A Journal of Natural Philosophy, Chemistry and the Arts, Volumes 7-8

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Page 263 - In such an engine, where it may be more convenient for any particular purpose, the arrangement may be altered, and the top of the smaller made to communicate with the top of the larger, and the bottom of the smaller with the bottom of the larger cylinder ; in which case the only difference will be, that when the piston in the smaller cylinder descends that in the larger will ascend...
Page 73 - ... anything else he pleases to use : neither he nor I can make a single grain. Pray be careful in trying what it is he makes, for the mistake must happen by not trying it rightly. My reason for not saying where it was found was that I might make some advantage of it as I have a right to do.
Page 109 - The reptile found no difficulty in gliding up to the nest, from which most probably, in the absence of the mother, it had taken the young ones; or it had seized the young ones after they had been forced from the nest by the mother. In either case the mother had come to prevent them from being devoured.
Page 263 - ... to be cut off, and the communication to be opened between the top of the smaller and the bottom of the larger cylinder; the steam, which in the downward stroke of the engine filled the larger cylinder, being now open to the condenser, and the communication between the bottom of the larger cylinder and the condenser...
Page 262 - The top of the small cylinder should have a communication with the bottom of the larger cylinder, and the bottom of the smaller one with the top of the larger, with proper means to open and shut these alternately by cocks, valves, or any other well-known contrivance.
Page 270 - The poor little animal then with a pitious cry runs into the fnake's jaws, and is fwallowed at once, if it be not too big ; but if its fize will not allow it to be fwallowed at once, the fnake licksit feveral times with its tongue, and fmooths it, and by that means makes it fit for fwallowing.
Page 60 - ... flew away, and left off their moanful note, as if they had broke loofe from a net. Some fay, that if they only touched the fnake, fo as to draw off its attention from the fquirrel ; it went off quickly, not flopping till it had got to a great diftance.
Page 60 - Why do the fquirrels or birds go away fo fuddenly, and why no fooner ? If they had been poifoned or bitten by the fnake before, fo as not to be able to get from the, tree, and...
Page 270 - The squirrel as before mentioned conies always lower, and at last leaps down to the snake, whose mouth is already wide open for its reception. The poor little animal then with a piteous cry runs into the snake's Jaws, and is swallowed at once...
Page 230 - ... however young, or in whatever situation they may be, will gradually decline ; and, from that time, it would be imprudent, in point of profit, to attempt propagating that variety from any of them. This is the dogma which must be received. I do not expect a direct assent, neither do I wish it ; for it should be taken witk much reserve ; but it is undoubtedly true.

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