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An Elementary Treatise on Sound: Being the Second Volume of a Course of ... - Page 11
1836 - 220 pages
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Chambers's Edinburgh journal, conducted by W. Chambers. [Continued as ...

Chambers's journal - 1854
...seventy-five feet across the nave. An echo in the north side of Shipley Church, in Sussex, repeats twenty-one syllables. In the cathedral of Girgenti, in Sicily,...cornice behind the high altar, a distance of 250 feet a fact which occasioned some scandal a few years ago, by rendering the secrets of the confessional...
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Chambers's Journal of Popular Literature, Science and Arts, Volumes 21-22

Electronic journals - 1854
...seventy-five feet across the nave. An echo in the north side of Shipley Church, in Sussex, repeats twenty-one syllables. In the cathedral of Girgenti, in Sicily,...cornice behind the high altar, a distance of 250 feet a fact which occasioned some scandal a few years ago, by rendering the secrets of the confessional...
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Sound and its phenomena

Ebenezer Cobham Brewer - 1854
...f more may be added, not so oirgenti. muc hf or its surpassing capacity as for its droll celebrity. In the cathedral of Girgenti, in Sicily, the slightest...distinctness from the great western door to the cornice of the high altar, a distance of 250 feet. By a curious coincidence the precise focus of di453. At...
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Gleanings from the harvest fields of literature: A melange of excerpta ...

Charles Carroll Bombaugh - Literature - 1860 - 527 pages
...Gloucester Cathedral, a gallery of an octagonal form conveys a whisper seventy-five feet across the nave. In the Cathedral of Girgenti, in Sicily, the slightest whisper is borne with perfeet distinctness from the great western door to the cornice behind the high altar, a distance...
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A handbook for travellers in Sicily: including Palermo, Messina, Catania ...

George Dennis, John Murray (Firm) - History - 1864 - 524 pages
...the high-altar, they can hold a conversation in low whisIKTS, though the distance is nearly 280 ft " By a most unlucky coincidence the precise focus of divergence at the former station wits chosen for the place of the confessional. Secrets never intended for the public ear thus became...
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The world of wonders: a record of things wonderful in nature, science and ...

World - 1868
...lower tone, and after another short interval, they were repeated a third time in a tone lower still. In the cathedral of Girgenti, in Sicily, the slightest...divergence at the former station was chosen for the confessional. Secrets never intended for the public ear thus became known, to the dismay of the confessor,...
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Physics

Balfour Stewart - Physics - 1872 - 135 pages
...instance, in the Cathedral of Girgenti in Sicily, it is related that the slightest whisper is conveyed from the great western door to the cornice behind the high altar, and that unfortunately the former station was chosen as the place of the confessional. The result was...
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Lessons in Elementary Physics

Balfour Stewart - Physics - 1873 - 376 pages
...other. It is related that at the Cathedral of Girgenti, in Sicily, the slightest whisper is conveyed from the great western door to the cornice behind the high altar, through a distance of 250 feet, and that, unfortunately, the focus at the former station was chosen...
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The world of wonders: a record of things wonderful in nature, science and ...

World - 1874
...lower tone, and after another short interval, they were repeated a third time in a tone lower still. In the cathedral of Girgenti, in Sicily, the slightest...divergence at the former station was chosen for the confessional. Secrets never intended for the public ear thus became known, to the dismay of the confessor,...
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Gleanings for the Curious from the Harvest Fields of Literature: A Melange ...

Charles Carroll Bombaugh - Literary curiosa - 1874 - 864 pages
...inmost secret prayers can hear ; When a dead wall thus cunningly Conveys soft whispers to the car. In the Cathedral of Girgenti, in Sicily, the slightest...the cornice behind the high altar, a distance of two hundred and fifty feet. I5y a most unlucky coincidence, the precise focus of divergence at the...
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