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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), States, origin of the names of (search)
n, a Chippewa word for liken. Minnesota (Indian), whitish water. Mississippi (Indian), great, long river. Missouri (Indian), muddy river. Nebraska (Indian), water valley, or shallow river. Nevada, a Spanish word. New Hampshire, so named by George Mason after Hampshire, a county in England. New Jersey, so called in honor of Sir George Carteret, one of its proprietors. who had been governor of the island of Jersey, in the British Channel. New York, so named in compliment to the Duke of York, to whom the territory was granted in 1664. Carolina, North and South, so named in compliment to Charles II. (Latin Carolus), who granted the colonial charter. Ohio (Indian), O-hee-yuh (Seneca) beautiful river. The French spell it O-y-o. Oregon, from oregano (Spanish)., the wild marjoram, which grows abundantly on the Pacific coast. Pennsylvania, Penn's woods, so named in honor of Admiral Penn, to whose son William it was granted by Charles II. Rhode Island, a corruption of Roode Islandt,
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Stuyvesant, Peter 1602-1682 (search)
New Netherland demanded certain political rights for the people, and gave the governor to understand that they should act independently of him. He stormed and threatened, but to no purpose. The spirit of resistance increased. Disturbed by encroachments of the English on the east, he remonstrated, but in vain, and was compelled to yield to the pressure of changing circumstances around him. Finally, when an English military and naval force came from England to assert the claim of the Duke of York to New Netherland, and revolutionary movements occurred on Long Island, his troubles tried him most severely; but his fortitude and obstinacy never forsook him. When Col. Richard Nicolls appeared Sounding machine on a cable steamer. with four ships-of-war and 450 soldiers operated by in front of New Amsterdam (August, tion. 1664) and demanded the surrender of the province (Aug. 31), he found his alienated people willing to submit to English rule. Yet he stoutly refused the demand. N
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Wheatley, Richard (search)
Wheatley, Richard Clergyman; born near York, England, July 14, 1831; received an academic education; was ordained in the Methodist Episcopal Church; came to the United States and settled in New York State. He is the author of Biographic Encyclopaedia of the New England States in the nineteenth century; History of the world from the creation to the close of the Middle ages; many magazine articles, etc.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), York, James, Duke of -1701 (search)
York, James, Duke of -1701 Born in St. James's Palace, London, England, Oct. 14, James, Duke of York. 1633; son of Charles I.; became lord high admiral on the accession of his brother Charles to the throne in 1660. On March 12, 1664, King Collowing year it was returned to England by treaty. It was decided that these political changes had cancelled the Duke of York's title to the domain, and a new one, with boundaries defined as in the first grant, was issued, June 29, 1674, but the lie; but when they asked to be allowed to choose their own magistrates, the governor exhibited instructions from the Duke of York, his master, wherein the choice of officers of justice was solely to be made by the governor ; and he told them decidedly ting was arranged in alphabetical order of subjects and published, and is generally known as the Duke's Laws. The Duke of York became King, under the title of James II. in 1685. He died in St. Germain, Sept. 6, 1701. See Connecticut; James II.; N
allel and enter the eye at E, where they produce distinct vision. The length of the telescope is equal to the sum of the focal distances of the two lenses, and the magnifying power is equal to the focal length of the object-glass divided by the focal length of the eye-glass. This telescope was first described by Kepler in his Dioptrice, 1611, but does not appear to have been executed till 20 or 30 years later. Cooke's telescope. A large instrument of its class was mounted at York, England, by Cooke. See Fig. 401. It is mounted equatorially on the German principle, having a finder at the side, as is usual with that class of instruments. Sidereal motion is communicated to the instrument by clock-work. Its objectglass is 25 inches in diameter. The new refracting instrument for the Naval Observatory of Washington, D. C., is being made by Alvan Clark, of Cambridgeport, Mass., and will probably be completed during the present year (1873). Its object-glass is complete,
