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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 522 0 Browse Search
George Bancroft, History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent, Vol. 3, 15th edition. 106 0 Browse Search
George Bancroft, History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent, Vol. 8 104 0 Browse Search
George Bancroft, History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent, Vol. 4, 15th edition. 92 0 Browse Search
H. Wager Halleck , A. M. , Lieut. of Engineers, U. S. Army ., Elements of Military Art and Science; or, Course of Instruction in Strategy, Fortification, Tactis of Battles &c., Embracing the Duties of Staff, Infantry, Cavalry, Artillery and Engineers. Adapted to the Use of Volunteers and Militia. 46 0 Browse Search
George P. Rowell and Company's American Newspaper Directory, containing accurate lists of all the newspapers and periodicals published in the United States and territories, and the dominion of Canada, and British Colonies of North America., together with a description of the towns and cities in which they are published. (ed. George P. Rowell and company) 46 0 Browse Search
George Bancroft, History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent, Vol. 7, 4th edition. 38 0 Browse Search
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 1 28 0 Browse Search
George Bancroft, History of the Colonization of the United States, Vol. 1, 17th edition. 22 0 Browse Search
George Bancroft, History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent, Vol. 6, 10th edition. 16 0 Browse Search
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. Glacis.Star-fort. Gorge.Stockade. Half-moon.Sunken battery. Half-sunken battery.Superior slope. Herrison.Swallow-tail. Herse.Tenailles. Hersillon.Tenaillon. Horn-work.Terre-plein. Hurdle.Tete de pont. Hurter.Tower. Indented line.Trace. Indented parapet.Traverse. Interior slope.Traversing-platform. Trench.Turret. Trench-cart.Van-fosse. Trench cavalier.Zigzag. Trous de loup. For′tress. A large permanent fortification, such as, on our continent, Fortress Monroe, Quebec, St. Juan de Ulloa, Moro Castle. They are too numerous in Europe to be thus summarily cited. For′ty-eightmo. (Printing.) A book made up of sheets printed 48 pages on a side. 48mo. For′ward-fire Cartridge. One in which the fulminate is at or in the base of the ball, forward of the powder. It is exploded by a stem d, as in the figure, or else by a needle which penetrates the whole extent of the powder, and strikes the fulminate in the base of the bullet. See needle-gun. For
ision for avoiding the danger. Professor Arago classed several well-known sites according to the frequency of their storms, from the best information he could obtain. His list begins as follows: — Days of Thunder per Year. 1. Calcutta averages60 2. Patna (India) supposed to average53 3. Rio Janeiro averages50.6 4. Maryland (U. S.) supposed to average41 5. Martinique averages39 6. Abyssinia supposed to average38 7. Guadaloupe averages37 8. Viviers (France) averages24.7 9. Quebec averages23.3 10. Buenos Ayres averages22.5 11. Denainvilliers (France) averages20.6 The lowest average he gives is that of Cairo in Egypt, three days of thunder per annum. That of Paris and most of the European cities is about fifteen days. He estimates the days of thunder at New York to be about the same. Lightning rods, points, and Attachements. Fig. 2954 exhibits some of the numerous variety of rods for which patents have been secured in the United States. a has a serie
of roof with a 4 1/2-foot parapet. The walls are 5 1/2 feet thick; the lower story is for stores, magazine, and retreat; the second is a casemate with embrasures; the roof is armed en barbette with a traversing gun, under a bomb-proof. The towers were erected on the coasts of Kent within range of each other. The entrances are at a considerable hight above the ground, and the tower has a ditch and glacis. Two of these towers are on the plains of Abraham. as outworks of the citadel of Quebec. Mar′tin. A grinding-tool consisting of a brass plate with a flat stone facing. An opening through the plate and lining allows sand to pass through and insinuate itself between the martin and the stone which is being ground. A runner. Mar′tin-et′; Mart′net. (Nautical.) A small line on the leach of a sail, to assist in handling it in furling. Mar′tin-gale. 1. (Nautical.) a. A lower stay for the jib-boom or flying jib-boom. The martingale of the former passes fr
appointed. In 1755 the press was free. A Psalter in the English and Indian languages was printed at the University press in 1709. A printing-press was established in New London, Conn., in 1709; the first printing-press in Turkey was brought from Paris by Mohammed Effendi, in 1721; the first press in Annapolis, Md., was in 1726; Williamsburg, Va., 1729; Charleston, S. C., 1730; Newport, R. I., 1732; Halifax, N. S., 1751; Newbern, N. C., 1755; Portsmouth, N. H., 1756; Savannah, Ga., 1763; Quebec, Canada, 1764. The first press west of the Alleghany range was in Cincinnati, 1793. The first press west of the Mississippi, in St. Louis, 1808. Stereotyping was invented by William Ged of Edinburgh, in 1725; inking-rollers, by Nicholson; composition inking-rollers, by Donkin and Bacon of London, in 1813. The Roman alphabet is used for the body of printed matter in English books and newspapers, though hundreds of types differing from the Roman are used for special purposes, as the ti
slats, and resembling fences or walls; screens or walls of slats, or wires forming panels of network between posts; devices consisting of arbors, covered paths, or extended overhead network, forming a ceiling of vine-supporting trellis; arrangements of posts and slats for espalier apple, cherry, pear, quince, or for other trees, known in England as wall-fruit, from the fact that such are nailed fan-wise against walls to conserve the heat and enable the fruit to ripen in a latitude north of Quebec-Such trees are the apricot, peach, and nectarine, most of which, if not all, came from Persia. Smaller trellises, for garden work, are network frames, for tomatoes peas, and many ornamental climbers; cylindrical, pyramidal, columnar, or fan-like trellises for climbers. Special devices are formed for permanent ground-sockets with shifting poles. For upper structures, hinged so as to be laid down on the ground to be covered up with matting or straw for winter protection of tender grapes
y the wooden rail received an iron plate, as with our own early strap-rail system; eventually the iron rail was substituted. See rail. As a cheap expedient the wooden rail is being revived in remote situations where wood is very abundant, money scarce, and iron difficult to procure. A wooden railway on the 4 feet 8 1/2 inch gage has been constructed from the town of Sorel, at the confluence of the Richelieu River with the St. Lawrence, through Drummondville, to Athabaska, province of Quebec. The ties of hemlock and tamarac are brought down on trucks from the woods through which the railway runs; they are put on a rollway, run up to circular saws, so gaged that at one operation they are gained the proper depth and distance, for the reception of the rails. As fast as they are cut they are sided by another circular saw. The rails are of maple, four by seven inches, and 14 feet long, the gage of the line being 4 feet 8 1/2 inches. Each rail lies on seven sleepers, to which it is