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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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Ancient Empires of the East

Archibald Henry Sayce - 1906 - 460 sider
...flying through the air, says Joinville, like a winged long-tailed dragon, about the thickness of a hogshead, with the report of thunder and the velocity...fire, was continued to the middle of the fourteenth century, when the scientific or casual compound of niter, sulphur, and charcoal effected a new revolution...
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The History of Nations, Volum 1

Henry Cabot Lodge - 1906
...flying through the air, says Joinville, like a winged long-tailed dragon, about the thickness of a hogshead, with the report of thunder and the velocity...fire, was continued to the middle of the fourteenth century, when the scientific or casual compound of niter, sulphur, and charcoal effected a new revolution...
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James Cutbush, an American Chemist, 1788-1823

Edgar Fahs Smith - 1919 - 94 sider
...flying through the air, like a winged, long-tailed dragon, about the thickness of a hogshead, with a report of thunder, and the velocity of lightning;...The use of the Greek, or as it might now be called the Saracen fire, was continued to the middle of the Fourteenth Century, when the scientific or casual...
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Roger Bacon's Letter Concerning the Marvelous Power of Art and of Nature and ...

Roger Bacon - 1923 - 76 sider
...fire 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." While the Greek fire in this case produced considerable horror, there is no record that any real damage...
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Works, Volum 22

Sir Walter Scott - 1923
...'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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Waverley Novels: Count Robert of Paris. The surgeon's daughter

Sir Walter Scott - 1903
...'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 American Journal of Science and Arts

1823
...(Historie de St. Louis,) 'Mike a winged long-tailed dragon, about the thickness of a hogshead, with a report of thunder, and the velocity of lightning ;...The use of the Greek, or as it might now be called the Saracen fire, was continued to the middle of the fourteenth century, when the scientific or casual...
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