bottle, and the depression of the lever h g drives the cork into the neck of the bottle.
The reverse motions of the lever and treadle release the bottle.
Father Penguin, a monk of the monastery of Hautvilliers (died in 1715), seems to have been the inventor of sparkling champagne.
The wine of the country had been celebrated for centuries, but the old Benedictine discovered the art of making it effervescent, and secured it by a cork and string.
These jambs were square in the old English fireplaces.
In some of the Louvre fireplaces the jambs have an angle of about 45° These were probably erected about 1750, by Gabriel, under the orders of M. de Mavigny.
Gauger had previously (1715) given to the moving a parabolic curve.
Count Rumford invented or adopted the inclined coving, having an angle of 135° with the fire-back, to radiate heat into the room.
1. (Mining.) A wooden wedge to jam against the barrel of a gin