Phrases with "apparatus"

H. G. Wells I resolved to let this apparatus cool for two years, letting the temperature go down slowly during that time. The Stolen Bacillus and other incidents by H. G. Wells [1895]

Brilliancy and originality by themselves won’t save a thesis for the doctorate; it must also exhibit a heavy technical apparatus of learning; and this our candidate had neglected to bring to bear. Memories and Studies by William James

Jules Verne The apparatus to be employed in manufacturing the gas, including some thirty empty casks, was also stowed away in the hold. Five Weeks in a Balloon by Jules Verne [1869]

Henry James The face had shrunk away: it looked smaller, appeared even to look plain; it was at all events, so far as the effect on a spectator was concerned, wholly sacrificed to this huge apparatus of sight. Glasses by Henry James [1896]

Arnold Bennett Built on lies! How dared you?” And he pitched into the fire — not the apparatus of crime, but the water-colour drawing of a moss-rose and the straws and the blue ribbon for bows at the corners. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

Jules Verne I need not say the temperature of the Nautilus was raised by its heating apparatus to a much higher degree; every manoeuvre was accomplished with wonderful precision. Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne [1872]

This was the whole arithmetical apparatus of the Mexicans, by the combination of which they were enabled to indicate any quantity. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

H. G. Wells Every extension of the range of the neuro-sensitive apparatus brought with it its reference to sex. Babes In The Darkling Woods by H. G. Wells [1940]

The piece of apparatus standing on a wooden box at Madsen’s left hand is a Geryk mechanical vacuum pump. The Bragg Family in Adelaide by John Jenkin

When we had thus drawn it forth, we found a very singular apparatus in the nicest order. The Haunted and the Haunters by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1859]

H. G. Wells The wasp-like resemblance was increased by the fact that the apparatus flew with a deep booming hum, exactly the sound made by a wasp at a windowpane. The War in the Air by H. G. Wells [1908]

Elizabeth Gaskell Part of Holdsworth’s apparatus still remained exposed to all the rain. Cousin Phillis by Elizabeth Gaskell [1864]

William Henry Bragg I made some experiments in 1907 by this method, using the α particles of RaC, and the apparatus of Fig. 26. Studies in Radioactivity by William Henry Bragg [1912]

Arnold Bennett It was a complex and yet practical apparatus for daily use, completely organised for the production of comfort. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

H. G. Wells I have been told he wept, which must have made an imposing scene, and he certainly said Filmer had ruined his life, and offered and sold the whole apparatus to MacAndrew for half-a-crown. Twelve Stories and a Dream by H. G. Wells [1903]

William Henry Bragg The most satisfactory is to find the ionisation curve of the particles using the apparatus of Fig. 6. Studies in Radioactivity by William Henry Bragg [1912]

H. G. Wells Some of the people signalled to friends, some crowded down towards the platform to examine the lecturer’s apparatus and make notes of his diagrams. The World Set Free by H. G. Wells [1914]

Rudyard Kipling Why did we do that? Because some desperate soul, impatient of the slow, beautiful handicrafts of the past, had invented an apparatus called the printing-press. A Book of Words by Rudyard Kipling [1928]

Robert Louis Stevenson They were employed in sharpening the picks and irons for the masons, and in making bats and other apparatus of various descriptions connected with the fitting of the railways. Records of a Family of Engineers by Robert Louis Stevenson

They carried with them a noble victim, the flower of their captives, and an apparatus for kindling the new fire, the success of which was an augury of the renewal of the cycle. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

H.P. Lovecraft At the college we used an incinerator, but the apparatus was too costly for our unauthorised laboratory. Herbert West — Reanimator by H.P. Lovecraft [1922]

H. G. Wells The apparatus put away, Marjorie and her sister strolled thoughtfully away from the house. Marriage by H. G. Wells [1912]

George Meredith And the oceans and the continents, as you know, are perpetual and copious contributors, either to the heating apparatus or to the contents of the pot. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

You proceed to test his eyesight with some infernal apparatus of colored glasses, and you find that he can see perfectly well with both eyes. The Eye of Osiris by R. Austin Freeman [1911]

