Penny cyclopaedia of the Society for the diffusion of useful knowledge: Second supplement (Google eBook)
Knight & co., 1858 - Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 286 pages
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Page 222 - ... offence punishable on summary conviction competent or compellable to give evidence for or against himself or herself, or shall render any person compellable to answer any question tending to criminate himself or herself, or shall in any criminal proceeding render any husband competent or compellable to give evidence for or against his wife, or any wife competent or compellable to give evidence for or against her husband.
Page 218 - ... and when completed shall be read over to the witness and signed by him in the presence of the parties, or such of them as may think fit to attend.
Page 146 - An Account of the Abipones, an Equestrian People of Paraguay From the Latin of Martin Dobrizhoffer, eighteen years a Missionary in that country.
Page 92 - Account of an assemblage of -Fossil Teeth and Bones of Elephant, Rhinoceros, Hippopotamus, Bear, Tiger, and Hyaena, and sixteen other animals; discovered in a cave at Kirkdale, Yorkshire...
Page 153 - Circars medicinally, but when ripe are eaten by the natives, and also most greedily by several sorts of birds, being of a sweetish taste. The wood is soft, and of little use except for fuel. It is reckoned one of the best kinds for kindling fire by friction, and is thought to have furnished the wood from which the Egyptians constructed their mummy cases.
Page 261 - They are collected in the hottest months, and hung up by a string in the air to dry ; some dry of themselves on the ground, and are said to be far more narcotic than those artificially preserved. Small deep-coloured specimens, thickly covered with warts, are also said to be more powerful than those of a larger size and paler colour.
Page 221 - ... their possession or power relating to the matters in dispute, or what he knows as to the custody they or any of them are in, and whether he or they objects or object (and if so, on what grounds,) to the production of such as are in his or their possession or power ; and upon such affidavit being made the Court or Judge may make such further order thereon as shall be just.
Page 137 - Some experiments performed with a view to ascertain the most advantageous method of constructing a voltaic apparatus, for the purposes of chemical research,' in which he determined the effect of unusually large battery plates.
Page 291 - ... commences its summer sports. They associate in small parties of ten or a dozen, near the bank, where some little projection forms a bay, or renders the water particularly tranquil ; and here they will circle round each other without contention, each in his sphere, and with no apparent object, from morning until night, with great sprightliness and animation ; and so lightly do they move on the fluid, as to form only some faint and transient circles on its surface. Very fond of society, we seldom...