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Page 33 - tis very fine, But where d'ye sleep, or where d'ye dine? I find by all you have been telling, That 'tis a house, but not a dwelling.
Page 17 - We leave out of our consideration those territories which at the end of the fourteenth and the beginning of the fifteenth century...
Page 43 - There should be nothing to prevent a perfect circulation of air over the district; there should be no nuisances, damp ravines, muddy creeks or ditches, undrained or marshy ground close to the site, or in such a position that, the prevailing winds would blow the effluvia over it.
Page 168 - ... is thrown up in a column to the height of 120 feet. I went also to see the reservoir, enclosing an area of no less than thirty-six acres, from which the water is distributed to all parts of New York. In this artificial lake all the river sediment is deposited, the basin being divided into two parts, so that one may be cleaned out while the other is in use. The tunnel or pipe conveying the water for a distance of more than thirty miles, from the source to the Haerlem river, is so large, that the...
Page 52 - An east window gives the infant beams of the sun, before they are of strength to do harm, and is offensive to none but a sluggard. A south window in summer is a chimney with a fire in it, and stands in need to be screened by a curtain. In a west window the sun grows low, and ever familiar towards night in summer-time, and with more light than delight.
Page 194 - ... does, whereas one gas burner will consume as much oxygen and give out as much carbonic acid as five or six men, or even more. This is why it is commonly considered that gas is more injurious than lamps or candles...
Page 5 - Garve (qv) wrote on the character of Zollikofer (Leipsic, 1788). ZONARAS, John ; a monk of St. Basil, by birth a Greek, who lived during the latter part of the eleventh and the commencement of the following century. Before he renounced the world for the cloister, he had filled some distinguished offices about the imperial court, but becoming, at length, disgusted with its intrigues, gave himself up to a religious life, employing his leisure hours in the compilation of a History of the World...
Page 124 - Pipe. — In pipe fitting, a cast iron pipe which is provided with a socket at one end and a spigot at the other. The sockets of wrought pipes are couplings, and are screwed over the ends on the outside diameter.* Socket Plug.
Page 2 - Thus the hall was essentially feudal, in origin and purpose, and continued to be the chief feature of every mansion until the decay of that social system in which it had its origin.
Page 193 - ... therewith, or upon an inner court not less than 60 square feet in area ; and the total window area shall be at least onetenth of the floor area of the room, and the upper half of such window or windows shall be made to open the full width. (4) The walls and floor shall be damp-proof and waterproof.

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