Sentence Examples


  • The crust of the earth, so far as it is permeable and above the sea-level, receives from rainfall its supply of fresh water.
  • On the upheaval of such rocks above the sea-level, fresh water from rainfall began to flow over their exposed surfaces, and, so far as the strata were permeable, to lie in their interstices upon the salt water.
  • Jacquerod and Perrot have found that quartz-glass is freely permeable to helium below a red-heat (Comet.
  • The conception of a semi-permeable membrane, permeable to the solvent only, was used by van't Hoff as a means of applying the principles of thermodynamics to the theory of solution.
  • The conceptions of osmotic pressure and ideal semi-permeable membranes enable us to deduce other thermodynamic relations between the different properties of solutions.