Thus far, we have not given the earth any diurnal motion around its axis.
The diurnal motion prevents these currents running in straight lines.
But the atmosphere was not still, when we gave the diurnal motion to the earth.
The Earth's diurnal motion prov'd by the motion of the Comets, 1.
The diurnal motion of the earth was hardly suspected until a hundred years later.
And would there then be a diurnal motion of that Primum Mobile which is so great and beyond them all immense and profound?
If the earth then, had no other than its diurnal motion, we should have 366 days in the year.
The moon also had three spheres to produce its motions in longitude and latitude, and its diurnal motion.
For five thousand years genius has turned opposite to the diurnal motion, and traveled from east to west.
In fact, the Fathers said that at the end of the world the diurnal motion would cease, and there would be no more time.