Journal of the Association of Engineering Societies, Volume 5

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Board of Managers., 1886
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Page 24 - Hyperion's curls, the front of Jove himself, An eye like Mars, to threaten and command, A station like the herald Mercury New-lighted on a heaven-kissing hill, A combination and a form indeed, Where every god did seem to set his seal, To give the world assurance of a man.
Page 265 - That the Conference expresses the hope that the technical studies designed to regulate and extend the application of the decimal system to the division of angular space and of time shall be resumed, so as to permit the extension of this application to all cases in which it presents real advantage.
Page 213 - ... the art of directing the great sources of power in nature for the use and convenience of man, as the means of production and of traffic in states.
Page 264 - That the Conference proposes to the Governments here represented the adoption of the meridian passing through the centre of the transit instrument at the Observatory of Greenwich, as the initial meridian for longitude.
Page 229 - ... adapts itself without inconvenience to the system, the fraction of the sixteenth is not so tractable ; and in its circulation, as small change, it passes for six cents, though its value is six and a quarter, and there is a loss by its circulation of four per cent, between the buyer and the seller. For all the transactions of retail trade, the eighth and sixteenth of a dollar are among the most useful and convenient of our coins: and, although we have never coined them ourselves, we should have...
Page 265 - That the Conference expresses the hope that, as soon as may be practicable, the astronomical and nautical days will be arranged everywhere to begin at mean midnight.
Page 77 - Military and civil methods of administration are entirely diverse, and proceed upon diametrically opposed theories. The military officer plans and commands ; the civil officer hears, weighs and decides."* That ideas are sometimes outranked in boards of military engineers, is the evidence of junior members.
Page 188 - ... branded with the name of the manufacturer. Samples for testing shall be furnished in such manner and at such times as may be required. All barrels accepted shall be marked, and the contractor shall carefully preserve these marks and not allow them to be imitated. The cement shall be kept under cover and dry until used, and any cement exposed to the weather after testing shall not be used. Cement may be re-inspected at any time when the Street Commissioner shall so direct, and if not found to...
Page 265 - That this universal day is to be a mean solar day ; is to begin for all the world at the moment of mean midnight of the initial meridian, coinciding with the beginning of the civil day and date of that meridian ; and is to be counted from zero up to twenty-four hours.
Page 264 - States to call an International Conference to fix on and recommend for universal adoption a common Prime Meridian to be used in the reckoning of longitude and in the regulation of time throughout the world.

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