The New Statistical Account of Scotland: Lanark

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W. Blackwood and Sons, 1845

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Page 202 - 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 383 - For I was ashamed to require of the king a band of soldiers and horsemen to help us against the enemy in the way: because we had spoken unto the king, saying, The hand of our God is upon all them for good that seek him; but his power and his wrath is against all them that forsake him.
Page 310 - Ocean, the first thing which strikes us is, that, the north-east and south-east monsoons, which are found the one on the north and the other on...
Page 782 - Where Bothwell's bridge connects the margin steep, And Clyde, below, runs silent, strong, and deep, The hardy peasant, by oppression driven To battle, deemed his cause the cause of heaven ; Unskilled in arms, with useless courage stood, While gentle Monmouth grieved to shed his blood : But fierce Dundee, inflamed with deadly hate.
Page 383 - God, to seek of him a right way for us, and for our little ones, and for all our substance.
Page 161 - I perceived that he imagined the presence of sulphur in the air to be the cause of blast-furnaces working irregularly, and making bad iron in the summer months. Subsequently to this conversation, which had in some measure directed my thoughts to the subject of blastfurnaces...
Page 403 - The city was three-quarters of a mile in length, and about a quarter of a mile in width.
Page 152 - ... to apply it with exactness), and struck with an iron mallet. Thus the figure was impressed upon the cloth, one colour only being used at once ; and if other colours were required to complete the pattern, it was necessary to repeat the operation with different blocks. In order to produce more delicate patterns than could be engraved on wood...
Page 153 - ... biting nature, and served merely to open pores in the fibres of the cloth, into which the colouring matter might insinuate itself. And after the inaccuracy of this notion was discovered, and the real use of mordants ascertained, the term was still continued as sufficiently appropriate, or rather as a proper name, without any allusion to its original signification. The term mordant, however, is not limited to those substances merely which serve like alumina to fix the colours. It is applied also...
Page 143 - ... those machines, extend the rove, and reduce it to a thread of the required fineness. The twist is given to this thread by flyers, driven by bands, which receive their motion from a horizontal fly wheel, or from a longitudinal cylinder. The yarn produced by this mode of spinning is called water twist, from the circumstance of the machinery, from which it is obtained, having been, at first, generally put into motion by water. In 1775, the mule-jenny or mule was invented by Samuel Crompton, of Bolton....

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