THE ENCYCLOPEDIA AMERICANA  (Google eBook)

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1920
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OCLC: 7308909
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Page 52 - Meyer, of the Bureau of Plant Industry of the United States Department of Agriculture...
Page 82 - Those rivers must be regarded as public navigable rivers in law which are navigable in fact. And they are navigable in fact when they are used, or are susceptible of being used, in their ordinary condition, as highways for commerce, over which trade and travel are or may be conducted in the customary modes of trade and travel on water.
Page 351 - Provided, That as an express and fundamental condition to, the acquisition of any territory from the Republic of Mexico by the United States, by virtue of any treaty which may be negotiated between them, and to the use by the Executive of the moneys herein appropriated, neither Slavery nor involuntary servitude shall ever exist in any part of said territory, except for crime, whereof the party shall first be duly convicted.
Page 261 - Lindsay ought not to have admitted works into the gallery in which the ill-educated conceit of the artist so nearly approached the aspect of wilful imposture. I have seen, and heard, much of Cockney impudence before now ; but never expected to hear a coxcomb ask two hundred guineas for flinging a pot of paint in the public's face.
Page 82 - The power to regulate commerce comprehends the control for that purpose, and to the extent necessary, of all the navigable waters of the United States which are accessible from a state other than those in which they lie. For this purpose they are the public property of the nation, and subject to all the requisite legislation by Congress.
Page 252 - Including a Complete List of Words that are spelt in two or more ways. An Explanatory and Pronouncing Vocabulary of the Names of Noted Fictitious Persons and Places, te.
Page 195 - the werewolves are certain sorcerers, who, having anointed their bodies with an ointment which they make by the instinct of the devil, and putting on a certain enchanted girdle, do not only unto the view of others seem as wolves, but to their own thinking have both the shape and nature of wolves, so long as they wear the said girdle ; and they do dispose of themselves as very wolves, in worrying and killing, and most of human creatures.
Page 169 - English penny called the sterling, round, without clipping, should weigh 32 grains of wheat, well dried and gathered out of the middle of the ear...
Page 255 - The southwest counties of Scotland have seldom corn enough to serve them round the year; and the northern parts producing more than they need, those in the west come in the summer to buy at Leith the stores that come from the north; and from a word, whiggam, used in driving their horses, all that drove were called the whiggamors, and shorter the whiggs.
Page 107 - ... pursuits. He undertook the editorship of the La Grange Reporter, in which capacity he displayed excellent talent. Relinquishing his editorial connection for the purpose of devoting himself to the law, he removed to Marengo county, Ala., and while there contributed to the Reporter in prose and verse.1 At the outbreak of the civil war he espoused the cause of the South, entered the Confederate army, and was killed in the battle of Games' Mills (Coal Harbor), June 27, 1862, at the time being a captain...

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