UNIVERSAL DICTIONARY OF WEIGHTS AND MEASURES, ANCIENT AND MODERN; REDUCED TO THE STANDARUS OF THE United States of America

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Seite 132 - ... theory, they are supposed to rest upon a permanent and universal law of Nature — the gravitation of distilled water at a certain temperature and under a certain atmospheric pressure.
Seite 134 - X 1 £ foot thick = 24.75 cubic feet; 25 cubic feet has generally been adopted for convenience, 1 cord fire-wood = 8 feet long X 4 feet high X 4 feet deep =128 cubic feet. . 1 chaldron coal = 36 bushels = 57.25 cubic feet. Paper. — 24 sheets = 1 quire.
Seite 144 - The length of a pendulum beating seconds in a vacuum at the level of the sea in the latitude of London. II. One ten-millionth part of a quadrant of the earth's surface. III. The length of a wave of light of given refrangibility. It is generally supposed that the yard of Great Britain was founded upon the first of the natural units named, but it will be seen from the act of...
Seite 144 - The kilogramme is the weight of a cubic decimetre of distilled water, at the temperature of maximum density, 4° centigrade.
Seite 133 - A gallon (US) is equal to 231 cubic inches or 0.13368 cubic feet and weighs 8| Ibs. nearly, (ie 8.3356).

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