Iowa Engineer, Volumes 8-10

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Page 147 - Engineer, being the art of directing the great sources of power in nature for the use and convenience of man...
Page 219 - ... and in almanacs; let it be preached from the pulpit, proclaimed in legislative halls, and enforced in courts of justice. And, in short, let it become the political religion of the nation; and let the old and the young, the rich and the poor, the grave and the gay of all sexes and tongues and colors and conditions, sacrifice unceasingly upon its altars.
Page 72 - Now, who shall arbitrate ? Ten men love what I hate, Shun what I follow, slight what I receive ; Ten, who in ears and eyes Match me : we all surmise, They, this thing, and I, that : whom shall my soul believe? Not on the vulgar mass Called "work...
Page 219 - Let reverence for the laws be breathed by every American mother to the lisping babe that prattles on her lap; let it be taught in schools, in seminaries, and in colleges; let it be written in primers...
Page 63 - By the action of water it is converted into a crystalline mass of hydrated calcium silicate and calcium hydrate. In hardening it rapidly absorbs carbonic acid and becomes coated on the surface with a film of carbonate, cement mortar thus acting as an efficient protector of iron and captures and imprisons every carbonic-acid molecule that threatens to attack the metal. The action is, therefore, not due to the exclusion of the air, and even though the concrete be porous, and not in contact with the...
Page 222 - Madison Mahaska Marion Marshall Mills Mitchell Monona Monroe Montgomery Muscatine O'Brien Osceola Page Palo Alto Plymouth Pocahontas Polk Pottawattamie Poweshiek Ringgold Sac Scott Shelby Sioux Story Tama...
Page 220 - The purport was, that, at some future day, a child should be born hereabouts, who was destined to become the greatest and noblest personage of his time, and whose countenance, in manhood, should bear an exact resemblance to the Great Stone Face.
Page 63 - Portland cement contains about 63 per cent. lime. By the action of water it is converted into a crystalline mass of hydrated calcium silicate and calcium hydrate. In hardening it rapidly absorbs carbonic acid and becomes coated on the surface with a film of carbonate, cement mortar thus...
Page 134 - Government Engineers, Geologists and Surveyors, and the range of instruments, as made by them for River, Harbor, City, Bridge, Tunnel, Railroad...
Page 67 - Can rules or tutors educate The semigod whom we await ? He must be musical, Tremulous, impressional,. Alive to gentle influence Of landscape and of sky, And tender to the spirit-touch Of man's or maiden's eye : But, to his native centre fast, Shall into Future fus.e the Past, And the world's flowing fates in his own mould recast.

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