Glossary of Terms and Phrases

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Henry Percy Smith
D. Appleton, 1883 - 521 pages
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Page 328 - In the discussions to which this interest has given rise, and in the arrangements by which they may terminate, the occasion has been judged proper for asserting as a principle, in which the rights and interests of the United States are involved, that the American continents, by the free and independent condition which they have assumed and maintained, are henceforth not to be considered as subjects for future colonization by any European powers.
Page 426 - See, for that the LORD hath given you the sabbath, therefore he giveth you on the sixth day the bread of two days ; abide ye every man in his place, let no man go out of his place on the seventh day.
Page 339 - Comfort? comfort scorn'd of devils! this is truth the poet sings; That a sorrow's crown of sorrow is remembering happier things.
Page 426 - Sachentege was made thus : it was fastened to a beam, having a sharp iron to go round a man's throat and neck, so that he might no ways sit, nor lie, nor sleep, but that he must bear all the iron.
Page 185 - The plane curve described by a point which moves in such a manner that the sum of its distances from two fixed points (the foci) remains the same in all its positions.
Page 191 - Cycloid is traced by a point on the circumference of a circle which rolls without slipping along a straight line.
Page 136 - The total energy of any body or system of bodies is a quantity which can neither be increased nor diminished by any mutual action of such bodies, though it may be transformed into any one of the forms of which energy is susceptible.
Page 190 - Chronology, is the excess of the solar month above the lunar synodical month ; or of the solar year above the lunar year of twelve synodical months ; or of several solar months above as many synodical months ; or of several solar years above as many periods, each consisting of 12 synodical months.
Page 145 - A pretty game ! like Crambo, Master Skogan " ; but adds that he has found no account of the history of that game. It will be found in recent editions of Johnson's Dictionary as a " Play at which one gives a word, to which another finds a rhyme," with citations from Swift, Dennis, &c.
Page 79 - Law. The temperature remaining the same, the volume of a given quantity of gas varies inversely as the pressure.

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