The new encyclopędia; or, Universal dictionary ofarts and sciences

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Page 255 - I must have liberty Withal, as large a charter as the wind, To blow on whom I please...
Page 187 - In autumn the deer with the fawns remigtate northward. The Indians are very attentive to their motions ; for the rein forms the chief part not only of their drefs but of their food. They often kill multitudes for the fake of their tongues only ; but generally they...
Page 200 - Jurors may be challenged propter affectum, for suspicion of bias or partiality. This may be either a principal challenge or to the favour. A principal challenge is such where the cause assigned carries with it prima facie evident marks of suspicion either of malice or favour: as, that a juror is of kin to either party within the ninth degree...
Page 235 - ... or shot be intruded. If the ball be red hot, a tompion, or trencher of green wood, is to be driven in before it. The common allowance for a charge of powder of a piece of ordnance, is half the weight of the ball. In the British navy, the allowance for 32 pounders is but seven sixteenths of the weight of the bullet.
Page 134 - OPQR, so disposed, that they may each make an angle of 45 degrees, that is, that they may be half way inclined from the perpendicular, as in the figure. In each of the two extremities AB, make a circular overture, in one of which fix the tube GL, in the other the tube MF, and observe, that in each of these is to be inserted another tube as, H and I.
Page 626 - Gospel in 97. 121 The Caledonians reconquer from the Romans all the Southern parts of Scotland ; upon which the emperor Adrian builds a wall between Newcastle and Carlisle ; but this also proving ineffectual, Pollius Urbicus, the Roman general, about the year 144, repairs Agricola's forts, which he joins by a wall four yards thick.
Page 173 - The ceraunia, according to thefe authors, are the heads of the ancient weapons of war, in ufe before the invention of iron; which, upon the introduction of that metal, growing into difufe, were difperfed in the fields through this and that neighbouring country.
Page 103 - ... fat. They breed once a-year, and bring forth at the latter end of the winter two or three young at a birth.
Page 207 - A favage look, fomething in it haggard and wild, makes them be known in the midft of a crowd, even when they are not in their hunting drefs. And...

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