BALLOON , a globular bag of varnished
See also:silk or other material impermeable to air, which, when inflated with
See also:gas lighter than
See also:common air, can be used in
See also:aeronautics, or, according to its
See also:size, &c., for any purpose for which its ability to rise and
See also:float in the atmosphere adapts such a mechanism . " Balloon " in this sense was first used in 1783 in connexion with the invention of the
See also:brothers Montgolfier, but the word was in earlier use (derived from Ital. ballone, a large
See also:ball) as meaning an actual ball or ball-
See also:game, a
See also:primitive explosive
See also:bomb or firework, a
See also:form of chemical retort or
See also:receiver, and an ornamental globe in architecture; and from the appearance and shape of an air balloon the word is also given by
See also:analogy to other things, such as a "balloon skirt" in
See also:dress, "balloon training" in horti- culture . (See AERONAUTICS, and
See also:FLIGHT AND FLYING) .
BALLISTICS (from the Gr. fMXkee)
BALLOT (from Ital. ballotta, dim. of balla, a ball)...
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