weapon is very questionable.
It is believed that this form of bayonet was first introduced in the French service among the Chasseurs de Vincennes, who used it in Algiers, in the Crimean campaign of 1854-55, and the Italian war of 1859.
It is secured to the rifle by a ring in the guard and a spring-catch in the hilto maintain the concrete in place until set.
This is an old Roman method, and was described by Vitruvius.
It has also been used by the French in their works in Algiers.
Blocks of 324 cubic feet were floated out and dropped from slings into their places.
Iron h one or more mortars are mounted for naval bombardments.
Mortar-vessels are said to have been invented by Reyneau, and to have been first used at the siege of Algiers in 1682.
A harpoon which carries a charge of explosive material in its head.
In the example, the head is charged with powder, an
A heavy dray for the transportation of ordnance.
（Fabric.) A cloak-stuff formerly made of camel's hair, alone or mixed with silk; since made of wool and silk or wool and flax.
It was a fashionable cloak stuff in the days of our fathers and their fathers.
It was rigid from close weaving, and nearly waterproof.
It went out when indiarubber fabrics came in.
Camel's-hair cloth is used for tent coverings in Algiers by the Kabyles and Berbers; in China for carpets; in Turkey for soldiers' coverlets; in Circassia for dreadnaught cloaks.
Fine or coarse, its uses are great and various.
Marco Polo refers to this manufacture at the city of Kalaka, in the province of Tangut, in the domain of the great Genghis Khan.
After dinner, I put on my new camelott suit; the best I ever wore in my life, the suit costing me above £ 24 (Pepys's Diary, 1665). This was a rich silk.
This night my new camelott riding
Kutais (E shore of Black Sea）59.44
Bakou (S of Caspian)13.38
Ekatherinburg, Ural Mts.14.76
In the summer of 1855, at a competitive trial of reapers about 40 miles from Paris, France, three machines were exhibited, from America, England, and Algiers.
The following was the result in a field of oats:—
The American machine cut an acre in22 minutes.
The English machine cut an acre in66 minutes.
The Algerianneous acid from wood-tar.
RosinPinus palustris, etcNorth America, etcThe residue left after the distillation of oil of turpentine
SandarachCallitris quadrivalvisAlgiersUsed in varnishes.
When powdered, affords pounce.
ScammonyConvolvus scammoniaAsia MinorUsed as a purgative in medicine.
r being mixed with water.
Ordinary concrete and Beton (which see) are of this class.
Terra-cotta, employed for architectural ornaments, statuary, etc., is in the nature of a fine brick.
Cement stones have been largely employed for constructions in the sea, especially for harbor dams, breakwaters, and quay walling.
We may cite the moles of Dover and Alderney, in England, of Port Vendre, Cette, La Ciotat, Marseilles, and Cherbourg in France, Carthagena in Spain, Pola in the Adriatic, of Algiers and Port Said in Africa, and Cape Henlopen at the mouth of the Delaware.
For the break water at Cherbourg artificial stone blocks of 712 cubic feet each were immersed
The fortifications before Copenhagen are made of a concrete of broken stone and hydraulic mortar.
The sluice of Francis Joseph on the Danube, in Hungary, is built entirely of concrete.
This work forms a reservoir, the bottom and the sides of which consist of one piece.
Its length is 360 feet, and width 30 feet. Its cons
1859*Cape Otway, Circular Head24060
1860Great Belt, Denmark (2 cables)1418
1860*Dacca, Hindostan, to Pegu11650
1860*Port Vendres, France, to Algiers5201,585
1859 and 1860*Suez, Egypt, to Cassire, Egypt255Shallow water.
1860*Suakin, Red Sea, to Cassire474
1860*Suakin, Red Sea, to Aden, Arabia627
1860*Aden, atrick, Scotland, to Donaghadee, Ireland25160
1871Javea to Iviza430
1871Majorca to Minorca3593
1871Villa Real to Gibraltar15584
1871Marseilles, France, to Algiers, Africa4471,625
1871Singapore to Saigon, Cochin China62060
Date.FromLength in Miles.Greatest Depth in Fathoms.
1871Saigon to Hong Kong975630
1871Hong Kong to romwell's time, but the safety of carrying them in ships.—Pepys's Diary, 1662.
In 1688 an immense floating bomb was prepared by the French against the port of Algiers, but was not used.
In 1693-95 similar contrivances were used by the English in besieging St. Malo, Dieppe, and Dunkirk, without serious damage.
In 1770 the