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Page 191 - One vessel of water rarefied by fire driveth up forty of cold water ; and a man that tends the work is but to turn two cocks, that, one vessel of water being consumed, another begins to force and refill with cold water, and so successively, the fire being tended and kept constant, which the selfsame person may likewise abundantly perform in the interim, between the necessity of turning the said cocks.
Page 192 - If a stranger open it, it setteth an alarm a-going, which the stranger cannot stop from running out; and besides, though none should be within hearing, yet it catcheth his hand, as a trap doth a fox; and though far from maiming him, yet, it leaveth such a mark behind it, as will discover him if...
Page 191 - Intro, sphtsram aclivitatis, which is but at such a distance. But this way hath no bounder, if the vessels be strong enough ; for, I have taken a piece of a whole cannon, whereof the end was burst, and filled it...
Page 161 - Nicole, do hereby declare that the nature of my said Invention, and the manner in which the same...
Page 267 - Experiments and Observations to determine whether the quantity of Rain and Dew is equal to the quantity of« Water carried off by the Rivers and raised by Evaporation ; with an Enquiry into the Origin of Springs.
Page 195 - A most dexterous dicing box, with holes transparent, after the usual fashion, with a device so dexterous, that with a knock of it against the table the four good dice are fastened, and it looseneth four false dice made fit for his purpose.
Page 192 - ... hundred bolts through fifty staples, two in each, with a direct contrary motion, and as many more from both sides and ends, and at the self-same time shall fasten it to the place, beyond a man's natural strength to take it away : and in one and the same turn, both locketh and openeth it.
Page 180 - ... each way palpably and punctually setting down (yet private from all others but the owner and by his assent) the day of the month, the day of the week, the month of the year, the year of our Lord, the names of the witnesses, and the individual place where any thing was sealed, though in ten thousand several places, together with the very number of lines contained in a contract, whereby falsification may be discovered and manifestly proved, being upon good grounds suspected. Upon any of these seals...
Page 193 - How to make a man to fly; which I have tried with a little boy of ten years old in a barn, from one end to the other, on an hay-mow.
Page 196 - Operation continueth, and advanceth none of the motions above-mentioned, hindering, much less stopping the other; but unanimously, and with harmony agreeing they all augment and contribute strength unto the intended work and operation: And therefore I call this A Semi-omnipotent Engine, and do intend that a Model thereof be buried with me.