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THE

FROZEN STREAM;

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OF

THE NATURE, PROPERTIES, DANGERS
AND USES OF ICE,

IN VARIOUS PARTS OF THE WORLD.

PUBLISHED UNDER THE DIRECTION OF
THE COMMITTEE OF GENERAL LITERATURE AND EDUCATION
APPOINTED BY THE SOCIETY FOR PROMOTING
CHRISTIAN KNOWLEDGE.

LONDON:

Printed for the

SOCIETY FOR PROMOTING CHRISTIAN KNOWLEDGE

SOLD AT THE DEPOSITORY,
GREAT QUEEN STREET, LINCOLN'S INN FIELDS,
AND 4. ROYAL EXCHANGE.

1846.

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R. CLAY, PRINTER, LONDON.

CONTENTS.

p. 39.

THE FREEZING OF STILL WATER—EXPANSION OF WATER BEFORE

FREEZING —BEAUTY AND WISDOM OF THE ARRANGEMENT—THE

FREEZING OF RUNNING WATER—GROUND-ICE—EXAMPLES OF ITS

FORMATION IN DIFFERENT COUNTRIES—AMAZING FORCE OF WATER

IN FREEZING—ECONOMICAL USES OF ICE—ICE-MAKING IN INDIA

AMERICAN TRADE IN ICE THE WENHAM LAKE ICE COMPANY

SKETCH OF THEIR PROCEEDINGS IN CUTTING, STORING, AND EX-

PORTING ICE—ICE-HOUSES PORTABLE ICE-HOUSE GREAT USE OF

ICE-HOUSES—CUTTING AND STORING OF ICE IN RUSSIA—ICE-CELLARS FROZEN MARKETS.

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