Usage examples for density

  1. This vast thickness of 40, 000 feet is not obtained by adding together the maximum density attained by each formation in distant parts of the chain, but by measuring the successive groups as they are exposed in a very limited area, and where the denuded edges of the vertical strata forming the parallel folds alluded to in Chapter 5 " crop out" at the surface. – The Student's Elements of Geology by Sir Charles Lyell
  2. It was consequently to be expected that the extent of the Martial atmosphere, and its density even at the sea- level, would be far less than on the heavier planet. – Across the Zodiac by Percy Greg
  3. If spread out on the surface in a uniform mass with an estimated average density based on relative proportions of the crude minerals, this annual production would cover a square mile to a depth of 2, 300 feet. – The Economic Aspect of Geology by C. K. Leith
  4. I began to want Lisbeth, to long for her to come, as she would come, like a cool blade cutting through density – The Best Short Stories of 1921 and the Yearbook of the American Short Story by Various
  5. Then we conclude that the average number of stars per cubic siriometer would amount to 5. This supposes that the density of the stars in each part of the Galaxy is the same. – Lectures on Stellar Statistics by Carl Vilhelm Ludvig Charlier
  6. They were not discouraged by public opinion; indeed, several of them were favoured beings, suspected by my Father of exaggerating their mental density in order to escape having to work, like dogs, who, as we all know, could speak as well as we do, were they not afraid of being made to fetch and carry. – Father and Son by Edmund Gosse
  7. More of A will increase density more of B will increase detail and softness. – Photogravure by Henry R. Blaney
  8. The molecular weight of hydrogen has been arbitrarily fixed as two, and hence the molecular weight of any substance will be double its gaseous density when compared with that of hydrogen. – The Mechanism of Life by Stéphane Leduc
  9. Compare the density of the foliage with that of other kinds of trees. – Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Nature Study by Ontario Ministry of Education
  10. Whenever a shock wave strikes something of different density its direction and velocity change. – The Flaming Mountain by Harold Leland Goodwin
  11. I say that even their exceeding density did not prevent our perceiving this; yet we had no glimpse of the moon or stars, nor was there any flashing forth of the lightning. – Selections From Poe by J. Montgomery Gambrill
  12. But, amidst the density of a Greek phalanx, nothing could make its way except a panic, which will always find room to run through an entire army. – The Comic History of Rome by Gilbert Abbott Becket
  13. We are only to proportion our power of resistance to the different density of matter through which we are to pass. – Rasselas, Prince of Abyssinia by Samuel Johnson
  14. It thus becomes capable of bearing teams and machinery, and its density is very considerably augmented. – Peat and its Uses as Fertilizer and Fuel by Samuel William Johnson
  15. A fog had arisen, and the struggling rosy beams of the sun glimmered opalescently through the density – Other Things Being Equal by Emma Wolf
  16. However striking may be the extremely small density of all the colossal planets, which are furthest removed from the Sun, we are yet unable in this respect to recognize any regular succession. – COSMOS: A Sketch of the Physical Description of the Universe, Vol. 1 by Alexander von Humboldt
  17. At 2400 hours it was Vincennes Check with the density reports, all down in the past hour. – Code Three by Rick Raphael
  18. We can guess his density to be between four times that of water and eight times that of water. – The Birth-Time of the World and Other Scientific Essays by J. (John) Joly
  19. I wondered about the density of the stuff. – The Water Eater by Win Marks
  20. There was a moon in the sky, but the density of the surrounding forest kept out the rays, so that the gloom could not be penetrated to any distance. – The Hunters of the Ozark by Edward S. Ellis