Sir Walter Scott He gazed upon the horrible apparatus with much composure; and if a touch of nature called the blood from his cheek for a second, resolution sent it back to his brow with greater energy. Old Mortality by Sir Walter Scott [1816]

One part of the penal apparatus employed in that punitive institution, a woman’s kitchen. The Devil’s Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce [1911]

Sigmund Freud The percepts that come to us leave in our psychic apparatus a trace, which we may call a memory-trace. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

Wilkie Collins Doctor Dormann was just closing the little bag in which he had brought his testing apparatus from his own house. Jezebel’s Daughter by Wilkie Collins [1880]

Priest, Assistant Lecturer in Mathematics and Demonstrator in Physics. I have not been able to identify the apparatus in front of him. The Bragg Family in Adelaide by John Jenkin

Alphonse Daudet In vain did he toil over it and perspire an hour through — the confounded apparatus would not come unfolded. Tartarin of Tarascon by Alphonse Daudet [1872]

Jules Verne Soon we were enveloped to the throat in india-rubber clothing; the air apparatus fixed to our backs by braces. Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne [1872]

Leon Trotsky The apparatus was rapidly discovering that Stalin was flesh of its flesh. My Life by Leon Trotsky

George Gissing A small bed occupied one side; a small table stood before the window; the toilet apparatus was, of course, unconcealed; a half-open cupboard allowed a glimpse of crockery, sundries, and a few books. The Nether World by George Gissing [1888]

Jules Verne As we walked I thought the light of our Ruhmkorff apparatus could not fail to draw some inhabitant from its dark couch. Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne [1872]

H. G. Wells Since the days of Wollaston, they said, no one had been so witty an experimenter, no one had got more out of mere scraps of apparatus or contrived more ingenious simplifications. Marriage by H. G. Wells [1912]

Sigmund Freud Dream I. He is going to make phenylmagnesiumbromide; he sees the apparatus with particular distinctness, but he has substituted himself for the magnesium. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

Jules Verne The first inventors did not think of apparatus lighter than air, for that the science of their time did not allow them to imagine. Robur the Conqueror by Jules Verne [1887]

Thomas Wolfe He sees the class, the lecture room, the shining apparatus of gigantic laboratories, the open field of scholarship and pure research, certain knowledge, and the world distinction of an Einstein name. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

Anthony Trollope Girls of nineteen do not care for lovers of one-and-twenty, unless it be when the fruit has had the advantage of some forcing apparatus or southern wall. The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope

H. G. Wells War had become a matter of apparatus of special training and skill of the most intricate kind. The War in the Air by H. G. Wells [1908]

Ralph Waldo Emerson Why throw obstacles in the way of its defence? Its own means are superior to all the apparatus of your laboratories. Representative Men by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1850]

William Henry Bragg The apparatus employed by Madsen and myself in the more complete investigation is shown in Fig. 45. Studies in Radioactivity by William Henry Bragg [1912]

H. G. Wells He rose with a sigh, and limped across to the telephonic apparatus that communicated with his solicitor. A Story of the Days To Come by H. G. Wells [1897]

Last week’s “popular-science” lecture had been recalled to my subconscious mind — the mind that rules dreams and delirium — by the photographic apparatus in Holt’s workroom. Unseen - Unfeared by Francis Stevens

Algernon Blackwood He even stole out on to his balcony to see if the stranger perhaps was looking through some wonderful apparatus at the heavens. Sand by Algernon Blackwood [1912]

H. G. Wells Their rifles, however, were very different pieces of apparatus from the simple mechanisms in the hands of their adversaries. The Land Ironclads by H. G. Wells [1903]

H. G. Wells I am talking of an essentially new organisation — an addition to the intellectual apparatus of the world. World Brain by H. G. Wells [1938]

Leon Trotsky He went unpunished, of course; the Stalin apparatus shielded him from the wrath of the Polish workers. My Life by Leon Trotsky

H. G. Wells This neuro-sensitive apparatus extends all over our bodies; it includes not only ganglia but the circulation, glandular secretions, anything with excitability and a kick in it. Babes In The Darkling Woods by H. G. Wells [1940]

