d a pivot-gun.
（Nautical.) A Portuguese two-masted vessel.
Used also in the Mediterranean.
（Metal-working.) A shearing-machine which cuts metallic bars into lengths.
The purposes are various, — for cutting bars into pieces for fagoting and reheating, for nail-plates, etc.
（Fabric.) A lady's thin dress-goods, all wool, plain or printed.
So called from Bareges, a town in the Pyrenees.
（Hydraulics.) A portable suctionpump for drawing liquor from casks.
Such are used in vinegar works, in wine and beer cellars, for sampling, etc. In the illustration the piston is hollow, and carries a spring-valve, which closes as the piston rises, and opens to allow the air to escape as the piston descends.
（Furnace.) The frame which supports the ends of the grate-bars.
（Nautical.) a. A vessel or boat of st
ovable gates to restrain the water on the higher level and admit the passage of boats were introduced in the navigation of the Tesino and Adda to Milan.
Cresy dates the invention of canal-locks to 1188, when Pitentino restored the Mincio to its ancient channel to the Po, from whence it had been diverted by the Romans in the time of Quintus Curtius Hostilius.
The canal of Languedoc, which unites the Garonne with the Mediterranean, passes across the narrow portion of France north of the Pyrenees, and is 150 miles in length.
It unites the Atlantic and Mediterranean, and was constructed by Andreossy, an Italian engineer, in the reign of Louis XIV.
The fall from the summit at Naurouse to Cette, on the Mediterranean, is 621 feet 6 inches. The fall from the summit to the Garonne is 198 feet. There are 74 locks on the eastern portion, 26 locks on the Atlantic section, which ends at Toulouse, on the Garonne; 100 locks in all.
The surface of the canal is 64 feet broad; the bottom, 34
the natural, as ascertained by analysis.
Iron, sulphur, lime, soda, magnesia, lithia, are the usual ingredients of the natural mineral waters.
The ingredients principally used in the artificial are, carbonic acid, carbonates of soda and magnesia, bicarbonate of potash, chloride of sodium, salts of iron, tartaric acid, tartrate of soda.
The water was cool enough [a spring in the vicinity of Tolon Noor], but had a pungent hydrochloric odor, reminding me of some I had once drank in the Pyrenees, and which was so very nauseous and ill-smelling that it was sold in the chemists' shops in France at 15 sous a bottle. — Abbe Huc's Travels in Tartary.
The passage in Genesis XXXVI. 24, properly rendered, favors the opinion that Anah made the discovery of warm mineral springs in the wilderness while hunting for the asses of Zibeon, his father.
Moses records the fact as sufficiently worthy of mention, and it is probable that in the intervening 300 years they had acquired considerable no
yriads of topaz-light, and jacinth-work Of subtlest jewelry.
No wonder Sir Bedivere coveted the sword of this old British chief and hid it in the many-knotted water-flags, as related in the chronicle of the old harper who is always a little below concert pitch.
The famous sword of Orlando was said to have been the work of the fairies, and its name Durandal (dur en diable, as hard as the devil ) is indicative of its origin, and accounts for the fact (?) that he was able to cleave the Pyrenees with it. It was also called Durandarte, Durindana, Durlindana.
Curtana was another famous sword of Orlando.
Its name was given to the first royal sword of England from a very early period; in the wardrobe accounts for 1483 it is so designated.
Morglay (glaive de la mort) was the sword of Sir Bevis of Southampton.
Tizona was the famous sword of the Cid.
Andrea Ferrara, so long believed to be the name of a celebrated Italian sword-maker, must be given up Andrea is only an occasio