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" Beads upon it, at arms' length, between my eye and the stars ; sliding the Beads upon it till they hid such and such Stars from my eye, in order to take their apparent distances from one another ; and then, laying the Thread down on a Paper, I marked... "
Ferguson's Lectures on Select Subjects, in Mechanics, Hydrostatics ... - Page xix
by James Ferguson - 1814
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The popular educator, Volumes 1-2; Volume 5

Popular educator - 1852 - 848 pages
...happily spent hours. " I -used to stretch," he says," a thread with small beads on it, at arms-length, between my eye and the stars ; sliding the beads upon...stars from my eye, in order to take their apparent distance from one another ; nnd then, laying the thread down oa a paper, I walked the stars thereon...
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A Biographical Dictionary of Eminent Scotsmen, Volume 3

Robert Chambers - Scotland - 1853 - 372 pages
...blanket about me, by down on my back, and stretched a thread with small beads upon it, at anus-length, between my eye and the stars, sliding the beads upon it till they hid such and such stirs from my eye, in order to take their apparent distances from one another, and then, laying the...
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Reading lessons, ed. by E. Hughes, Book 1

Edward Hughes - 1855 - 472 pages
...a blanket about me, lay down on my back and stretched a thread, with small beads upon it, at arm's length between my eye and the stars, sliding the beads...their apparent distances from one another ; and then, laying the thread down on a paper, I marked the stars thereon by the beads, according to their respective...
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Eclectic Magazine, and Monthly Edition of the Living Age, Volume 36

American periodicals - 1855 - 594 pages
...and stretched a thread of small beads upon it at arm's length between my eye and the stars : Hiding the beads upon it till they hid such and such stars...their apparent distances from one another; and then laying a thread down on a paper, I marked Ihe stars thereon by the heads, according to their respective...
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The Popular Educator, Volume 1

1856 - 422 pages
...happily spent hours. " I need to stretch," he says," a thread with small beadĽ on it, at arms-length, between my eye and the stars ; sliding the beads upon...stars from my eye, in order to take their apparent distance from one another ; and then, laying the thread down oa a paper, I marked the stars thereon...
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The Student's Manual: Designed

John Todd - Conduct of life - 1856 - 420 pages
...day he used to go at night into the fields with a blanket and a lighted candle. " I used," says he, " a thread with small beads upon it, at arms' length...eye and the stars, sliding the beads upon it till it hid such and such stars from my eye, in order to take their apparent distances from one another,...
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The American Encyclopedia of History, Biography and Travel, Comprising ...

William O. Blake - Biography - 1856 - 1016 pages
...blanket about me, lay down on my back, and stretched a thread with small beads upon 'it, at armslength, between my eye and the stars, sliding the beads upon it till they hid such \nd such stars from my eye, in order to take their apparent distances nom one another ; and then, laying...
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The American Encyclopedia of History, Biography and Travel, Comprising ...

William O. Blake - Biography - 1856 - 1122 pages
...blanket about me, lay down on my back, and stretched a thread with small beads upon it, at armslength, between my eye and the stars, sliding the beads upon it till thej hid such ind such stars from my eye, in order to take their apparent distances fiom one another;...
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Memoirs of the Most Eminent American Mechanics: Also Lives of Distinguished ...

Henry Howe - Industrialists - 1858 - 526 pages
...observations on the heavenly bodies. " I used to stretch," says he, " a thread, with small beads on it, at arms' length, between my eye and the stars;...their apparent distances from one another; and then laying the thread down on a paper, I marked the stars thereon by the beads." " My master," he adds,...
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The Bible in the family: or, Hints on domestic happiness, by H.A. Boardman ...

Henry Augustus Boardman - Families - 1858 - 356 pages
...on the heavenly bodies. " I used," he says, " to stretch a thread with small beads on it, at arm's length, between my eye and the stars, sliding the...their apparent distances from one another; and then laying the thread down on a paper, I marked the stars thereon by the beads." But biography abounds...
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