H. G. Wells I tried to keep between him and the concentrating apparatus I had arranged, and that only made him more curious. The Invisible Man by H. G. Wells [1897]

H. G. Wells No one has the mental apparatus to do that yet. Babes In The Darkling Woods by H. G. Wells [1940]

William Henry Bragg The apparatus used for the experiment was of an early pattern and the results are somewhat rough, but they are quite clear. Studies in Radioactivity by William Henry Bragg [1912]

T. H. Huxley He kept this apparatus going for four-and-twenty hours, and then removed the ‘dusted’ gun-cotton, and dissolved it in alcohol and ether. Essays by T. H. Huxley

Jules Verne The apparatus had been placed at one of the windows of the dining-room at Granite House, and consequently overlooked the shore and the bay. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

That assistant will have to be a skilled mechanic, capable of making any special piece of apparatus that may be required, and generally handy and adaptable. Mr Polton Explains by R. Austin Freeman [1940]

Every move of the Bolsheviki to take over the Government apparatus was resisted. Ten Days That Shook the World by John Reed

William Henry Bragg In this particular case the apparatus was filled with methane at a pressure of 64. Studies in Radioactivity by William Henry Bragg [1912]

Anthony Trollope But at that special point of the day he is supposed to talk for fifteen minutes, and if any prolonged call is then made upon him, his talking apparatus falls out of order and will not work. Miss Mackenzie by Anthony Trollope [1865]

She was roused from her speculations by the sound of apparatus being dragged out. Miss Pym Disposes by Josephine Tey

The ropes rushed down from their looped position near the roof, the window-ladder came to vertical, and over all three pieces of apparatus the Seniors swarmed in easy mastery. Miss Pym Disposes by Josephine Tey

The correct mind of Leopold craved for the whole apparatus of royalty. Queen Victoria by Lytton Strachey

At the other end were the thatched outhouses and the walls of a sheepfold, where the apparatus for boiling tar rose like a miniature gallows above the dipping-trough. Castle Gay by John Buchan [1930]

William Henry Bragg I have also used this apparatus to find the constants of helium. Studies in Radioactivity by William Henry Bragg [1912]

H. G. Wells The New Romney doctor saw the ascent but not the descent, his horse being frightened by the electrical apparatus on Filmer’s tricycle and giving him a nasty spill. Twelve Stories and a Dream by H. G. Wells [1903]

Jules Verne His task accomplished, each one handed in turn to his panting companions the apparatus that supplied him with life. Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne [1872]

Pitiably mean is he that measures the relations of such cases by the scenical apparatus of purple and gold. Autobiographical Sketches by Thomas De Quincey [1853]

William Henry Bragg Range-finding apparatus requiring only a small quantity of gas. Studies in Radioactivity by William Henry Bragg [1912]

E. Phillips Oppenheim I reckon I want another thirty pupils to do any good, and then I couldn’t afford the apparatus for them. The Lion and the Lamb by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1930]

Bronislaw Malinowski By analogy it may be inferred that the Urabunna, like all the other neighbouring tribes, had with the whole apparatus of analogous beliefs, also the lack of the knowledge in question. The Family among the Australian Aborigines by Bronislaw Malinowski [1913]

Rudyard Kipling Maisie spent most of her income on models, and the other girl revelled in apparatus as refined as her work was rough. The Light That Failed by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

H. G. Wells The neuro-sensitive apparatus of these socially self-conscious animals can no longer do a thing and forget about it almost completely until the next occasion, cat-fashion. Babes In The Darkling Woods by H. G. Wells [1940]

Thomas Hardy There lay the large pasteboard telescope, that had been just such a failure as Crusoe’s large boat; there were his diagrams, maps, globes, and celestial apparatus of various sorts. Two on a Tower by Thomas Hardy [1895]

Sigmund Freud The first thing that strikes us is the fact that the apparatus composed of Psi-systems has a direction. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

The apparatus for spinning him, however, perhaps from its complexity, would not work—a fact evidently owing to the stupidity of the gardener. Autobiographical Sketches by Thomas De Quincey [1853]

