Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy, Volume 6

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The Academy, 1858 - Engineering
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Includes also Minutes of [the] Proceedings, and Report of [the] President and Council for the year, separately published 1965/66- as its Annual report.

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Page iii - SOCIETY desire it to be understood that they are not answerable for any opinions or observations that may appear in the Society's publications ; the Editors of the several Works being alone responsible for the same.
Page 320 - Antiquities, or remnants of history, are, as was said, tanquam tabula naufragii, when industrious persons, by an exact and scrupulous diligence and observation, out of monuments, names, words, proverbs, traditions, private records and evidences, fragments of stories, passages of books that concern not story, and the like, do save and recover somewhat from the deluge of time.
Page 467 - ... and which, from one of its peculiarities, is sometimes called the thumb pattern. When this is represented in a plane surface, in the illuminations of MSS., you have that marvellously beautiful result which is familiar to you in the ' Book of Kells;' to us in the
Page 356 - is a bacciferous herb, with esculent roots, bearing winged leaves and a bell flower. This, I have been informed, was brought first out of Virginia, by Sir Walter Raleigh ; and he stopping at Ireland, some was planted there, where it thrived very well, and to good purpose ; for in their succeeding wars, when all the grain above ground was destroyed, this supported them ; for the soldiers, unless they had dug up all the ground where they grew, and almost sifted it, could not extirpate them.
Page 468 - ... have a peculiar characteristic, a form of beauty . which belongs to no nation but our own, and to no portion of our nation but the Celtic portion. It deals with curves which are not arcs of a circle ; its figures are not of the class we usually designate by the term geometrical ; and above all it calls in the aid of enamel to perfect its work...
Page 356 - Ireland," published in 1699, describes the Irish cabin in his day as having behind it " the garden, a piece of ground sometimes of half an acre or an acre, and in this is the turf-stack, their corn, perhaps two or three hundred sheaves of oats, and as much peas, the rest of the ground is full of their dearly-beloved potatoes, and a few cabbages.
Page 417 - ... expressed a hope that further inquiries would be instituted into the action of strychnine and nicotine upon some of the warm-blooded animals, as he believed that in nicotine, which was always easily procurable in the form of tobacco-leaf infusion, would be found a valuable antidote in at least some cases of strychnine poisoning, whether intentional or accidental.
Page 117 - Peridinea described by him. Before death, and also when only passing from a motile to a quiescent state, most likely preparatory to undergoing some important developmental change, the contents contract towards the centre, and then an external transparent and perfectly colourless vesicle becomes visible, while the flagellum and cilia disappear. The contracted contents present a very definite and generally spherical boundary, and are evidently included in a distinct cell ; the resemblance of this internal...
Page 39 - Aperture," where he states in a note that the effect of mounting in balsam " is in fact equivalent to reducing the aperture of the objective below 100°, as far as illumination is concerned, though a much larger one may be required to take in the pencil.
Page 226 - THE granites of the south-east of Ireland occur in the counties of Dublin, Carlow, Kilkenny, Wicklow, and Wexford, and may be divided physically into two distinct groups: — 1st. The chain of granite hills extending from Booterstown and Dalkey, co.

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