As for Philip, all seemed a mere negation; there was a vacuum where his place had been.
There were only a Ruhmkorff coil and Crookes (vacuum) tube and the man himself.
His first search was for a durable filament which would burn in a vacuum.
Plato affirms, almost in so many words, that nature abhors a vacuum.
Yes, it must be that this land is a vacuum, such as I read of when ...