There's always a few millions or billions
of young folks around who don't want any better entertainment than to fill up their lungs and swarm out with their torches and have a high time over a barkeeper.
The solid had wrested from the liquid thirty-seven million six hundred and fifty-seven square miles, equal to twelve billions
nine hundred and sixty millions of acres.
as if I wouldn't trust you with millions of billions
if I had them," cried Rose, scandalised at the mere suggestion.
There are still two billions
to be accounted for, which labor cannot buy back and consume.
And yet what is that compared with the distance of the fixed stars, some of which, such as Arcturus, are billions
of miles distant from us?
Third, that the charge should contain 400,000 pounds of gun-cotton, which, giving out six billions
of litres of gas in rear of the projectile, would easily carry it toward the orb of night.
Twas rehearsed by thee and me a billion
years before this ocean rolled.
All these industries were gathered into buildings near by, connected by galleries and railroads with the main establishment; and it was estimated that they had handled nearly a quarter of a billion
of animals since the founding of the plant by the elder Durham a generation and more ago.
I wouldn' lay de weight er my finger on um, not f'r ten hund'd thous'n billion
dollars, I wouldn't.
But come, suppose that I had the power of passing through solid things, so that I could penetrate my subjects, one after another, even to the number of a billion
, verifying the size and distance of each by the sense of FEELING: how much time and energy would be wasted in this clumsy and inaccurate method
By the toll of a billion
deaths man has bought his birthright of the earth, and it is his against all comers; it would still be his were the Martians ten times as mighty as they are.
Well, suppose this house, just as it is, placed a few billion
miles above a planet, and with nothing else near enough to disturb it: of course it falls to the planet?