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is a metallic disk with radial slots and corresponding numbers. The strap is so rove through the slots as to give the required indication. Bag′ga-la. (Nautical.) A two-masted Arabian vessel, frequenting the Indian Ocean. A dhow. The capacity is from 200 to 250 tons. Bag′ging. (Fabric.) 1. A coarse fabric made of old ropes, hemp, etc., for covering cotton-bales. 2. The gunny-cloth of India is made from jute. In Bengal, from one or two species of Corchorus; in Bombay and Madras, from the Crotalaria juncea. Bag-hold′er. A contrivance to hold up a bag with the mouth open ready for filling. There are many forms, — some adapted for large grain-bags, others of a smaller size for flour, seeds; still smaller, for ordinary groceries and counter use. a has a platform on which the sack stands, and its weight spreads the horns within and distends the mouth of the sack. b has a holder adjustable as to hight, and a hopper to which the mouth of the bag is atta
hery is cut in steps so as to suit the different degrees of expansion. Ca-ma′ieu. (Fine Arts.) A painting in a single color. A monochrome. Cam-ball valve. A valve actuated by a cam on the axis of a ball-lever, so that, as the float rises in the cistern, the cam shall press against the stem of the valve and close it against its seat, thus shutting off the supply when a given level has been attained in the cistern, tank, or boiler. Cam-bayes′. Cotton cloths made in Bengal, Madras, and other places in India. Cam′ber. 1. A curvature upwards, as a deck amidships, a bridge, a beam, or a lintel. It is given for — a. Conferring stability, as in a bridge, beam, or girder. b. Giving a water-shed, as in a deck or roof. c. Compensating for settling or subsidence, as in the soffits of straight arches. 2. The curve of a ship's plank. Cam′ber-beam. A beam which is laid upon the straining-beam in a truncated roof, and supports the lead or copper cov
f recording magnetic observations, taking a large number in the course of his extensive travels and explorations, and calling the attention of the scientific world to the mode and importance of so doing. Observatories, provided with magnetometers and meteorological instruments, and with apparatus for ascertaining the time and true meridian, are now working in concert in many distant stations: Berlin, Paris, Freiburg, Greenwich, Gottingen, Montreal, Melbourne, Cape Town, St. Helena, Simla, Madras, Bombay, Singapore, and probably many other places. It is understood that the observations are made at the same instant of absolute time. Each day is divided into 12 equal periods of 2 hours each, termed the magnetic hours. The mean time at Gottingen is adopted; a tribute to the energy and skill of M. Gauss of the observatory in that city. Mr. Brooke's system of photographic registry is adopted throughout. Magnet-o-mo′tor. A voltaic series of two or more large plates which pr
d in a state of amalgamation with mercury. Pallam-poor′. A style of East Indian cotton chintz, printed in large-sized pieces and used for counterpanes. The printing is in the resist style, a substance being painted on the cloth having the power of resisting access of the dye to the fabric. With the pallampoor cloth this was softened wax laid on with a hair-pencil. We have no means of ascertaining how long this style of the art has been practiced, but it seems to be as old as Pliny. Madras has long been famous for this manufacture. One piece 5 1/2 yards long by 2 1/2 broad (French yards) is mentioned by Ure: said to be the labour of Hindoo princesses, which it must have taken a lifetime to execute. Pal′let 1. (Machinery.) A click or pawl to which a reciprocating motion is imparted, and by which an intermittent rotary motion is communicated to a wheel, as in many feed motions; or by which the rotary motion of a wheel is made intermittent. 2. (Horology.) In an esca
n18.35 Berlin23.56 Mannheim22.47 Prague14.1 Cracow13.3 Brussels28.06 Paris22.64 Geneva31.07 Milan38.01 Rome30.86 Naples29.64 Marseilles23.4 Lisbon27.1 Coimbra Port118.8 Bordeaux34.00 Algiers36.99 St Petersburg17.3 Simpheropol, Crimea14.83 Kutais (E shore of Black Sea)59.44 Bakou (S of Caspian)13.38 Ekatherinburg, Ural Mts.14.76 Barnaoul, Siberia11.80 Pekin, China26.93 Canton, China69.30 Singapore, Malacca97 Sierra Leone, Africa86.2 Uttray Mullay, India267.2 Madras, India44.6 Calcutta, India76.4 Cherrapoonjee, India592 Khasia, India610 Raised up-on′. (Shipbuilding.) Having the upper works hightened; the opposite of razeed. Rais′er. (Carpentry.) The front of a step. The elevation of a step. A riser. The flat portion of a step is the tread. Rais′ing. 1. (Metal-working.) The process of forming circular work or embossing in sheet-metal by striking up or raising from the interior surface. In the case of circular works, as ca
