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Usage examples for barometer

  1. A geological hammer and a mountain barometer were very interesting companions. – Autobiography of Sir George Biddell Airy by George Biddell Airy
  2. He glanced through the kitchen door at the barometer on the wall in the outer room. – The Panchronicon by Harold Steele Mackaye
  3. I am her barometer. – The Freedmen's Book by Lydia Maria Child
  4. I must look at the barometer, and consider my despatches. – Springhaven A Tale of the Great War by R. D. Blackmore
  5. The barometer has not fallen. – Deductive Logic by St. George Stock
  6. Why we do make out to ascertain the difference, replied the captain, a little puzzled for an answer; and I suppose it must be by means of the barometer, which goes up and down like a pair of scales. – Jack Tier or The Florida Reef by James Fenimore Cooper
  7. You use him as if he were a barometer. – The Motor Maid by Alice Muriel Williamson and Charles Norris Williamson
  8. He was too young then to know that it was the beating of his mother's heart; but as he grew older he learned to regard it as a very barometer for danger signals. – Rataplan by Ellen Velvin
  9. On the 8th it still blew heavily from the south, and the barometer rose to 30 degrees 200 minutes; but the evening was calm and frosty, and the sky without a cloud. – Expedition into Central Australia by Charles Sturt
  10. The time was evidently at hand when it would be necessary for us to heave- to; the schooner was therefore got round upon the starboard tack, with her head to the southward; and, as the barometer was still falling, the hands were set to work to send down the yards and house the topmasts while it was still possible to do so. – The Log of a Privateersman by Harry Collingwood
  11. He placed two men at the engine, which was intended to give her motion, and one at the helm, while he, with a barometer before him, kept her balanced between the upper and lower waters. – Inventors by Philip Gengembre Hubert
  12. But a few hours of it brought an increase of wind and a fall of the barometer. – "Where Angels Fear to Tread" and Other Stories of the Sea by Morgan Robertson
  13. These memoranda serve not only as scientific proof of the experiment, but also serve as a barometer of progress being made during the experiments. – Genuine Mediumship or The Invisible Powers by Bhakta Vishita
  14. It was, however, found that the barometer had risen, too quickly, it is true, for the rise to be serious. – An Antarctic Mystery by Jules Verne
  15. While Rushton and Misery were looking over the house they discovered a large barometer hanging on the wall behind the front door: it had been overlooked by those who removed the furniture. – The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists by Robert Tressell
  16. It was necessary to have light to examine the state of the barometer, and thus ascertain what was our elevation above the sea level, and to take our measures in consequence. – Wonderful Balloon Ascents or, the Conquest of the Skies by Fulgence Marion
  17. His morning music is always the barometer of his mood, and I can generally judge what kind of royal weather we will have, whether bright or stormy. – Berlin and Sans-Souci by Louise Muhlbach
  18. You have to keep close to the barometer of eyes and sighs to know anything definite of its ups and downs- unless it passes into fog or pours, then everybody can see it dropping through the air. – Cupid's Middleman by Edward B. Lent
  19. Captain Breaker went to the pilot- house, looked at the barometer, and then directed Mr. Dashington to crowd on all sail, for he intended to drive the vessel to her utmost capacity. – Taken by the Enemy by Oliver Optic
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