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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 106 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. 32 0 Browse Search
Knight's Mechanical Encyclopedia (ed. Knight) 16 0 Browse Search
Raphael Semmes, Memoirs of Service Afloat During the War Between the States 16 0 Browse Search
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 3. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.) 14 0 Browse Search
Charles A. Nelson , A. M., Waltham, past, present and its industries, with an historical sketch of Watertown from its settlement in 1630 to the incorporation of Waltham, January 15, 1739. 14 0 Browse Search
George Bancroft, History of the Colonization of the United States, Vol. 1, 17th edition. 12 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Poetry and Incidents., Volume 2. (ed. Frank Moore) 10 0 Browse Search
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.) 10 0 Browse Search
Colonel Theodore Lyman, With Grant and Meade from the Wilderness to Appomattox (ed. George R. Agassiz) 8 0 Browse Search
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go. Blun′der-bus. A short gun with a large bore, for carrying a large charge of balls and slugs, to be used at close quarters. In former times, the same body of troops seem to have been armed part with carbines and part with blunderbusses (Dutch, donderbus, thunder-gun). It is now disused, and we seldom hear of it except in accounts of old houses and mansions where it is provided against burglars. This is a mere reminiscence, and has no practical bearing upon the modern armorer's art. cid, and adding an amalgam of zinc and cream of tartar, and boiling the whole for a short time. Brass-pow′der. (Red-Colored.) Grind copper filings or precipitated powder of copper with red ochre. (Gold-Colored.) Gold-colored brass or Dutch leaf reduced to powder. Mixed with pale varnish, or applied by dusting over a surface previously covered with varnish. Brass-rule. (Printing.) Brass strips, type-high, used by printers for cutting into lengths to separate advertisem
in which the parts on the sides of the opening overlap each other. Clin′i-cal Ther-mome-ter. (Surgical.) A thermometer with a long bulb on a bent arm. The straight portion only is attached to the index-plate, which has a range from 80° to 120°. In use, the bulb is inserted in the axilla, or the mouth. The instrument is self-registering, and is graduated to fifths of degrees. Clink′er. 1. A brick whose surface is vitrified by the extreme heat of the fire. 2. A description of Dutch brick. 3. A scale of oxide of iron formed in forging. 4. A mass of incombustible vitrified scoriae or slag, clogging a furnace. Clinker-bar. A bar fixed across the top of the ash-pit to support the slice used for clearing the interstices of the bars. Clinker-built. See clincher-work. Clinometer and level. Cli-nom′e-ter. 1. An instrument used in determining the slope of cuttings and embankments. It has a quadrant graduated to degrees and fixed at the end of a l
ns of a spring and chain, caused to revolve in contact with a piece of native sulphuret of iron, producing sparks which ignited the priming. This mineral is said to have originally derived its name pyrites, or firestone, from having been thus employed. The snaphaunce lock comprised a hammer carrying a flint, which was caused to strike against a furrowed piece of steel, which performed the office of the battery in the more modern flint-lock. It is said to have been contrived by German or Dutch marauders, to avoid the exposure attending the use of the matchlock in nocturnal expeditions. The flint-lock is said to have originated in France about 1635, and its general features do not appear to have essentially changed in the two centuries, nearly, during which it was used to the exclusion of all others. The parts corresponded to those of the percussion-lock of the present day, except that the hammer was provided with a pair of jaws for holding the flint, which was caused to strike
er, the nails are made directly from the rod by a continuous operation, the blank from which the nail is to be made being first cut from the rod and then passed successively through a series of revolving dies operating in pairs, by which it is gradually drawn down and finished. Horse′shoe-rack. (Nautical.) A sweep curving from the bitt-heads abaft the mainmast carrying a set of nine-pin swivel-blocks, as the fair-leaders of the light running-gear, halliards, etc. Horse-tail. 1. Dutch rush, used for scouring. 2. A Turkish standard, the number indicating the rank of a commander. Hors′ing-block. A frame to raise the ends of wheeling-planks in excavating. Hors′ing-i′ron. (Nautical.) A calker's chisel attached to a withy handle, and used with a beetle in driving oakum into a vessel's seams. Hors′ing-up. (Shipwrighting.) The final driving of oakum into the seams between the planking of ships. See making-iron. Hose. 1. Flexible tubing,
wo parts to be coupled, relieving the center-pin from all strain. See coupling. Knuck′le-shield. One to save the knuckles in washing and scrubbing. The example shows one made of india-rubber. Knuck′le-tim′ber. (Shipbuilding.) A top timber in the fore body, where a reverse of shape causes an angle on the timber. Knuckle-shield. Knurl′ing. Providing with ridges to assist the grasp, as in the knurled (or milled) head of a setscrew. Koff. (Vessel.) A twomasted, Dutch fishing-vessel, carrying a sprit-sail on each mast. Kom′pow. (Fabric.) A strong, white linen of China. Kreel. 1. A fish-basket of osiers. 2. A framework fish-trap. Kris. A short sword of the Malays. A crease. Krum-horn. (Music.) A old musical instrument resembling a cornet. After a singular change of orthography, it is represented by the cremona stop in an organ. Kus′si-er. (Music.) A Turkish musical instrument, having a hollow bod
r from Angelo Politiano to his friend Francesco Casa, as seen by the former at Florence in the fifteenth century. The inventor was one Lorenzo of Florence, and the apparatus was constructed to illustrate the Ptolemaic theory of the heavens. The various parts were moved by trains of cog-wheels. Life of A. Politiano, published by Cadell and Davis, London, about 1800. A planetary clock was made by Finee, 1553, and a planetarium by De Rheita in 1650. Or′se-dew. Leaf metal of bronze. Dutch metal. Or′tho-graph. A drawing representing a structure in elevation, external or internal. The internal orthograph is usually termed a vertical section or sciagraph. The ground plan is the ichnograph. The view of the whole building, the scenograph. Or-tho-scop′ic lens. (Optics.) An arrangement of two achromatic compound lenses, separated by an interval. Or-tho-pae′dic Ap-pa-ra′tus. (Surgical.) A device to correct the deformities of children, such as curve
ds were invented, when the oxen returned close alongside the last furrow made. The laws of Solon were written boustrophedon. The later Greek, long before the Christian era, came to be written from left to right like the Sanscrit and the other languages to which it — not its characters — was allied. The number of letters in the following alphabets is thus given in Ballhorn's Grammatography, Trubner & Co., 1831: — Hebrew22Ethiopic202 Chaldaic22Chinese214 Syriac22Japanese73 Samaritan22Dutch26 Phoenician22Spanish27 Armenian38Irish18 Arabic28Anglo-Saxon25 Persian32Danish28 Turkish33Gothic25 Georgian38French28 Coptic32German26 Greek24Welch4 Latin25Russian35 Sanscrit328 The letter J was introduced into the alphabets by Giles Beye, a printer of Paris, 1660. Short-hand writing was known to the Greeks and Romans. Its invention was ascribed to Xenophon. It was introduced into Rome by Cicero. Pliny employed a short-hand amanuensis. The Chinese dictionary shows 43,<