The wings and the balloon-like apparatus are highly charged with vril; and when the body is thus wafted upward, it seems to become singularly lightened of its weight. The Coming Race by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1871]

Francis Bacon So also the letters of the alphabet in themselves and apart have no use or meaning, yet they are the subject matter for the composition and apparatus of all discourse. The New Organon by Francis Bacon [1620]

H.P. Lovecraft My head was still reeling as I heard Akeley’s whispering voice telling me that I might leave all the apparatus on the table just as it was. The Whisperer in Darkness by H.P. Lovecraft [1930]

The rights of the invention were to be acquired for a matter of eighteen hundred francs, and the apparatus for a few thousand more. Beasts and Super-Beasts by Saki

For a long time half my apparatus lay inactively on the shelves of my laboratory, which was now most amply furnished with every possible contrivance for facilitating my investigations. The Diamond Lens by Fitz James O’Brien

H. G. Wells When he attempted next day to replace these Tannhauser cylinders by another pair, he found the apparatus broken. When the Sleeper Wakes by H. G. Wells [1899]

Virginia Woolf It was a miserable machine, an inefficient machine, she thought, the human apparatus for painting or for feeling; it always broke down at the critical moment; heroically, one must force it on. To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf [1927]

One objection to this was that the steam-engine was a cumbrous bit of apparatus to carry about with him to operations; and Lister all his life loved simplicity in his methods. Victorian Worthies by George Henry Blore

E. F. Benson But they are there, even as when a Marconi apparatus is working the waves are there, though they can only be perceived by a receiver that is in tune. Outside the Door by E. F. Benson

Edgar Wallace You know, of course, that he did not use the ordinary aerial, but an apparatus shaped like a convex mirror. Planetoid 127 by Edgar Wallace [1927]

John Galsworthy My dad seems to me a perfect babe; his thinking apparatus hasn’t turned a hair. To Let by John Galsworthy

Rudyard Kipling But the Friar, instead of looking, turned the apparatus in his capable hands. Debits and Credits by Rudyard Kipling [1926]

Louis Pasteur To effect this we arrange our apparatus as represented in the accompanying sketch. The physiological theory of fermentation by Louis Pasteur

Jules Verne The apparatus only wanted a little care. Round the Moon by Jules Verne [1873]

H. G. Wells I had a coffee-pot, a sauce-pan for eggs, and one for potatoes, and a frying-pan for sausages and bacon — such was the simple apparatus of my comfort. First Men in the Moon by H. G. Wells [1901]

The Railway men said they did not recognise the Bolsheviki and had taken the entire railroad apparatus into their own hands, refusing to entrust it to any usurpatory power. Ten Days That Shook the World by John Reed

An apparatus with which we think what we think. The Devil’s Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce [1911]

H. G. Wells The meaning and structure of this huge apparatus we saw I cannot explain, because we neither of us learnt what it was for or how it worked. First Men in the Moon by H. G. Wells [1901]

We put this mixture cleverly into a sort of horn-shaped vessel, with another to serve as a retort; and placed the whole apparatus upon our furnace to produce congelation. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

H. G. Wells As every sound requires a particular movement of the vocal apparatus, the child will soon be able to adapt its apparatus unconsciously and to distinguish accurately. Mankind in the Making by H. G. Wells [1903]

Edgar Allan Poe My apparatus all continued in good order, and the balloon still ascended without any perceptible vacillation. The Unparalleled Adventure of One Hans Pfaall by Edgar Allan Poe [1835]

Edgar Wallace He had enlisted the services of the cleverest of scientists, and from the shattered apparatus one of the most brilliant of mechanical minds of the country was rebuilding the broken instruments. Planetoid 127 by Edgar Wallace [1927]

Jules Verne This apparatus had lowered him about a hundred and fifty feet, when at a narrow landing-place he perceived Harry, who was coming up to his labors for the day. The Underground City by Jules Verne [1877]

Thomas Love Peacock But, as the principal matériel of the breakfast apparatus was on the little butler’s side-table, the confusion occasioned by this accident was happily greater than the damage. Headlong Hall by Thomas Love Peacock

