an earth-standard acceleration; gee n. 2
I had to take off with an acceleration two gravs greater than I had planned.
The brain can stand more gravs than the body, but seven’s about tops in any case.
He was the right build: short, stocky and muscular, able to withstand at a minimum the gravs of a transport rocket. Ibid. Nobody needed but scouts, and only scouts who can stand fourteen gravs in the acceleration elevator.
It’s going to be tough facing three gravs after that dinner.
Pham sank into his restraints under a grav load that wobbled between a tenth gee and an intolerable crush.
The gravity systems are failing in this part of the ship—exerting perhaps only half a Gee. She moves in slow motion, her envirosuit cumbersome even in half weight.
Nelson S. Bond, in Amazing Stories
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