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794 examples of  balloon  in sentences

794 examples of balloon in sentences

"Have another fizz, girl, and by that time we'll be ready for a trip in my underground balloon.

We easily made the of the slope, and from the summit witnessed the balloon .

We travelled by balloon, as I was anxious to improve myself in the management of these machines.

I called the ladies one day into the outer grounds to see a new carriage, capable, according to its arrangement, of containing from two to eight persons, and a balloon of great size and new construction which Davilo had urgently counselled me to procure, as capable of sudden use in some of those daily thickening perils, of which I could see no other sign than occasional evidence that my steps were watched and dogged.

Eveena, after examining with as much attention as was due to the trouble I took to explain it, the construction of the carriage, concentrated her interest and observation upon the balloon, the sight of which evidently impressed her.

When we had returned to the peristyle, and the rest had dispersed, I said "I see you apprehend some part of my reasons for purchasing the balloon.

"You should enter your balloon as soon as the sunset mist will conceal it," said Davilo.

It was unquestionably a trying effort for her, especially the balloon voyage, which would expose her to the cold of the mists and of the night, and I feared to the intenser cold of the upper air.

The balloon shot up at once above the evening mists to a height at which the cold was intense, but at which our voyage could be guided by the stars, invisible from below, and at which we escaped the more dangerously chilling damp.

In this balloon journey I had a specially advantageous opportunity of observing the two moonsvelnaa, as they are called.

The balloon takes less time in filling, than it took to cover the expansion of his broad moony face over all its quarters with expression.

Is this the balloon that has been so long expected, this balloon to which I subscribed, but without payment[1104]?

Is this the balloon that has been so long expected, this balloon to which I subscribed, but without payment[1104]?

The fate of the balloon I do not much lament[1110]: to make new balloons, is to repeat the jest again.

We know the state of the air in all its regions, to the top of Teneriffe, and therefore, learn nothing from those who navigate a balloon below the clouds.

To pay for seats at the balloon is not very necessary, because in less than a minute, they who gaze at a mile's distance will see all that can be seen.

I have three letters this day, all about the balloon, I could have been content with one.

Do not write about the balloon, whatever else you may think proper to say.' October 2. 'I am always proud of your approbation, and therefore was much pleased that you liked my letter.

'DEAR SIR, 'I did not reach Oxford until Friday morning, and then I sent Francis to see the balloon fly, but could not go myself.

So morbid was his temperament, that he never knew the natural joy of a free and vigorous use of his limbs: when he walked, it was like the struggling gait of one in fetters; when he rode, he had no command or direction of his horse, but was carried as if in a balloon.

'Do not write about the balloon,' wrote Johnson to Reynolds (post, p. 368), 'whatever else you may think proper to say.'

[1109] Lunardi had made, on Sept. 15, the first balloon ascent in England.

Johnson wrote to Mr. Ryland on Sept. 18:'I had this day in three letters three histories of the Flying Man in the great Balloon.'

Went to see Blanchard's balloon.

About nine came to Brookes's, where I heard that the balloon had been burnt about four o'clock.'

The ancient firm of Smith, Brown, Jones, Robinson, and Co., which had been for some years past expanding from a solid golden organism into a cobweb-tissue and huge balloon of threadbare paper, had at last worn through and collapsed, dropping its car and human contents miserably into the Thames mud.

She finished breathlessly "And there's a captive balloon!"

The racing was uninteresting, and presently Angela suggested that we should go up in the captive balloon.

The balloon seemed to leap upwards, swerved like a frightened bird, and then, caught by the wind, sailed upward and seaward, swooping on with a paradoxically smooth yet uneven flight.

He said in a queer, high-pitched tone "Can't you stick a knife into the balloon?"

He could master a broncho, but he had never attempted to boss a balloon.

"A man," said he, "may be mighty smart on land and behave like a baby in a balloon.

" The balloon was now careening like a racing-yacht in a squall.

The balloon was now, so to speak, on an even keel, falling almost perpendicularly.

The balloon was perfectly steady, descending less quickly, but with inexorable certainty, into the ocean.

The balloon rose and slowly sank again.

The next moment the balloon gave a tremendous bound.

