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favorable weather complete the drying. It is a cheap material and easily built up. It does not appear likely ever to become a favorite mode of building in those parts of the United States which are at present most thickly populated. It will not do to make too general a statement in a country whose climate varies between Alaska and Mexico. Ad-viceā€²--boat. A fast-sailing vessel used for reconnoitering. First used, say the authorities, in spying the operations of the French fleet in Brest, previous to the battle of La Hogue, 1692. Of course Themistocles and the consul Caius Duilius never had any light amphiprorae to overhaul the Persians or the Carthaginians, and when found make note on. Adze. Adze. The adze is a very ancient tool, and has a curved blade whose edge is at right angles to the handle; differing from the axe, in which the blade is parallel to the handle. The forms and sizes differ with the character of the work, and in some cases the bit is gouge-shap
f inventions, refers to a contrivance of somewhat similar import. Submarine excavation and blasting of Blossom rock, Harbor of San Francisco. Robert Fulton published his work on this subject in New York, 1810. His experiments were made at Brest in 1801. On July 3, in that year, he embarked with three companions on board his plunging-boat in the harbor of Brest, and descended in it to the depth of 25 feet, which was about as deep as the strength of his machine would bear. He remained bBrest, and descended in it to the depth of 25 feet, which was about as deep as the strength of his machine would bear. He remained below in darkness one hour. He afterward tried candles, but objected to them as destroying the vitality of the air. Bull's-eyes were then inserted in the top of the boat, and found satisfactory. His boat had one mast, a mainsail, and a jib, which moved her at the rate of 2 miles an hour on the surface, and were stowed in 2 minutes when preparing to dive. When submerged, the vessel was moved by the exertion of 2 men at the engine, while he governed the position of the boat by regulating the m
ly5475 1869Tasmania to Australia176 1869Scilly Isles to Land's End, England2742 1869*Corfu to Santa Maura50160 1869*Santa Maura to Ithaca7180 1869Ithaca to Cephalonia7 1869*Cephalonia to Zante1060 1869Bushire, Persia, to Jask50597 1869Brest, France, to St. Pierre2,5842,760 1869St. Pierre to Duxbury, U. S.749259 1869Moen to Bornholm, Sweden8028 1869Bornholm, Sweden, to Libau23062 1870Scotland to Orkney Isles37 1870Salcombe, England, to Brignogan, France10159 1870Beachy Head to Cape in sections varying somewhat in size and mode of manufacture. The illustrations (Fig. 6245) are from Engineering, and are one half (linear) the exact size. Submarine telegraph-cables. A is a section of the shore ends of the cable between Brest and St. Pierre. B, the intermediate portion connecting the shore ends to the main portion. C, the main cable of the Brest and St. Pierre section. D, the main cable of the St. Pierre and United States section. E, the intermediate porti