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aircab n. 1934 ‘H. Vincent’ Barrier in Amazing Stories Sept. 119/1 Dropping his aircab from the night traffic level and hovering over the place at dawn, Peyton could see nothing about it to justify the fears of his companion.
contragravity n. 1929 ‘H. Vincent’ Barton's Island in Amazing Stories Aug. 394/1 The engine room of the Inquisitor was provided with two contra-field generators, each of sufficient power to support the vessel when fully loaded. These generators were of the most improved type, and were connected to fore and aft pole pieces from whence the contra-gravity flux emanated.
flame pistol n. 1931 ‘H. Vincent’ Invisible Ships in Amazing Stories Quarterly Spring 257/1 Masters bounded into the circle of light by the manhole connection, sending streamer after blinding streamer into the darkness from his flame pistol. By its light they saw that he was battling a dozen of the ugly creatures that were the highest form of life on the planet Mars.
gateway n. 1933 ‘H. Vincent’ Wanderer of Infinity in Astounding Stories of Super-Science Mar. 107/1 It is a gateway to your world, a means of contact with your plane of existence for those many vicious hordes that dwell in other planes of the fifth dimension.
graviton n. 1929 ‘H. Vincent’ Barton’s Island in Amazing Stories Aug. 394/1 The engine room of the Inquisitor was provided with two contra-field generators, each of sufficient power to support the vessel when fully loaded…. The basic discovery of the graviton had led Barton to the development of this unique apparatus…. The graviton, be it remembered, was identified by Barton in the laboratory as a close analogy to the magneton, that final element of magnetism whose relation to magnetism is similar to that of the electron to electricity.
gravitonic adj. 1929 ‘H. Vincent’ Barton’s Island in Amazing Stories Aug. 394/2 The graviton, be it remembered, was identified by Barton in the laboratory as a close analogy to the magneton, that final element of magnetism whose relation to magnetism is similar to that of the electron to electricity. Its relation to the earth’s gravity field being determined, it was a logical, though by no means a simple, step to the artificial generation of gravitons, both positive and negative. The method of producing a negative gravitonic field surrounding two poles composed of the metal bartonite was his final development, and the world found itself in the possession of a practical means of getting away from the surface of the earth by the repulsive force of the opposing fields.
ray pistol n. 1929 ‘H. Vincent’ Microcosmic Buccaneers in Amazing Stories Nov. 691/2 He fondly patted the ray pistol where it lay hidden in his pocket.
ray pistol n. 1929 ‘H. Vincent’ War of the Planets in Amazing Stories Jan. 885/2 This was accomplished by means of an ancient weapon—the obsolete ray-pistol, you know—and this same weapon later enabled me to get control of the entire vessel.
topside adv. 1933 ‘H. Vincent’ When the Comet Returned in Amazing Stories Apr. 12/1 [He] followed with cheerful assurance as Ridge led the way to the topside observatory dome.