The Technologist. Ed. by P.L. Simmonds, Volume 5

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Page 4 - The wind goeth toward the south, and turneth about unto the north; it whirleth about continually, and the wind returneth again according to his circuits.
Page 396 - The canker-blooms have full as deep a dye As the perfumed tincture of the roses, Hang on such thorns, and play as wantonly When summer's breath their masked buds discloses: But, for their virtue only is their show, They live unwoo'd and unrespected fade; Die to themselves.
Page 395 - His odoriferous attempts to please Perhaps might prosper with a swarm of bees ; But we that make no honey, though we sting, Poets, are sometimes apt to maul the thing.
Page 553 - Immediately previous to the discovery of the route to India by the Cape of Good Hope, we find that the price of pepper in the markets of Europe had fallen to (is.
Page 530 - Yea, the stork in the heaven knoweth her appointed times ; and the turtle, and the crane, and the swallow, observe the time of their coming; but my people know not the judgment of the LORD.
Page 533 - For the king's ships went to Tarshish with the servants of Huram : every three years once came the ships of Tarshish bringing gold, and silver, '" ivory, and apes, and peacocks.
Page 285 - The composition of urine varies greatly in different individuals, and in the same individual at different times, and is influenced by diet, exercise, state of health, &c., as shown by Dr.
Page 252 - It will be seen, therefore, that while we require for the purposes of our manufacture a limited quantity of the first and third qualities of raw cotton, we need and can consume an almost unlimited supply of the second quality. In this fact lies our real difficulty ; for, while several quarters of the world supply the first sort, and India could supply enormous quantities of the third sort, the United States of America alone have hitherto produced the second and most necessary kind. "1. The finest...
Page 555 - Its cultivation is very simple, and is effected by cuttings or suckers put down before the commencement of the rains in June. The soil should be rich, but if too much moisture be allowed to accumulate near the roots, the young plants are apt to rot. In three years, the vine begins to bear. They are planted chiefly in hilly districts, but thrive well enough in the low country, in the moist climate of Malabar.
Page 488 - mayams,' or spadices, male and female. The female spadix yields fruit, but no juice, and the male vice versa. Some trees will produce five or six female spadices before they yield a single male one, and such trees are considered unprofitable by the toddy collectors, but it is said that...

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