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Page 46 - A Description and Draught of a new-invented Machine, for carrying Vessels or Ships out of, or into, any Harbour, Port, or River, against Wind and Tide, or in a calm.
Page 21 - Suggestions to Astronomers for the Observation of the Total Eclipse of the Sun on July 28, 1851.
Page xli - I thank you sincerely for the honor that you have conferred upon me in electing me to the presidency of this society.
Page 38 - Upon being cut open, the diseased part of the potatoes was not found to have spread internally, and the flavour of the root was in no degree affected by the application of the process, nor do I think that its germinating power was injured by the effect of the sulphate. The effect upon the beet-roots was similar to that produced upon the potatoes, and which would seem to be somewhat analogous to that of galvanizing metals, viz. protecting the substances from the effect of atmospheric agencies. I may...
Page 89 - ... one-third part of Australia could be said to have been even partially explored, and by far the largest portion was therefore entirely unknown. This unknown interior of Australia had frequently been a matter of speculation, at first founded on very few facts. But, as our knowledge increased, and actual facts became more numerous, the theories had been modified. One of these hypotheses was, that the interior, to a certain extent, consisted of a shoal sea. It was in 1814, only forty years since,...
Page 67 - Bunsen, and have been found to consist of carbonic acid, hydrogen, and nitrogen. No sulphuretted hydrogen has, in any case been detected. Several analyses of the proximate constituents of the dressed fibre and of its inorganic ingredients have been made, which show that a considerable amount of the nitrogenized and other constituents of the plant are retained in the fibre, even after steeping and dressing have removed the structures unsuitable for textile purposes.
Page 16 - Fox, Experiments on the Electricity of Metallic Veins, and the Temperature of Mines ; — Provisional Report of the Committee of the Medical Section of the British Association, appointed to investigate the Composition of Secretions, and the organs producing them ; — Dr.
Page xv - Association has formerly met. 5. Foreigners and other individuals whose assistance is desired, and who are specially nominated in writing for the meeting of the year by the President and General Secretaries.
Page xli - I cannot close these desultory and imperfect remarks without adverting to the honour which you have conferred upon me in electing me to the presidential chair.
Page 98 - A further illustration ; if all the people of Great Britain had to pass through London in procession four abreast, and every facility was afforded for their free and uninterrupted passage for 12 hours daily, Sundays excepted, it would take nearly three months for the whole population of Great Britain to file through at quick march, four deep.

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