Encyclopædia Americana: A Popular Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature, History, Politics, and Biography, Brought Down to the Present Time; Including a Copious Collection of Original Articles in American Biography; on the Basis of the Seventh Edition of the German Conversations-lexicon, Volume 8
Francis Lieber, Edward Wigglesworth
Thomas, Cowperthwait, & Company, 1838 - Encyclopedias and dictionaries
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Page 102 - Considérations sur les causes de la grandeur et de la décadence des Romains...
Page 485 - Texas, by combinations too powerful to be suppressed by the ordinary course of judicial proceedings, or by the powers vested in the marshals by law...
Page 151 - If there were as many devils in Worms as there are tiles upon the roofs of its houses, I would go on.
Page 505 - Thus 1 expresses the hardness of talc ; 2 gypsum; 3 calcareous spar ; 4 fluor spar ; 5 apatite; 6 feldspar; 7 quartz; 8 topaz; 9 corundum ; 10 diamond. The...
Page 491 - History, Civil and Ecclesiastical, and Survey of the Antiquities of Winchester (2 vols., 4to.), and subsequently a Treatise on the Ecclesiastical Architecture of England during the Middle Ages (8vo.).
Page 485 - February 28, 1795, provided, that, "in case of an insurrection in any State against the government thereof, it shall be lawful for the President of the United States, on application of the legislature of such State or of the executive, when the legislature cannot be convened, to call forth such number of the militia of any other State or States, as may be applied for, as he may judge sufficient to suppress such insurrection.
Page 364 - Majesty to inquire into the subject of weights and measures, that a cubic inch of distilled water weighed in air by brass weights at the temperature of 62 degrees of Fahrenheit's thermometer, the barometer being at 30 inches, is equal to 252 grains, and 456 thousandth parts of a grain...
Page 240 - ... it lies for the production, inspection, or delivery of public books and papers ; for the surrender of the regalia of a corporation ; to oblige bodies corporate to affix their common seal ; to compel the holding of a court ; and for an infinite number of other purposes, which it is impossible to recite minutely.
Page 364 - An inch is the smallest lineal measure to which a name is given, but subdivisions are used for many purposes. Among mechanics, the inch is commonly divided into eighths. By the officers of the revenue and by scientific persons it is divided into tenths, hundredths, &c. Formerly it was made to consist of 12 parts, called lines.