There are ten thousand experimenters without special apparatus for every one in the laboratory. Medical Essays by Oliver Wendell Holmes

Isabella Bird My marching equipment consists of two large holsters, with a revolver and tea-making apparatus in one, and a bottle of milk, and dates in the other. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

The scale of the novel had indeed been infinitely enlarged, but the apparatus for dealing adequately with the vast masses of new material was wanting. Landmarks in Literature--French by Lytton Strachey

Charles Dickens He carries the village — that is to be — with him: a few frame cottages, and an apparatus for smelting the copper. American Notes for General Circulation by Charles Dickens [1842]

E. F. Benson A quantity of fresh stops were being added to it, and an electric blowing apparatus had been installed. Lucia's Progress by E. F. Benson [1935]

Charles Dickens The body was carted away in due time, the knife cleansed, the scaffold taken down, and all the hideous apparatus removed. Pictures from Italy by Charles Dickens [1846]

H. G. Wells Mr Watkins was inclined to be self-congratulatory upon the ingenious device by which he had carried all his apparatus boldly, and in the sight of all men, right up to the scene of operations. The Stolen Bacillus and other incidents by H. G. Wells [1895]

H. G. Wells Abruptly he went towards the corner where the apparatus stood about the little crystal ball. When the Sleeper Wakes by H. G. Wells [1899]

This apparatus Dr. Wilde calls a Magnetarium. See Proc. Roy. Soc., June, 1890, Jan., 1891, and June, 1891. On the Magnet by William Gilber

Ivan Turgenev I will come again to your place; I left all my apparatus there. Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev

William Henry Bragg The apparatus is shown in Fig. 54. Studies in Radioactivity by William Henry Bragg [1912]

G. K. Chesterton I tried to get all the heating apparatus possible under the circumstances . The Club of Queer Trades by G. K. Chesterton [1905]

Still higher, an apparatus of correlation may be superadded, until, as all these organs become more developed, the condition of the highest speechless animals is attained. Hume by Thomas Henry Huxley [1879]

T. H. Huxley It now struck him that the truth of his conclusions might be demonstrated without all the apparatus he had employed. Essays by T. H. Huxley

H. G. Wells Cavor examined the apparatus for absorbing carbonic acid and water, and pronounced it to be in satisfactory order, our consumption of oxygen having been extraordinarily slight. First Men in the Moon by H. G. Wells [1901]

Arthur Conan Doyle Meanwhile I will simply show you how capable my apparatus is of supporting the weight of each of us. The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle [1912]

Virginia Woolf It was age coming on, she supposed: age that loosened screws and made the whole apparatus of the mind rattle and jingle. The Years by Virginia Woolf [1937]

Zona Gale But my experiments there with the very perfect gems of your admirable collection had evidently been antedated by some of your own people, for the apparatus was intact. Romance Island by Zona Gale [1906]

William Henry Bragg I shall first describe the apparatus in the final form which it received in these experiments, and then consider in turn the principal phenomena of the α rays. Studies in Radioactivity by William Henry Bragg [1912]

Thomas Carlyle Nor have we the smallest apparatus for dealing with either of them, if he were known. Latter-Day Pamphlets by Thomas Carlyle

Henry Lawson She was a determined-looking woman, and Alligator’s yellow eyes glared unpleasantly — besides, the dog’s chawing-up apparatus greatly resembled that of the reptile he was named after. While the Billy Boils by Henry Lawson

Rudyard Kipling The inner skin shuts off fifty feet of the bow and as much of the stern, but the bow-bulkhead is recessed for the lift-shunting apparatus as the stern is pierced for the shaft-tunnels. Actions and Reactions by Rudyard Kipling [1909]

I am sure this apparatus would have heated us admirably, but the weather grew milder and milder and we never had occasion to make the successful experiment. Familiar Spanish Travels by William Dean Howells

H. G. Wells Usually in a few moments the neuro-sensitive apparatus (you) can recall hardly anything but a few vivid aspects of the dream that ruled it so recently, and even that much it is busy rationalising. Babes In The Darkling Woods by H. G. Wells [1940]

