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" I cannot walk across the floor without agitating the flame. The creaking of my boots sets it in violent commotion. The crumpling or tearing of a bit of paper, or the rustle of a silk dress, does the same. It is startled by the patter of a rain-drop. "
Elements of Sound: Light, and Heat - Page 286
by William James Rolfe - 1868 - 301 pages
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Sound: A Course of Eight Lectures Delivered at the Royal Institution of ...

John Tyndall - Music - 1867 - 335 pages
...a distance of 1 20 yards, knocks the flame down. I j cannot walk across the floor without agitating the flame. The creaking of my boots sets it in violent...the patter of a raindrop. I hold a watch near the 1 flame ; nobody hears its ticks ; but you all see their effect upon the flame. At every tick it falls....
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Sound

John Tyndall - Sound - 1867 - 335 pages
...at a distance of 20 yards, knocks the flame down. I cannot walk across the floor without agitating the flame. The creaking of my boots sets it in violent...crumpling, or tearing of a bit of paper, or the rustle of silk dress, does the same. It is startled by the patter of a raindrop. I hold a watch near the flame;...
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Sound: A Course of Eight Lectures Delivered at the Royal Institution of ...

John Tyndall - Sound - 1867 - 335 pages
...at a distance of 20 yards, knocks the flame down. I cannot walk across the floor without agitating the flame. The creaking of my boots sets it in violent...crumpling, or tearing of a bit of paper, or the rustle of silk dress, does the same. It is startled by the patter of a raindrop. I hold a watch near the flame...
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Natural Philosophy for High Schools and Academies

William James Rolfe, Joseph Anthony Gillet - Physics - 1868 - 413 pages
...at a distance of 20 yards, knocks the flame down. I cannot walk across the floor without agitating the flame. The creaking of my boots sets it in violent...same. It is startled by the patter of a rain-drop. 1 hold a watch near the flame ; nobody hears its ticks ; but you all see their effect upon the flame....
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The Annual of Scientific Discovery: Or, Year-book of Facts in ..., Volume 18

Industrial arts - 1868
...hand already containing coin knocks the flame down. I cannot walk across the floor without affecting the flame. The creaking of my boots sets it in violent commotion. The crumpling of a bit of paper, or the rustle of a silk dress, does the same. It is startled by the plashing of...
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Notices of the Proceedings at the Meetings of the Members of the ..., Volume 5

Royal Institution of Great Britain - Science - 1869
...without affecting the flame. The creaking of niy boots sets it in violent commotion. The crumpling of a bit of paper, or the rustle of a silk dress, does the same. It is startled by the plashing of a raindrop. I speak to the flamo, repeating a few lines of poetry ; the flame jumps at...
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Proceedings, Volume 5

Royal Institution of Great Britain - Science - 1869
...hand already containing coin, knocks the flame down. I cannot walk across the floor without affecting the flame. The creaking of my boots sets it in violent commotion. The crumpling of a bit of paper, or the rustle of a silk dress, does the same. It is startled by the plashing of...
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Natural Philosophy ...

William James Rolfe - Physics - 1874 - 405 pages
...distance of 20 yards, knocks the flame down. I cannot walk across the floor without Fig. 240. agitating the flame. The creaking of my boots sets it in violent...same. It is startled by the patter of a rain-drop. 1 hold a watch near the flame ; nobody hears its ticks ; but you all see their effect upon the flame....
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The Year-book of Facts in Science and Art

Charles W. Vincent, James Mason - Science - 1875
...sixpence into a hand already containing coin, knocks the flame down. The creaking of boots sets it in a violent commotion. The crumpling or tearing of a bit...paper, or the rustle of a silk dress, does the same. Responsive to every tick of a watch held near it, it falls and explodes. The winding up of a watch...
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The Cincinnati Quarterly Journal of Science, Volume 2

Science - 1875
...containing coin, knocks the flame down. The creaking of boots sets it in violent commotion. The crumbling or tearing of a bit of paper, or the rustle of a silk dress does the same. Responsive to every tick of a watch held near it, it falls and explodes. The winding up of the watch...
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