Robert W. Cole

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anti-gravitation n. 1900 R. W. Cole Struggle for Empire i. 10 Gravity could be annihilated at will, and there was an enormous force at the disposal of the engineers, so cigar-shaped vessels were made perfectly air-tight, and fitted with engines for acting on the ether of space, and with the anti-gravitation apparatus.
battleship n. 1900 R. W. Cole Struggle for Empire iii. 46 A vast fleet was assembled at a short distance from London, ready to dash into space…. There were in all nearly 300 huge first-class battleships…and 500 swift ships to act as cruisers, besides numerous transports filled with soldiers.
boat n. 1900 R. W. Cole Struggle for Empire x. 136 It was many months now since he had seen Flora, and it would be months before he could see her again: for the war was raging all round the planet, and it was unsafe for any boat but an armoured battleship to venture into space.
cruiser n. 1900 R. W. Cole Struggle for Empire vi. 82 As soon as the fleet was fairly launched into space the torpedo-nets were let down, in case the ships might come into contact with any of the enemy’s swift cruisers.
fleet n. 1900 R. W. Cole Struggle for Empire iii. 46 A vast fleet was assembled at a short distance from London, ready to dash into space…. There were in all nearly 300 huge first-class battleships…and 500 swift ships to act as cruisers, besides numerous transports filled with soldiers.
ship n. 1 1900 R. W. Cole Struggle for Empire ii. 22 Far up among the clouds the gleaming hulls of the huge interstellar ships could be seen returning from their voyages to the planets and more distant stars, and further down were the outward-bound vessels slowly floating into the air from the wharves below.
warship n. 1900 R. W. Cole Struggle for Empire xv. 199 New dockyards were erected among the heaps of blackened ruins, and thousands of men worked day and night building new interstellar warships.