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" In the dial-plate there were twelve small windows, corresponding with the divisions of the hours. The hours were indicated by the opening of the windows, which let out little metallic balls, which struck the hour by falling upon a brazen bell. "
A General History of Mathematics from the Earliest Times to the Middle of ... - Page 163
by Charles Bossut - 1803 - 540 pages
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The Miʼut Ạmil, and Shurḥoo Miʼut Ạmil;: Two Elementary Treatises on Arabic ...

جرجاني، عبد القاهر بن عبد الرحمن - 1814 - 336 pages
...p. J59. | In the dial of this Clepsydra, were twelve small doors, forming the divisions of thehours, and each of these doors opened in succession at the...were employed chiefly on futile questions of Theology and Grammar." Bossut. p. 161. All this must indeed be granted to the Arabs, but it appears from the...
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Astronomy, as it is Known at the Present Day: With an Account of the Nature ...

George G. Carey - 1825 - 274 pages
...'little balls, which, falling on a bell of brass, struck the hours. The doors continued open till 12 o'clock, when twelve little knights, mounted on horseback,...paraded round the dial, and shut all the doors. This clock at that time astonished all Europe. After Haroun, his son Al Maimon succeeded to the throne....
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Elements of the History of Philosophy and Science: From the Earliest ...

Thomas Morell - 1827 - 614 pages
...let fall, upon a brazen bell, a sufficient number of balls to strike the proper hour of the day. They continued open till twelve o'clock, when twelve little knights, mounted on horseback, issued simultaneously from a part of the machine, paraded round the dial, and having closed the twelve...
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The Edinburgh encyclopaedia, conducted by D. Brewster, Volume 3

Edinburgh encyclopaedia - 1830 - 830 pages
...out little balls, which, falling on a brazen bell, struck the hour. The doors continued open till 12 o'clock, when twelve little knights, mounted on horseback,...together, paraded round the dial, and shut all the doors. Such a machine might well astonish all Europe, at a time when the learned were wholly occupied by questions...
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Peter Parley's Book of Curiosities: Natural and Artificial : Illustrated ...

Samuel Griswold Goodrich - 1832 - 238 pages
...succession at the hour marked, and let put little balls, which, falling on a brazen bell, struck the 30 hour. The doors continued open till twelve o'clock,...together, paraded round the dial and shut all the doors. REMARKABLE QUADRUPEDS. THE HORSE. The horse, of all animals has the most complete proportion and elegance...
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The Wonders of Nature and Art: Comprising Upwards of Three Hundred of the ...

Joseph Taylor - 1838 - 672 pages
...succession at the hour marked, and let out little balls, which, falling on a brazen bell, struck the hoar. The doors continued open till twelve o'clock, when...paraded round the dial, and shut all the doors.— Edinburgh Encyclopedia. STEAM-CARRIAGE BY MR. GURNEY. MR. Goldsworthy Gurney, after a variety of experi...
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Memoirs of the Most Eminent American Mechanics: Also, Lives of Distinguished ...

Henry Howe - 1842 - 516 pages
...windows, which let out little metallic balls, which struck the hour by falling upon a brazen bell. The doors continued open till twelve o'clock, when...twelve little knights, mounted on horseback, came out at the same instant, and after parading around the dial, shut all the windows, and returned to their...
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Memoirs of the Most Eminent American Mechanics: Also Lives of Distinguished ...

Henry Howe - 1858 - 526 pages
...windows, which let out little metallic balls, which struck the houi by falling upon a brazen bell. The doors continued open till twelve o'clock, when...twelve little knights, mounted on horseback, came out at the same instant, and after parading around the dial, shut all the windows, and returned to their...
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Stories of Inventors and Discoverers in Science and the Useful Arts ...

John Timbs - 1860 - 432 pages
...out little metallic balls, which struck the hour by falling upon a brazen bell. Early Automata. 45 The doors continued open till twelve o'clock ; when...twelve little knights, mounted on horseback, came out at the same instant, and after parading round the dial, shut all the windows, and returned to their...
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To-day: The Popular Illustrated Magazine, Volume 2

1873 - 402 pages
...little metallic balls, which struck the hour by falling on a brazen bell. The doors continued o|>en till twelve o'clock, when twelve little knights, mounted on horseback, came out at the same instant, and after parading around the dial, shut all the windows, and returned to their...
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