A Class-book of Chemistry: In which the Principles of the Science are Familiarly Explained and Applied to the Arts, Agriculture, Physiology, Dietetics, Ventilation, and the Most Important Phenomena of Nature : Designed for the Use of Academies and Schools, and for Popular Reading

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D. Appleton, 1857 - Chemistry - 344 pages

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Page 242 - The leaves, during this period, had expanded to their full size, but were almost white. One forenoon the sun began to shine in full brightness. " The colour of the forest absolutely changed so fast that we could perceive its progress. By the middle of the afternoon the whole of these extensive forests, many miles in length, presented their usual summer dress.
Page 256 - ... or mince-meat, is uniformly mixed with its own weight of cold water, slowly heated to boiling, and the liquid, after boiling briskly for a minute or two...
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Page 66 - There is nothing in which the different effect of hard and soft water is so evident, as in the stomach and digestive organs of the horse. Hard water, drawn fresh from the well, will assuredly make the coat of a horse unaccustomed to it stare, and it will not unfrequently gripe and otherwise injure him.

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