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Page 213 - Dendrologia Britannica, or, Trees and Shrubs that will live in the open air of Britain throughout the year.
Page 101 - He was able to measure the thickness of the bed of snow over the stream very accurately by means of a plumb-line let down through one of the holes in it, which are caused by the steam of a great number of boiling springs at the border of the Jumna, the thickness 40 feet 5£ inches.
Page 98 - ... inches from the tip of the nose to the end of the tail. The body is from ten to twelve inches long.
Page 199 - Whereas the main Business of Natural Philosophy is to argue from Phenomena without feigning Hypotheses, and to deduce Causes from Effects, till we come to the very first Cause, which certainly is not mechanical...
Page 86 - The height of the arch of snow is only sufficient to let the stream flow under it. Blocks of snow were falling about us, so there was little time to do more here than to measure the size of the stream. Measured by a chain, the mean breadth was 27 feet.
Page 288 - September 1 808, that is, after an interval of nearly a year since his former application. He now became a patient of Dr. Curry, under whose care he remained, gradually and miserably sinking under his sufferings, till March 1809, when he died, in a state of extreme emaciation.
Page 164 - The 3rd, and only remaining hypothesis that occurs to me is, that they were dragged in for food by the hyaenas, who caught their prey in the immediate vicinity of their den; and as they could not have dragged it home from any very great distances, it follows, that the animals they fed on all lived and died not far from the spot where their remains are found.
Page 396 - The tide did now its flood-mark gain, And girdled in the Saint's domain : For, with the flow and ebb, its style Varies from continent to isle ; Dry-shod, o'er sands, twice every day, The pilgrims to the shrine find way ; Twice every day, the waves efface Of staves and sandall'd feet the trace.
Page 426 - ... properties in steel. The large iron bar was first hammered in a vertical position ; it was then laid on the ground with its acquired south pole towards the south, and upon this end of it the large steel bars were rested while they were hammered ; they were also hammered upon each other. On the summit of one of the large steel bars, each of the small bars held also vertically, was hammered in succession ; and in a few minutes they had all acquired considerable lifting powers.