This interesting planet makes a very near appulse to Jupiter on the 16th at. From Wordnik.com. [The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 10, No. 276, October 6, 1827] Reference
This arises from the possible appulse of the comet to the planet Pallas, whose mass, being so small, would more sensibly be disturbed by such an appulse than the earth. From Wordnik.com. [Outlines of a Mechanical Theory of Storms Containing the True Law of Lunar Influence] Reference
It may, then, be asserted with safety that the close appulse of a comet would not be attended with any fatal results; and that this security principally consists in its great velocity, which would so swiftly remove it to a distance. From Wordnik.com. [The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 19, No. 532, February 4, 1832] Reference
I have heard, that if these sublime genuises are wakened from their reveries by the appulse of external circumstances, they start, and exhibit all the perturbation and amazement of cataleptic patients. From Wordnik.com. [Letters for Literary Ladies: To Which is Added, An Essay on the Noble Science of Self-Justification] Reference
The first of these is, the introduction of the American method of observing transits, by completing a galvanic circuit by means of a touch of the finger at the instant of appulse of the transiting body to the wire of the instrument, which circuit will then animate a magnet that will make an impression upon a moving paper. From Wordnik.com. [Autobiography]
Thirdly, that the constitution and motion of the parts must be such, that the appulse of the luminous body may be communicated or propagated through it to the greatest imaginable distance in the least imaginable time, though I see no reason to affirm, that it must be in an instant: For I know not any one Experiment or observation that does prove it. From Wordnik.com. [Micrographia Some Physiological Descriptions of Minute Bodies Made by Magnifying Glasses with Observations and Inquiries Thereupon] Reference
It is my hope, and my presumption, that such a place of appulse may be found, where we may take our stand, and from whence we may have a full view of the mighty expanse before us; from whence also we may descry the original design, and order, of all those objects, which by length of time, and their own remoteness, have been rendered so confused and uncertain. From Wordnik.com. [A New System; or, an Analysis of Antient Mythology. Volume I.] Reference
1857, should the comet become visible about that time, a very close appulse is possible. From Wordnik.com. [Outlines of a Mechanical Theory of Storms Containing the True Law of Lunar Influence] Reference
Herophilus, that dreams which are caused by divine instinct have a necessary cause; but dreams which have their origin from a natural cause arise from the soul’s forming within itself the images of those things which are convenient for it, and which will happen; those dreams which are of a constitution mixed of both these have their origin from the fortuitous appulse of images, as when we see those things which please us; thus it happens many times to those persons who in their sleep imagine they embrace their mistresses. From Wordnik.com. [Essays and Miscellanies] Reference
Again the appulse, again the backward strain. From Wordnik.com. [Ride to the Lady And Other Poems] Reference
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