Dictionary of Scientific Terms

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Strahan & Company, 1869 - 325 pages

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Page 75 - ... the angle of reflection is always equal to the angle of incidence...
Page 117 - From Harmony, from heavenly Harmony This universal frame began : From harmony to harmony Through all the compass of the notes it ran, The diapason closing full in man.
Page 261 - BXD' 125. A PROPORTION is an equality of ratios. Four magnitudes are in proportion, when the ratio of the first to the second is the same as that of the third to the fourth.
Page 29 - In geography, the antccians are those inhabitants of the earth, under t'he same meridian, and at the same distance from the equator, but on opposite sides, one party north, the other south.
Page 19 - The eternal regions. Lowly reverent Towards either throne they bow, and to the ground With solemn adoration down they cast Their crowns inwove with amarant and gold ; Immortal amarant, a flower which once In Paradise, fast by the tree of life, Began to bloom...
Page 171 - It was either poured from the rampart in large boilers, or launched in red-hot balls of stone and iron, or darted in arrows and javelins, twisted round with flax and tow, which had deeply imbibed the inflammable oil...
Page 212 - the ancient and modern Europeans, except the Laplanders and the rest of the Finnish race ; the former and present inhabitants of Western Asia, as far as the River Ob, the Caspian Sea, and the Ganges — that is, the Assyrians, Medes, and Chaldeans; the Sarmatians, Scythians, and Parthians; the Philistines, Phoenicians, Jews, and the inhabitants of Syria generally ; the Tartars, properly...
Page viii - That all whose necessities do not oblige them to leave school before the age of fourteen, should receive instruction in the elements of science as part of their general education. 5. That the reorganization of secondary instruction and the introduction of a larger amount of scientific teaching into secondary schools are urgently required, and ought to receive the immediate consideration of Parliament and of the country.
Page 268 - The rational or true horizon, is an imaginary plane, passing through the centre of the earth, parallel to the sensible horizon. It determines the rising and setting of the sun, stars and planets.
Page 150 - Ptolemaic astronomy; the eighth heaven or sphere, with respect to the seven spheres of the planets which it surrounds. It is supposed to have two motions, a diurnal motion, given to it...

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