Jules Verne In 1768 Paucton conceived the idea of an apparatus with two screws, suspensive and propulsive. Robur the Conqueror by Jules Verne [1887]

Jules Verne Reiset and Regnaut’s apparatus worked with great regularity. Round the Moon by Jules Verne [1873]

Arthur Conan Doyle We were shown the air-making apparatus with the pumps which circulated it through the building. The Maracot Deep by Arthur Conan Doyle [1929]

Jules Verne Manoel and Benito started off without losing a moment, and reached the quay at Manaos. There they offered the contractor such a price that he put the apparatus at their service for the whole day. Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon by Jules Verne [1881]

Arnold Bennett Sophia had in her arms the entire material and apparatus of a high tea for two, including eggs, jam, and toast (covered with the slop-basin turned upside down), but not including mussels and cockles. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

The apparatus was very simple. The Naturalist in Nicaragua by Thomas Belt [1874]

H. G. Wells The apparatus clicked and was still. The Holy Terror by H. G. Wells [1939]

Jules Verne Conseil, Ned Land, and I took our places before the window in the saloon, and Captain Nemo joined the pilot in his cage to work his apparatus as an engine of destruction. Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne [1872]

Sigmund Freud Every somatic dream-stimulus which provokes the psychic apparatus in sleep to interpretation by the formation of illusions may evoke an incalculable number of such attempts at interpretation. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

H. G. Wells Where most of the substantial side of life is entrusted to uncoordinated private enterprise, the intricacy of the money apparatus increases enormously. The New World Order by H. G. Wells

Nothing, in short, of their military apparatus was left, but their swords, their crippled cavalry, and a few damaged crossbows, to assert the superiority of the European over the barbarian. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

Sigmund Freud We may assume a primitive state of the psychic apparatus in which this path is actually followed, i. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

H.P. Lovecraft She had brought a vast store of books and apparatus from Innsmouth (Derby shuddered as he spoke the name), and was finishing the restoration of the Crowninshield house and grounds. The Thing on the Doorstep by H.P. Lovecraft [1933]

H. G. Wells A departure from the instrument — a dreadful hesitation among the looming masses of apparatus in that dim, blue-lit cavern — a sudden rush back to it, full of a resolve that came too late. First Men in the Moon by H. G. Wells [1901]

Sigmund Freud The most general scheme of the psychic apparatus has therefore the following appearance as shown in Fig. 1. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

H. G. Wells Elaborate apparatus watched the atmosphere and rang a bell far away in the central office at the slightest departure from the optimum of temperature and moisture. When the Sleeper Wakes by H. G. Wells [1899]

The apparatus consisted of a radium source (RR) and a thin ionisation chamber (ggQQ) for detecting the alpha-particles, the distance between them being variable. The Bragg Family in Adelaide by John Jenkin

William Henry Bragg Ionisation curves of argon (upper curve) and air (lower curve) ; apparatus of Fig. 26. Studies in Radioactivity by William Henry Bragg [1912]

Jules Verne It is vexatious that all the apparatus of the mine, deserted for ten years, must be set up anew. The Underground City by Jules Verne [1877]

H. G. Wells Then he turned to the square apparatus and examined that. When the Sleeper Wakes by H. G. Wells [1899]

Robert Green Ingersoll I was reading the other day of an apparatus invented for the ejecting of gentlemen who subsist upon free lunches. On Skulls by Robert Green Ingersoll

H.P. Lovecraft Physical strength returned at once, although I required an odd amount of re-education in the use of my hands, legs, and bodily apparatus in general. The Shadow Out of Time by H.P. Lovecraft [1935]

The apparatus consists of a serrated ridge at the base of the abdomen, against which the hard hinder part of the thorax is rubbed; and of this structure not a trace can be detected in the females. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

Jules Verne Such was the ingenious and very simple apparatus constructed by Cyrus Harding, an apparatus which would allow them to establish a telegraphic communication between Granite House and the corral. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

Mr. Bates gives a very interesting discussion on the gradations in the musical apparatus of the three families. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

