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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 106 0 Browse Search
Knight's Mechanical Encyclopedia (ed. Knight) 20 0 Browse Search
Horace Greeley, The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-65: its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the War for the Union. Volume I. 18 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.) 14 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 1. (ed. Frank Moore) 10 0 Browse Search
John F. Hume, The abolitionists together with personal memories of the struggle for human rights 6 0 Browse Search
John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana 6 0 Browse Search
L. P. Brockett, Women's work in the civil war: a record of heroism, patriotism and patience 6 0 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: March 6, 1861., [Electronic resource] 6 0 Browse Search
Abraham Lincoln, Stephen A. Douglas, Debates of Lincoln and Douglas: Carefully Prepared by the Reporters of Each Party at the times of their Delivery. 6 0 Browse Search
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Chick′en-rais′--ing Appa-ra′tus. An incubator (which see). Child's Car′--riage. A small carriage adapted for children's uses, being drawn or pushed by an attendant. Chil′i — an mill. From time immemorial the ores of Mexico, Central America, and Peru have been worked, and the processes yet used in some of the more remote districts are rude and wasteful or exceeding slow. The Chilian mill and arrastra are specimens of the latter. A in the accompanying cut shows the adaptation of water-power as a motor for the primitive mill of Central America, the arrangements being of a massive and rude description. B shows a more modern form of the same device. Chilian mill. The modern form of the Chilian mill in its application to the grinding of oleaginous seeds, nuts, kernels and fruits, is shown in Fig. 1271. Each stone has a rotation on its horizontal axis A′, and also a rotation around the common, vertical axis A. The latter is driven by the pinion S and be
n steamboats. Hor-i-zon′tal Wa′--ter-wheel. (Hydraulic Engineering.) a. One running on a vertical axis, as do the turbines generally. The term is, however, specifically applied to a wheel having radial floats upon which a stream of water is dashed, usually from a considerable elevation. The floats may be set spirally, so as the better to receive the impact of the water. Horizontal water-wheel. This form of wheel has but little prominence in this country, but is used in Central America and some other places where a small body of water with a considerable head is available, and the mechanical appliances at hand will not furnish a better arrangement. b. A turbine, as it is usually arranged. Horn. 1. A hard projection from the heads of certain animals, cattle, sheep, and goats. Mechanically and chemically speaking, the horns of these animals must not be confounded with the antlers of the various species of deer, which are more nearly allied to bone and ivory. <
h trophies from Cacutta; the Portuguese have turned the Venetian position, and the trade is their own. The western essays have yet been fruitless, for no India has been reached, and the fourth voyage of Columbus, in 1502, in which he reaches Central America, is yet barren to him, for no strait is found. Columbus died in 1506, supposing that he had discovered India, though surprised at not being able to make connection with the eastern voyagers and the land of Marco Polo's adventures. In 1500 rence to the pointer and graduated perimeter. Mar′a-bout. A peculiar kind of silk, generally containing 3 threads, and made from the white Novi raw silk. It is dyed without discharging the gum. Ma-ram′ba. A musical instrument of Central America, consisting of a series of calabashes of different sizes set in a frame and having the tops cut off. Pieces of parchment or membrane are stretched over the openings, and are tuned so as to produce, when beaten with an implement resembling a
hn Herschel, Lyell, and the most eminent authorities in meteorology generally concur in the opinion that the tendency of cutting down the woods is to cause an absolute diminution of the rainfall. The plains of Babylonia, once so fertile, now an arid desert; the elevated plateaus of Central Spain, which in the time of the Romans yielded abundant harvests, and now afford but a scanty subsistence to sheep, — appear to owe their present sterility to this cause; while it is stated that, in Central America, lakes situated in tracts formerly cleared by the Spaniards, which had diminished in volume, have again become full on account of the increased rainfall due to encroachment of vegetable forms on this cleared land. It is also stated that the amount of arable land in Egypt has been increased in recent times by planting palms and other trees in desert and unfertile places. The origin of some of the oases in he great Sahara desert is attributed to the same cause. However the absolute
-dyesFicus religiosa, etcE. IndiesThe Coccus lacca, by puncturing trees of the produces shell and other lacs, that afford beautiful red dyes. LarchLarix albaEurope, etcFor tanning, inferior to oak. Lichen dyesLecanora rocella, etcCool climatesMany genera and species give dyes; as cudbear, litmus, orchil, etc. LitmusRocella tinctoriaCanaries, S. Europe, etcA lichen used to give a purple dye to silks. Used in chemistry as a test for alkalies and acids. LogwoodHaematoxylon campechianumCentral AmericaUsed in dying rod and black colors, shades of purple, etc. Called also campeachy wood. Lombardy poplarPopulus dilatataFor tanning. In parts a fragrant smell to the leather, similar to that of Russia leather. MadderRubia tinctoria, etcFranceEmployed to produce the celebrated Turkey red and other dyes. Affords garancine by the action of sulphuric acid. Madder (Indian)(See Munjeet) Mangrove barkRhizophora mangleTropicsThe bark is very astringent. Used for tanning. MimosaMimosaWarm c
occidentalisOregon(See also Tamarac.) Laurel (mountain)Kalmia latifoliaPenn. & southwardHard, red. Turnery. Leopard-wood or Letter-woodPiratinera guianensisCentral AmericaHard; takes a fine polish. Canes, etc. Lignum vitaeGuiacum officinaleW. IndiesHard, Pestles, mortars, turnery, sheaves, bowls, rulers. Name of Tree.BotaniaEast of Miss. RiverTough and durable. Posts, tree-nails, turnery, hubs. LogwoodHacmatoxylon campechianumJamaica, HondurasDyeing. MahoganySuretema mahagoniCentral America, CubaHard. Furniture, cabinet-work, turnery, etc. Mahogany (mountain)Cereocarpus ledifoliusRocky MountainsHard, dark-red. Ornamental. MangroveVariousTropipolish. Tulip-woodHarpulia pendulaAustralia, etcHard. Veneers, cabinet-work, turnery, etc. Turtle-woodSurinamTurnery. Vegetable ivoryPhytelephas macrocarpaCentral America, etcA nut used in turnery. Walnut (black)Juglans nigraEastern U. S.Medium. dark Furniture, ornaments, gun-stocks. Walnut (English)Juglans regiaEurope, etcH