A History of Inventions and Discoveries, Volume 2

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Page 392 - Genesis, chap, xviii. ver. 8 : And he took butter and milk, and the calf which he had dressed, and set before them. Deuteron. chap, xxxii. ver. 14 : Butter of kine and milk of sheep. Judges, chap. v. ver. 25 : He asked water, and she gave him milk ; she brought forth butter in a lordly dish. 2 Samuel, chap. xvii. ver. 29 : And honey and butter and sheep.
Page 314 - And we will cut wood out of Lebanon, as much as thou shall need : and we will bring it to thee in floats by sea to Joppa ; and thou shall carry
Page 384 - t On lit, dans l'Année littéraire, que Boileau, encore enfant, jouant dans une cour, tomba. Dans sa chute, sa jaquette se retrousse ; un dindon lui donne plusieurs coups de bec sur une partie très-délicate. Boileau en fut toute sa vie incommodé ; et
Page 398 - Is the passage of Strabo, therefore, genuine ? ./Elian however says in another part of his book, that the Indians anointed the wounds of their elephants with butter. || We are told by Plutarch, that a Spartan lady paid a visit to Berenice, the wife of Dijotarus, and
Page 140 - who says, that king Edward III, in the year 1345, gave a pension of sixpence a day to Coursus de Gangeland, an apothecary in London, for taking care of and attending his majesty during his illness in Scotland; and this is the first mention of an apothecary in the
Page 394 - The Scythians," says the latter, " pour the milk of their mares into wooden vessels, and shake it violently ; this causes it to foam, and the fat part, which is light, rising to the surface, becomes what is called butter. The heavy and thick part, which is below, being
Page 225 - The greatest improvement ever made in this art •was undoubtedly the invention of the large drawing-machine, which is driven by water, and in which the axle-tree, by means of a lever, moves a pair of pincers, that open as they fall against the drawing-plate ; lay hold of the wire, which is guided through a hole
Page 215 - We are told also that Vulcan, desirous to expose Mars and Venus, while engaged in their illicit amour, repaired to his forge, and formed on his anvil, with hammers and files, a net so fine that it could be perceived by no one, not even by the gods themselves, for it was as delicate as a spider's
Page 221 - as with the figures in the German translation of the latter. As long as the work was performed by the hammer, the artists at Nuremberg were called wiresmiths ; but after the invention of the drawingiron they were called wire-drawers, and wiremillers. Both these appellations occur in the history of Augsburg so early as the year 1351
Page 28 - Historians remark, that after this period dangerous diseases, such as the dysentery, spotted fever, and others, became less frequent in that city. That the streets of London were not paved at the end of the eleventh century, is asserted by all

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