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l pipe around an inclined axis; the lower end is submerged in the water and the upper end discharges. Strabo refers to a water-raising machine of this kind, used to supply the garrison of the Memphite Babylon, on the Nile, and worked by 150 men. It was also used as a draining pump by the Turdetani of Iberia in the time of Strabo. This was the country of the Guadalquiver. See screw, Archimedean. Ar′chi-tecture. The classic orders are five: Doric, Ionic and Corinthian (Greek); Tuscan and Composite (Roman). The more modern is Gothic, which has several varieties: Anglo-Roman, B. C. 55 to A. D. 250; Anglo-Saxon, A. D. 800 to 1066; Anglo-Norman, 1066 to 1135; Early English or Pointed, 1135 to 1272; Pure Gothic, 1272 to 1377; Florid, 1377 to 1509; Elizabethan, 1509 to 1625. The subject is copiously and admirably treated in many excellent works. Its interest in a work of this character is not as an art, but as requiring machinery to hew and shape the stones, construct the fo
den stakes to resist the encroachment of the sea. Boul′der-ing-stone. (Metal-working.) A smooth flint stone, used by cutlers to smooth down the faces of glazers and emery-wheels. Boul′der-pav′ing. Paving with round waterworn boulders, set on a graded bottom of gravel. Boul′der-wall. (Masonry.) One made of boulders or flints set in mortar. Boul′tine. (Architecture.) A convex molding, whose periphery is a quarter of a circle, next below the plinth in the Doric and Tuscan orders. Bound. The path of a shot comprised between two grazes. See ricochet-firing. Boun′da-ry-line. (Shipbuilding.) The trace of the outer surface of the skin of a ship on the stem, keel, and stern-post. It corresponds with the outer edge of the rabbet in those parts of the structure. Bourdon Ba-rom′e-ter. The metallic barometer invented by Bourdon, of Paris, 1849, consists of an elastic flattened tube of metal bent to a circular form and exhausted of a
core of a faucet does to the casting itself. Co-rec′tome. Coretome. An instrument for cutting through the iris to form an artificial pupil. An iridectome (which see). Corf. (Mining.) 1. A basket to carry coal or ore. A corve. 2. A square frame of wood to carry coals on. 3. A sled or low-wheeled wagon in a mine, to convey coal or ore from the miners to the bottom of the shaft. Cork. The bark of the evergreen oak (Quercus suber). It grows in the South of France, in Tuscany, Spain, Portugal, and Algeria. The tree sheds its abundant bark naturally, but this produce is valueless commercially. The cork-tree at the age of twenty-five years is barked for the first time. A circular incision is first made through the bark near the ground, and another, also around the tree, close by the branches. These cuts are followed by others equally deep, made longitudinally, and dividing the bark into broad planks. The tree is then left: the sap has been stopped from circ
shing pottery, and applied by him to different products exhibited at the Champ de Mars (Group III. Class XVII., Italian Section). The following are the ingredients and their proportion to be fritted: Carbonate of soda, 1.000; boracic acid, from Tuscany, 0.800; kaolin, 0.125; carbonate of line, 0.250; sulphate of lime, 0.250; crystallized felspar, 0.750; quartz from the Tessin, 0.280; fluate of lime, 0.150. Manganese of Piedmont is added to obtain the desired tint. The whole frit is ground fi Another was a structure raised on wooden columns. Egyptian granaries. In Thrace, Cappadocia, Spain, and Africa, grain was laid up in pits lined with chaff. Caverns and eisterns were used in Palestine. A similar practice yet prevails in Tuscany. Grand-ac′tion. A piano-forte action, in which three features are combined: 1, a hammer to strike the string; 2, a hopper to elevate the hammer, and then escaping therefrom leave the latter instantly to fall away from the string, independe
