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synonyms for ballon d'essai

  • barometer
  • feeler
  • fishing question
  • pilot balloon
  • test of public reaction
  • toe in the water
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How to use ballon d'essai in a sentence

After lunch, we strolled along the Boulevard du Jeu-de-Ballon, the tramway street.
RIVIERA TOWNSHERBERT ADAMS GIBBONS
From Belfort to Ballon d'Alsace there is a rise of some four thousand feet.
WINGED WHEELS IN FRANCEMICHAEL MYERS SHOEMAKER
And in the early morning she had sent her note to Kitty—a ballon d'essai, despatched in a horror of great fear.
THE MARRIAGE OF WILLIAM ASHEMRS. HUMPHRY WARD
In six minutes no other effect was produced than a warmth upon the skin, and I feared that this coup d'essai had failed.
A BOOK ABOUT DOCTORSJOHN CORDY JEAFFRESON
And it was at this period that the expedient of the ballon sonde, or unmanned balloon, was happily thought of.
THE DOMINION OF THE AIRJ. M. BACON
In the autumn of 1916 the newspapers put forth a ballon d'essai.
PARIS VISTASHELEN DAVENPORT GIBBONS
So saying, she suddenly leaves him as she had left him in the Jardin d'Essai.
ALAS!RHODA BROUGHTON
Ballon d'essai—A balloon sent up to ascertain the direction of the wind; any test of public feeling.
DICTIONARY OF QUOTATIONS FROM ANCIENT AND MODERN, ENGLISH AND FOREIGN SOURCESJAMES WOOD
Meanwhile, this volume of essays (most of which were in course of preparation when war was declared) is issued as a ballon dessai.
STUDIES IN THE HISTORY AND METHOD OF SCIENCEVARIOUS
Mlle. Smith voit un ballon tantt luminieux, tantt s'obscurcissant.
COLLECTED PAPERS ON ANALYTICAL PSYCHOLOGYC. G. JUNG
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO BALLON D'ESSAI

  • ballon d'essai
  • barometer
  • feeler
  • fishing question
  • pilot balloon
  • test of public reaction
  • toe in the water
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.