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" ... natural position, with respect to other objects which we see and compare it with. If we lay hold of an upright stick in the dark, we can tell which is the upper or lower part of it, by moving our hand upward or downward; and know very well that we... "
The school of arts; or, an introduction to useful knowledge - Page 149
by John Imison - 1796
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Lectures on select subjects in mechanics, hydrostatics, pneumatics, and ...

James Ferguson - 1764 - 322 pages
...with refpeft to other obje&s which we fee and compare k with.—If we lay hold of an upright ftick in the dark, we can tell which is the upper or lower part of it, by moving our hand downward or upward j and know very well' that we cannot feel the upper end by moving our hand downward-...
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Lectures on Select Subjects in Mechanics, Hydrostatics, Hydraulics ...

James Ferguson - Astronomy - 1776 - 546 pages
...object's being inverted, when it is turned reverfe to its natural pofition, with refpect to other objects which we fee and compare it with. — If we lay hold of an upright ftick in the dark, we can tell which is the upper or lower part of it, by moving our hand upward or...
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Encyclopędia Britannica: or, A dictionary of arts and sciences ..., Volume 15

Encyclopaedia Britannica - 1810 - 814 pages
...objeń's being inverted, when it is turned revcrfe to its natural pofition with refpect to other object* which we fee and compare it with.— if we lay hold...the upper or lower part of it, by moving our hand downward or upward ; and know very well that we cannot feel the upper end by moving our hand downward....
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Ferguson's Lectures on Select Subjects, in Mechanics, Hydrostatics ...

James Ferguson - Astronomy - 1814 - 420 pages
...with respect to other objects which we see and compare it with. — If we lay hold of an upright stick in the dark, we can tell which is the upper or lower...cannot feel the upper end by moving our hand downward. Just so we find by experience. that upon directing our eyes toward a tall object, we cannot see its...
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A Philosophical and Mathematical Dictionary: Containing an ..., Volume 2

Charles Hutton - Astronomy - 1815 - 686 pages
...instrument only, contrived by nature for the exercise of such a faculty. If we lay hold of an upright stick in the dark, we can tell which is the upper or lower...of it, by moving our hand upward or downward ; and very well know that we cannot feel the upper end by moving our hand downward. Just so, we find by experience...
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Universal Science Or the Cabinet of Nature and Art, Comprising ..., Volume 2

Alexander Jamleson - 1821 - 456 pages
...objects which we see and compare it with. If we lay hold of am upright stick in the dark, we can lell which is the upper or lower part of it, by moving our hand upward or downward ; and who does not know very well that he can feel the upper end by moving his hand downward» Just so we...
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Elements of Science and Art: Being a Familiar Introduction to ..., Volume 1

John Imison - Art - 1822 - 528 pages
...with respect to other objects which we see and compare it with. If we lay hold of an upright stick in the dark, we can tell which is the upper or lower...cannot feel the upper end by moving our hand downward. Just so we find by experience, that upon directing our eyes towards a tall object, we cannot see its...
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Art of Preserving the Sight Unimpaired to Extreme Old Age: And of Re ...

Georg Josef Beer - Eye - 1822 - 292 pages
...objects, which we see and compare it with. It has been observed, that if we lay hold of an upright stick in the dark, we can tell which is the upper or lower...downward ; and know very well that we cannot feel the upward end by moving our hands in a contrary direction — just so, it is added, we find by experience,...
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Lectures on Select Subjects in Mechanics, Hydrostatics, Hydraulics ..., Volume 1

James Ferguson - Eclipses - 1823 - 406 pages
...with respect to other objects which we see and compare it with. If we lay hold of an upright stick in the dark, we can tell which is the upper or lower...cannot feel the upper end by moving our hand downward. Just so we find by experience, that upon directing our eyes toward a tall object, we cannot sec its...
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Encyclopaedia Britannica; Or A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and ..., Volume 15

Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1823 - 886 pages
...with respect to other objects which we see and compare it with.— If we lay hold of an upright stick in the dark, we can tell which is the upper or lower part of it, by moving our hand downward and upward ; and know very well that we cannot feel the upper end by moving our hand downward....
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