captive balloons

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  • He turned so fast he lost balance and floated above the surface like a captive balloon. Cited from Rip Foster in Ride the Gray Planet, by Harold Leland Goodwin
  • He turned so fast that he lost his balance and floated above the surface like a captive balloon. Cited from Rip Foster in Ride the Gray Planet, by Harold Leland Goodwin
  • We saw two captive balloons, used by the French to direct artillery fire on their enemies. Cited from A Journey Through France in War Time, by Joseph G. Butler, Jr
  • He had once gone up in a captive balloon at a fair, but then the earth seemed sinking away beneath him. Cited from Dick Hamiliton's Airship, by Howard R. Garis
  • The captive balloon is regarded as an indispensable unit to both field and sea operations. Cited from Aeroplanes and Dirigibles of War, Frederick Talbot
  • They must have been invisible from the captive balloon which hung over the German lines in the distance. Cited from A Surgeon in Belgium, by Henry Sessions Souttar
  • Every hill, tree-top, church spire, tall building and captive balloon watched every move of the enemy and reported it. Cited from America's War for Humanity, by Thomas Herbert Russell
  • "Now, sir, you see why we've had no wireless reports from our captive balloon." Cited from The Conquest of America, by Cleveland Moffett
  • Although the captive balloon is recognised as indispensable in military operations, its uses are somewhat limited. Cited from Aeroplanes and Dirigibles of War, Frederick Talbot
  • But he saw nothing against the blue save two or three captive balloons which floated not far above the trees inside the German lines. Cited from The Forest of Swords, by Joseph A. Altsheler
  • DURING the civil war the Federal forces used captive balloons for the purpose of discovering the positions of the enemy. Cited from Aeroplanes, by J. S. Zerbe
  • The wind is with our enemy, and his captive balloons have been disagreeably overhead all through the hot morning. Cited from Anticipations, by Herbert George Wells
  • The captive balloons, and other landmarks, enabled them to keep to their course. Cited from Dick Hamiliton's Airship, by Howard R. Garis
  • A captive balloon was up in the air at this moment, but it was worse than useless. Cited from The Rough Riders, by Theodore Roosevelt
  • In the near distance a German captive balloon sticks up moveless against the sky. Cited from Over There, by Arnold Bennett
  • Besides doing its share of execution on the hostile infantry, our artillery in this quarter brought down a German captive balloon. Cited from New York Times Current History: The European War, Jan 23, 1915 V.1 N.4
  • A captive balloon should be arranged for the use of visitors. Cited from A Wanderer in Florence, by E. V. Lucas
  • Meanwhile, as captive balloons, the German and other armies used them for observation and the direction of artillery fire. Cited from A History of Aeronautics, by E. Charles Vivian
  • That is the wonderful thing about thought, that it is like a captive balloon which is anchored in one's garden. Cited from Joyous Gard, by Arthur Christopher Benson
  • A captive balloon was used a good deal to give the ranges for the warships. Cited from Five Months at Anzac, by Joseph Lievesley Beeston
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