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Page 6 - The manner of the carriage is by laying rails of timber from the colliery down to the river, exactly straight and parallel; and bulky carts are made with four rowlets fitting these rails ; whereby the carriage is so easy that one horse will draw down four or five chaldron of coals, and is an immense benefit to the coal merchants.
Page 668 - Bibliotheca Britannica ; or, a General Index to the Literature of Great Britain and Ireland, Ancient and Modern...
Page 667 - The VILLA GARDEN DIRECTORY; or MONTHLY INDEX of WORK to be done in TOWN and VILLA GARDENS, SHRUBBERIES and PARTERRES: With Hints on the Treatment of Shrubs and Flowers usually kept in the Green-room, the Lobby, and the Drawing-room.
Page 320 - What number of persons can be employed in labour, must depend absolutely upon the amount of the funds which alone are applicable to the maintenance of labour. In whatever way these funds may be applied or expended, the quantity of labour maintained by them in the first instance, would be very nearly the same. The immediate effect of a compulsory application of the whole or a part of these funds, is to change the application, not to alter the umountof them.
Page 131 - Colebrook-dale, in Shropshire, where cast-iron was indisputably first applied to the construction of bridges, and, according to the information which I have been able to obtain, it was here also that Rail-ways of that material were first constructed. It appears; from the books of this extensive and long-established Company, that between five and six tons of rails were cast on the 13th of November, 1767, as an experiment, on the suggestion of Mr. Reynolds, one of the partners.
Page xlvi - The subdivisions of weights and measures, at present employed in this country, appear to be far more convenient for practical purposes than the decimal scale, which might perhaps be preferred by some persons for making calculations with quantities already determined. But the power of expressing a third, a fourth, and a sixth of a foot in inches, without a fraction, is a peculiar advantage in the duodecimal scale, and for the operations of weighing and of measuring capacities, the continual division...
Page 376 - Multiplying or dividing both the numerator and denominator of a fraction by the same number does not change the value of the fraction.
Page xlvi - The power of expressing a third, a fourth, and a sixth of a foot in inches, without a fraction, is a peculiar advantage in the duodecimal scale ; and for the operations of weighing, and of measuring capacities, the continual division by two renders it practicable to...
Page 3 - A piece of plate, of fifty guineas value, will be given for the best and approved essay on the construction of rail-roads, for the conveyance of ordinary commodities. In this essay it will be essential to keep in view, how far rail-roads can be adapted for common use in a country; — the means of...