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Schuylkill (Pennsylvania, United States) (search for this): chapter 4
ulic lime, in the use of which the French workmen are peculiarly skillful. The French practice has been to carry up the dam in homogeneous layers, not over nine inches thick and rammed to six inches, being watered with limewater. The pierre, or stone pitching of the face, is carried up in independent walls, so that injury to one does not entail the ruin of the rest. The French dispense with the puddle-wall. Overfall dam across the Schuylkill, Philadelphia. The dam across the Schuylkill River at the Fairmount Water-Works, Philadelphia, measures 1,600 feet from bank to bank, forming an angle of about 45° with the direction of the stream. By this extension of length the perpendicular rise above the top of the dam is lessened during high water. The slack water above the dam extends about six miles, and a canal and locks are provided for overcoming the rise. A part of the bottom consisted of mud, and upon this portion, 270 feet in length, a foundation of rubble was laid, and
Mount Tabor, Vt. (Vermont, United States) (search for this): chapter 4
probably of the nature of embroidery in the first place, but the figures were afterwards exhibited on the surface by a peculiar arrangement of the loom, which brought up certain of the colors and depressed others, according to the requirements of the pattern. We read of similar goods in the year 1305 B. C., when Deborah celebrated the victory over Sisera: — Divers colors of needlework on both sides, meet for the necks of them that take the spoil. The events of the bloody battle of Mt. Tabor took place but four days march from Damascus, and it is probable that this ancient city was, as early as the times of Abraham (1996 – 1822 B. C.), the workshop of articles in metal, silk, wool, and flax, as well as the depot of an extensive trade between the Orientals on the east and the Phoenicians, the carriers of antiquity, on the west. Abraham's steward was a man of Damascus, and, in default of issue, would have been heir to his property. Through all the uproar of antiquity Damascu
West Indies (search for this): chapter 4
to make drivers of the latter. In the English practice, with cylinders inside of the frame, the connecting-rods are coupled to cranks on the axle of the drive-wheels. 2. (Harvester.) The wheel which rests upon the ground, and whose tractional adherence thereto, as the frame is dragged along by the team, is the means of moving the gearing and giving motion to the cutter and reel. Drog. (Nautical.) A buoy attached to the end of a harpoon line. Drogh′er. (Nautical.) A West India cargo-boat, employed in coasting, having long, light masts and lateen sails. Droger. Droitzsch′ka. A Russian traveling-carriage. See Drosky. Drone. (Music.) The base-pipe of a bagpipe (which see). Drop. 1. A machine for lowering loaded coal-cars from a high staith to the vessel, to avoid the breaking of the coal by dropping it from a hight. It is a perpendicular lift in which the car is received in a movable and counterpoised cradle which is lowered and returned.
Wells (United Kingdom) (search for this): chapter 4
near the ground. A droitzschka. Dro-some-ter. An instrument for measuring the quantity of dew that collects on the surface of a body exposed to the open air during the night. Weidler's instrument was a bent balance, which marked in grains the additional weight acquired by a piece of glass (or a pan) of certain dimensions, owing to the globules of dew adhering thereto; on the other end of the balance was a protected weight. Another drosometer is substantially like a raingage. Wells's drosometer was a tussock of wool weighed dry, and again after the accession of dew. Gideon on one occasion wrung out of a fleece a bowl full of water which was collected in this way. Dross. The scum, scoria, slag, or recrement resulting from the melting of metals combined with extraneous matters. Drove. 1. (Masonry.) a. A broad-edged chisel for stone-masons. Drums. b. A mode of parallel tooling by perpendicular fluting on the faces of hard stones. 2. (Hydraulic
Cornwall (United Kingdom) (search for this): chapter 4
h engine, average duty30,000,000 Pounds, 1 foot high. In 1827, the improved Cornish engine, average duty32,000,000 In 1828, the improved Cornish engine, average duty37,000,000 In 1829, the improved Cornish engine, average duty41,000,000 In 1830, the improved Cornish engine, average duty43,350,000 In 1839, the improved Cornish engine, average duty54,000,000 In 1850, the improved Cornish engine, average duty60,000,000 Consolidated mines, highest duty 182767,000,000 Fowey Consols (Cornwall), highest duty 183497,000,000 United mines, highest duty 1842108,000,000 D-valve. A species of slide-valve, employed chiefly in the steam-engine, and adapted to bring each steam-port alternately in communication with the steam and exhaust respectively. Dwang. 1. A large iron bar-wrench used to tighten nuts on bolts. 2. A crow-bar used by masons. Dwarf-raft′er. (Carpentry.) Little jack. A short rafter in the hip of a roof. Dwarf-wall. A low wall serving to sur
Belgium (Belgium) (search for this): chapter 4
ical frame and gable of its own. The gable is sometimes in the plane of the wall, or is founded upon the rafters, sometimes a succession of stories in the roof are provided with dormers, as is commonly the case in some houses of Northern France, Belgium, and the Netherlands. Dor′nock; Dor′nic. (Fabric.) A stout figured linen (damask), said to be named after the town in Scotland (Dornock) where it was made, but probably deriving its name from Tournay (Flemish, doornic), a frontier town of Belgium. Dor′sel. (From Latin dorsum, the back.) 1. A pannier or basket to carry on the back. 2. a. A cover for a chair-back; hence, b. Tapestry, or a screen at the back of a throne or altar. c. Tapestry or wall hangings around the sides of the chancel of a church. d. A canopy for a throne. A lambrequin. 3. A kind of cloth, used for the purposes stated. Dor′sour. (Fabric.) Scotch cloth, used for hanging on walls of chapels and halls. Do′ry.
