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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
Frank Preston Stearns, Cambridge Sketches, Longfellow (search)
n all its forms, and he avoided ceremonious receptions as much as possible. He enjoyed the entertainment of meeting distinguished people, but he evidently preferred to meet them in an unconventional manner, and to have them as much to himself as possible. Princes and savants called on him, but he declined every invitation that might tend to give him publicity. His facility in the different languages was much marvelled at. While he was in Florence a delegation from the mountain towns of Tuscany waited upon him and he conversed with them in their own dialect, greatly to their surprise and satisfaction. From a number of incidents in this journey, related by Rev. Samuel Longfellow, the following has a permanent interest: When the party came to Verona in May, 1869, they found Ruskin elevated on a ladder, from which he was examining the sculpture on a monument. As soon as he heard that the Longfellow party was below, he came down and greeted them very cordially. He was glad th
Frank Preston Stearns, Cambridge Sketches, Leaves from a Roman diary: February, 1869 (Rewritten in 1897) (search)
cations of the faithful. Feb. 4, 1869. Dr. B. B. Appleton, an American resident of Florence, is here on a flying visit. We have heard from many sources of the kindness of this man to American travellers, especially to young students. In fact, he took - Pinto his house while at Florence, and entertained him in the most generous manner. He has done the same for Mrs. Julia Ward Howe and many others. He lives with an Italian family who were formerly in the service of the Grand Duke of Tuscany, and who were ruined by the recent change of rulers. Dr. Appleton boards with them, and helps to support them in other ways. In spite of his goodness he does not seem to be happy. One of his chief friends in Florence is Fraulein Assig, who was banished from Prussia together with her publisher for editing Von Humboldt's memoirs, which were perhaps too severely critical of the late king of Prussia. The book, however, had an excellent sale, and she now lives contentedly in Florence, wher
Wendell Phillips, Theodore C. Pease, Speeches, Lectures and Letters of Wendell Phillips: Volume 2, Capital punishment (1855) (search)
e penalty of the gallows was taken off has diminished; we have got the experience of Russia, of Tuscany, of Belgium, of Sir James Mackintosh in India, where they have given up the death penalty, yet We are in a better condition to try such an experiment than Michigan, far better than Belgium, Tuscany, or Russia; yet they tried it and were successful, and why will not we try it also? All the grate that has abolished it has ever taken a backward step voluntarily. It was re-established in Tuscany by a foreign power, and is not executed even-there. I understand that the Grand Duke of TuscanTuscany promised his sister never to obey the law forced upon him by Napoleon, and you see murderers walking in their parti-colored dress along the streets of Leghorn and Florence; yet Tuscany is the most Tuscany is the most moral and well-behaved country in Italy. So it is with our States. All experience points one way. The old barbarous practices have gradually given place to others more humane and merciful. Once a
Wendell Phillips, Theodore C. Pease, Speeches, Lectures and Letters of Wendell Phillips: Volume 2, Suffrage for woman (1861) (search)
upper classes,--education, wealth, aristocracy, conservatism,--the men that are in, ever yielded except to fear. I think the history of the race shows that the upper classes never granted a privilege to the lower out of love. As Jeremy Bentham says, the upper classes never yielded a privilege without being bullied out of it. When man rises in revolution, with the sword in his right hand, trembling wealth and conservatism say, What do you want? Take it; but grant me my life. The Duke of Tuscany, Elizabeth Barrett Browning has told us, swore to a dozen constitutions when the Tuscans stood armed in the streets of Florence, and he forgot them when the Austrians came in and took the rifles out of the Tuscan's hands. You must force the upper classes to do justice by physical or some other power. The age of physical power is gone, and we want to put ballots into the hands of women. We do not wait for women to ask for them. When 1 argue the Temperance Question, I do not go down to th
James Parton, Horace Greeley, T. W. Higginson, J. S. C. Abbott, E. M. Hoppin, William Winter, Theodore Tilton, Fanny Fern, Grace Greenwood, Mrs. E. C. Stanton, Women of the age; being natives of the lives and deeds of the most prominent women of the present gentlemen, Elizabeth Barrett Browning. (search)
s those in which she sang the song of Italy. Her love for her adopted country was not a mere romantic attachment to its beauty and treasures of art and historic associations. It was a practical love for its men and women. She longed to see them elevated, and therefore she longed to see them free. Her affection for Italy found its first expression in Casa Guidi windows, which was published in 1851. This poem, says the preface, contains the impressions of the writer upon events in Tuscany of which she was a witness. . . .. It is a simple story of personal impressions whose only value is in the intensity with which they were received, as proving her warm affection for a beautiful and unfortunate country, and the sincerity with which they were related, as indicating her own good faith and freedom from partisanship. The poem consists of two parts, the former of which (written in 1848) describes the popular demonstrations in Florence occasioned by the promise of Duke Leopol
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