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Page 174 - In very hot weather, the falling of the mercury indicates thunder. 3. In winter, the rising presages frost: and in frosty weather, if the mercury falls three or four divisions, there will be a thaw.
Page 174 - In very hot weather, the falling of the mercury foreshows thunder. 3. In winter, the rising presages frost ; and in frosty weather, if the mercury falls three or four divisions, there will certainly follow a thaw. But in a continued frost, if the mercury rises, it will certainly snow.
Page 29 - CB : CA : : sin A : sin B. For, with A as a centre, and AD equal to the less side...
Page 45 - The longitude of a heavenly body is the arc of the ecliptic intercepted between the first point of Aries and the...
Page 48 - The azimuth is the arc of the horizon intercepted between the north or south point, and the circle of...
Page 174 - These are esteemed the best of any general rules hitherto made : 1. The rising of the mercury presages, in general, fair weather; and its falling, foul weather, as rain, snow, high winds, and storms. 2. In very hot weather, the falling of the mercury indicates thunder.
Page 111 - S. of the sun), the index correction was + 2' 40", and the height of the eye above the sea was 15 feet; required the latitude. 5. April 20, 1878, in long. 56° 30' W., the observed meridian altitude of the moon's LL below Pole was 18° 26' 30", the index correction was —2' 40", and the height of the eye above the sea was 18 feet; required the latitude.
Page 217 - N. 12 miles, the index correction was + 3' 50", and the height of the eye above the sea was 18 feet ; required the true latitude, the latitude by account being 51° N., and the longitude 50° 10