As a result, society has been squeezed, as it were, from its rigid eighteenth-century legal shell, and has passed into a fourth dimension of space, where it performs its most important functions beyond the cognizance of the law, which remains in a space of but three dimensions.
The leap from arithmetic to calculus was not just a leap in our ability to work with higher dimensional objects, but a leap in our ability to relate the objects of one dimension to the objects of another.
Again, our renaissance insights and inventions aid us in our quest for a more dimensionalised perspective on our relationship to one another.
Our own renaissance offers us the opportunity to enhance the dimensionality of these relationships even further, as we transform from readers into writers.
Croesus regum omnium stultissimus de lebete consulit, alius de numero arenarum, dimensione maris, &c. 6528.
Then the details: rugs that matched, by art or accident, as perfectly as a valley of various grain-fields pleases the eye from a mountain-side; a great teak bed, caned with bamboo strips and canopied with silk net, yards of which one could crush in his hand, so nearly immaterial was this mosquito fabric; sumptuous steamer-chairs; a leather reading-couch that could be moved to the best breeze or light with a touch of the finger; a broad-side of books and a vast writing-table, openly dimensioned to defy litter--the whole effect was that of coolness and silence and room.
Without doubt, the flame-edged mass of the Dead Central Sun, seen from another dimension.--Ed.
In all other things nature is equal, proportionable, and constant; there be justae dimensiones, et prudens partium dispositio, as in the fabric of man, his eyes, ears, nose, face, members are correspondent, cur non idem coelo opere omnium pulcherrimo?
Being of a very moderate dimension,--five foot five he said, but five foot four more likely, and I've heerd him say he didn't weigh much over a hundred and twenty pound.
--To Heavn their Prayers Flew up, nor miss'd the Way, by envious Winds Blown vagabond or frustrate: in they passd Dimensionless through heavnly Doors, then clad With Incense, where the Golden Altar fumed, By their great Intercessor, came in sight Before the Father's Throne-- We have the same Thought expressed a second time in the Intercession of the Messiah, which is conceived in very Emphatick Sentiments and Expressions.
As the fifth section of the act of July 4, 1836, under the authority of which this building has been commenced, provides only for the erection of an edifice of such dimensions as may be required for the present and future accommodation of the Treasury Department, the size of the structure has been adapted to that purpose; and it is not contemplated to appropriate any part of the building to the use of any other Department.
LOWELL'S DISCOVERIES AND THEORIES, --Observatory at Flagstaff, Arizona --Illustrated book on his observations of Mars --Volume on Mars and its canals, 1906 --Non-natural features --The canals as irrigation works of an intelligent race --A challenge to the thinking world --The canals as described and mapped by Mr. Lowell --The double canals --Dimensions of the canals --They cross the supposed seas --Circular black spots termed oases --An interesting volume.
"They seem to be amused at the size of their lodgings, for Mr. Struve, when he told me of his apartments, gave me at once the dimensions,--200 ft.
The Koosee jungles.--Ferries.--Jungle roads.--The rhinoceros.--We go to visit a neighbour.--We lose our way and get belated.--We fall into a quicksand.--No ferry boat.--Camping out on the sand.--Two tigers close by.--We light a fire.--The boat at last arrives.--Crossing the stream.--Set fire to the boatman's hut.--Swim the horses.--They are nearly drowned.--We again lose our way in the jungle.--The towing path, and how boats are towed up the river.--We at last reach the factory.--News of rhinoceros in the morning.--Off we start, but arrive too late.--Death of the rhinoceros.--His dimensions.--Description.
--Set fire to the boatman's hut.--Swim the horses.--They are nearly drowned.--We again lose our way in the jungle.--The towing path, and how boats are towed up the river.--We at last reach the factory.--News of rhinoceros in the morning.--Off we start, but arrive too late.--Death of the rhinoceros.--His dimensions.--Description.--Habits.--Rhinoceros in Nepaul.--The old 'Major Capt=an.
A pair of horns, sent by Wood to the Royal Asiatic Society, and of which a representation is given above, affords the following dimensions:--Length of one horn on the curve, 4 feet 8 inches; round the base 14-1/4 inches; distance of tips apart 3 feet 9 inches.
And for the epic poem your lordship bade me look at, upon taking the length, breadth, height, and depth of it, and trying them at home upon an exact scale of Bossu's, 'tis out, my lord, in every one of its dimensions.--Sterne (1768).
There is a resemblance in effect, but there is a difference in dimensions,--to the disadvantage of the native edifice, as the reader may see in the plate prefixed to Dr. Bigelow's "Technology."