But this rule applies not always to the Tradesmen, and still less often to the Soldiers, and to the Workmen; who indeed can hardly be said to deserve the name of human Figures, since they have not all their sides equal
. With them therefore the Law of Nature does not hold; and the son of an Isosceles (i.e.
"They have even calculated," continued the imperturbable Barbicane, "that the shock of each meteor on the sun ought to produce a heat equal to that of 4,000 masses of coal of an equal bulk."
"It is equal to that produced by the combustion of a stratum of coal surrounding the sun to a depth of forty-seven miles."
All that they ask is that equal moderation be shown on the other side.
Hence the states, though possessing an equal vote in the public councils, have an unequal influence, corresponding with the unequal importance of these subsequent and voluntary resolutions.
And if Dawra should seem unwilling to lend Brown Bull, tell him that he may come with it himself, and that he shall receive here land equal
to his own, a chariot worth thirty- six cows, and he shall have my friendship ever after."
Consequently the four were equal
to the fifteen, and therefore 4x = 15y.
My decision, therefore, is that the fat challenger prune, peel, thin, trim and correct himself, and take eleven stone of his flesh off his body, here or there, as he pleases, and as suits him best; and being in this way reduced to nine stone weight, he will make himself equal
and even with nine stone of his opponent, and they will be able to run on equal
The same instrument, says another, obliges each province to levy certain contributions; but this article never could, and probably never will, be executed; because the inland provinces, who have little commerce, cannot pay an equal quota.
It has more than once happened, that the deficiencies had to be ultimately collected at the point of the bayonet; a thing practicable, though dreadful, in a confedracy where one of the members exceeds in force all the rest, and where several of them are too small to meditate resistance; but utterly impracticable in one composed of members, several of which are equal to each other in strength and resources, and equal singly to a vigorous and persevering defense.
Very well, when you dive, Ned, as many times 32 feet of water as there are above you, so many times does your body bear a pressure equal
to that of the atmosphere, that is to say, 15 lb.
That which is not a quantity can by no means, it would seem, be termed equal
or unequal to anything else.