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1) aeronaut. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...A pilot or navigator of a lighter-than-air craft, such as a balloon. aero- + Greek nauts, sailor; see nu- in Appendix I....

2) Piccard, Auguste. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...Swiss physicist and aeronaut known for his experiments at extreme altitudes and depths. He designed a balloon that in 1932 carried him to 16,946.7 meters (55,563...

3) Santos-Dumont, Alberto. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Santos-Dumont, Alberto, (alber´too san´toozh-dumoN´) (KEY) , 1873-1932, Brazilian aeronaut. From 1891 to 1928 he lived in France. A pioneer in the development of...

4) Lowe, Thaddeus Sobieski Coulincourt. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Sobieski Coulincourt, (thad´es so´be-es´ke ko´linkort´ lo) (KEY) , 1832-1913, American aeronaut and inventor, b. Coos co., N.H. He flew (1861) a distance of 900 mi...

5) Amaurote. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...room of the Spaniard s Castle in the Air is 200 or 300 feet long. I will get the next aeronaut who journeys to the moon to take the exact dimensions for me, and will...

6) parachute. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...ft (5.5 m) per sec; sport parachutists manage to reduce that speed significantly. A French aeronaut, Jean Pierre Blanchard, claimed the invention of the parachute...

7) Chapter 30. Tarkington, Booth. 1918. The Magnificent Ambersons
...efforts to prove myself a business genius. I think it must be something like the feeling an aeronaut has when his balloon bursts, and, looking down, he sees below...

8) Wealth. X. English Traits. Emerson, Ralph Waldo. 1909-14. Essays and English Traits. The Harvard Classics
...14 The machinery has proved, like the balloon, unmanageable, and flies away with the aeronaut. Steam, from the first, hissed and screamed to warm him; it was dreadful...

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