater of the two?
The proper speed of the engine was 75 strokes per minute, but if allowed to go at that speed the vacuum fell to 130 of the sugar maker's gauge, or 28-1/2 inches of mercury.
The vital experience of the glad animal sensibilities made doubts impossible on the question of our speed; we heard our speed, we saw it, we felt it as a thrilling; and this speed was not the product of blind insensate agencies, that had no sympathy to give, but was incarnated in the fiery eyeballs of an animal, in his dilated nostril, spasmodic muscles, and echoing hoofs.
One glance at their shape tells you that speed is not their strong point.
Speed is the keynote of the present age.
The inexpert imagination reels, but it must be remembered that the speed of the electron is a measured quantity, and it is within the resources of science to estimate the force necessary to project it at that speed. *
Hasdrubal was sprung from the same father; trained up in the same hostility to Rome; equally practised in battle against their legions; and, if the comparative speed and success with which he had crossed the Alps were a fair test, he was even a better general than his brother.