All the air-breathing Vertebrata, necessarily possess an apparatus for inhaling and expelling air, with a pipe capable of being closed at one end. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

H. G. Wells But obstacles of some sort prevented his getting to his electromagnetic apparatus again after that message I have just given. First Men in the Moon by H. G. Wells [1901]

In the female the whole complex musical apparatus is present, but is much less developed than in the male, and is never used for producing sound. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

Wilkie Collins Doctor Dormann pointed through the parted curtains to the lofty cell, ventilated from the top, and warmed (like the Watchman’s Chamber) by an apparatus under the flooring. Jezebel’s Daughter by Wilkie Collins [1880]

Leon Trotsky The Stalin apparatus followed on my heels. My Life by Leon Trotsky

They were the homes of the four Ministries between which the entire apparatus of government was divided. Nineteen Eighty-four by George Orwell

Richard Burton In one corner stood the apparatus of the “Kahwahji,” an altar-like elevation, also of earthen-work, containing a hole for a charcoal fire, upon which were three huge coffee-pots dirtily tinned. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

Winston was aware of some heavy piece of apparatus being pushed into place behind his head. Nineteen Eighty-four by George Orwell

H. G. Wells Before the net ripped, just in the instant when my balloon was at its systole, the whole apparatus was, I am convinced, heavier than air. Tono Bungay by H. G. Wells [1909]

It was a bed of acacia wood, at the head and foot of which were cross-pieces and straps, apparently forming part of an apparatus for lifting and moving the sick man. Honore de Balzac by Albert Keim and Louis Lumet [1914]

It may have been here, too, as we are told, that WHB apprenticed himself to a firm of instrument makers in the town, leamed to work a lathe and made the apparatus for his classes. The Bragg Family in Adelaide by John Jenkin

Robert Louis Stevenson This apparatus was placed on the beacon side of the bridge, at the distance of about twelve feet from the cross-beam and pulley in the middle of the bridge. Records of a Family of Engineers by Robert Louis Stevenson

Jules Verne The apparatus had to be taken down piece by piece. Five Weeks in a Balloon by Jules Verne [1869]

Sir Walter Scott The apparatus for dinner was simple, even to rudeness, and the company numerous, even to crowding. Waverley by Sir Walter Scott [1829]

H. G. Wells It was the first record of the first apparatus heavier than air that ever maintained itself in the air by mechanical force. The World Set Free by H. G. Wells [1914]

E. F. Benson In the building itself there was no apparatus for extinguishing fire, nor, if there had been, could any one have reached it. Lucia in London by E. F. Benson [1927]

Jules Verne The layers of ice melted as if by enchantment; and immediately, for economy’s sake, the gas was put out, the air apparatus alone consuming its usual quantity. Round the Moon by Jules Verne [1873]

Several families of crustaceans include a few species, possessing an air-breathing apparatus and fitted to live out of the water. The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin

H. G. Wells The suggestion of exploded scientific apparatus was very strong. Men Like Gods by H. G. Wells [1923]

Willa Cather Outland’s papers and apparatus were delivered to his executor, as was inevitable. The Professor’s House by Willa Cather [1925]

George Eliot His face was turned away from them, and he was occupied with the apparatus on his altar or table, preparing a new diversion by the time the interest in the dancing should be exhausted. Romola by George Eliot [1862-3]

Louis Pasteur We then withdrew the heat from under the test-tube, and immediately afterwards covered the water which it contained with a layer of oil and then permitted the whole apparatus to cool down. The physiological theory of fermentation by Louis Pasteur

Jules Verne This apparatus had been so ingeniously combined that it did not weigh more than seven hundred pounds, even including twenty-five gallons of water in another receptacle. Five Weeks in a Balloon by Jules Verne [1869]

E. F. Benson In one corner was an oblong and carved wooden table littered with a painter’s apparatus and stacks of canvases leaned against the walls. Negotium Perambulans by E. F. Benson

Sigmund Freud I said to myself, 'Since I haven't the pains, I don't need the apparatus either'; that's why I threw it away. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

