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C. Scribner's sons, 1910 - Architecture - 392 pages

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Page 33 - tis very fine, But where d'ye sleep, or where d'ye dine? I find by all you have been telling, That 'tis a house, but not a dwelling.
Page 17 - We leave out of our consideration those territories which at the end of the fourteenth and the beginning of the fifteenth century...
Page 43 - There should be nothing to prevent a perfect circulation of air over the district; there should be no nuisances, damp ravines, muddy creeks or ditches, undrained or marshy ground close to the site, or in such a position that, the prevailing winds would blow the effluvia over it.
Page 52 - An east window gives the infant beams of the sun, before they are of strength to do harm, and is offensive to none but a sluggard. A south window in summer is a chimney with a fire in it, and stands in need to be screened by a curtain. In a west window the sun grows low, and ever familiar towards night in summer-time, and with more light than delight.
Page 5 - Garve (qv) wrote on the character of Zollikofer (Leipsic, 1788). ZONARAS, John ; a monk of St. Basil, by birth a Greek, who lived during the latter part of the eleventh and the commencement of the following century. Before he renounced the world for the cloister, he had filled some distinguished offices about the imperial court, but becoming, at length, disgusted with its intrigues, gave himself up to a religious life, employing his leisure hours in the compilation of a History of the World...
Page 124 - Pipe. — In pipe fitting, a cast iron pipe which is provided with a socket at one end and a spigot at the other. The sockets of wrought pipes are couplings, and are screwed over the ends on the outside diameter.* Socket Plug.
Page 2 - Thus the hall was essentially feudal, in origin and purpose, and continued to be the chief feature of every mansion until the decay of that social system in which it had its origin.
Page 168 - ... is thrown up in a column to the height of 120 feet. I went also to see the reservoir, enclosing an area of no less than thirty-six acres, from which the water is distributed to all parts of New York. In this artificial lake all the river sediment is deposited, the basin being divided into two parts, so that one may be cleaned out while the other is in use. The tunnel or pipe conveying the water for a distance of more than thirty miles, from the source to the Haerlem river, is so large, that the...
Page 115 - The length of the supply pipe should not be less than three-quarters of the height to which the water is to be raised. The...
Page 376 - Animal life is most perfectly developed and its functions most perfectly performed under conditions of free diffusion of the atmosphere, including absence of stagnation, abundance of light, absence of nuisance and sufficient space to live in," and any one who has had to do with horses will endorse the accuracy of these remarks.

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