Oriental (Oklahoma, United States) (search for this): chapter 4
-spherical horizontal basin with a style erected in such a manner that its extremity was exactly at the center of the sphere. The shadow of the point of the gnomon on the concave surface had the same position with regard to the lower sphere that the sun occupied in the apparent spherical dome of the heavens, eleven converging lines in the concave part dividing it into the twelve hours of the day. So much for the surmises of those whose studies were of Greece and Rome, but to whom the whole Oriental world was not, or was but as a distant and unintelligible murmur. How little even Alexander suspected — he who penetrated the farthest into the teeming and contemplative East — that the most complex and elaborate language of which the world had any knowledge — the Sanskrit — had just ceased to become a spoken tongue! How near the astute Greek came to opening the volume which Providence has given to be the delight and the wonder of the philologists of the nineteenth century! We adhere to
Karnak (Egypt) (search for this): chapter 4
he pressures being nearly balanced, but a small amount of power is necessary to raise the valves from their seats, and by a slight opening a very large steam-way is afforded. Double-bitted axe. Doub′le-bit′ted axe. The axe has two oppsite bits or blades. It is an ancient form of battleaxe, being a favorite weapon with the Franks in the time of Clotaire, seventh century, and with the Danes in the time of Alfred the Great, ninth century. It is also shown in the sculptures of Karnak, in Egypt. The battle-axe of the Scythians in the time of Herodotus was double-bitted. It is the Sacan sagaris. Seylax, an historian of an age preceding that of Herodotus, compared Egypt to a double-bitted axe, the neck which joins the two heads being at the narrow part of the valley in the vicinity of Memphis. The double-bitted axe is found in the tumuli and barrows of North America. It is in three forms: 1, with a circumferential groove for the occupation of the withe or split handle
St. Peter (Minnesota, United States) (search for this): chapter 4
of the Pantheon at Rome is a hemisphere 142 feet in diameter, 143 feet high above the floor of the rotunda. The dome of St. Sophia at Constantinople is an oblate semi-spheroid 104 feet in diameter, 201 feet high. It is said to be built of earthenware and pumice-stone, not of cut stone. It was built in the sixth century. The dome in the Duomo of Florence was built by Brunelleschi in 1417. It is of brick, octagonal in plan, 139 feet in diameter, and 310 feet in hight. The dome of St. Peter's, at Rome, was built at the close of the sixteenth century, from designs left by Michael Angelo. It is 139 feet in diameter, 330 feet high. The dome of St. Paul's, at London, by Sir Christopher Wren, is not masonry, but a shell inclosing the brick cone which supports the lantern. It is 112 feet in diameter, 215 feet high. Internal Diameter.Internal Hight. Mosque of Achmet, Constantinople92120 Duomo at Milan57254 Hall aux Bles, Paris, by Moulineau200150 St. Isaac's, Petersburg9
Hartford (Connecticut, United States) (search for this): chapter 4
62.5), and the height in feet to which the water was raised for delivery (174.82); and dividing this product by the number of hundreds of pounds of coal consumed per hour (4), the duty was 77,358,478. As reduced to the actual delivery of water, in the reservoir, it was 76,386,262 and 76,584,894 by the two methods respectively. The following is the duty officially given for the engines cited: — Brooklyn, No. 1, double-acting beam60,140,700 Belleville (Jersey City), Cornish62,823,300 Hartford (3 experiments), crank58,779,300 to 64,669,400 Brooklyn, No. 3, double-acting beam72,000,000 Cambridge (2 experiments), Worthington double-cylinder, not duplex66,941,100 to 67,574,600 Spring Garden (Philadelphia), Cornish58,905,300 The dity or useful effect of the Cornish pumpingengine has been more closely observed and recorded than that of any other engine. The duty is reported monthly, and is reduced to tabulated form, from which the yearly report is made out. The duty of thes
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