Unlike the novelist, the romance writer (as announced in his preface to The House of the Seven Gables) "may so manage his atmospherical
medium as to bring out or mellow the lights and deepen and enrich the shadows of the picture."
From these Arctic expeditions (and from their narratives) Barrow expected to glean much valuable information, and improvement in the hydrography and the geography of the arctic regions; as well as many important and interesting observations on the atmospherical
, magnetical, and electrical phenomena, ...
(7) Joseph Priestley, Experiments and Observations Relating to the Analysis of Atmospherical
Air (Philadelphia, 1796), pp.
An amiable young woman, daughter of a respectable merchant in Canal Street, while witnessing the atmospherical
phenomenon, swooned, and was carried to her chamber.
The Victorian social reformer Henry Mayhew, noticing that he could write with his finger in the dust accumulated on the surface of his furniture, and remarking that 'in every twenty-four hours an adult breathes thirty-six hogsheads of air', wondered how he could ascertain the 'deleteriousness to health' caused by the inhalation of 'atmospherical
granite, dung, and refuse dust'.
In Chattanooga, Waccamaw's 2,000-square-foot rug department carries small atmospherical
displays as well as no-nonsense racks and stacks.