Montgolfier

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Montgolfier French inventor who (with his brother Jacques Etienne Montgolfier) pioneered hot-air ballooning (1740-1810)
    • n Montgolfier French inventor who (with his brother Josef Michel Montgolfier) pioneered hot-air ballooning (1745-1799)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Montgolfier A balloon which ascends by the buoyancy of air heated by a fire; a fire balloon; -- so called from two brothers, Stephen and Joseph Montgolfier , of France, who first constructed and sent up a fire balloon.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Montgolfier A balloon filled with air expanded by heat.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Montgolfier mont-gol′fi-ėr a balloon made by the brothers Montgolfier, Joseph Michel (1740-1810) and Jacques Etienne (1745-99), of Annonay, in 1783.
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Usage

In literature:

It shot up high in the air much more rapidly than Montgolfier's hot-air balloon had done, and was soon beyond the clouds.
"The Mastery of the Air" by William J. Claxton
M. Montgolfier, entangled in the same manner, was re-seated in time and saved by Louis Godard.
"The Dominion of the Air" by J. M. Bacon
Montgolfier's next balloon was spherical, having a capacity of 52,000 cubic feet.
"A History of Aeronautics" by E. Charles Vivian
Thus we see how simply the ascent of Montgolfiers, and their motions, are explained.
"Wonderful Balloon Ascents" by Fulgence Marion
Chemist Charles will himself ascend, from the Tuileries Garden; Montgolfier solemnly cutting the cord.
"The French Revolution" by Thomas Carlyle
To Lieutenant Procope himself was entrusted the superintendence of the construction of the montgolfier, and the work was begun at once.
"Off on a Comet" by Jules Verne
The balloon was invented by a Frenchman named Montgolfier.
"Thrilling Stories Of The Ocean" by Marmaduke Park
There was a montgolfier combined with the balloon of inflammable air.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
It has not been one hundred years since the balloon was invented by the brothers Montgolfier, of France.
"Round-about Rambles in Lands of Fact and Fancy" by Frank Richard Stockton
From the fire balloon invented by the Montgolfier Brothers, in 1782, to the superior hydrogen balloon of M.M.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 312, December 24, 1881" by Various
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In poetry:

What visions and celestial scenes
I filled with aerial machines,
Montgolfier's and Mr. Green's!
Avitor!
"Avitor" by Francis Bret Harte