He reached the height of the 'parabola,' and is now about to descend.
Is the orbit that of an ellipse, or a circle, or a parabola?
You will remember that a Republican State is represented by a parabola.
Its actual path will be a curve, which in this case is a parabola.
As a matter of fact the path of a projectile in vacuo is only approximately a parabola.
The parabola ...