Annual of Scientific Discovery: Or, Year-book of Facts in Science and Art

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Seite 214 - A Verb Passive expresses a passion or a suffering, or the receiving of an action ; and necessarily implies an object acted upon, and an agent by which it is acted upon : as, to be loved ;
Seite 294 - We all, with one accord, stopped and gazed with wonder and admiration upon a panorama which was now for the first time exhibited to the eyes of civilized man. Occasionally might be seen a good representation of the towering walls of a castle of the feudal ages, with its giddy battlements pierced with loopholes, and its projecting watch-towers standing out 'in bold relief upon the azure ground of the pure and transparent sky above. In other places our fancy...
Seite 268 - From these it appeared that distilled water to which a known quantity of ammonia had been added, furnished more ammonia than had been mixed with it ; so that, apparently, all distilled water contains ammonia. The water employed in the following experiments was distilled first with sulphate of alumina, and afterwards over potash, to remove any ammonia and carbonic acid that might be contained in it. In the following table the first column gives the number of the experiment, the second the quantity...
Seite 136 - But the most valuable effect of this test-apparatus (which was afterwards made more perfect and independent of the table) is the corrective power it possesses over the mind of the table-turner. As soon as the index is placed before the most earnest, and they perceive — as in my presence they have always done — that it tells truly whether they are pressing downwards only or obliquely, then all effects of table-turning cease, even though the parties persevere, earnestly desiring motion, till they...
Seite 1 - Book of Facts in Science and Art, exhibiting the most important Discoveries and Improvements in Mechanics, Useful Arts, Natural Philosophy, Chemistry, Astronomy, Meteorology, Zoology, Botany, Mineralogy, Geology, Geography, Antiquities, etc.
Seite 350 - Bearing informed me that one of his specimens, after being irritated and annoyed in its cage, in moving suddenly, accidentally struck one of its fangs into its own body ; it soon rolled over and died as any other animal would have done. Here, then, we have the remarkable, and, perhaps...
Seite 81 - Metropolis (although a Steam Engine be not used or employed therein), shall in all cases be constructed or altered so as to consume or burn the Smoke arising from such Furnace...
Seite 59 - ... in which c, was the maximum economical evaporation in feet of water per foot of grate per hour; h, was the total heating surface in square feet, measured inside; and g, was the gratearea in square feet:— A 2 c= •00222— 9 From this it followed :—1st.
Seite 133 - I have worked were very honourable, very clear in their intentions, successful table-movers, very desirous of succeeding in establishing the existence of a peculiar power, thoroughly candid, and very effectual. It is with me a clear point that the table moves when the parties, though they strongly wish it, do not intend, and do not believe that they move it by ordinary mechanical power. They say, the table draws their hands; that it moves first, and they have to follow it,— that sometimes it even...
Seite 65 - In India, 80 The longest railway in the world is the New York and Erie, which is 467 miles in length. The total number of railways in the United States, in operation and in course of construction, is 372, constructed at a cost of $400,713,907. Merchants Magazine. RAILROAD IMPROVEMENTS. French's Improvement for overcoming Grades. — This invention...

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