The Panorama of Professions and Trades: Or, Every Man's Book

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U. Hunt, 1836 - Industrial arts - 320 pages
 

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Page 219 - They lay with the upper part of the body reclined on the left arm, the head a little raised, the back supported by cushions, (pnlvini, v. -illi). and the limbs stretched out at full length, or a little bent...
Page 281 - ... than the intended bore of the barrel. The edges of the plate are made to overlap each other about half an inch, and are welded together by heating the tube in lengths of two or three inches at a time, and hammering it with very...
Page 32 - ... a custom loathsome to the eye, hateful to the nose, harmful to the brain, dangerous to the lungs, and in the black stinking fume thereof, nearest resembling the horrible Stygian smoke of the pit that is bottomless.
Page 116 - The State of California is an inseparable part of the American Union, and the Constitution of the United States is the supreme law of the land.
Page 95 - Among the ancients, a launch was ever an occasion of great festivity. The mariners were crowned with wreaths, and the ship bedecked with streamers and garlands. Safely afloat, she was purified with a lighted torch, an egg, and brimstone, and solemnly consecrated to the god whose image she bore. In our less poetic times, there is no lack of feasting and merriment, though, instead of the torch, the egg, and the brimstone, the oldest sailor breaks a bottle of rum (unless, indeed, he may have slily substituted...
Page 125 - He treated the physicians of his time with the most absurd vanity and illiberal insolence, telling them "that the very down of his bald pate had more knowledge than all their writers, the buckles of his shoes more learning than Galen and Avicenna, and his beard more experience than all their universities...
Page 207 - The houses were wattled, and plastered over with clay ; and all the furniture and utensils were of wood. The people slept on straw pallets, with a log of wood for a pillow.
Page 117 - ... controversies to which the United States shall be a party: to controversies between two or more states, between a state and citizens of another state, between citizens of different states, between citizens of the same state, claiming lands under grants of different states, and between a state, or citizens thereof, and foreign states, citizens or subjects.
Page 39 - ... This operation extricates a part of the fibres, and lays them in a parallel direction. The nap, composed of these fibres, is then cut off, to an even surface, by the process of shearing. This is performed in various ways ; but in one of the most common methods, a large spiral blade revolves, rapidly, in contact with another blade, while the cloth is stretched over a bed, or support, just near enough for the projecting filaments to be cut off, at a uniform length, while the main texture remains...
Page 97 - Dog star, were believed to portend. Moreover, he had to be skilled in reading the various omens, which were gathered from the sighing of the wind in the trees, the murmurs of the waters, and their dash upon the shore, the flight of birds, and the gambols of fishes. A voyage was, in those days, a momentous and awful undertaking. When the time arrived for the sailing of a ship or fleet, the masts were raised, the sails bent, and all made ready with solemnity, and great parade of preparation.

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