The Philosophical Transactions ... Abridged ..., Volume 2

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Page 559 - Hammer, till it comes into the shape of a Bar in the middle with two square Knobs in the ends. Last of all they give it other Heatings in the Chafery and more workings under the Hammer, till they have brought their Iron into Bars of several shapes and sizes ; in which fashion they expose them to Sale.
Page 139 - In some places the time of the change is attended with calms, in others with variable winds. And it often happens on the...
Page 618 - Stone, so as continually to fortifie, and if need were to consolidate any breach or flaw in the Concave Surface of the Shell. And this perhaps may not without Reason be supposed to be the final Cause of the admixture of the Magnetical Matter in the Mass of the Terrestrial parts of our Globe, viz. To make good and maintain the Concave Arch of this Shell: For by what the excellent Mr.
Page 291 - I shall present you with an instance of the like nature in the Baltic sound, as I received it from an able seaman, who was at the making of the trial. He told me, that being there in one of the king's frigates, they went with their pinnace into the mid stream, and were carried violently by the current ; that soon after...
Page 21 - ... towards the earth, and in their fall meeting with other aqueous particles, they incorporate together and form little drops of rain. But the mercury's being at one time lower than at another, is the effect of two contrary winds blowing from the place where the barometer...
Page 21 - ... needs be heaped over this ifland, and confequently the mercury muft ftand high, as often as thefe winds blow. This holds true in this country, but is not a general...
Page 21 - Barometer occafioned by two contrary Winds blowing towards the; place of Observation, whereby the Air of other Places is brought thither and accumulated...
Page 172 - Medley to come homewards, standing neare the head of a boat, were presently with a stroke of thunder or lightning both struck off out of the boat into the water, the one of them stark dead, in whom, though presently taken out of the water (having been by relation scarce a minute in it) there was not discerned any appearance of life, sense, or motion. The other was stuck fast in the mud (with his feet downwards and his upper parts above water) like a post...
Page 20 - A fecondcaufe is the uncertain exhalation and precipitation of the vapours lodging in the air, whereby it comes to be at one time much more crouded than at another, and confequently heavier ; but this latter in a great meafure depends upon the former.
Page 146 - ... are no fishponds, but a scarcity of water, was all overspread with little fishes conceived to be rained down, there having been at that time a great tempest of thunder and rain; the fishes were about the length of a man's little finger, and judged by all who saw them to be young whitings.

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