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Page 352 - You write two or three words on a paper ; he takes it with him into a room, and turns a machine enclosed in a cylindrical case, at the top of which is an electrometer, a small fine pith ball : a wire connects with a similar cylinder and electrometer in a distant apartment, and his wife by remarking the corresponding motions of the ball, writes down the words they indicate, from which it appears that he has formed an alphabet of motions. As the length of the wire makes no difference in the effect,...
Page 421 - Square Measure. 144 square inches 1 square foot, 9 square feet 1 square yard, 30J square yards 1 square rod, 40 square rods 1 rood, 4 roods 1 acre.
Page 352 - ... a wire connects with a similar cylinder and electrometer in a distant apartment ; and his wife, by remarking the corresponding motions of the ball, writes down the words they indicate : from which it appears that he has formed an alphabet of motions. As the length of the wire makes no difference in the effect, a correspondence might be carried on at any distance...
Page 315 - Lancaster, without the consent in writing of the Commissioners for the time being of Her Majesty's Woods, Forests, and Land Revenues, or...
Page 353 - 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, by Jonathan Hulls, 1737, reprint in fac-simile, 12mo, half morocco, reduced to 2s.
Page 375 - Damp. — Carbonic acid gas. Dog-hook. — A long hook, by which the empty skip is drawn in any direction. Damp Sheet. — A large coarse sheet, placed across the gate-road, to force air in another direction. Doors. — Stoppings for air in main gate-road. Draught. — The quantity of coals raised to bank in a given time. Drink-time. — Meal-time. Drum. — That part of the winding machinery on which the rope or chain is coiled. Drop — Applies to a quantity of coal caused to drop by cutting —...
Page 297 - I was in education, and made up my mind that he should not labour under the same defect, but that I would put him to a good school, and give him a liberal training. I was, however, a poor man; and how do you think I managed ? I betook myself to mending my neighbours...
Page 137 - ... prescribes any limit to the area capable of being included in a pair of tin bounds. The want of some clear rule on this head strongly distinguishes the custom of bounding from any other known mining custom, English or foreign.
Page 308 - Professor; and in the same year he instituted, in conjunction with seven other eminent men, the Swedish Medical Society at Stockholm, now a most flourishing institution, and constituting the very heart of the medical profession in Sweden. In 1808 he was made a member of the Royal Academy of Sciences, in 1810 officiated as President, and in 1818 as Perpetual Secretary.