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" ... and in all places, of a delicacy so extreme as to be a test for every instrument yet invented by man, yet equally adapted for the most ordinary purposes; as available for regulating a town clock as for conducting a navy to the Indies ; as effective... "
Manual of astronomy - Page 42
by John Drew - 1853 - 331 pages
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Eclectic Magazine: Foreign Literature, Volume 43

John Holmes Agnew, Walter Hilliard Bidwell - 1858 - 924 pages
...as for conducting a navy tOi.be Indies ; as effective for mapping down the intricacies of a pretty barony as for adjusting the boundaries of transatlantic empires. When once its place has, boon thoroughly ascertained and carefully recorded, the brazen circle with which that useful work was...
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Descriptive Astronomy

George Frederick Chambers - 1867 - 888 pages
...for the most ordinary purposes ; as available for regulating a town clock as for conducting an army to the Indies ; as effective for mapping down the...ascertained and carefully recorded, the brazen circle, on which that useful work was done, may moulder, the marble pillar totter on its base, and the astronomer...
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Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volumes 31-32

Royal Astronomical Society - 1871 - 718 pages
...surveyor, — a point, of departure which can never deceive or fail him, — the same for ever and for all places, of a delicacy so extreme as to be a test...carefully recorded, the brazen circle, with which His reply was, " Yon are quite right ; it used to be said by the men in my workshop. Mr. Babbage made...
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Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volume 32

1872 - 412 pages
...surveyor, — a point of departure which can never deceive or fail him, — the same for ever and for all places, of a delicacy so extreme as to be a test...thoroughly ascertained and carefully recorded, the bra2en circle, with which His repjy was, " You are quite right ; it used to be said by the men in my...
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Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volume 32

1872 - 412 pages
...surveyor, — a point of departure which can never deceive or fail him, — the same for ever and for all places, of a delicacy so extreme as to be a test...thoroughly ascertained and carefully recorded, the bra2en circle, with which that useful work was done, may moulder, the marble pillar totter on its base,...
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Saint Pauls, Volume 13

1873 - 736 pages
...caleulate equally adapted for the most ordinary purposes ; as available for regulating a townclock as for conducting a navy to the Indies ; as effective...and carefully recorded, the brazen circle with which the useful work was done may moulder, the marble pillar may totter on its base, and the astronomer...
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The Popular Science Monthly, Volume 3

1873 - 824 pages
...man, yet equally adapted for the most ordinary purposes ; as available for regulating a town-clock ag for conducting a navy to the Indies ; as effective...and carefully recorded, the brazen circle with which the useful work was done may moulder, the marble pillar may totter on its base, and the astronomer...
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The Eclectic Magazine of Foreign Literature, Science, and Art, Volume 18

1873 - 808 pages
...27^ days (a period less than the common lunation), so that in one day she traverses about thirteen intricacies of a petty barony, as for adjusting the...and carefully recorded, the brazen circle with which the useful work was done may moulder, the marble pillar may lotter on its base, and the astronomer...
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Eclectic Magazine: Foreign Literature, Volume 18; Volume 81

John Holmes Agnew, Walter Hilliard Bidwell, Henry T. Steele - 1873 - 840 pages
...27 J days (a period less than the common lunation), so that in one day she traverses about thirteen intricacies of a petty barony, as for adjusting the...and carefully recorded, the brazen circle with which the useful work was done may moulder, the marble pillar may totter on its base, and the astronomer...
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The Popular Science Monthly, Volume 3

1873 - 840 pages
...town-clock as for conducting a navy to the Indies ; as effective for mapping down the intricacies of a pettj barony as for adjusting the boundaries of transatlantic...and carefully recorded, the brazen circle with which the useful work was done may moulder, the marble pillar may totter on its base, and the astronomer...
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