## Elementary Arithmetic: With Brief Notices of Its History, Volumes 1-12 |

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Page 15 - ... the ratio of the ovendry weight of a sample to the weight of a volume of water equal to the volume of the sample at some specific moisture content, as green, air-dry, or ovendry.

Page 32 - ... to give light upon the earth, and to rule over the day, and over the night, to be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and for years.

Page 32 - The proposition that the sun is the centre of the world and immovable from its place is absurd, philosophically false, and formally heretical, because it is expressly contrary to the Holy Scripture.

Page 4 - And king Solomon sent and fetched Hiram out of Tyre. He was a widow's son of the tribe of Naphtali, and his father was a man of Tyre, a worker in brass: and he was filled with wisdom, and understanding, and cunning to work all works in brass. And he came to king Solomon, and wrought all his work.

Page 34 - The Quotient is the number of times the divisor is contained in the dividend. The Remainder is the part of the dividend which is left undivided.

Page 24 - ... part of an inch transverse to the axis of the bar, and two lines at nearly the same interval parallel to the axis of the bar. The measure of length of the Imperial Standard yard is given by the interval between the middle transversal line at one end and the middle transversal line at the other end, the...

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