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Page 323 - ... And in all cases where the exterior lines of the townships, thus to be subdivided into sections or half sections, shall exceed or shall not extend six miles, the excess or deficiency shall be specially noted, and added to or deducted from the western and northern ranges of sections or half sections in such township, according as the error may be in. running the lines from east to west, or from south to north.
Page 309 - The diameter of a circle is a straight line drawn through the center and terminated by the circumference.
Page 309 - A Plane Surface, or a Plane, is a surface in which, if any two points be taken, the straight line joining these points will lie wholly in the surface.
Page 310 - The radius of a sphere, is a straight line drawn from the center to any point of the surface.
Page 323 - In order to throw the excesses or deficiencies, as the case may be, on the north and on the west sides of a township, according to law, it is necessary to survey the section lines from south to north...
Page 231 - Dutch, s'Gravenhage, or s'Hage — the political capital, the Washington of Holland, Amsterdam being the New York — is a city half Dutch and half French, with broad streets and no canals ; vast squares full of trees, elegant houses, splendid hotels, and a population mostly made up of the rich, nobles, officials, artists, and literati, the populace being of a more refined order than that of the other Dutch cities.
Page 232 - Over the whole country extends an immense net-work of canals which serve both for the irrigation of the land and as a means of communication. The cities, by means of canals, communicate with the sea; canals run from town to town, and from them to villages, which are themselves bound together by these watery ways, and are connected even to the houses scattered over the country; smaller canals surround the fields and orchards, pastures and kitchen-gardens, serving at once as boundarywall, hedge, and...
Page 232 - ... hedge, and road-way; every house is a little port. Ships, boats, rafts, move about in all directions, as in other places carts and carriages. The canals are the arteries of Holland, and the water her life-blood.