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" ... feet. By a most unlucky coincidence, the precise focus of divergence at the former station was chosen for the place of the confessional. Secrets never intended for the public ear thus became known, to the dismay of the... "
An Elementary Treatise on Sound: Being the Second Volume of a Course of ... - Page 11
1836 - 220 pages
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GLEANINGS FOR THE CURIOUS FROM THE HARVEST-FIELDS OF LITERATURE

1875
...; When a dead wall thus cunningly Conveys soft whispers to the ear. In the Cathedral of Grirgenti, in Sicily, the slightest whisper is borne with perfect...the cornice behind the high altar, a distance of two hundred and fifty feet. By a most unlucky coincidence, the precise focus of divergence at the former...
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New views of matter, life, motion, and resistance: also an enquiry into the ...

Joseph Hands - 1879
...octagonal form, conveys a whisper 75 feet across the nave. An echo on the north side of Shiply Church repeats 21 syllables. In the Cathedral of Girgenti...slightest whisper is borne with perfect distinctness 250 feet. An echo in an old palace near Milan, repeats the report of a pistol 60 times. 344. Reverberation...
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Godey's Magazine, Volume 2

Louis Antoine Godey, Sarah Josepha Buell Hale - Costume - 1831
...himself allowed cither to enter, or to enjoy. In the Cathedral of Girgenti, in Sicily, the lightest whisper is borne with perfect distinctness from the...to the cornice behind the high altar, a distance of two hundred and fifty feet. By a most unlucky coincidence, the precise focus of divergence at the former...
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Collected Papers on Acoustics

Wallace Clement Sabine - Architectural acoustics - 1922 - 279 pages
...John Herschel in one of the early scientific encyclopedias, the Encyclopedia Metropolitana as follows: In the Cathedral of Girgenti in Sicily, the slightest...borne with perfect distinctness from the great western floor to the cornice behind the high altar, a distance of 250 feet. By a most unlucky coincidence the...
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