The Year-book of Facts in Science and Art

Simpkin, Marshall, and Company, 1854

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Seite 58 - Greeks hand-bells were employed in camps and garrisons, were hung on triumphal cars, sounded in the fishmarket of Athens, summoned guests to feasts, preceded funeral processions, and were sometimes used in religious rites in the temples.
Seite 301 - Miniature French Dictionary, in French and English, and English and French : comprising all the words in general use. The remarkably comprehensive nature and compact size of this little dictionary admirably fit it for the student and tourist. Neatly bound in roan, 4s. morocco, gilt edges, 5s. 6d. Sharpe's Diamond Dictionary of the ENGLISH LANGUAGE.
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Seite 194 - The result was that when the parties saw the index it remained very steady ; when it was hidden from them, or they looked away from it, it wavered about, though they believed that they always pressed directly downwards ; and when the table did not move, there was still a...
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Seite 194 - But the most valuable effect of this test-apparatus (which was afterwards made more perfect and independent of the table) is the corrective power it possesses over the mind of the table-turner. As soon as the index is placed before the most earnest, and they perceive — as in my presence they have always done — that it tells truly whether they are pressing downwards only or obliquely, then all effects of table-turning cease, even though the parties persevere, earnestly desiring motion, till they...
Seite 186 - In fact, by means of ammonia we can not only stimulate vegetation, but, further, we can modify its course, delay the action of certain functions, or enlarge the development and the modification of certain organs. The author further remarks, that if its use be ill-directed, it may cause accidents. Those which have occurred in the course of his experiments appear to him to throw an unexpected light upon the mechanism of the nutrition of plants. They have at least taught him at the expense of what care...
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Seite 70 - ... and the sheet of iron again immersed in the bath. To coat Iron with Silver. — The metal must be first amalgamated with mercury by the following process : 12 parts of mercury, 1 of zinc, 2 of sulphate of iron, 2 of muriatic acid, and 12 of water are mixed together, and heated in an open vessel to about 200° Fah.

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