The Edinburgh Philosophical Journal, المجلد 14

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Contains the proceedings of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, the Wernerian Natural History Society, etc

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الصفحة 330 - And wherefore have ye made us to come up out of Egypt, to bring us unto this evil place? It is no place of seed, or of figs, or of vines, or of pomegranates; neither is there any water to drink.
الصفحة 382 - London ; who, in consequence of a communication made to him by a certain foreigner, residing abroad, is in possession of certain improved Machinery for Breaking or Preparing Hemp, Flax, and other Fibrous Materials.
الصفحة 189 - A residence of a single year at Edmonton is sufficient to render a family bronchocelous. Many of the goitres acquire great size. Burnt sponge has been tried, and found to remove the disease, but an exposure to the same cause immediately reproduces it. " A great proportion of the children of women who have goitres, are born idiots, with large heads, and the other distinguishing marks of cretins. I could not learn whether it was necessary that both parents should have goitres, to produce cretin children...
الصفحة 86 - Dense clouds, near. the earth, must possess the same heat as the lower atmosphere, and will therefore send to the earth, as much, or nearly as much heat as they receive from it by radiation. But similarly dense clouds, if very high, though they equally intercept the communication of the earth with the sky, yet being, from their elevated situation...
الصفحة 182 - ... of a steel wire on the side of the jar, one stroke only being given at a time, and repeated at intervals of a minute or two ; when placed in a large basin of water the sound is much obscured, and is like that of a watch, one stroke being repeated, as before, at intervals. The sound is longest and oftenest repeated when the...
الصفحة 385 - Middlesex, machinist; for an improved power-loom for the weaving of silk, cotton, linen, wool, flax, and hemp, and mixtures thereof.
الصفحة 182 - In a small apartment they are audible at the distance of twelve feet. "The sounds obviously proceed from the mouth of the animal ; and, at the instant of the stroke, we observe the lips suddenly separate, as if to allow the water to rush into a small vacuum formed within. As these animals are hermaphrodites, requiring mutual impregnation, the sounds may possibly be a means of communication between them ; or, if they be of an electric nature, they may be the means of defending from foreign enemies...
الصفحة 225 - Park each on the spot in which it actually perished upon the different ledges and landing places that occur in the course of its descent and from which if a second deluge were admitted to this fissure, it could only drift them downwards, and with them the loose angular fragments amidst which they now lie to the lowest chambers in which the bottom of this fissure terminates.
الصفحة 211 - ... memorial of that •wrath which was displayed, while visiting rebellion with death. In other words, if the geological creeds of Baron Cuvier and Professor Buckland be established, as true in science, then must the Book of Genesis be blotted out of the records of inspiration.
الصفحة 366 - It is very common in Cornwall and Germany. As it is fusible only at an exceedingly high temperature, and is easily wrought, excellent crucibles may be made of it, which are further hardened by fire, and which are only with great difficulty penetrated by litharge. It is also employed in making moulds for melting metals. In England it is used in the manufacture of porcelain. M. Vilcot, an artist of Liege, made several trials of it with the view of finding out whether it might not be susceptible of...

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