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Cannon or ordnance as at present constructed, and used in Europe and America, may be divided into three classes: guns, or cannon proper, howitzers, and mortars.
Carronadeshe individual fibers parallel, as explained under card.
The first carding-machines built in America were made for Mr. Orr, of East Bridgewater, Mass., in 1786.
The carding-machine consists of y miles, £ 20,000 if to thirty miles, to be determined by a voyage from England to some port in America.
John Harrison, born in 1693 at Faulby, near Pontefract, in England, undertook the task, andnds to the ream.
A rare metal, so named from having been first discovered in America.
Now called niobium. Once called tantalum.
1. (Architecture.) A vertical suppe Levant; taken thence to the Bahamas, and thence to Georgia in 1786.
The first cotton-mill in America was at Beverly, Mass., in 1788.
In the following list are associated the terms used in the d
an, flint, hard wood, and various other substitutes have been employed, the latter by the ancient Egyptians.
The Feejees are very ingenious in finding substitutes for metal.
A hard stone ground to an edge forms an axe. A blade of tortoise-shell attached to a handle is their knife.
The spines of echini are their boring-tools.
Rats' teeth set in wood are gravers and chisels.
The mushroom coral answers for a file, and pumice-stone for sand-paper.
The axes and hatchets of America, and the knives and chisels of England, are fast superseding their primitive tools.
They can now cut up their bakolo or long-pig—as they term the edible human body—with more civilized implements.
The broad and thin metallic blade is quite a modern contrivance, and was never well made until made in the United States.
It is now a scientific tool, sharp, light, and shiny.
Hoes should be selected for covering or cutting; the latter have a less angle with the handle.
Clean your hoes alway