Annual Report of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution

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Page 182 - An act making appropriations for the service of the Post-Office Department for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy-nine, and for other purposes...
Page 464 - Day (Dr. F.) The Fishes of Great Britain and Ireland ; being a Natural History of such as are known to inhabit the Seas and Fresh Waters of the British Isles, including Remarks on their Economic Uses and Various Modes of Capture.
Page 181 - And if any person shall make use of any such official envelope to avoid the payment of postage on his private letter, package, or other matter in the mail, the person so offending shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and subject to a fine of three hundred dollars, to be prosecuted in any court of competent jurisdiction.
Page 193 - Catalogue of 1098 Standard Clock and Zodiacal Stars," prepared under the direction of Simon Newcomb.
Page viii - ... shall be laid out under the direction of a Joint Committee of Congress upon the Library, to consist of three members of the Senate and three members of the House of Representatives.
Page 182 - That all the archives, records, and materials relating to the Indians of North America, collected by the Geographical and Geological Survey of the Rocky Mountain Region, shall be turned over to the Smithsonian Institution, that the work may be completed and prepared for publication under its direction...
Page 206 - Surface of the sun compared with the earth, 11,940. Volume, or cubic contents, of the sun compared with the earth. 1,305,000. Mass, or quantity of matter, of the sun compared with the earth, 330,000 ± 3,000.
Page 689 - Out of the ground they dig trubs, earth nuts, wild onions, and a tuberous root they call tuckahoe, which while crude is of a very hot and virulent quality : but they can manage it so, as in case of necessity, to make bread of it...
Page 204 - ... mass, which before the change had the greatest angular momentum, permits the central portion to resume a planetary shape. The contraction and increase of rotation proceed continually until another portion is detached, and so on. There thus recur at intervals a series of epochs of instability or of abnormal change. Now tidal friction must diminish the rate of increase of rotation due to contraction, and therefore if tidal friction and contraction are at work together, the epochs of instability...
Page 181 - That it shall be lawful to transmit through the mail, free of postage, any letters, packages, or other matters relating exclusively to the business of the Government of the United States: Provided, That every such letter or package to entitle it to pass free shall bear over the words

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