A Dictionary of the Military Science: Containing an Explanation of the Principal Terms Used in Mathematics, Artillery, and Fortification; and Comprising the Substance of the Latest Regulations on Courts Martial, Pay, Pensions, Allowances, Etc.; a Comparative Table of Ancient and Modern Geography ; Achievements of the British Army; with an Address to Gentlemen Entering the Army

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Baldwin and Cradock, 1830 - English language - 284 pages
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Page 143 - The carat, used for weighing diamonds, is 3 grains. The term, however, when used to express the fineness of gold, has a relative meaning only. Every mass of alloyed gold is supposed to be divided into 24 equal parts ; thus the standard...
Page 156 - Neither will you, upon any account, at any time whatsoever, disclose or discover the vote or opinion of any particular member of the court-martial, unless required to give evidence thereof, as a witness, by a court of justice, in a due course of law. So help you God.
Page 155 - Majesty's forces, and according to an act of parliament now in force, for the punishment of mutiny and desertion, and other crimes therein mentioned, without partiality, favour, or affection ; and if any doubt shall arise which is not explained by the said articles, or act of parliament, according to my conscience, the best of my.
Page 143 - ... 60 thirds, the third into 60 fourths, &c. At present the second is more generally divided decimally into lOths, lOOths, &c. The degree is frequently so divided. 6. MEASURE OF TIME. 60 Seconds = 1 Minute. 60 Minutes = 1 Hour. 24 Hours = 1 Day. 7 Days = 1 Week. 28 Days = 1 Lunar Month. 28, 29, 30, or 31 Days = 1 Calendar Month. 12 Calendar Months = 1 Year. 365 Days = 1 Common Year. 366 Days = 1 Leap Year.
Page 79 - They were still separated from each other by stone walls and hedges, which intersected the ground : but as they closed it was perceived that the French line extended beyond the right flank of the British ; and a body of the Enemy were observed moving up the valley to turn it.
Page 8 - I do also make oath, that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to Her Majesty, Her Heirs, and Successors, and that I will, as in duty bound, honestly and faithfully defend Her Majesty, Her Heirs, and Successors, in Person, Crown, and Dignity, against all enemies, and will observe and obey all orders of Her Majesty, Her Heirs, and Successors, and of the generals and officers set over me.
Page 156 - ... and desertion, and other crimes therein mentioned, without partiality, favour, or affection, and if any doubt shall arise which is not explained by the said articles or act, according to my conscience, the best of my understanding, and the custom of war in the like cases...
Page 114 - Mile {1 Degree of a Great Circle of the Earth 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.
Page 26 - When any soldiers with their horses are billeted upon the keeper of a victualling house who has no stables, on the written requisition of the commanding...
Page 124 - Majesty could be allowed to accept the Insignia of a Foreign Order from any Sovereign of a Foreign State, except they shall be so conferred in consequence of active and distinguished services before the Enemy, either at Sea or in the Field ; or unless he shall have been actually employed in the service of such Foreign Sovereign.

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