is (Notre Dame, 1680)28,6728.67 1/2 Montreal (1847)28,5608.68 1/4 Cologne25,000 New York (City Hall)23,0008.6 1/2 to 7 New York (Fire-alarm, 33d Street)21,612 York ( Great Peter, 1845)10 3/4 tons.8.3 Weight.Diameter.Thickness. Pounds.Ft. In.Inches. Bruges23,000 Rome (St. Peters, 1680)18,600 Oxford ( Great Tom, 1680)1cipal shaping-tools. The parts of the chair were secured together by tenon and mortise, fastened by wooden pins. See the chairs in Dr. Abbott's collection, New York Historical Society's Museum. The same collection has drill-bows and cords from Sakkarah and elsewhere. Bow-drills. The modern bow-drill is shown in Figs. 8d Legion has been traced through Germany by the bricks which bear its name. Roman bricks are found at Caer-leon, in England, inscribed leg. II. Aug. Bricks at York, England, attest the presence there of the Sixth and and Ninth Legions. Of the Egyptian bricks, the following proportions are given by Wilkinson: — A bri
ng the strenuous opposition of Zuinglius and some of the early reformers, the German churches were, during the sixteenth century, generally provided with organs. During this century, the German builders introduced the register and the stopped pipe. The key-board also was extended to four octaves. England, also, was well provided with artists of this class, and possessed some fine instruments. In 1634, we are informed that the organ in the cathedral of Durham cost pound1,000. Those of York, Litchfield, Hereford, Bristol, and other cathedral towns were also noted. During the civil war, the Puritans, particularly the parliamentary soldiers, destroyed many fine organs, breaking them in pieces and selling the pipes for old metal. Few or none being built during this period, the art became almost forgotten in England, so that Pepys records, under date of July 8, 1660: To White-Hall Chapel, where I got in with ease by going before the Lord Chancellor with Mr. Kipps. Here I heard
e saws. 6. (Planes.) The slant of a plane-bit in its stock. The pitch is regulated by the angle of the bed. The spokeshave has an angle of from 25° to 30°. The common pitch of a bench-plane is 45°, and is used for pine and other soft woods. York pitch of 50° for bench-planes working in hard and stringy woods; mahogany, for instance. Middle pitch, 55°, for molding-planes and smoothing-planes for mahogany and similar woods. Half pitch, 60°, for molding-planes in wood difficult to work. As are generally a right line, but, for some purposes, they are made with rectangular or curved grooves. They are set in the stock at various angles with the sole, 45° being termed common pitch: this is employed in bench-planes for soft wood; 50°, York pitch, for mahogany and hard woods; 55°, middle pitch, is used in molding-planes for soft woods, and smoothing-planes for mahogany and hard woods; 60°, half pitch, in molding-planes for hard woods. The iron rests on the bed, and is held betwee
er Abbey, from July, 1766, to July, 1767, but 12.099 inches of rain fell; on top of a lower building near by 18.139 inches; and at the ground, 22.608 inches. At York, as determined by Phillips in 1834-35, the amount at an elevation of 213 feet was 14.963 inches; 44 feet, 19.852 inches; at the ground, 25.706 inches. At the Pas of foreign rainfall:— London, England24.4 Liverpool, England34.5 Manchester, England36.2 Bath, England30.0 Truro, England44.0 Cambridge, England24.9 York, England23 Borrowdale, England141.54 Dublin, Ireland29.1 Cork, Ireland40.2 Limerick, Ireland35 Armagh, Ireland36.12 Aberdeen, Scotland28.87 Glasgow, Scotland21.3re, — 1. Watling Street; from Kent, by way of London, to Cardigan Bay, in Wales. 2. Ikenild Street; from St. David's, Wales, by way of Birmingham, Derby, and York, to Tynemouth, England. 3. Fosse Way; from Cornwall to Lincoln. 4. Ermin Street; from St. David's to Southampton. In many places the remains are yet visib
ed surface. It was originally imported from China. What said master Dumbleton about the satin for my short cloak and slops? — Falstaff. The Duchesse of York, sitting in state in a chair, in white sattin. — Pepys, 1662. To church with my wife, who this day put on her green petticoate of flowred sattin, with fine wsing pulleys of different diameters, and right or left hand threads by crossing or uncrossing the belts. It was farther improved by Hindley, a watchmaker of York, England, about 1741. It was a watchmaker's and bench instrument for many years before it had any place in the machine-shop. Fig. 4721 illustrates Varley's screw-cu Edinburgh, drawn by six able horses, to leave Edinboroa ilk Monday morning and return again (God willing) ilk Saturday night. In 1706 the time between London and York, by coach, was four days, and in 1784 John Dale notified the public that a coach would set out from Edinburgh to London (400 miles) toward the end of each week, an<
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