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Seite 396 - I do make use of some or one of those chemical compounds which are so easily inflammable as to be capable of taking fire and exploding without any actual fire being applied thereto, and merely by a blow...
Seite 403 - To all to whom these presents shall come, &c.: — Now know ye, that in compliance with the said proviso. I, the said John Henry Cassell, do hereby declare that the nature of my invention, and the manner in which the same...
Seite 9 - STONE": in which said Letters Patent there is contained a proviso obliging me, the said Joseph Aspdin, by an instrument in writing under my hand and seal, particularly to describe and ascertain the nature of my said invention, and in what manner the same is to...
Seite 345 - Chickweed. — When the flower expands boldly and fully, no rain will happen for four hours or upwards : if it continues in that open state, no rain will disturb the Summer's day : when it half conceals its miniature flower, the day is generally showery ; but if it entirely shuts up or veils the white flower with its green mantle, let...
Seite 392 - Then mix with it one or two quarts of milk, that has stood twelve hours, and has been skimmed : stir the whole; and give it the calf to drink. At first it is necessary to make the calf drink by presenting the fingers to it, but it soon learns to do without this help, and will grow incomparably faster than by the old method. This new method is not only a theoretical truth, but its success is confirmed by experience. The economical advantages resulting from it are as follows.
Seite 300 - The wheels and weights of stage-coaches form the main topic of the first Report. By an Act passed in 1788 (28 Geo. 3, c. 57), Regulations were made for the purpose of limiting the number of persons permitted to travel on the outside of stage-coaches.
Seite v - Corn or Grain ; and also the Bottoms of Sieves and Riddles ; and Girths for Horses ; and also Cloth for webbing, fit for making into Hats, Caps, &c. ; and fur the Backs and Seats of Chairs, Sofas, Gigs, and other similar Carriages and Things; and for the Bottoms of Beds; and also Whalebone Reeds for Weavers, &c.
Seite 184 - Size, from two inches to two inches and a half long. Colour, pale yellow, with a little red on the sunny side, and here and there a spot. Shape, somewhat conical, scarcely longer than broad, deeply umbilicated at the stalk which is short, hollow at the top ; the leaflets of the calyx, though black and dry, still remaining more perfect than in many. Flesh, pale yellow, soft, excellent to eat ripe from the tree, baking and roasting well till Christmas. Padley's Pippin. Size, from two to three inches...
Seite 74 - L continually continually accumulating weight of taxes, and with all the necessaries and comforts of life gradually increasing in price, the effects of which on the wages of labour could not but be very considerable, our commerce and manufactures have also been increasing in such a degree as to surpass the most sanguine calculations of the ablest, political writers who have speculated on the improvements of a future age.