E. F. Benson I think she said that you could get the apparatus at the Stores. Little tournaments might be rather fun. Lucia in London by E. F. Benson [1927]

G. K. Chesterton Every sort of tool or apparatus had, in consequence, to the full, that fantastic and distorted look which belongs to the miracles of science. The Ball and the Cross by G. K. Chesterton [1909]

Jules Verne As soon as it was in position, the Rouquayrol apparatus on our backs began to act; and, for my part, I could breathe with ease. Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne [1872]

Anatole France So comes it, my son, that the finest parts of the universe are concealed from our sight and reveal themselves only to the learned, provided with apparatus proper for this discovery. At the Sign of the Reine Pédauque by Anatole France

H. G. Wells Unaware of the economic forces that evoke supply in response to demand, he decided that it was a matter of primary necessity that we should learn to make that apparatus for ourselves. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

Jules Verne He also had put on board an apparatus of compressed air very cleverly designed. Round the Moon by Jules Verne [1873]

H. G. Wells Mr. Watkins was inclined to be self-congratulatory upon the ingenious device by which he had carried all his apparatus boldly, and in the sight of all men, right up to the scene of operations. The Hammerpond Park Burglary by H. G. Wells [1894]

Out of this the surfaces of the articulations and the springs of the breathing apparatus are formed. Medical Essays by Oliver Wendell Holmes

Familiar with its lack of staying power, blacks race after it uproariously as it flees face to foe, all the graduated blades of its turbine apparatus beating under high pressure. Tropic Days by E. J. Banfield

All this material apparatus may, therefore, without implying deprecation, be broadly characterized as items of conspicuous waste. The Theory of the Leisure Class by Thorstein Veblen

Leon Trotsky On October 17 1 it announced the Constitutional Manifesto. It is true that injured Czarism retained the apparatus of power. My Life by Leon Trotsky

Thomas Wolfe Every line of this intricate and marvellous apparatus bore evidence of the organising skill and engineering genius that had created it. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

Sigmund Freud Let a perception-stimulus act on the primitive apparatus and be the source of a pain-excitation. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

William Henry Bragg His apparatus is shown in Fig. 38. Studies in Radioactivity by William Henry Bragg [1912]

H. G. Wells Accordingly he concentrated our energies upon apparatus making. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

Sigmund Freud The psychic locality, then, corresponds to a place within such an apparatus in which one of the preliminary phases of the image comes into existence. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

H. G. Wells Whatever it was that was happening about that apparatus we cannot tell. First Men in the Moon by H. G. Wells [1901]

Anthony Trollope But Lord love you —” and he again looked at the enormous extent which lay between the heel and the toe of the shooting apparatus which he still held in his hand. Tales of all countries by Anthony Trollope

It has been largely superseded by a more complex electrical device worn upon another part of the person; and this is rapidly giving place to an apparatus known as the preachment. The Devil’s Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce [1911]

Jules Verne The apparatus in the air is like a balance of mathematical precision. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

E. F. Benson It has no apparatus about it at all. Between the Lights by E. F. Benson

H.P. Lovecraft Looking back at that moment, I can only regret my timidity and wish that I had boldly caused the apparatus to speak. The Whisperer in Darkness by H.P. Lovecraft [1930]

Leon Trotsky The apparatus counter attacked with fury. My Life by Leon Trotsky

Rudyard Kipling It was a burden of peculiar atrocity, since its external manifestations were camouflaged beneath the apparatus and the verbiage of an elaborated civilisation. A Book of Words by Rudyard Kipling [1928]

Henry saw this, and had removed all my apparatus from my view. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley [1831]

The apparatus for my mansion was but just completed, and Mr. Square had come to inspect it and make sure that all was right. A Book of Ghosts by S. Baring-Gould [1904]

Jules Verne This apparatus is endowed with singular electrical properties, and is apt to produce very formidable results. Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon by Jules Verne [1881]

Leon Trotsky While convalescent, he had somehow learned that Stalin was manoeuvring against me there by renewing the apparatus of the anti-religious propaganda and moving it away from me. My Life by Leon Trotsky