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Page 104 - Burrampaoter, are overflowed, and form an inundation of more than a hundred miles in width ; nothing appearing but villages and trees, excepting very rarely the top of an elevated fpot; (the artificial mound of fome deferted village) appearing like an ifland.
Page 113 - ... miles. At Calcutta it sometimes occasions an instantaneous rise of five feet; and both here, and in every other part of its track, the boats, on its approach, immediately quit the shore, and make for safety to the middle of the river. In the channels, between the...
Page 96 - ... of courfe is induced in all the winding parts of the river; each meander having a perpetual tendency to deviate more and more from the line of the general...
Page 107 - November* it gradually leflens from three inches to an inch and a half; and from November to the latter end of April, it is only half an inch per day at a medium.
Page 99 - River (equal to the Rhine) once ran by Purneah, and joined the Ganges oppofite Rajemal. Its junction is now 45 miles higher up. Gour, the ancient capital of Bengal, flood on the banks of the Ganges.
Page 103 - It appears to owe its increaf- as much to the rain water that falls in the mountains contiguous to its fource, and to the fources of the great northern rivers that fall into it, as to that which falls in the plains of Hindooftan ; for it rifes fifteen feet and a half out of thirtytwo (the...
Page 91 - Hurdwar, to the conflux of the Jumnah (the firft river of note that joins it) its bed is generally from a mile to a mile and a quarter wide ; and, compared with the latter part of its courfe, tolerably ftraight.
Page 105 - It is not uncommon for a ftrong wind^ that blows up the river for any continuance, to fwell the waters two feet above the ordinary level at that feafon: and fuch accidents have occafioned the lofs of whole crops of rice*. A...
Page 485 - ... times, the alteration was so remarkable, that the blood which was taken in the warm bath could readily be distinguished from that which had been taken from the same vein before immersion, by those who were unacquainted with the motives or circumstances of the experiment. " To discover whether a similar change would be produced in the colour of the venous blood in hot air, a dog at 102° was placed in air at 134°. In ten minutes the temperature of the dog was 104^°, that of the air being 130°....