Ballasting: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases
Use in Literature BallastingI threw out a bag of ballast, and for a time we rose again, but in the course of a few hours the sinking recommenced, and I threw out another bag.ndash;Samuel Butler (1835-1902) in Erewhon (Revised Edition).Luggage I had none, save the provisions hidden in the ballast bags, the books of mythology, and the treatises on the machines, with my own manuscript diaries and translations.ndash;Samuel Butler (1835-1902) in Erewhon (Revised Edition).She's pretty as a picture, an' nothin' but a child when he married her four months ago, an' we've took away her natural pervider an' entertainer, an' left her nothin' but her freedom for a ballast wheel.ndash;Harriet A. Adams in Dawn.Some people get their ballast slowly, some don't need much, and some have to work hard for theirs.ndash;Louisa May Alcott in Work: A Story of Experience.Bringing ballast, etc.ndash;Azel Ames in The Mayflower and Her Log, vol 6.Getting ballast, etc.ndash;Azel Ames in The Mayflower and Her Log, vol 6.Getting in stores and ballast.ndash;Azel Ames in The Mayflower and Her Log, vol 6.Green, as we have seen, was in favour of a trail rope of inordinate length, which he recommended both as an aid to steering and for a saving of ballast.ndash;J.M. Bacon in The Dominion of the Air.He must for certain have been observed by these vessels; but each and all held on their course, and, thus deserted, the aeronaut had no choice but to discharge ballast, and, quitting the waves, to regain his legitimate element.ndash;J.M. Bacon in The Dominion of the Air.It is also obvious that a vast amount of gas would have to be sacrificed to compensate for the prodigal discharge of ballast in the form of missiles.ndash;J.M. Bacon in The Dominion of the Air.
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