entury A. D.) — Prof. Sewall.
They had also dials, and clocks, moved by weights.
This was the era of Alfred the Great, the most versatile monarch and greatest man of history.
It was also the brilliant epoch of the Moorish occupation of Spain, then the gem of Europe.
About this time took place the separation of the Greek and Roman churches, and the temporal sovereignty of the latter was assuming its great proportions.
The brick-tea or tile-tea of China is used universally over Northern Asia and Chinese Tartary.
Tea is used as a beverage and also as an ingredient in stews and soups.
Brick-tea boiled with salt.
We seated ourselves on a red carpet, and there was soon brought from a neighboring tent, which served as a kitchen, tea with milk, rolls fried in butter [doughnuts], cheese, dried grapes, and sweetmeats.
Payments in Tartary are made in brick-tea, whether the article be a horse, a house, or any other commodity.
Five bricks of tea represent an ounce of silve
Planking, house, and ship building, cabinet-work, picture-frames, etc.
Iron-woodBumelia lycioidesEastern U. S.Hard.
Iron-wood (redwood)Exythoxylon areolatumJamaicaHard.
Cog-wheels, mill-frames, etc.
Jack-woodArtocarpus integrifoliaS. Asia, CeylonHard.
Kiaboca-woodE. IndiesBoxes and ornamental work.
Turning and small cabinet-work.
LaburnumCistisus alpinus, etcEuropeHard.
LancewoodAnona duquetiaSouth Ame of appliances in the treatment and manufacture of wool and other fiber, see cotton, flax, wool, hemp, etc., appliances.
The Argali, or Ovis ammon (Linn.), is supposed to be the progenitor of the stock of the domestic sheep.
The steppes of Central Asia are its home, and thence it has spread.
Among the bones of quadrupeds found in ancient caves throughout Europe, those of the sheep are not noted by Cuvier, Buckland, or De la Beche.
We read in Pliny, Varro, and Columella of breeds of sheep o