Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society Held at Philadelphia for Promoting Useful Knowledge, Bände 8-9

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Seite 375 - Boss in 1818, twenty miles south of Cape Alexander, the entering cape on the Greenland side of Smith Strait. The Strait was entered on the 27th of August ; but we were unfortunate in meeting near its mouth an ice-pack of extraordinary thickness, through which no passage could be effected. This pack trended off to the south and west, and appeared to adhere to the western coast. Our efforts to find a navigable lead were interrupted by a heavy gale, which broke suddenly upon us, and drove us out of...
Seite 59 - Paris, 7th year of the French Republic. Fleming (John), Brit. Anim. — History of British Animals. Edinburgh, 1828. Forbes, QJGS — Quar.
Seite 383 - Many of the masses were as much as sixty feet in height, and they were lying high and dry upon the beach. The pressure necessary to occasion this result could not possibly be created by ice-fields moving over a narrow channel, and...
Seite 382 - ... was at first somewhat broken and irregular, but as we advanced it became smooth, and the ascent regular. Our elevation upon setting out to return was estimated at about 5000 feet, when we were quite out of sight of land. The physical conditions observed in Kennedy Channel are, perhaps, among the most important of my results. It was in that channel, and to the northward of it, as I have before observed, that Morton discovered an open sea late in June, 1854. I did not find open water, but the ice...
Seite 374 - I hoped to extend the evidence which he had collected on this subject as well as on many others. It would, of course, have been a source of the highest satisfaction to have succeeded in setting at rest the question of open water, but it was by no means the sole object of the Expedition.
Seite 378 - Upon reaching Godhavn, I was kindly informed by Inspector Olrik that he had received orders from his Government, framed in accordance with a request made by the Government of the United States, directing him to afford such aid to the Expedition as was in his power; and it gives me great .pleasure to be able, on an occasion like the present, to acknowledge the important services rendered to the Expedition by the Danish Government, and its officials in Greenland — exhibiting that characteristic generosity...
Seite 374 - Kane's labours, and in the same direction in which they tended. The space between the point at which his personal observations ended and the North Pole, is about six hundred and fifty miles, an interval sufficiently large to admit of very numerous and important collections. Coinciding with him in the opinion "that at some portion of each year there exists a large body of water about or near the Pole, I hope to extend the evidence which he had collected on this subject as well as on many others.
Seite 260 - John Smith, speaking of the Virginia Indians in his sixth voyage, says, " His arrow-head he quickly maketh with a little bone, which he weareth at his bracelet, of a splint of a stone or glasse, in the form of a heart, and these they glue to the ends of the arrows. With the sinews of the deer and the tops of deers' horns boiled to a jelly they make a glue which will not dissolve in cold water.
Seite 375 - The schooner was unavoidably so heavily laden that her deck was never more than 18 inches above the water, and was never dry, After touching at Proven and Upernavik, we reached, on the 21st of August, Tessuissak, the most northern of the Danish stations, in latitude 73° 40". At all of these places we were kindly received, and the officials furnished me with every facility in their power for procuring the requisite furs and dogs for sledge travelling. Our route lay thence northward through Melville...
Seite 16 - ... consonant be a servile one, as the liquids and the sibilating sounds generally are. Indeed this difference between the degree of substantiality of the consonants is a powerful element for the development of words into an organic structure. Monosyllables with two substantial consonants are the furthest extreme to which monosyllabic languages can arrive. This whole reason proceeds...

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