Proceedings of the Davenport Academy of Natural Sciences, Τόμος 1

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Σελίδα 129 - Its texture was open, like the coarsest linen fabric; but the threads were so entirely rotten, as to make it quite uncertain of what material they were...
Σελίδα 100 - ... parallel with the river. The outline of surface is such as would naturally result from a rounded heap of sand or loose earth exposed for ages to the action of the elements, the surface being protected by such grasses, plants, bushes, or trees as the soil would produce. The exact height and diameter are consequently difficult to determine, but it would appear that they had originally been from four to fifteen feet in height and perhaps four times those measures in diameter. All of the largest...
Σελίδα 131 - When the coarse thread is prepared, they put it into a frame about six feet square and instead of a shuttle, they thrust through the thread with a long cane, having a large string, through the web, which they shift at every second course of the thread.
Σελίδα 46 - ... of botany. Shortly after his marriage in 1824, he was called to the professorship of chemistry at West Point ; in 1827 he accepted the chair of chemistry and botany in the College of Physicians and Surgeons of New York, and a few years later a similar position at Princeton College. About the year 1853, at the urgent solicitation of the Secretary of the Treasury, he was prevailed upon to take charge of the United States Assay Office, in which he labored up to the time of his death. During this...
Σελίδα 242 - Section 4. The By-Laws of the Academy may be altered or amended at any regular meeting, by a two-thirds vote, provided that the proposition for such amendment shall have been presented at a previous regular meeting. ARTICLE VII.— SECTIONS.
Σελίδα 131 - They likewise make turkey feather blankets with the long feathers of the neck and breast of that large fowl — they twist the inner end of the feathers very fast into a strong double thread of hemp, or the inner bark of the mulberry tree, of the size and strength of coarse twine, as the fibres are sufficiently fine, and they work it in the manner of fine netting.
Σελίδα 116 - The horizontal circumference in the plane of a line joining the glabella with the occipital protuberance. B The longitudinal arc from the nasal depression along the middle line of the skull to the occipital tuberosity. c From the level of the glabello-occipital line on each side, across the middle of the sagittal suture to the same point on the opposite side. D The vertical height from the glabello-occipital line.
Σελίδα 226 - Report addressed by the Royal Society of Northern Antiquaries to its British and American members.
Σελίδα 230 - Report of the Exploring Expedition to the Rocky Mountains in 1842, and to Oregon and North California in 1843-44.
Σελίδα 128 - Fragments of charred cloth made of spun fibres have been found In the mounds. A specimen of such cloth taken from a mound in Butler county. Ohio, is in Blackmore Museum, Salisbury. In the same collection are several lumps of burnt clay, which formed part of the altar, so-called, in a mound in Ross county, Ohio, to this clay a few charred threads are still attached.

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