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Page 296 - A red flag with a black center indicates that a storm of marked violence is expected . The pennants displayed with the flags indicate the direction of the wind: red, easterly (from northeast to south); white, westerly (from southwest to north).
Page 332 - Within is a country that may have the prerogative over the most pleasant places of Europe, Asia, Africa, or America, for large and pleasant navigable rivers: heaven and earth never agreed better to frame a place for mans habitation being of our constitutions, were it fully manured and inhabited by industrious people.
Page 348 - These observations refer principally to the summer, though they affect spring and autumn nearly in the same ratio. 5. The moon's change, first quarter, full, and...
Page 359 - War be, and he hereby is, authorized and required to provide for taking meteorological observations at the military stations in the interior of the continent and at other points in the States and Territories of the United States, and for giving notice on the northern lakes and on the seacoast, by magnetic telegraph and marine signals, of the approach and force of storms.
Page 348 - The nearer to midday or noon these phases of the moon happen, the more foul or wet weather may be expected during the next seven days. 4. The space for this calculation occupies from ten in the forenoon to two in the afternoon. These observations refer principally to the summer, though they affect spring and autumn nearly in the same ratio.
Page 348 - The nearer the time of the moon's change, first quarter, full, and last quarter, is to midnight, the fairer will the weather be during the seven days following. 2. The space for this calculation occupies from ten at night till two next morning.
Page 464 - ... under the name of Eastern Maryland (or Eastern Shore), while the latter is commonly referred to as Southern Maryland. The eastern division includes the counties of Worcester, Somerset, Dorchester, Caroline, Talbot, Queen Anne's, Kent and part of Cecil. To this region most of the state of Delaware properly belongs. Nowhere, except in the extreme north, does the country reach 100 feet in elevation, while most of it is below 25 feet in height. Both on the Atlantic coast and more especially upon...
Page 340 - We have frequently, along this North American coast, storms from the northeast, which blow violently sometimes three or four days. Of these I have had a very singular opinion some years, viz. that, though the course of the wind is from northeast to southwest, yet the course of the storm is from southwest to northeast; that is, the air is in violent motion in Virginia before it moves in Connecticut, and in Connecticut before it moves at Cape Sable, &,c.
Page 28 - The sum of two thousand dollars * annually, or so much thereof as shall be necessary, is hereby appropriated out of any funds of the Treasury not otherwise appropriated...
Page 463 - ... stretches from the Atlantic coast-line to the crest of the Alleghanies and from its central situation affords, perhaps, the most characteristic section of this broad belt. The country rises from the sea level at first gradually and then more rapidly until it culminates in the high lands of the western portion of the state. It has been divided throughout the middle Atlantic slope into three physiographic areas known respectively as the Coastal Plain, the Piedmont Plateau and the Appalachian Region....