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" Thus it is a law of the nature of water that under the mean pressure of the atmosphere at the level of the sea, it boils at 212° Fahrenheit. "
Mensuration, Mechanical Powers, and Machinery: The Principles of Mensuration ... - Page 11
by Daniel Adams - 1850 - 128 pages
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The Quarterly Journal of Science, Literature and Art, Volume 23

Arts - 1827 - 532 pages
...and bushels. And that, for greater precision, the last, or measure of eight gallons, shall contain at the mean pressure of the atmosphere at the level of the sea, eighty pounds of distilled water at its maximum of density. On the Manufacture of Dies for Medals and...
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Laws of the State of New York, Volume 1

New York (State) - Law - 1828 - 1178 pages
...measures. § 3. The gallon for liquids, shall be a vessel of such ca- Liquor*. pacity as to contain at the mean pressure of the atmosphere, at the level of the sea, eight pounds of distilled water at its maximum density. § 4. The gallon for dry measure shall be a...
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The Revised Statutes of the State of New-York: Passed During the ..., Volume 3

New York (State) - Law - 1829 - 876 pages
...density. § 4. The gallon for dry measure shall be a vessel of such capacity Dry meğas to contain at the mean pressure of the atmosphere, at the level of """• the sea, ten pounds of distilled water, at its maximum density. § 5. Such standard gallons shall be made of...
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A Compendium of Mechanics; Or, Text Book for Engineers, Mill-wrights, and ...

Robert Brunton - Machinery, Kinematics of - 1830 - 260 pages
...by declaring that a cubic foot of pure water at its maximum density weighs 62J such pounds, or 1,000 ounces, using brass weights, at the mean pressure of the atmosphere at the level of the sea. STANDARD OF DRY MEASURE. The gallon of Dry Measure shall contain ten pounds of pure water, at its maximum...
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The American Annual Register for the Years ..., Or, the ... Year ..., Volume 1

Joseph Blunt - History - 1830 - 806 pages
...gallon, for liquids, which is to contain eight pounds of distilled water at its maximum density, under the mean pressure of the atmosphere at the level of the sea ; the gallon for dry measure is to contain ten pounds of distilled water under the same circumstances....
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Journal of the Franklin Institute of the State of Pennsylvania for the ...

Meteorology - 1834 - 896 pages
...whether dry or liquid, shall be the gallon, which shall be a vessel of such capacity as to contain at the mean pressure of the atmosphere at the level of the sea, ten pounds of distilled water at its maximum density ; that all other measures of capacity shall be...
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Acts of the State of Ohio, Volume 33

Ohio - Session laws - 1835 - 70 pages
...dry gallon, by Bushel cd. pints, half pints and gills. defin- Sec. 18. That the bushel shall contain, at the mean pressure of the atmosphere, at the level of the sea, eighty pounds of distilled water, at its maximum density. Heaped mea- Sec. 19. That the standard measure...
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American Annual Register, Volume 3

Joseph Blunt - History - 1835 - 810 pages
...gallon, for liquids, which is to contain eight pounds of distilled water at its maximum density, under the mean pressure of the atmosphere at the level of the sea ; the gallon for dry measure is to contain ten pounds of distilled water under the same circumstances....
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The naval service, or, officer's manual for every grade in his ..., Volume 1

William Nugent Glascock - Great Britain - 1836 - 730 pages
...year, and the latitudes, as well as height, of the place of observation. " From various experiments, the mean pressure of the atmosphere at the level of the sea is estimated at about thirty inches ; and, for common purposes, a tenth of an inch depression may be...
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A Practical Treatise on the Analogy Between Legal and General Composition ...

Samuel Higgs Gael - Law - 1840 - 364 pages
...whether dry or liquid, shall be the gallon; which shall be a vessel of such capacity as to contain, at the mean pressure of the atmosphere, at the level of the sea, ten pounds of distilled water at its maximum density. In taking out patents for inventions, it is very...
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