bay1,8182,060 1870Porthcurno, England, to Lisbon8232,625 1870Lisbon to Gibraltar331535 1870Gibraltar to Malta1,1201,450 1870*Porthcurno to Mid Channel6562 1870Marseilles, France, to Bona, Africa4471,600 1870Bona, Africa, to Malta386650 1870Madras to Penang1,4081,284 1870Penang to Singapore40036 1870Singapore to Batavia55722 1870Malta to Alexandria, Egypt9041,440 1870Batabano, Cuba, to Santiago, Cuba520 1870Jersey to Guernsey1632 1870Guernsey to Alderney1830 1870Santa Maura to Ithace chiefly grown.Qualities, Uses, etc. MallowMalva (numerous)GenerallyThe tribe comprises cotton, etc., and numerous other fiber-giving species. Manila-hempMusa textilisPhilippine Islands.Various textile fabrics. Maroot-fiberSanseviera zeylanicaMadras, etcResembles and is used as a substitute for flax. Marsh-gladdenScirpus lacustrisBritish marshes, etcA sedge. Made into baskets, bee-hives, hassocks, etc. MulberryMorus nigra, etcChina, etcThe Chinese make coarse cloth out of the bark. Mulbe
Wendell Phillips, Theodore C. Pease, Speeches, Lectures and Letters of Wendell Phillips: Volume 1, chapter 24 (search)
orious words to his soldiers at the Pyramids: Forty centuries look down upon us. In the same mood, Toussaint said to the French captain who urged him to go to France in his frigate, Sir, your ship is not large enough to carry me. Napoleon, you know, could never bear the military uniform. He hated the restraint of his rank; he loved to put on the gray coat of the Little Corporal, and wander in the camp. Toussaint also never could bear a uniform. He wore a plain coat, and often the yellow Madras handkerchief of the slaves. A French lieutenant once called him a maggot in a yellow handkerchief. Toussaint took him prisoner next day, and sent him home to his mother. Like Napoleon, he could fast many days; could dictate to three secretaries at once; could wear out four or five horses. Like Napoleon, no man ever divined his purpose or penetrated his plan. He was only a negro, and so, in him, they called it hypocrisy. In Bonaparte we style it diplomacy. For instance, three attempts
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 1, Chapter 15: the Circuits.—Visits in England and Scotland.—August to October, 1838.—age, 27. (search)
judges; the second, with the judges, to meet the bar; the third, with the Mayor at his country seat; the fourth, with the bar; the fifth, with Mr. Cresswell (the leader and old reporter), Sir Gregory Lewin, Watson William Henry Watson. (author of a book on Arbitration), the sheriffs, &c., Rushton A friend of Dr. Julius and G. H. Wilkinson. (Corporation Commissioner), Wortley, &c., at a private dinner; and to-day, in a few minutes, I dine with Roebuck, John Arthur Roebuck was born in Madras, in 1802. He lived in Canada from 1815 to 1824; and then went to England to study for the bar. He joined John Stuart Mill's Utilitarian Society, and was an early writer for the Westminster Review. Autobiography of Mill, pp. 81, 96. He represented Bath in Parliament from 1832 to 1837, and from 1841 to 1847; and Sheffield from 1849 to 1869; and, after a defeat in 1869, was chosen again for Sheffield in 1874. He is the author of a book on The Colonies of England, and a History of the Whig Mi
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies, 1859. (search)
In the second term of his Sophomore year, his eyes—always weak—completely failed him; and by the advice of his physician, he gave up college life and went to Europe. After an extensive tour in England, and the west and north of Europe, he returned home and decided to go into business with his father. To gain a thorough knowledge of his future occupation, he visited Bombay, Australia, Batavia, and Manilla; and on returning, after a few weeks' stay at home, he went on a second voyage to Madras and Calcutta, upon his father's business. During his absence his father died; and when Mason returned to Boston in 1860, he found his prospects in business suddenly obscured. His duty was now to remain at home, and his sturdy manhood did much to cheer the mourning family. Whatever might have been his disappointment, he studiously concealed it, and by an assumed cheerfulness deceived casual observers as to the true state of his feelings; and, though too proud to solicit either advice or
no acquisitions of territory whatever, though, with the aid of the governor of Pondicherry, he might have gained for Mills, British India, III. Raynal Voltaire. France the entire ascendency in Hindostan, he pledged his word of honor to restore Madras to the English, in the very hour of victory, when he proudly planted the 1746 Sept. flag of France on its fortress, and made himself master of the city which, next to Goa and Batavia, was the most opulent of the European establishments in India.of reciprocal annoyance, after an immense accumulation of national debt, the condition of peace was a return to the state before the war. Nothing was gained. Humanity had suffered, without a purpose, and without a result. In the colonial world, Madras was restored for Cape Breton; the boundaries between the British and the French provinces in America were left unsettled, neither party acknowledging the right of the other to the basin of the Penobscot or of the Ohio; the frontier of Florida was
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