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Seite 59 - And they said, Go to, let us build us a city, and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven ; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.
Seite 313 - Dunstable, to seek a remedy for a disorder in his horse's eyes ; when the ostler at the inn, by burning a flint, reduced it to a fine powder, which he blew into them. The potter, observing the beautiful white colour of the flint after calcination, instantly conceived the use to which it might be applied in his art...
Seite 278 - Ly a kind of seaming, well known to those who make iron funnels for stoves. The concave face of the great? mirror is forty-eight inches of polished surface in diameter! The thickness, which is equal in every part of it, is about three inches and a half; and its weight, when it came from the cast, was two thousand one hundred and eighteen pounds, of which it must have lost a small part in polishing.
Seite 163 - ... from the commencement of the process, the roots may generally be seen intersecting each other on the surface of the ball, which is a sign, that they are sufficiently advanced to admit of the separation of the branch from the tree. This is best done by sawing it off...
Seite 334 - This simple and wasteful manner of making hoards has been still continued in some places to the present time. Peter the Great of Russia endeavoured to put a stop to it, by forbidding hewn deals to be transported on the river Neva. The saw, however, though so convenient and beneficial...
Seite 14 - The process of bread-making is thus described : to a peck of meal are added a handful of salt, a pint of yeast, and three quarts of water, cold in summer, hot in winter, and temperate between the two. The whole being kneaded, will rise in about an hour: it is then moulded into loaves, and put into the oven to bake.
Seite 268 - Needles are said to have been first made in England by a native of India, in 1545, but the art was lost at his death ; it was, however, recovered by Christopher Greening, in 1560, who was settled with his three children, Elizabeth, John, and Thomas, by Mr.
Seite 31 - Then the book is at last put to the cutting-press, betwixt two boards, the one lying even with the press for the knife to run upon ; the other above it, for the knife to run against: after which the paste-boards are squared.
Seite 133 - Though cutlery in the general sense comprises all those articles denominated edge-tools, it is more particularly confined to the manufacture of knives, forks, scissars, penknives, razors, and swords. Damascus was anciently famed for its razors, sabres, and swords, The latter are said to possess all the advantages of flexibility, elasticity, and hardness.