, sleepers, and joists are built in as the work proceeds.
A form of fire-arm adapted for use with one hand.
The modern form of pistol is a breechloader, using metallic cartridges.
It is said to have been invented at Piston, in Tuscany, by Camillo Vitelli, in the sixteenth century.
The German cavalry seems first to have used them, and their use caused the lance to be abandoned.
At the battle of Ivry, 1590, it appears that the French gentlemen of the king's army lost ground be surfaces are plane figures.
2. A flat fold in a garment, as on a shirt-bosom.
3. Straw-plait is made in various ways, and after a variety of patterns, known by the name of the place whence it is brought, as Leghorn, Tuscan, Dunstable; or by the number of strands, as seven, double-seven; or by other characteristics, as split, vandyke, open, etc.
The straws are carefully selected, cut into equal lengths, bleached by exposure to sulphur fumes, split lengthwise, a
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65,266.Perrin, May 28, ‘67.70,318.Brown, Oct. 29, ‘67.
68,695.Brown, Sep. 10, ‘67.70,945.Angell, Dec. 10, ‘67.
71,852.Chandler, Dec. 10, ‘67.127,318.Devol, May 28, ‘72.
75,500.Walkins, Mar. 10, ‘68.133,332.Murphy, Nov. 26, ‘72.
79,923.Smith, July 14, ‘68.135,427.Hastings, Feb. 4, ‘73.
100,477.Fitts, Aug. 16, ‘70.153,417.Baldwin, July 28, ‘74.
111,343.Hastings, June 31, ‘71.
Cutting-machine for hay, straw, and vegetables.
Tuscan straw is prepared by pulling the wheat while the ear is in a milky state.
The wheat is sown very close, so that the straw is thin and short.
The straw is spread out upon the ground for three or four days in fine hot weather to dry. It is then tied up in bundles and stacked, to complete the drying.
After remaining in the mow for about a month, it is removed to a meadow and spread out, that the dew, sun, and air may bleach it. During this process it is frequently turn