“Taking 20 pages of a book not released yet is less likely to be deemed fair use,” ballon said.
And it was at this period that the expedient of the ballon sonde, or unmanned balloon, was happily thought of.
This is no doubt what is technically known as a ballon d'essai.
ballon d'essai—A balloon sent up to ascertain the direction of the wind; any test of public feeling.
That was a ballon d'essai, as they call it, and they think it was a very happy one.
From Thann the ascent of the ballon d'Alsace may be made, but the place itself must on no account be missed.
The drink I took went into my head, and I felt as though I was going up in a ballon.
In the hinder part of this ballon, a little above the surface of the water, a small hole must be bored.
With this bit of philosophy Mlle. Fouchette buried her dainty nose in the last "ballon."
Meanwhile, this volume of essays (most of which were in course of preparation when war was declared) is issued as a ballon dessai.