le (post)7,432 SiamRoenung4,333 SpainLeague legal4,638 SpainLeague, common6,026.24 SpainMilla1,522 SwedenMile11,660 SwitzerlandMeile8,548 TurkeyBerri1,828 TuscanyMiglio1,809 VeniceMiglio1,900 O-don′ta-gra. A form of dental forceps. O-don′to-graph. (Gearing.) An instrument for marking or laying off the teeth but also by the relative proportions and decorative parts of their entablatures, as well as other minor features. They are known as the Doric, Ionic, Corinthian, Tuscan, and Composite. The Tuscan, so called, would, however, seem to be but a debased form of Doric, while the difference between the Corinthian and Composite is but slight, and not in favor of the latter, the copy. They may be divided into three classes, according to their capitals; those of the Doric and Tuscan consisting simply of an echinus and abacus, the shaft of the Doric column being fluted and having no base, while that of the Tuscan is plain and provided with a base. The capital<
, sleepers, and joists are built in as the work proceeds. Pis′tol. A form of fire-arm adapted for use with one hand. The modern form of pistol is a breechloader, using metallic cartridges. It is said to have been invented at Piston, in Tuscany, by Camillo Vitelli, in the sixteenth century. The German cavalry seems first to have used them, and their use caused the lance to be abandoned. At the battle of Ivry, 1590, it appears that the French gentlemen of the king's army lost ground be surfaces are plane figures. Plait. 1. Braid. 2. A flat fold in a garment, as on a shirt-bosom. 3. Straw-plait is made in various ways, and after a variety of patterns, known by the name of the place whence it is brought, as Leghorn, Tuscan, Dunstable; or by the number of strands, as seven, double-seven; or by other characteristics, as split, vandyke, open, etc. The straws are carefully selected, cut into equal lengths, bleached by exposure to sulphur fumes, split lengthwise, a
n, Oct. 29, ‘67. 65,266.Perrin, May 28, ‘67.70,318.Brown, Oct. 29, ‘67. 68,695.Brown, Sep. 10, ‘67.70,945.Angell, Dec. 10, ‘67. 71,852.Chandler, Dec. 10, ‘67.127,318.Devol, May 28, ‘72. 75,500.Walkins, Mar. 10, ‘68.133,332.Murphy, Nov. 26, ‘72. 79,923.Smith, July 14, ‘68.135,427.Hastings, Feb. 4, ‘73. 100,477.Fitts, Aug. 16, ‘70.153,417.Baldwin, July 28, ‘74. 111,343.Hastings, June 31, ‘71. Straw-cutter. Cutting-machine for hay, straw, and vegetables. Straw-hat Mak′ing. Tuscan straw is prepared by pulling the wheat while the ear is in a milky state. The wheat is sown very close, so that the straw is thin and short. The straw is spread out upon the ground for three or four days in fine hot weather to dry. It is then tied up in bundles and stacked, to complete the drying. After remaining in the mow for about a month, it is removed to a meadow and spread out, that the dew, sun, and air may bleach it. During this process it is frequently turn
tion of material capable of acting as a flux, being composed of nearly pure silica. Floating bricks were made by the ancients, according to Posidonius, from a kind of argillaceous earth, which was employed for cleaning silver-plate. As tripoli is too heavy to float in water, M. Fabbroni experimented with a number of mineral substances, which it seemed might be adapted for making brick of this kind, and at last succeeded in producing them by using fossil meal, a kind of earth abundant in Tuscany, containing, according to M. Fabbroni, 55 parts of siliceous earth, 15 magnesia, 14 water, 12 alumina, 3 lime, and 1 iron. It is infusible in the fire, loses about 1/8 of its weight in baking, and but little of its volume. Bricks made of this substance float in water, either burned or unburned, and 1/20 of clay may be added without destroying this property. They resist water, unite readily with lime, and are nearly as strong as common bricks, with but about 1/6 of their weight. They
one for each bullock, and be gentled while thus fastened by hand-feeding. Then join an unbroken one with a veteran ; load light at first. Virgil says, begin with them when calves. They were yoken by the horns or neck, the latter being preferred by the writers of the day. Cheetah-cart. Columella (50 B. C.) condemns yoking by the horns, and states that they can pull better by the neck and breast, which is true. His directions for the treatment of oxen are full and excellent. In Tuscany, oxen are guided by reins attached to rings passing through the cartilage between the nostrils. In Africa, a straight stick takes the place of the ring, and the ends of the bridle-rein are attached to it. The ox is the riding and pack animal of Central Africa. Fig. 7388 is a view of the cheetah, or hunting-leopard cart, from which he is let loose when the prey is seen. The drawing is taken from a model made in the Bombay Presidency, India, and exhibited at the World's Fair, London, 1