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barometer

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Definition an instrument that measures atmospheric pressure
  • The barometer indicates a storm is coming.
  • It's barometric—you can look it up in Ellsworth Huntington.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • He glanced at the thermometer-barometer screwed to the side of the house as they went out ... a gift from Donna last Christmas.
    Stephen King  --  Cujo
  • Like a delicate barometer, he recorded the trend of pressures, and as the Radical pressure increased he moved toward the left.
    Richard Hofstadter  --  Abraham Lincoln and the Self-Made Myth
  • It looked like the first fine flush of a three-day blow and the barometer falling.
    Robert Penn Warren  --  All the King's Men
  • I reached over and tapped the barometer.
    Roger Zelazny  --  My Name is Legion
  • The higher he climbed, the lower the barometric pressure fell, and the worse his vision became.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • As I worked, Marley paced nervously around me, his internal barometer sensing an impending storm.
    John Grogan  --  Marley & Me
  • The supply of hot dog buns, a key barometer of fan enthusiasm, was completely exhausted by early afternoon.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Seabiscuit
  • He was invaluable to Wynand—as a barometer of public reaction.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • A commander does not need to know the barometric pressure or the winds or even the temperature.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink
  • Lowered barometric pressure for him was like laughing gas.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • Thus in person, he became a sort of flesh-barometer, with feelers always directed to the sky and wind around him.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Mayor of Casterbridge
  • And escaping from the room, Emma closed the door so violently that the barometer fell from the wall and smashed on the floor.
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
  • Perhaps, Paul thought, it was the falling barometer.
    Stephen King  --  Misery
  • There are no indications of any great change in the barometrical situation.
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Pygmalion
  • "And I feel him, certain days, days of a certain temperature," said Mr. Thoth, "and barometric pressure.
    Thomas Pynchon  --  The Crying of Lot 49
  • The barometer was down, and the sky to the east did not please him.
    Jack London  --  Sea Wolf
  • The sky was darker now, and he checked the barometer.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Notebook
  • There were old clocks and vases, mortars and retorts, knives and dolls,quill pens and bookends, octants and sextants, compasses and barometers.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie's World

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