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  • noun Plural form of globe.


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  • We weighed hydrogen gas in globes, properly counterpoised, and then burned it to water by means of copper oxide, weighing the product.

    Theodore W. Richards - Nobel Lecture 1966

  • I've wanted it for a long time; – it isn't good to keep them in globes, but how in the world did she find out?

    Beautiful Joe: An Autobiography 1893

  • It stood out from the dust with the same hint of crushing force, the same die cut sharpness, the same METALLIC suggestion — and pointing toward the globes were the claw marks of the four spreading star points.

    The Metal Monster 2004

  • This wheel is turned until the numbers are well mixed, when a trap in the wheel is opened and a boy, with his eyes tightly bandaged and arm bare, draws forth one of the globes, which is unscrewed and the number in it called.

    Danger! A True History of a Great City's Wiles and Temptations The Veil Lifted, and Light Thrown on Crime and its Causes, and Criminals and their Haunts. Facts and Disclosures. Abraham H. Hummel 1887

  • With increased telescopic power it was found that the two bodies which Galileo had described as globes on either side of Saturn were not really spherical -- they were rather two luminous crescents with the concavity of each turned towards the central globe.

    The Story of the Heavens 1876

  • They can only be described as globes of glowing bluish-coloured gas, often small enough to be mistaken for a star when viewed through a telescope.

    The Story of the Heavens 1876

  • The plan was immediately adjusted in all its parts; an apartment hired in a house accommodated with a public stair, so that people might have free ingress and egress, without being exposed to observation; and, this tenement being furnished with the apparatus of a magician, such as globes, telescopes, a magic-lanthorn, a skeleton,

    The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle 2004

  • There is a conservative book-store at the entrance on one side, and an even more harmless clothing store on the other; then comes a saloon with many blind doors, behind which are vistas of tables, crowded and crowded with men drinking beer out of "globes," large, round, moony, common affairs.

    Violets and Other Tales Alice Moore Dunbar-Nelson 1905

  • As often as the Bashkirs collected into 'globes' and

    Narrative and Miscellaneous Papers Thomas De Quincey 1822

  • As often as the Bashkirs collected into 'globes' and

    Narrative and Miscellaneous Papers — Volume 1 Thomas De Quincey 1822


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