Usage examples for vacuum

  1. How does it create a vacuum? – The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle
  2. Inspector Steed, A division, said that upon examining the gates of the principal entrance of the Palace, he found that, at the Marble Arch, there was a vacuum sufficient to admit a boy into the Palace, without any inconvenience. – Gossip in the First Decade of Victoria's Reign by John Ashton
  3. On this same floor is the vacuum- pump room with a glass- blowers' room adjoining, both of them historic by reason of the strenuous work done on incandescent lamps and X- ray tubes within their walls. – Edison, His Life and Inventions by Frank Lewis Dyer and Thomas Commerford Martin
  4. We must hold attention to the drill process, and yet attention abhors monotony as nature abhors a vacuum. – Craftsmanship in Teaching by William Chandler Bagley
  5. " Yes; staring into the vacuum you were talking of just now; it all comes back to that," said Hardy. – Tom Brown at Oxford by Thomas Hughes
  6. This occurred every two or three minutes, and, remembering what Thorwald had previously told us, we realized that we were riding in a perfectly tight car in a vacuum tube and that these short but frequent stops were to keep us supplied with fresh air. – Daybreak: A Romance of an Old World by James Cowan
  7. He built up the elements of a vacuum tube such as is normally found only in a landing grid control room. – The Pirates of Ersatz by Murray Leinster
  8. You might as well talk of breathing in a vacuum. – Trumps by George William Curtis
  9. It seemed as if the very foundations of the fortifications would be shattered There was a roaring in the air- a hot burst of flame, and instantly such a vacuum was created that Tom and Ned found themselves gasping for breath. – Tom Swift and his Giant Cannon or, The Longest Shots on Record by Victor Appleton
  10. We know the comet's tail is so rarefied that it resembles a pretty fair vacuum, but it is composed of something. – The Year When Stardust Fell by Raymond F. Jones
  11. Her fingers touch one of the hairs of our head, and we feel as if the air had left us, and we were in a vacuum. – Pictures of Sweden by Hans Christian Andersen
  12. Because, my dear Captain, we are moving through a vacuum, and because all bodies fall or move- the same thing- with equal velocity through a vacuum, no matter what may be their shape or their specific gravity. – All Around the Moon by Jules Verne
  13. I had remarked so plainly that, whenever I had been hungry for any length of time, it was just as if my brains ran quite gently out of my head and left me with a vacuum- my head grew light and far off, I no longer felt its weight on my shoulders, and I had a consciousness that my eyes stared far too widely open when I looked at anything. – Hunger by Knut Hamsun
  14. Following the awful report, the terrific recoil and the howl of the wind as it rushed into the vacuum created, there was an intense silence. – Tom Swift and his Giant Cannon or, The Longest Shots on Record by Victor Appleton
  15. Nov 25, 1881 251, 536 Vacuum Pump. – Edison, His Life and Inventions by Frank Lewis Dyer and Thomas Commerford Martin
  16. I was conscious of the gaping vacuum in my skull with every fibre of my being. – Hunger by Knut Hamsun
  17. In addition to the street car company the United States is represented by the Standard Oil Company, the Vacuum Oil Company, and the New York Export and Import Company. – Modern India by William Eleroy Curtis