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gravity check

n. a fall as from a surfboard, bike, etc. She rounded the turn and had a sudden gravity check, resulting in a scraped elbow.
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But she was mistaken in thinking he realized the gravity of the fact as she, a woman, realized it.
Topsy, with great gravity and adroitness, went through the exercise completely to Miss Ophelia's satisfaction; smoothing the sheets, patting out every wrinkle, and exhibiting, through the whole process, a gravity and seriousness with which her instructress was greatly edified.
Topsy was cited, and had up before all the domestic judicatories, time and again; but always sustained her examinations with most edifying innocence and gravity of appearance.
Bagnet's natural gravity is much deepened by the contemplation of that venerable man.
Bagnet's gravity has now attained its profoundest point.
Bagnet, in a perfect abyss of gravity, walks up and down before the little parlour window like a sentry and looks in every time he passes, apparently revolving something in his mind.
For my mother," said Bellegarde, now with intense gravity, "I have the highest admiration.
FINRA) has approved the name change and symbol change for the public company formally known as Pacific Oil Co trading as POIL to Financial Gravity Companies, Inc.
In the last seven years, over 400,000 gravity observations obtained by Commonwealth, State and Territory governments have been added to Geoscience Australia's database.
The discovery was surprising because the properties of gravity waves and acoustic waves differ greatly, in both length and time scales.
The skewing and waving of roots has always been thought to be dependent on gravity, but as the images from our experiment started to come down from the International Space Station in early 2010, it was clear that gravity was not required after all," Paul said in a UF media release.
NASA's Reduced Gravity Education Flight Program is designed to give aspiring explorers a chance to propose, design and fabricate a reduced gravity experiment; selected teams will get to evaluate and test their experiment aboard a modified Boeing 727 jetliner provided by the Zero-Gravity Corporation of Las Vegas.
If its API gravity is greater than 10, it is lighter and floats on water; if less than 10, it is heavier and sinks.
In principle, the geoidal heights can be determined from the global distribution of gravity observations (Stokes 1849).
The gravity measurements were carried out by gravimeter CG-5 of Scintrex with the sensitivity of 1 microGal and the precision of repeated measurements of 5 microGal.