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" in the pride of half knowledge, smiled at the means frequently employed by gardeners, to protect tender plants from cold, as it appeared to me impossible, that "
Encyclopædia metropolitana; or, Universal dictionary of knowledge, ed. by E ... - Page 131
by Encyclopaedia - 1845
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The Quarterly Review, Volume 12

William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, John Murray, Rowland Edmund Prothero (Baron Ernle), George Walter Prothero - 1815 - 656 pages
...temperature of the air as exhibited by the thermometer. : ' I had often,' says Dr. Wells, p. 120, ' in the pride of half knowledge, smiled at the means...plants from cold, as it appeared to me impossible, that a thin mat, or any such flimsy substance, could prevent them from attaining the temperature of the...
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An Essay on Dew: And Several Appearances Connected with it

William Charles Wells - 1815 - 174 pages
...means. III. I had often, in the pride of half knowledge, smiled at the means frequently ethployed. by gardeners, to protect tender plants from cold, as it appeared to me impossible, that a thin mat,. or any such flimsy substance, could prevent them from attaining the temperature of the...
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Two Essays: One, Upon Single Vision with Two Eyes; the Other, On Dew; A ...

William Charles Wells - 1818 - 554 pages
...generating heat, for the supply of what they lose by radiation or any other means. III. I had often, in the pride of half knowledge, smiled at the means...plants from cold, as it appeared to me impossible, that a thin mat, or any such flimsy substance, could prevent them from attaining the temperature of the...
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Two Essays: One Upon Single Vision with Two Eyes; the Other on Dew

William Charles Wells - 1818 - 536 pages
...generating heat, for the supply of what they lose by radiation or any other means. III. I had often, in the pride of half knowledge, smiled at the means...plants from cold, as it appeared to me impossible, that a thin mat, or any such flimsy substance, could prevent them from attaining the temperature of the...
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Two Essays: One Upon Single Vision with Two Eyes; the Other on Dew

William Charles Wells - 1818 - 536 pages
...ge-nerating heat, for the supply of what they lose by radiation or any other means. III. I had often, in the pride of half know-ledge, smiled at the means...plants from cold, as it appeared to me impossible, that a thin mat, or any such flimsy substance, could prevent them from attaining the temperature of the...
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An Encyclopaedia of Gardening: Comprising the Theory and Practice of ...

John Claudius Loudon - 1822 - 1506 pages
...less dew will be deposited, and therefore leas heat extricated during its formation. " I had often, in the pride of half knowledge, smiled at the means...plants from cold, as it appeared to me impossible, that a thin mat, or any such flimsy substance, could prevent them from attaining the temperature of the...
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The Technical repository, by T. Gill, Volume 9

Thomas Gill (patent-agent) - 1826 - 440 pages
...upon this important subject, thus candidly remarks upon this anticipation of science:—"I had often, in the pride of half knowledge, smiled at the means...plants from cold, as it appeared to me impossible that a thin mat, or any such flimsy substance, could prevent them from attaining the temperature of the...
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A Dictionary of Chemistry: In which the Principles of the Science are ...

Andrew Ure - 1827 - 904 pages
...doctrines of latent heat. “ I had often,” says Dr. ¿VeUs, “smiled, in the pride of half knowledge, at the means frequently employed by gardeners to protect...plants from cold, as it appeared to me impossible that a thin mat, or any such flimsy substance, could prevent them from attaining the temperature of the...
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The London encyclopaedia, or, Universal dictionary of ..., Part 1, Volume 7

Thomas Curtis (of Grove house sch, Islington) - 394 pages
...doctrines of latent heat. ' I had often,' says Dr. Wells, ' smiled, in the pride of half knowledge, at the means frequently employed by gardeners to protect...plants from cold, as it appeared to me impossible that a thin mat, or any such flimsy substance, could prevent them from attaining the temperature of the...
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The London encyclopaedia, or, Universal dictionary of science, art ..., Volume 7

Thomas Curtis (of Grove house sch, Islington) - 826 pages
...night, while the of the same temperature as the air, while the unUides of grass are covered with dew. employed by gardeners to protect tender plants from cold, as it appeared to me impossible that a thin mat, or any such flimsy substance, could prevent them from attaining the temperature of the...
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