A Dictionary of Science, Literature, & Art: Comprising the Definitions and Derivations of the Scientific Terms in General Use, Together with the History and Descriptions of the Scientific Principles of Nearly Every Branch of Human Knowledge, Том 1
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Сторінка 429 - I presently found that, by means of this lens, air was expelled from it very readily. Having got about three or four times as much as the bulk of my materials, I admitted water to it, and found that it was not imbibed by it. But what surprised me more than I can well express was, that a candle burned in this air with a remarkably vigorous flame...
Сторінка 8 - ... the three angles of a triangle are together equal to two right angles, although it is not known to all.
Сторінка 192 - Not precisely hieroglyphics," said the nurse. " It is a scheme for casting nativities. See, here are the Twelve Houses — the first, the house of Life ; the second, of Riches ; the third, of Brethren ; the fourth, of Parents ; the fifth of Children ; the sixth, of Health; the seventh, of Marriage; the eighth, of Death ; the ninth, of Religion ; the tenth, of Dignities ; the eleventh, of Friends; and the twelfth, of Enemies.
Сторінка 42 - Act to answer for the debt, default, or miscarriage of another person, being in writing, and signed by the party to be charged therewith, or some other person by him thereunto lawfully authorised...
Сторінка 336 - Gallon is determined by the act to be such measure as shall contain ten pounds avoirdupois of distilled water, weighed in air, at the temperature of 62° Fahrenheit, and the barometer at 30 inches, and such measure is declared to be the
Сторінка 219 - French bailler, to deliver, is a delivery of goods in trust, upon a contract expressed or implied, that the trust shall be faithfully executed on the part of the bailee.
Сторінка 370 - ... the sum of money which a merchant, banker, or trader adventures in any undertaking, or which he contributes to the common stock of a partnership.
Сторінка 412 - ... with a hook at one end and an eye at the other ; links furnished with eyes are joined by links furnished with hooks, or by keys, pins and wedges.