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Seite 301 - I have little doubt that in estimating the decrease of the population since the end of the last, or the beginning of the present century...
Seite 352 - that in order to depress or elevate the absolute level of the sea, by a given quantity, in any one place, we must depress or elevate it by the same quantity over the whole surface of the earth ; whereas no such necessity exists with respect to the elevation or depression of the land...
Seite 189 - York, manager, for certain improvements in machinery or apparatus for preparing and spinning cotton and other fibrous materials ; and also improvements in the preparation of yarns or threads and in the machinery or apparatus for weaving the same.— Sealed 26th March—6 months for inrolment.
Seite 207 - And king Solomon made a navy of ships in Ezion-geber, which is beside Eloth, on the shore of the Red sea, in the land of Edom. And Hiram sent in the navy his servants, shipmen that had knowledge of the sea, with the servants of Solomon. And they came to Ophir, and fetched from thence gold, four hundred and twenty talents, and brought it to king Solomon.
Seite 267 - I have seen in all eleven races of men, and though I am hardly prepared to fix a positive limit to their number, I confess, after having visited so many different parts of the globe, that I am at a loss where to look for others.
Seite 230 - PORTLOCK.- REPORT ON THE GEOLOGY OF THE COUNTY of LONDONDERRY, and of Parts of Tyrone and Fermanagh, examined and described under the Authority of the Master-General and Board of Ordnance. By JE PORTLOCK, FRS &c.
Seite 347 - ... of the water consumed as steam by its engines is derived from the German Ocean, although a portion is necessarily obtained from the Firth of Forth. The crust from the boilers of this vessel was treated in the way described, and at once yielded hydrofluoric acid. A single charge indeed of the materials marked the glass distinctly, and four charges deeply. We may therefore infer that fluorine is present in the waters of the German Ocean, for different portions of the deposit yielded it readily,...
Seite 340 - ... recent formation of the soil in which it is found ; that it could not exist in a mass formed by aqueous deposition is still more obvious; and hence we are led to the conclusion rendered probable by other analogies, that the diamond originates, like amber, from the consolidation of, perhaps, vegetable matter, which gradually acquires a crystalline form by the influence of time, and the slow action of corpuscular forces.
Seite 340 - ... so small a force. That this compressible state of the diamond could not arise from the action of heat is manifest from the nature and the recent formation of the soil in which it is found.
Seite 35 - ... of pestilential diseases.* From the results of many experiments which I have made with lime on animal substances, I have been compelled to come to the conclusion that this opinion is not well founded in fact, — indeed, that it is altogether erroneous.