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" It is a time-piece that advances very regularly near four minutes a day, and no other group of stars exhibits, to the naked eye, an observation of time so easily made. How often have we heard our guides exclaim in the savannahs of Venezuela, or in the... "
Tales about the sun, moon, and stars - Page 136
by Peter Parley (pseud.) - 1862
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The Life, Travels and Books of Alexander Von Humboldt

Richard Henry Stoddard - 1809 - 482 pages
...meridian. This cir cumstance is known to the people of every nation situated beyond the tropics, or in the southern hemisphere. It has been observed at...hour of the night, in different seasons, the Cross is erect or inclined. It is a timepiece which advances very regularly nearly four minutes a day, and...
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Personal narrative of travels to the equinoctial regions of the ..., Volumes 1-2

Alexander von Humboldt, Aimé Bonpland - Natural history - 1818
...passes the meridian. This circumstance is known to every nation, that lives beyond the tropics, or in the southern hemisphere. It has been observed at...inclined. It is a time-piece that advances very regularly near four minutes a day, and no other group o'f stars exhibits, to the naked eye, an observation of...
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The English reading book, in prose

William Jillard Hort - 1822
...perpendicular at the moment when it passes the meridian ; this circumstance is known to all the inhabitants of the southern hemisphere. It has been observed at what...hour of the night, in different seasons, the cross is erect or inclined ; and this is a time-piece which advances very regularly nearly four minutes a...
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Personal Narrative of Travels to the Equinoctial Regions of the ..., Volumes 1-2

Alexander von Humboldt, Aimé de Bonpland - Natural history - 1822
...passes the meridian. This circumstance is known to every nation, that lives beyond the tropics, or in the southern hemisphere. It has been observed at what hour of the night, iu different seasons, the Cross of the South is erect, or inclined. It is a time-piece that advances...
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Museum Americanum; Or: Select Antiquities, Curiosities, Beauties, and ...

Charles Hulbert - America - 1823 - 341 pages
...it passes the meridian. This circumstance is known to every nation that lives beyond the tropics, or in the southern hemisphere. It has been observed at...or inclined. It is a timepiece that advances very regular near four minutes a day ; and no other group of stars exhibits to the naked eye, an observation...
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Elements of astronomy: illustrated with plates

John Hubbard Wilkins - Astronomy - 1825 - 151 pages
...passes the meridian. This circumstance is known to every nation, that lives beyond the tropics, or in the southern hemisphere. It has been observed at...inclined. It is a time-piece that advances very regularly near four minutes a daj', and no other group of stars exhibits to the naked eye, an observation of...
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The forest sanctuary; and other poems

Felicia Dorothea Hemans - 1825
...form of which recals the sign of the faith planted by their ancestors in the deserts of the New World It has been observed at what hour of the night, in...inclined. It is a time-piece that advances very regularly near four minutes a day, and no other group of stars exhibits to the naked eye an observation of time...
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The Forest Sanctuary: And Other Poems

Felicia Dorothea Browne Hemans - 1825 - 205 pages
...form of which recals the sign of the faith planted by their ancestors in the deserts of the New World It has been observed at what hour of the night, in...South is erect or inclined. It is a time-piece that adrances very regularly near four minutes a day, and no other group of stars exhibits to the naked...
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The every-day book, or, The guide to the year, Volume 2

William Hone - 1825 - 851 pages
...southern hemisphere. It is known at what hour of the night, in different seasons, the southern cross m polished lances in a hostile field. The stag in limpid currents, with surprise, Sees crystal ; nnd no other group of stars exhibits, to the naked eye, an observation of time so easily made. How...
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The Every-day Book: Or, Everlasting Calendar of Popular Amusements ...

William Hone - Calendars - 1868
...southern hemisphere It is known at what hour of the night, in different seasons, the southern cross is erect, or inclined. It is a timepiece that advances...regularly nearly four minutes a day; and no other group ol stars exhibits, to the naked eye, an obser vation of time so easily made. How often have we heard...
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