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Σελίδα 263 - And I saw him come close unto the ram, and he was moved with choler against him, and smote the ram, and brake his two horns ; and there was no power in the ram to stand before him, but he cast him down to the ground, and stamped upon him : and there was none that could deliver the ram out of his hand.
Σελίδα 192 - During this interval, the barometer and thermometer should be read off, and registered hourly, and the precise hour and minute of each reading should be especially noted. '•For obvious reasons, however, the commencement of every hour should if practicable, be chosen, and every such series of observations should be accompanied by a notice of the means used to obtain the time, and, when practicable, by some observation of an astronomical nature, by which the time can be independently ascertained...
Σελίδα 190 - ... how to do it, and should satisfy himself by many trials that they observe alike. 4. The entries in the register should be made at the time of observation, and the numbers entered should be those actually read off on the respective scales of each instrument, on no account applying to them previous to entry any sort of correction ; as for instance, for zero, for temperature, capillarity, &c.
Σελίδα 289 - Since calculations have been made on the progress of agriculture in the different zones, and the temperatures under the influence of which corn will flourish, it has been found, that, beyond the latitude of 45° the produce of wheat is no where so considerable, as on the northern coasts of Africa, and on the table-lands of New Grenada, Peru, and Mexico.
Σελίδα 122 - With me, from native banks untimely torn, Love-warbling youths and soft-ey'd virgins mourn. O ! let the heart, by fatal absence rent, Feel what I sing, and bleed when I lament: Who roams in exile from his parent bow'r, Pants to return, and chides each ling'ring hour.
Σελίδα 199 - ... or such as remarkably prevail during certain seasons, with the law of their diurnal progress both as to direction and intensity — at what hours and by what degrees they commence, attain their maximum, and subside, and through what points of the compass they run in so doing. (ithly, The existence of Crossing Currents at different heights in the atmosphere, as indicated by the course of the clouds in different strata.
Σελίδα 195 - ... proportion, it ought, if possible, to be ascertained. The data necessary to be known are — first, the internal and external diameters of the tube — secondly, that of the cistern containing the mercury, at the surface, where the tube plunges into it. These particulars, as they must be known to the maker, ought to be inquired of him, and indeed ought to he engraved conspicuously on some part of the instrument.
Σελίδα 197 - ... cautiously over a very small clear flame of an oil lamp, till the mercury rises to the very top of the tube, and fairly unites with the globule there awaiting it. Let the bulb cool, and the mercury will sink in one united column ; if not, heat it again. When this is accomplished, the index may be set loose, by withdrawing the magnet, and restored to its proper position in the tube. " A self-registering thermometer may be advantageously left (properly secured) for a whole year, or parts of a year,...