A Cyclopaedia of Practical Receipts: And Collateral Information in the Arts, Manufacutres, and Trades, Including Medicine, Pharmacy, and Domestic Economy (Google eBook)

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J. Churchill, 1845 - Industrial arts - 808 pages
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Page 306 - As the vine, which has long twined its graceful foliage about the oak, and been lifted by it into sunshine, will, when the hardy plant is rifted by the thunderbolt, cling round it with its caressing tendrils, and bind up its shattered boughs ; so is it...
Page 476 - And the LORD said unto Moses, Yet will I bring one plague more upon Pharaoh, and upon Egypt; afterwards he will let you go hence: when he shall let you go, he shall surely thrust you out hence altogether. 2 Speak now in the ears of the people, and let every man borrow of his neighbour, and every woman of her neighbour, jewels of silver, and jewels of gold.
Page 59 - For further information on this subject, the reader is referred to the following table, and to the separate articles devoted to the more important alloys.
Page 481 - Grapes may be kept by packing them in jars, (each bunch being first wrapped up in silver paper,) and covering every layer with bran, well dried, laying a little of it in the bottom of the jar ; then a layer of grapes, and so on, a layer of bran and of grapes alternately, till the jar is filled: then shake it gently, and fill it to the top with bran, laying some paper over it, and covering the top with a bladder, tied firmly on to exclude the air ; then put on the top or cover of the jar, observing...
Page 454 - ... take a piece of white flannel, lay it over a piece of cork or rubber, and proceed to polish the varnish, always wetting it with the tripoli and water. It will be known when the process is finished by wiping a part of the work with a sponge, and observing whether there is a fair even gloss.
Page 160 - ... creosote, or even cold water. This will generally succeed, but should it not, cold water may be snuffed up the nostrils, or a small piece of ice placed in the nose.
Page 234 - ... in another vessel, dissolve as much isinglass, previously a little softened in water, (though none of the water must be used,) in French brandy or good rum, as will make a two-ounce phial of ven- strong glue, adding two small bits of gum galbanum or ammoniacum, which must be rubbed or ground till they are dissolved.
Page 266 - ... more saccharine. They are then crushed between grooved cylinders, surmounted by a hopper, or in a circular trough, by two vertical edgewheels of wood moved by a horse ; after passing through which, they are received into large tubs or cives, and are then called pommage. They are afterwards laid on the vat in alternate layers of the pommage and clean straw, called reeds.
Page 306 - Providence that woman, who is the mere dependent and ornament of man in his happier hours, should be his stay and solace when smitten with sudden calamity; winding herself into the rugged recesses of his nature, tenderly supporting the drooping head and binding up the broken heart. I was once congratulating a friend who had around him a blooming family knit together in the strongest affection. "I can wish you no better lot...
Page 268 - ... decanted off while still hot, .and fresh portions successively added for the repetition of the same operation, until it ceases to act on the residuum, which is then merely sulphate of lime. The different alcoholic solutions are then put into a retort or still, and considerably evaporated, during which, and especially on cooling, acicular crystals of cinchonina are deposited.

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