British Almanac and Companion

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Stationers' Company, 1866
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Page 188 - The advance of money by way of loan to a person engaged, or about to engage, in any business, on a contract with that person that the lender shall receive a rate of interest varying with the profits...
Page 96 - An inch is the smallest lineal measure to which a name is given, but subdivisions are used for many purposes. Among mechanics, the inch is commonly divided into eighths. By the officers of the revenue and by scientific persons it is divided into tenths, hundredths, &c. Formerly it was made to consist of 12 parts, called lines.
Page 96 - SOLIDITY. 1728 Cubic Inches = 1 Cubic Foot 27 Cubic Feet = 1 Cubic Yard DIVISION II.
Page 106 - My observations, as far as they extend at present, seem to be in favour of the opinion that the nebulœ which give a gaseous spectrum are systems possessing a structure, and a purpose in relation to the universe, altogether distinct and of another order from the great group of cosmical bodies to which our sun and the fixed stars belong...
Page 96 - OF TIME. 60 Seconds = 1 Minute 60 Minutes = 1 Hour 24 Hours = 1 Day 7 Days = 1 Week 28 Days = 1 Lunar Month 28.29, 30, or 31 Days = 1 Calendar Month 12 Calendar Months...
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Page 101 - ... are acquainted. On the whole, we believe that the foregoing spectrum observations on the stars contribute something towards an experimental basis, on which a conclusion, hitherto but a pure speculation, may rest, viz : that at least the brighter stars are, like our sun, upholding and energizing centres of systems of worlds adapted to be the abode of living beings.

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