Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society Held at Philadelphia for Promoting Useful Knowledge

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Page 191 - which extends to the edge, from the tip of the thumb to the tip of the little finger (Pio Perez). The kok was a hand measure formed by closing the fingers and extending the thumb. Measuring from the outer border of the hand to the end of the thumb, it would be about seven inches. The
Page 231 - let thine eyes look right on, and let thine eyelids look straight before thee,
Page 53 - of the Delta, of the Mississippi River, with such. Investigations as might lead to determine the most Practicable Plan for Securing it from Inundation, and the best mode of Deepening the
Page 454 - before the Society, without breaking the seals. 11. In case there should be a failure, in any year, of any communication worthy of the proposed premium, there will then be two premiums to be awarded the next year. But no accumulation of
Page 211 - question be determined in the negative, the whole business shall be deferred till another year; but if in the affirmative, the Society shall proceed to determine by ballot, given by the members at large, the discovery, invention or improvement most useful and worthy ; and that discovery, invention, or improvement which shall be found to have a majority of concurring
Page 211 - him the communication, description, or model, except the officer to whom it shall be entrusted ; nor shall such officer part with the same out of his custody, without a special order of the Society for that purpose. 6. The Society, having previously referred the several communications
Page 191 - the fingers extended, there were three different measures or spans recognized by the Mayas. 1. The nab, from the tip of the thumb to the tip of the middle finger. 2. The
Page 194 - the same side. Tzam means nose, point, beak, etc. ru vach qux, from the middle of the breast to the end of the outstretched hand. hah, from the tips of the fingers of one hand to those of the other, the arms outstretched.
Page 454 - premium for five years next succeeding the time of their presentment ; except such performances as their authors may, in the meantime, think fit to withdraw. And the Society shall annually publish an abstract of the titles, object, or subject matter of the communications,
Page 212 - Awarded by the APS for the discovery of AD •—." And the seal of the .Society shall be annexed to the medal by a ribbon passing through a small hole at the lower edge thereof. SECTION 2. The Magellanic fund of two hundred guineas shall be considered as ten hundred and fifty dollars, and shall be invested

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