Neuman and Baretti's Dictionary of the Spanish and English Languages, Volume 1

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W. Kerr & Company, 1842 - English language

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Page 325 - Egyptian cubit was six handbreadths, or two spans, a span being the measure from the end of the thumb to the end of the little finger of the extended hand.
Page 132 - A hole cut into wood that another piece may be put into it, and form a joint.
Page 187 - Cubit, a measure of length equal to the distance from the elbow to the end of the middle finger.
Page 73 - A conical canal, which conveys the blood from the heart to all parts of the body.
Page 217 - Heart, the muscle which, by its contraction and dilatation, propels the blood through the body and is therefore considered as the source of vital motion, core.
Page 59 - A point in the heavens, in which the sun or a planet is at the greatest distance possible from the earth in its whole revolution.
Page 469 - A strong vessel in which materials are broken by being pounded with a pestle ; a short wide cannon, out of which bombs are thrown. MORTAR, mAr'tlr.

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