Once more the balloon began to fall * *

Had Angela's instinct or intuition failed, had she hesitated for a few minutes, Jim would have drowned within a few hundred yards of the spot where the balloon struck.

" "Why shouldn't he slip, or slide, or steam, or sail in a balloon, if he likes?"

The rubber bags were taken from toy balloon-whistles.

Petticoats, feller, is made of yards and yards and yards like a balloon.

I didn't pay any attention to his chatter, thinking it nothing but balloon juice.

But, when they see this little fish puff out his sides like a balloon, and when pointed spines rise up all over the balloon, they think better of it!

But, when they see this little fish puff out his sides like a balloon, and when pointed spines rise up all over the balloon, they think better of it!

A captive balloon should be arranged for the use of visitors.

The young officer was the operator of the balloon in question.

There are very few safe jobs in this army, but being a captive-balloon observer is one of the least safe of them all.

Chapter 9 Viewing A Battle from a Balloon

She was an observation balloon of the pattern privily chosen by the German General Staff, before the beginning of the war, for the use of the German Signal Corps.

Presently our automobile rounded a bend in the road, and the observation balloon, which until that moment we had been unable to glimpse, by reason of an intervening formation of ridges, revealed itself before us.

Moreover, the balloon was most effectively guarded against attack at close range.

At the moment of our arrival the balloon was drawn down so near the earth that its distorted bottommost extremity dipped and twisted slackly within fifty or sixty feet of the grass.

Almost beneath the balloon six big draft horses stood, hitched in pairs to a stout wagon frame on which a huge wooden drum was mounted.

It is an exciting life a balloon operator in the German Army lives, but it is not, as a rule, a long one.

Lieutenant Meiningen was successor to a man who was burned to death in mid-air a week before; and on the day before a French airman had dropped a bomb from the clouds that missed this same balloon by a margin of less than a hundred yardsclose marksmanship, considering that the airman in question was seven or eight thousand feet aloft, and moving at the rate of a mile or so a minute when he made his cast.

It was the Lieutenant who said he had authority to take one of our number up with him, and it was I who chanced to be nearest to the balloon when he extended the invitation.

Looking up I saw that the balloon was no longer a crooked sausage.

An officer had stepped up alongside to tell me that very shortly I should undoubtedly be quite seasickor, rather, skysickbecause of the pitching about of the basket when the balloon reached the end of the cable; and I was trying to listen to him with one ear and to my prospective traveling companion with the other when I suddenly realized that the officer's face was no longer on a level with mine.

I imagine this is because the building remains stationary and a balloon moves.

The balloon had reached the tip of her hitch line.

The balloon resisted the pressure from below.

Plainly the balloon wished to remain where it was or go farther; but the pull of the cable was steady and hard, and the world began to rise up to meet us.

The horses turned about and moved off and the balloon rose.

I will venture that balloon never did a faster homing job than it did then.

As I looked, and as all of us looked, the balloon basket hit the earth and was made fast; and in that same instant a cannon boomed somewhere well over to the right.

Even as someone who knew sang out to us that this was the balloon cannon in the German aviation field back of the town opening up, a tiny ball of smoke appeared against the sky, seemingly quite close to the darting flyer, and blossomed out with downy, dainty white petals, like a flower.

The balloon cannon spoke again.

The moment it disappeared the two balloon cannon ceased firing; and I, taking stock of my own sensations, found myself quivering all over and quite hoarse.

Subsequently I decided in my own mind that from within the Allies' lines the Frenchman saw usmeaning the lieutenant and myselfin the air, and came forth with intent to bombard us from on high; that, seeing us descend, he hid in a cloud ambush, venturing out once more, with his purpose renewed, when the balloon reascended, bearing the captain.

Chapter 10 In the Trenches Before Rheims After my balloon-riding experience what followed was in the nature of an anticlimaxwas bound to be anti-climactic.

As it swirled down the wind in our direction the vigilant balloon guns again got its range, and, to the throbbing tune of their twin boomings, it ducked and dodged away, executing irregular and hurried upward spirals until the cloud-fleece swallowed it up.

Finally, yet foremost, we were invited to inspect that thing which is the pride and the brag of this particular arm of the German Armya balloon-cannon, so called.

