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Herodotus, The Histories (ed. A. D. Godley), Book 4, chapter 49 (search)
These are the native-born Scythian rivers that help to swell it; but the Maris river, which commingles with the Ister, flows from the Agathyrsi. The Atlas, Auras, and Tibisis, three other great rivers that pour into it, flow north from the heights of Haemus.The Balkan range. None of the rivers in this chapter can be certainly identified; the names *ka/rpis and *)/alpis must indicate tributaries descending from the Alps and Carpathians. The Athrys, the Noes, and the Artanes flow into the Ister from the country of the Crobyzi in Thrace; the Cius river, which cuts through the middle of Haemus, from the Paeonians and the mountain range of Rhodope. The Angrus river flows north from Illyria into the Triballic plain and the Brongus river, and the Brongus into the Ister, which receives these two great rivers into itself. The Carpis and another river called Alpis also flow northward, from the country north of the Ombrici, to flow into it; for the Ister traverses the whole of Europe, rising a
Colonel Theodore Lyman, With Grant and Meade from the Wilderness to Appomattox (ed. George R. Agassiz), chapter 9 (search)
ing to the going down of the sun. I wrote you a letter, I entertained the chronic Duane, and I entertained — oh, I forgot to tell you about him. I entertained the officer from Roumania, the one whom General Meade could not make out because he had no map of Europe. This Roumania, as I have ascertained by diligent study, is what we call Wallachia and Moldavia, and is a patch of territory lying north of the Danube, and running from its mouth, on the Black Sea, to the northwest, into the Carpathian mountains. As to the Roumanians themselves, they have the misfortune to be tremendously protected by everybody. Imprimis, they pay to the Porte an honorary tribute of 600,000 crowns, in return for which his word is pledged to protect them against all comers, which is a good joke, seeing he can't protect himself against any comer at all! Then the Emperor Nap considers them une nation Latine, and so he is to protect them. Then the British protect them for fear the Russians should invade Turke
tering when prepared for paint. Bas′tard type. (Printing.) Type with a face larger or smaller than that usual to a body of given size; as, bourgeois on a brevier body. Bas′tard wheel. A flat bevel-wheel, or one which is a near approach to a spur-wheel. Bas-ter′na. (Vehicle.) The basterna of the Romans was a litter or species of sedan, carried by two mules, differing from the lectica in that the latter was borne by slaves. The name is derived from a people of the Carpathian Mountains, and was afterwards applied to a species of ox-cart or wagon used by the early kings of France. The name survives in a modern European carriage. Bast′ing-ma-chine′. A sewing-machine making the running stitch, and used in basting together the ends of pieces of cotton cloth, in order to form them into a continuous length for convenient feeding and handling during the operations of washing, bleaching, singeing, printing, dyeing, etc. Bastion. Bas′tion. (For
chisel or other cutting-tool. He then lifts his foot, and the elasticity of the spring-bar, which has been bent over, rotates the bowl in the other direction and lifts the bight of the rope, ready for another effective stroke. Lathe of the Carpathians. The lathe of the native East-Indian consists of two upright pieces of wood driven into the ground at the requisite distance for holding the work, with spikes projecting horizontally. The work is held between these spikes and made to rotate backward and forward by a bow held in the left hand, and the string of which is passed once round the wood. Fig. 2831 shows a pole and treadle lathe used by people of the Carpathian Mountains. The work a is suspended on centers b b, and rotated by the cord which connects the end of the spring-pole with the treadle c. The chisel rests upon the bar. The earliest screw-lathe known is one described in the work of Jaques Besson (see Plate 9 of that work) published at Lyons, France, in the ye
Wendell Phillips, Theodore C. Pease, Speeches, Lectures and Letters of Wendell Phillips: Volume 2, Welcome to George Thompson (1840). (search)
very in peace till you got a new race to people these shores. The blood which has cleared the forest, tortured the earth of its secrets, made the ocean its vassal, and subjected every other race it has met, will never volunteer its own industry to forge gags for its own lips. You, therefore, who look forward to slavery and peace, make ready to sweep clean the continent, and see that Webster, Foot, and Dickinson be the Shem, Ham, and Japlet of the Ark you shall prepare. [Cheers.] The Carpathian Mountains may serve to shelter tyrants; the slope of Germany may bear up a race more familiar with the Greek text than the Greek phalanx; the wave of Russian rule may sweep so far westward, for aught I know, as to fill with miniature tyrants again the robber castles of the Rhine,--but this I do know: God has piled our Rocky Mountains as ramparts for freedom; He has scooped the valley of the Mississippi as the cradle of free States, and poured Niagara as the anthem of free men. [Loud cheers.]
Elizabeth Cary Agassiz, Louis Agassiz: his life and correspondence, third edition, Chapter 15: 1847-1850: Aet. 40-43. (search)
of the first part, and for this he never found the time. Apropos of these publications the following letters are in place. From Sir Roderick Murchison. Belgrave square, October 3, 1849. . . .I thank you very sincerely for your most captivating general work on the Principles of Zoology. I am quite in love with it. I was glad to find that you had arranged the nummulites with the tertiary rocks, so that the broad generalization I attempted in my last work on the Alps, Apennines, and Carpathians is completely sustained Zoologically, and you will not be sorry to see the stratigraphical truth vindicated (versus E. de Beaumont and——). I beseech you to look at my memoir, and especially at my reasoning about the miocene and pliocene divisions of the Alps and Italy. It seems to me manifest that the percentage system derived from marine life can never be applied to tertiary terrestrial successions. . . . My friends have congratulated me much on this my last effort, and as Lyell and