Upon this, my Grandson, again returning to his former suggestion, took me up rather suddenly and exclaimed, "Well, then, if a Point by moving three inches, makes a Line of three inches represented by 3; and if a straight Line of three inches, moving parallel
to itself, makes a Square of three inches every way, represented by 3^2; it must be that a Square of three inches every way, moving somehow parallel
to itself (but I don't see how) must make Something else (but I don't see what) of three inches every way -- and this must be represented by 3^3.
I took nine of these sticks, and fixing them firmly in the ground in a quadrangular figure, two feet and a half square, I took four other sticks, and tied them parallel
at each corner, about two feet from the ground; then I fastened my handkerchief to the nine sticks that stood erect; and extended it on all sides, till it was tight as the top of a drum; and the four parallel
sticks, rising about five inches higher than the handkerchief, served as ledges on each side.
They also undertook to examine the true nature of that system of parallel
ramparts discovered on the moon's surface by Gruithuysen, a learned professor of Munich, who considered them to be "a system of fortifications thrown up by the Selenitic engineers.
They evidently had gone far to the left of our course, for they were now almost behind us as we ran parallel
to the coast; but we were not much afraid of being overtaken in the wind that was blowing.
At the time that the projectile was as high as the tenth parallel
, north latitude, it seemed rigidly to follow the twentieth degree, east longitude.
This great fact of the parallel
succession of the forms of life throughout the world, is explicable on the theory of natural selection.
I saw clearly the cultivated ranges, and the several mountain-chains that run parallel
with the side, and the volcanoes that overtop Mouna-Rea, which rise 5,000 yards above the level of the sea.
Accordingly, with my knife I made two parallel
slits in the cane several inches in length, and cutting loose at one end the elastic strip between them, bent it back and slipped the point into a little notch made for the purse.
To this end he set out toward the north early one day, and, keeping parallel
with the shore, travelled rapidly until almost nightfall.
Indignation that a mere black should laugh at him mastered Jerry, and the next moment his puppy teeth, sharp-pointed as needles, had scored the astonished black's naked calf in long parallel
scratches from each of which leaped the instant blood.
The eight great polished columns stood up in the dusk like so many huge piles supporting the threatening, crumbling, big-bellied cliffs whose layers were represented by the circular, parallel
, waving lines of the balconies of the grand, first and second tiers of boxes.
This intense heat they project in a parallel
beam against any object they choose, by means of a polished parabolic mirror of unknown composition, much as the parabolic mirror of a lighthouse projects a beam of light.