A Dictionary of Science, Literature, & Art: Comprising the Definitions and Derivations of the Scientific Terms in General Use, Together with the History and Descriptions of the Scientific Principles of Nearly Every Branch of Human Knowledge, Volume 1
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Page 258 - Behold, he drinketh up a river, and hasteth not; he trusteth that he can draw up Jordan into his mouth.
Page 6 - ... the three angles of a triangle are together equal to two right angles, although it is not known to all.
Page 427 - I presently found that, by means of this lens, air was expelled from it very readily. Having got about three or four times as much as the bulk of my materials, I admitted water to it, and found that it was not imbibed by it. But what surprised me more than I can well express was, that a candle burned in this air with a remarkably vigorous flame...
Page 334 - Gallon is determined by the act to be such measure as shall contain ten pounds avoirdupois of distilled water, weighed in air, at the temperature of 62° Fahrenheit, and the barometer at 30 inches, and such measure is declared to be the
Page 211 - Majesty to inquire into the subject of weights and measures, that a cubic inch of distilled water weighed in air by brass weights at the temperature of 62 degrees of Fahrenheit's thermometer, the barometer being at 30 inches, is equal to 252 grains, and 456 thousandth parts of a grain...
Page 40 - Act to answer for the debt, default, or miscarriage of another person, being in writing, and signed by the party to be charged therewith, or some other person by him thereunto lawfully authorised...
Page 410 - The link may be a ring, or a bar of any length with u ring or an eye at each end, or a bar with a hook at one end and an eye at the other ; links furnished with eyes are joined by links furnished with hooks, or by keys, pins and wedges. Much depends upon the shape of the links in order to obtain the greatest resistance of a chain ; and as long as the strain is kept in the direction of the axis, the strongest form will be obtained when the sides of the chain are parallel to the line of strain.
Page 408 - Conrt of Chancery or the King's Bench, directed in the King's name, to the judges or officers of inferior courts, commanding them to certify or...