Mackenzie's Ten Thousand Receipts: In All the Useful and Domestic Arts ...

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T.E. Zell, 1867 - 496 من الصفحات

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الصفحة 193 - THE vegetable kingdom affords no food more wholesome, more easily procured, easily prepared, or less expensive, than the potato : yet, although this most useful vegetable is dressed almost every day, in almost every family, for one plate of potatoes that comes to table as it should, ten are spoiled.
الصفحة 30 - Winchester bushels of wheat, into which the prepared liquid is to be poured, until it rise five or six inches above the corn. Stir it thoroughly, and carefully remove all that swims on the surface. After it has remained half an hour in the preparation, throw the wheat into a basket that will allow the water to escape, but not the grain. It ought then to be immediately washed in rain or pure water, which will prevent any risk of injury to the germ, and afterwards the seed ought to be dried, before...
الصفحة 189 - Peel and cut into very small pieces three onions, three turnips, one carrot, and four potatoes, put them into a stewpan with a quarter of a pound of butter, the same of lean ham, and a bunch of parsley, pass them ten minutes over a sharp...
الصفحة 312 - Then go round again, with the like sweeping stroke downwards, always commencing each successive course a little higher than the upper stroke had extended, till the bottom be finished. This operation, if carefully performed, will frequently make very old paper look almost equal to new. Great caution must be used not by any means to rub the paper hard, nor to attempt cleaning it the cross, or horizontal way.
الصفحة 397 - For a perfectly transparent glass, the pearl-ashes are found much superior to lead ; perhaps better than any other flux, except it be borax, which is too expensive to be used, except for experiments, or for the best lookingglasses. The materials for making glass must first be reduced to powder, which is done in mortars or by horse-mills.
الصفحة 79 - Proceed tbun to set every fruit, as the flowers of both sorts open, while of a lively full expansion ; and generally perform it in the early part of the day, using a fresh male, if possible, for each impregnation, as the males are usually more abundant than the female blossoms. In consequence, the young fruit will soon be observed to swell freely...
الصفحة 353 - Take of bees'-wax two pounds, and of rosin one pound, melt them, and add one pound and a half of the same kind of matter, powdered, as the body to be cemented is composed of, strewing it into the melted mixture, and stirring them well together, and afterwards kneading the mass in water, that the powder may be thoroughly incorporated with wax and rosin.
الصفحة 391 - ... on another, the fusibility of his materials, and the utmost degree of heat at which they will retain not only the accuracy of the figures which he has given, but the precise shade of colour which he intends to lay on. Painting in enamel requires a succession of firings; first of the ground which is to receive the design, and which itself requires two firings, and then of the different parts of the design itself. The ground is laid...
الصفحة 374 - R stove, heated to about the temperature of an annealing oven ; the gum burns off, and the borax, by vitrifying, cements the gold with great firmness to the glass ; after which it may be burnished. The gilding upon porcelain is, in like manner, fixed by heat and the use of...
الصفحة 209 - Pickle, and half a gill of Water or Veal Broth ; roll out a top, and close it well to prevent the water getting in ; rinse a clean cloth in hot water, sprinkle a little flour over it, and tie up the Pudding, have ready a large pot of water boiling, put it in, and boil it two hours and a half, take it up, remove the cloth, turn it downwards in a deep dish, and when wanted take away the basin or mould.

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