The balloon-gun of this size isor was at the date when I saw itan exclusively German institution.

I believe the Allies have balloon-guns too, but theirs are smaller, according to what the Germans say.

Likewise it took on an added interest when we learned that the blue-eyed youth and his brother of a twin balloon-cannon at the front of Laon had during the preceding three weeks brought down four of the enemy's airmen, and were exceedingly hopeful of fattening their joint average before the present week had ended.

Just as they came down, after a circular spin over the lines, a strange machine, presumably hostile, appeared far up and far away, but circled off to the south out of target reach before the balloon gunman could get the range of her and the aim.

The balloon operator, who is in communication with the observation pits beyond the foremost infantry trenches, will give the range and the distance.

As I ran at full speed, with my nose up in the atmosphere, and intent only upon the purloiner of my property, I suddenly perceived that my feet rested no longer upon terra firma; the fact is, I had thrown myself over a precipice, and should inevitably have been dashed to pieces but for my good fortune in grasping the end of a long guide-rope, which depended from a passing balloon.

I lay outstretched where I had fallen from the balloon.

" At this moment Fred came in, bearing in one hand a quantity of paper, and in another a book with directions for balloon making.

I am going to send up a balloon to-morrow, and I can't cut it out, will you do it for me?"

" Emilie was very sorry, and she said so; but a balloon could not exactly be made out of her sorrow, and nothing short of a balloon would pacify Fred, that was plain.

" Emilie was very sorry, and she said so; but a balloon could not exactly be made out of her sorrow, and nothing short of a balloon would pacify Fred, that was plain.

It was the Queen's coronation day, and he had promised to take a fourth balloon to the party; and the rehearsal of all this stirred up Fred's ire afresh, and he looked any thing but kind at Miss Schomberg.

"To have spent all the morning and now to be going to spend all the afternoon over a trumpery balloon, which you can't make after all, Miss Schomberg, is very tiresome, and I wanted to go to old Joe Murray's to-day and see if the children have picked me up any corallines.

This time Emilie was more successful; she took pains to understand what was to be done, and the gores of her balloon fitted beautifully.

The balloon went on beautifully, and was completed by seven o'clock.

All day long you have been after Fred's balloon, and now I suppose mean to be all night long after Miss Webster's foot.

The stories I like best are Bolivar Wiggins's story about 'Solemn Sophy' and his other one about 'Bertie's Balloon.'

"Hans must be up there," Ned, muttered, "although I would almost as soon expect to find him up in a balloon.

'They can't get above us there unless they raise a balloon.

With Specific Instruction for Building Balloon Frames, Church Spires, etc.; comprising also a System of Bridge-Building.

Not being a crow, however, nor fitted up with an apparatus for flying,destitute even of a balloon,I am compelled to adopt the means of locomotion which the bounty of God or the ingenuity of man affords me, and to spend a somewhat longer time in transit to my destination.

'You've got gas enough for a balloon ascension, but that may be all there is to you.'

There was a couple who intended to be married in a balloon, which is a style of lunacy that is quite fashionable in some parts of the country, though I can't see why a man should want to risk his neck in a balloon on his wedding day unless it is that it takes so much courage to be married at all that a man forgets all about such minor dangers as are connected with ballooning.

There was a couple who intended to be married in a balloon, which is a style of lunacy that is quite fashionable in some parts of the country, though I can't see why a man should want to risk his neck in a balloon on his wedding day unless it is that it takes so much courage to be married at all that a man forgets all about such minor dangers as are connected with ballooning.

The bride, the minister, and two witnesses of assorted sexes went up in the balloon at the appointed time, and, naturally, the bridegroom intended to go with them, but he accidentally caught his foot in a neglected guy-rope, and went up head downwards about twenty feet below the car.

The party in the balloon could not haul him up because they could not get hold of the rope, and the bride would not consent to give up the trip, because the groom had always been a little shy, and she was afraid that, if she let him go this time, she might not be able to land him again.

An observation-balloon climbed up to see; while an aeroplane which had nothing to do with the strife, but was merely training a beginner, ducked and swooped on the edge of the plain.