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An Elementary Treatise on Sound: Being the Second Volume of a Course of ... - Page 11
1836 - 220 pages
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Travels through Sicily and the Lipari Islands, in the month of December ...

Edward] [Boid - Lipari Islands (Italy) - 1827 - 367 pages
...accoustic effects, which caused a source of diversion to the wags of earlier days in the following way. The slightest whisper is borne with perfect distinctness from the great western door, where once stood a confessional, to the cornice behind the high altar (a dis* The ancient race of Akragas...
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Encyclopędia Americana: A Popular Dictionary of Arts, Sciences ..., Volume 13

Francis Lieber, Edward Wigglesworth, Thomas Gamaliel Bradford - Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1833
...where the slightest whisper is carried, with perfect distinctness, through a distance of 250 feet, from the great western door to the cornice behind the high altar. By an unfortunate coincidence, the focus of one of the reflecting surfaces was chosen for the place...
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The Metropolitan, Volume 1

1831
...out, after considerable anomalies of weather, in the year 1817 in Bengal. REMAREARLE ECHOES. — ' In the cathedral of Girgenti, in Sicily, the slightest...to the cornice behind the high altar, a distance of V.')O feet. By a most unlucky coincidence, the precise focus of divergence at the former station was...
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The Olio: Or, Museum of Entertainment ..., Volume 8

1832
...pour ont a common tumbler full of water, and put in the same quantity of fresh. REMARKABLE ECHOES. — In the cathedral of Girgenti, in Sicily, the slightest...great western door to the cornice behind the high ahar, a distance of 250 feet. By a most unlucky coincidence, the precise focus of divergence at the...
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The Journal of Health, Volume 4

Hygiene - 1832
...Girgenti, where the slightest whisper is carried with perfect distinctness through a distance of 250 feet, from the great western door to the cornice behind the high altar. By an unfortunate coincidence, the focus of one of the reflecting surfaces was chosen for the place...
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encyclopedia americana

FRANCIS LIEBER - 1833
...where the slightest whisper is carried, with perfect distinctness, through a distance of '250 feet, from the great western door to the cornice behind the high altar. By an unfortunate coincidence, the focus of one of the reflecting surfaces was chosen for the place...
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Conversations on Nature and Art

Nature - 1839 - 333 pages
...circumstance, which you shall hear. " In the cathedral of Gergenti in Sicily (the ancient Agrigentum), the slightest whisper is borne with perfect distinctness...250 feet. By a most unlucky coincidence, the precise point of divergence near the door, was chosen for the 120 - SOUND. place of the confessional; and a...
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Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, Volume 9

William Chambers, Robert Chambers - London (England) - 1841
...the focus of the echo. Thefollowingcuriousinstanceis mentioned in Henchel's Treatise on Sound : — "In the cathedral of Girgenti, in Sicily, the slightest...perfect distinctness from the great western door to tho cornice behind the high altar, a distance of two hundred and fifty feet. By a most unlucky coincidence,...
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a popular dictionary of arts, sciences, literature, history, politics, and ...

francis lieber - 1851
...where the slightest whisper is carried, with perfect distinctness, through a distance of 250 feet, from the great western door to the cornice behind the high altar. By an unfortunate coincidence, the focus of one of the reflecting surfaces was chosen for the place...
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Treasury of nature, science, and art, ed. by W. Anderson

Treasury - 1853
...especially at the bottom of a well, and sometimes even clouds, will produce this effect. INTERESTING ECHOES. In the Cathedral of Girgenti, in Sicily, the slightest...perfect distinctness, from the great western door to the high altar, a distance of 250 feet. By a most unlucky coincidence, the precise focus of divergence...
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