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" It came flying through the air, says Joinville,22 like a winged longtailed dragon, about the thickness of a hogshead, with the report of thunder and the velocity of lightning; and the darkness of the night was dispelled by this deadly illumination. "
The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire - Side 417
av Edward Gibbon - 1805
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The Great Industries of the United States: Being an Historical Summary of ...

Horace Greeley - 1872 - 1304 sider
...discharged a torrent of the Greek fire. It came flying through the air like a winged long-tailed dragon, with the report of thunder and the velocity of lightning,...dispelled by this deadly illumination. The use of Greek fire by those who knew the secret of its composition continued till the middle of the fourteenth...
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The Great Industries of the United States: Being an Historical Summary of ...

Horace Greeley - 1873 - 1304 sider
...a torrent of the Greek fire. JAfcCame flying through the air like a winged long-tailed dragon, wWi the report of thunder and the velocity of lightning,...dispelled by this deadly illumination. The use of Greek fire by those who knew the secret t>f its composition continued till the middle of the fourteenth...
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The world of wonders: a record of things wonderful in nature, science and ...

World - 1874
...Joinville says, " came flying through the air like a winged, longtailed dragon, about the thickness of a hogshead, with the report of thunder and the velocity...night was dispelled by this deadly illumination." It is generally considered, however, that "the fire" was composed of naphtha, mingled in certain proportions,...
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volum 5

Edward Gibbon - 1875
...flying through the air, says Joinville,22 like a winged long-toiled dragon, about the thickness of a hogshead, with the report of thunder and the velocity...lightning ; and the darkness of the night was dispelled bv this deadly illumination. The use of the Greek, or, as it might now be called, of the Saracen fire,...
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(The Illustrated Waverley novels).

sir Walter Scott (bart [novels, collected]) - 1879
..." like a winged dragon, about the thickness of a hogshead, with the report of thunder and the speed of lightning, and the darkness of the night was dispelled by this horrible illumination." Not only the bold Demetrius and his pupil Lascaris, but all the crowd whom...
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The book of Revelation; or, The last volume of prophecy, tr. and expounded ...

John (st.) - 1882
...eye-witness thus: "It came flying through the air like a winged long-tailed dragon, about the thickness of a hogshead, with the report of thunder and the velocity...dispelled by this deadly illumination." The use of this fire continued, says Gibbon, to the middle of the fourteenth century, when the new compound of...
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The Army and Navy Magazine, Volum 3

1882
...' like a winged dragon, about the thickness of a hogshead, with the report of thunder and the speed of lightning, and the darkness of the night was dispelled by this horrible illumination.' " Not only the bold Demetrius and his pupil Lascaris, but all the crowd whom...
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The Universe of Suns: And Other Science Gleanings

Richard Anthony Proctor - 1884 - 401 sider
...forth upon them a torrent of liquid fire. Joinville tells us that ' it came flying through the air like a winged long-tailed dragon, about the thickness...night was dispelled by this deadly illumination.' It does not by any means follow, because the invention of gunpowder rendered the ancient Greek fire...
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Knowledge: An Illustrated Magazine of Science, Volum 5

1884
...forth upon them a torrent of liquid fire. Joinville tells us that " it came flying through the air like a winged long-tailed dragon, about the thickness...night was dispelled by this deadly illumination." It does not by any means follow, because the invention of gunpowder rendered the ancient Greek fire...
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The Living Age ..., Volum 161

1884
...us that "it came flying through the air like a winged, long-tailed dragon, about the thickness of a hogshead, with the report of thunder and the velocity...night was dispelled by this deadly illumination." It does not by any means follow because the invention of gunpowder rendered the ancient Greek fire...
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