m; its name, in fact, comes from a word whose root meaning is extension, dilation.
a is from a sepulchral bas-relief in Boeotia.
b is a fisherman's cap, from a statue in the Townley collection, British Museum.
c is a coin of Bruttium, South Italy; the figures are Castor and Pollux.
With us, castor means a hat, from the beaver (castor, from a Sanscrit word meaning musk), which supplies the best material.
d is a head of Daedalus, from a bas-relief in the Villa Borghese collection.
Tducting of heat by pipes from the bath-room to the triclinium and other private apartments.
Heating by braziers was, however, the ordinary practice when artificial heat was needed, and there are many days in the year when the climate of even Southern Italy is anything but salubrious.
The Chinese call a stove which is heated by a furnace a kang; in the ti-kang the flue runs under the floor or pavement of the room; the kao-kang is used for heating their sleeping and sitting places.
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b. A chamber of many turnings in which fumes, derived from dry distillation of mercury, etc., are condensed.
A resin obtained from the Ficus indica. See resin.
A kind of network of threads of flax, cotton, gold or silver wire, or other suitable material, forming a fabric of transparent texture.
Its origin is not known, but it appears to have been used by the ladies of ancient Greece and Rome.
It was early used in Northern Italy, and is said to have been introduced into France by Mary de Medicis.
In 1483 its importation into England was prohibited.
The systematic manufacture was introduced into England by refugees from Flanders.
Lace was anciently worked by the needle.
The invention of lace knitting is attributed to Barbara, wife of Christopher Huttman, a German miner, in 1560.
A manufactory was established in France by Colbert, in 1566.
Point lace was embroidered with the needle.
Bone lace (temp.