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  • The Archimedean spiral is named after Archimedes.
  • As the water began to splash over his skinny but unmuscled stomach, he thought of Archimedes.
    John Green  --  An Abundance of Katherines
  • The worktable was piled with photocopied blueprints from On Spheres, the forgotten Archimedes text Leo had liberated from an underground workshop in Rome.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • ’Dos pou sto,’ said Archimedes.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula

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  • He was drawing in this circle geometrical lines, and seemed as much absorbed in his problem as Archimedes was when the soldier of Marcellus slew him.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Greek fire did not disgrace Archimedes, boiling pitch did not disgrace Bayard.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Come, Archimedes, I want you to meet a friend of mine called Wart.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • "Four hundred and seventy-five livres," said d’Artagnan, who reckoned like Archimedes.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • Still, she seemed to be having a wonderful time our senior year teaching us physics, using her tiny salary to buy things to demonstrate her lesson of the day: Boyle’s Law (a balloon), Archimedes’s Principle (flat iron and wooden toy boat), centripetal and centrifugal forces (a yo-yo).
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • Archimedes.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses

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  • Once immersed in water, all these objects lost a part of their weight equal to the weight of the liquid they displaced, and thanks to this law of physics discovered by Archimedes, I did just fine.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • I explained, as well as I could in a hurry, the principle of Archimedes’ lever; from which he said he could move the world if he had a point from which his mechanism might operate, and promised to have a long talk on the subject of mechanics when we should be safe on land.
    Johann Wyss  --  The Swiss Family Robinson
  • Archimedes was a Greek scientist who said ’Give me a firm point on which to stand and I will move the earth.’
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • To break windows for robbery, to determine depth of wells, to use as ammunition, as pendulum, to practice carving, wall building, to demonstrate Archimedes’ Principle, as part of abstract sculpture, costh, ballast, weight for dropping things in river, etc., as a hammer, keep door open, footwiper, use as rubble for path filling, chock, weight on scale, to prop up wobbly table, paperweight, as firehearth, to block up rabbit hole.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • The magus knew Archimedes’s principle as well as I did.
    Megan Whalen Turner  --  The Thief
  • She could follow mathematics from Archimedes to today’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Played with Fire
  • But young Archimedes figured that out, too.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Glory Road
  • Archimedes could not have spoken more geometrically.
    Jules Verne  --  A Journey to the Center of the Earth
  • Try Archimedes—it’s usually less crowded.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Maelstrom
  • I had Archimedes on my side.
    Andy Weir  --  The Martian
  • To the culture of the world an Archimedes, a New-ton is indispensable ; so she guards them by a certain aridity.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Society and Solitude
  • But why should we worry ourselves that Proust and Hume and Aristotle and Archimedes are all fading into oblivion?
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Fiend And The Forge
  • Archimedes also invented a massive claw that could swing on a crane and pluck enemy ships out of the water.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Mark of Athena
  • Leo fiddled with the bronze Archimedes sphere that he’d installed on the console—his newest and most dangerous toy.
    Rick Riordan  --  The House of Hades
  • You don’t have to have Archimedes talking about rabbits and turtles to know that: when you start in with negative numbers, as we do with young schoolchildren, you are singing like a Druid.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • After pointlessly multiplying pi by diameter to find the circumference of innumerable circles, pi by the square of the radius to find their area, the prosecutor increasingly began to wonder if since the days of Archimedes humanity had not just been making the whole thing too complicated, if the solution to the problem was not childishly simple.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • "Archimedes, Nathan," Tyler said, sighing.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • "Archimedes," says Plutarch, "was of so lofty a spirit, that he never condescended to write any treatise on the manner of constructing all these engines of offence and defence.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 2
  • Then he pried the Archimedes sphere out of the command console.
    Rick Riordan  --  The House of Hades
  • She advanced through Archimedes, Newton, Martin Gardner, and a dozen other classical mathematicians with unmitigated pleasure.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Played with Fire
  • He was just explaining to Frank how to avoid getting decapitated by his own Archimedes sphere when the sound of trumpets echoed through the stadium.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • Leo had been experimenting with all sorts of weapons based on the Archimedes sphere that he’d recovered in Rome.
    Rick Riordan  --  The House of Hades
  • Upon making this discovery, Archimedes supposedly shouted "Eureka!" and then ran naked through the streets.
    John Green  --  An Abundance of Katherines
  • From his tool belt, he fished out an Archimedes sphere and set the concentric circles to arm the device.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • "I will not," said Archimedes, looking the other way and holding tight "Oh, he is lovely," said the Wart again.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • His Archimedes sphere was gone.
    Rick Riordan  --  The House of Hades
  • He pulled out a second Archimedes sphere—the one he’d spent a whole thirty seconds modifying before they entered the stadium.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • Archimedes has stayed with me since he was small, indeed since he had a tiny head like a chicken’s.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • The goddess Nemesis had promised him help, and he’d gotten it: the code to activate the Archimedes sphere.
    Rick Riordan  --  The House of Hades
  • And now he didn’t even have his tool belt or his Archimedes sphere.
    Rick Riordan  --  The House of Hades
  • Like a magician producing a rabbit, he pulled out the Archimedes sphere and began tinkering with the ancient bronze dials.
    Rick Riordan  --  The House of Hades
  • He was sure Passalos was going to ruin the Archimedes sphere any second now.
    Rick Riordan  --  The House of Hades
  • He lobbed it at Passalos, who was trying to juggle two pigeons and the Archimedes sphere.
    Rick Riordan  --  The House of Hades
  • Passalos glanced at the Archimedes sphere, which had rolled between Leo’s feet.
    Rick Riordan  --  The House of Hades
  • Leo scooped up the Archimedes sphere and ran over to Jason, who was still hanging upside down, thoroughly hog-tied except for his sword arm.
    Rick Riordan  --  The House of Hades
  • He could jury-rig the Archimedes sphere into some sort of flying device, maybe, but only if he had his tool belt—which he didn’t.
    Rick Riordan  --  The House of Hades
  • Oh, and the Archimedes sphere.
    Rick Riordan  --  The House of Hades
  • Then, for good measure, Leo turned the dial on his Archimedes sphere, which unleashed a plume of foul white fog that filled the room.
    Rick Riordan  --  The House of Hades
  • Since Leo had found that Archimedes sphere, he’d been trying out a lot of "new installations."
    Rick Riordan  --  The House of Hades
  • Archimedes, who had been standing forgotten on his shoulder all this time, was gently touching himself against him.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
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