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obable damage that might be caused to the guns and other interior fittings of the turret. The armor-plating of the latter, against which the shot was to be thrown, consisted of, first, one rolled covering of iron fifteen inches in thickness, disposed in two tiers, and secured to the backing and inner skin by bolts. Behind this armor-plating there is fourteen inches of teak, then an inner skin formed of two 3/4 inch iron plates. The gun used was one of the 25-ton 12-inch muzzle-loading Fraser guns, made at the Woolwich Arsenal. The projectiles selected were the Palliser 600-pound shot, solid and chill-headed, and the powder charge was 85 pounds large pebble. The vessel carrying the gun, the Hotspur, was moored at a distance of 200 yards from and on nearly a parallel line with the Glatton. In the turret of the latter, a kid, a rabbit, and a fat hen were placed to try the effects of concussion. The first shot which struck, took the turret armor in its weakest part, in the c
d body pushed into position, and of a nearly solid or of a skeleton form. The pessary of Hippocrates was a pomegranate pierced through the core. A ring or frame which is supported by resting against the os pubis. A staff or finger which is supported by an external brace or truss, and enters the vagina so as to form a seat for the uterus. An inflatable ball or annulus, which is expanded after reaching its sphere of action. Pessaries. Several kinds are shown in Fig. 3651. a is Fraser's pessary of hard rubber, having a cup for the cervix and a supporting bow which passes down the posterior walls of the vagina, the lower portion resting upon and being supported by the levator ani muscle near its attachment to the os pubis. The entire posterior or convex portion of the bow resists the action of the downward tendency of the uterus in the cup, while the bladder pushes the anterior wall of the vagina into the concavity of the bow, which in turn is so constructed that it clasp