A Military Dictionary, Comprising Terms, Scientific and Otherwise, Connected with the Science of War (Google eBook)

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Clowes, 1876 - 619 pages
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Page 78 - A circle is a plane figure contained by one line, which is called the circumference, and is such that all straight lines drawn from a certain point within the figure to the circumference, are equal to one another.
Page 512 - Every candidate must be in good health, and free from any physical defect of body, impediment of speech, defect of sight or hearing, and also from any predisposition to constitutional or hereditary disease or weakness of any kind, and in all respects well developed and active in proportion to his age.
Page 80 - It appears from the researches of Liebig and other eminent chemists, that when wood and vegetable matter are buried in the earth, exposed to moisture, and partially or entirely excluded from the air, they decompose slowly and evolve carbonic acid gas, thus parting with a portion of their original oxygen. By this means, they become gradually converted into lignite or wood-coal, which contains a larger proportion of hydrogen than wood does. A continuance of decomposition changes this lignite into common...
Page 53 - Army. The maintenance of a standing army, in time of peace, without the consent of Parliament, is prohibited by the Bill of Rights of 1690.
Page 246 - I contend that martial law is neither more nor less than the will of the general who commands the army. In fact, martial law means no law at all; therefore, the general who declares martial law, and commands that it shall be carried into execution, is bound to lay down distinctly the rules, and regulations, and limits, according to which his will is to be carried out.
Page 291 - When a straight line standing on another straight line makes the adjacent angles equal to one another, each of the angles is called a right angle ; and the straight line which stands on the other is called a perpendicular to it.
Page 3 - Commissioners unless certified by the Board to be free from any bodily defects or ailments, and in all respects, as to height and physical qualities, fit for Her Majesty's Service. Cases of exceptional shortness of stature will be referred to the War Office for special consideration.
Page 493 - ... curves. Statics : equilibrium of forces and couples in one plane. Friction : centre of gravity ; mechanical powers. Problems on elementary statics : the graphical or geometrical method of treating such problems should be studied as well as the analytical. No applications of the differential calcnlus to statics will be required.
Page 90 - ... to believe that the same shall or will be employed in the military or naval service of any foreign State at war with any friendly State; or 4.
Page 166 - ... be also equal to the latitude of the place where the dial is intended to be set. It follows, therefore, that a dial constructed for London would not be suitable for York, Newcastle, or Edinburgh. The position of the plate of the dial upon which the shadow of the gnomon is projected is quite unimportant.

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