Knight's Cyclopædia of the Industry of All Nations: 1851

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Página 127 - tis blasting bright — the high sun shines not so! The high sun sees not, on the earth, such fiery fearful show, The roof-ribs swarth, the candent hearth, the ruddy lurid row Of smiths that stand, an ardent band, like men before the foe, As, quivering through his fleece of flame, the sailing monster, slow Sinks on the anvil: — all about the faces fiery grow; 'Hurrah!
Página 535 - Secretary to the Board of Trustees for the Encouragement of Arts and Manufactures in Scotland.
Página 585 - Iliad known to scholars, and may be rated as superior to any other which now exists, at least in England ; it is also extremely rich in scholia, which have been hitherto but partially explored.
Página 795 - Six of their names on one stone, and the other six names of the rest on the other stone, according to their birth. 11 With the work of an engraver in stone, like the engravings of a signet, shalt thou engrave the two stones with the names of the children of Is'ra-el...
Página 21 - The adoption of screws instead of common nails is a considerable improvement; the following experiments on the force necessary to draw screws of iron, commonly called wood screws, out of given depths of wood were made by Mr. Bevan. The screws...
Página 761 - Elizabeth under the name of the Governor and Company of Merchants of London trading to the East Indies.
Página 691 - The dairy-room is sunk below the level of the soil, arid is paved with brick. The sides are covered with Dutch tiles, and the arched roof with hard cement. The cow-house, like all in Holland, has a broad passage in the middle, and the cows stand with their heads towards this passage, which is paved with clinkers or bricks set on edge. Their tails are towards the wall, along which runs a broad gutter sunk six or eight inches below the level of the place on which the cows stand. This gutter slopes...
Página 295 - Whole bamboos often form the upright timbers, and the house is generally roofed in with a thatch of narrow split bamboos, six feet long, placed in regular layers, each reaching within two feet of the extremity of that beneath it, by which a treble covering is formed. Another and most ingenious roof is also formed by cutting large straight bamboos of sufficient length to reach from the ridge to the eaves, then splitting them exactly in two, knocking out the partitions, and arranging them in close...
Página 749 - The circumstances that are most favourable to the development of the dry rot fungi are damp, unventilated, situations, and a sub-acid state of the wood. The latter condition, especially in oak, is easily produced by a slight fermentation of the sap which remains in the timber, especially if the latter has not been well-seasoned before being employed.
Página 531 - The pith or farinaceous part of the trunk of old trees, is said to be equal to the best Sago ; the natives make it into bread, and boil it into thick gruel...

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