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Knight's Mechanical Encyclopedia (ed. Knight) 20 0 Browse Search
An English Combatant, Lieutenant of Artillery of the Field Staff., Battlefields of the South from Bull Run to Fredericksburgh; with sketches of Confederate commanders, and gossip of the camps. 12 0 Browse Search
James Parton, The life of Horace Greeley 12 0 Browse Search
HISTORY OF THE TOWN OF MEDFORD, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, FROM ITS FIRST SETTLEMENT, IN 1630, TO THE PRESENT TIME, 1855. (ed. Charles Brooks) 10 0 Browse Search
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Henry Morton Stanley, Dorothy Stanley, The Autobiography of Sir Henry Morton Stanley 6 0 Browse Search
Wendell Phillips, Theodore C. Pease, Speeches, Lectures and Letters of Wendell Phillips: Volume 2 6 0 Browse Search
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Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 3 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 6 0 Browse Search
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t he was a master of thirty-two other instruments. This was about 1063 B. C. The magadis of the Thracians was a three-cornered harp, with twenty strings arranged in octaves. It was used among them in the time of Xenophon. A band of 300 harpers was in the great procession of Ptolemy Philadelphus, preceding a column of 2,000 yellow bulls, with gilded horns and frontlets, crowns, necklaces, and breastplates of gold. Egyptians, Jews, Persians, Thracians, Greeks, Romans, Saxons, Welch, Irish, all had their harps. The number and material of the strings differed, and also the shapes of the frames. Irish harp. The Welsh harp was strung with gut. The Irish harp was strung with wire. Donagh, the son of Brian Boiroimhe, a king of Ireland who was slain 1014, sought protection at Rome, carrying the harp and regalia of his father, and presented them to Pope John XVIII. in order to obtain absolution for the murder of his brother Teig. Adrian IV. urged this as a title to the
′--chis′el. A sculptor's chisel, driven by a mallet or hammer, and used by artists or workers in marble. q r s t, Fig. 3032, show several forms. Mar-tel′lo-tow′er. (Fortification.) A circular, isolated tower of masonry, named from Mortella Bay, Corsica, where a tower of this description was taken by an English naval force in 1794, after a prolonged resistance. The capacity for defense excited so much surprise and admiration, that numerous towers were planted along the English, Irish, and Jersey coasts, in anticipation of the invasion of Napoleon I. The tower is usually about 40 feet in hight, having two stories, and a shell-proof roof with a 4 1/2-foot parapet. The walls are 5 1/2 feet thick; the lower story is for stores, magazine, and retreat; the second is a casemate with embrasures; the roof is armed en barbette with a traversing gun, under a bomb-proof. The towers were erected on the coasts of Kent within range of each other. The entrances are at a consi
orn's Grammatography, Trubner & Co., 1831: — Hebrew22Ethiopic202 Chaldaic22Chinese214 Syriac22Japanese73 Samaritan22Dutch26 Phoenician22Spanish27 Armenian38Irish18 Arabic28Anglo-Saxon25 Persian32Danish28 Turkish33Gothic25 Georgian38French28 Coptic32German26 Greek24Welch4 Latin25Russian35 Sanscrit328 The letter Jy sooner engage with it and repeat the note with less effort of the finger and greater rapidity. Fig. 3687, A illustrates the square piano-forte action with the Irish damper, so called from its inventor Southwell, an Irishman; and B, the operation of the check and crank-damper. a is the key; b, the hopper; c, the string; d, Iri A stuff having a silken warp and woolen weft, in this respect resembling bombazine. Dublin has attained preeminence in this particular branch of manufacture, the Irish poplins being widely and favorably known. A silk and worsted stuff, watered, figured, brocaded, or tissued. Originally an all-silk French goods. Irish poplins
gages. 1, Scotch, narrow4 feet 6 inches. 2, common English and American4 feet 8 1/2 inches. 3, Eastern counties and Blackwall, England, as originally constructed5 feet 4, Scotch, broad, Canadian Grand Trunk, East Indian5 feet 6 inches. 5, Irish6 feet 2 inches. 6, Great Western, as originally constructed (English broad)7 feet Forty-two inches is to be the gage of the Nile Railway from Wady Halfa to Shendy, skirting between the Nubian and Libyan deserts, a distance of 560 miles. Wrel; fire-clay; silicate of iron; silicate of magnesia; linseed-oil, 1 gallon; litharge, 3 pounds. Hutchings, 1868. Rosin, 1 pound; leached ashes, 1 pound; whiting, 0.5 pound; salt, 0.5 pound; red-lead, 0.12 pound; linseed-oil, 0.12 pound. Irish, 1868. Gypsum, 10 pounds; water, 1 gallon; linseedoil, 0.5 pint; white-lead, 0.08 pound; turpentine, 1 ounce. Hinman, 1868. Coal-tar, 1 barrel; glycerine, 2 gallons; oil, 2 quarts; caoutchouc, dissolved, 3 pints. Capron, 1868. Coal-tar,
e width of the foot, and are, when fixed to the boot, held by the pressure. Skate-grinder. A machine for grinding skates, straight-edged or rockers. The loose skate-holder and the table have each a plane or bevel-bearing surface, forming, when resting on each other, two corresponding plane or bevel surfaces. The rotary grindingwheel dresses the running edge of the blade. The holder is attached with adjustable clamps, and has rests for securing the work. Skates. Skean. (Irish, Scian). (Weapon.) An Irish weapon. A large knife molded like a sword. A skain. Florence skates. Skate-grinder. Skeet. (Nautical.) A scoop used for throwing water on the sails and decks. Skeg. (Boat-building.) A knee which unites and braces the stern-post and keel of a boat. Skein. 1. (Spinning.) A quantity of yarn from the reel, of silk, wool, cotton, or flax. Of cotton it contains 80 threads of 54 inches; 17 skeins make a hank; 18 hanks a spindle (English).<
match at Creedmoor between the American and Irish teams; each team was composed of 6 men, and had 15 shots at the distances of 800, 900, and 1,000 yards, making 270 in all for 6 men. a, H. Fulton, American, 58; 800 yards. b, J. B. Hamilton, Irish, 58; 800 yards. c, J. K. Milner, Irish, 57; 800 yards. d, H. Fulton. American, 57; 1,000 yards. In a possible 60. The sizes of the targets of the National Rifle Association at Creedmoor are as follows: — Up to 300 yds.300 to 600 yIrish, 57; 800 yards. d, H. Fulton. American, 57; 1,000 yards. In a possible 60. The sizes of the targets of the National Rifle Association at Creedmoor are as follows: — Up to 300 yds.300 to 600 yds.600 to 1,000 yds. Size6 × 2 feet6 × 6 feet6 × 12 feet. Bull's-eye.8 × 8 inches2 × 2 feet3 × 3 feet. Center2 × 2 feet4 × 4 feet6 × 6 feet. Bull's-eyes count4. Centers count3. Outers count2. See rifles. The following is the complete score of the shooting at Dollymount, Ireland; the targets are shown in Plate LXVIII. The American team. 800 yds.900 yds.1,000 yds. Total. Col. H. A. Gildersleeve565652164 G. W. A. Yale575251160 Major Henry Fulton585746161 R. C. Coleman56