The advanced class-book of modern geography, by W. Hughes and J.F. Williams. By W. Hughes

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Page 551 - America is bounded on the north, by the Arctic Ocean ; on the south, by the Gulf of Mexico and the Pacific Ocean ; on the east, by the Atlantic Ocean ; and on the west, by the Pacific Ocean.
Page 649 - Here's to the United States," said the first speaker, " bounded on the north by British America, on the south by the Gulf of Mexico, on the east by the Atlantic, and on the west by the Pacific Ocean.
Page 13 - A circle is a plane figure contained by one line, which is called the circumference, and is such that all straight lines drawn from a certain point within the figure to the circumference, are equal to one another.
Page 589 - NorthWest, and learnt as by an unexpected revelation that her historical territories of the Canadas, her eastern seaboards of New Brunswick, Labrador, and Nova Scotia, her Laurentian lakes and valleys...
Page 445 - Yemen, properly so called, is the country forming the south-western extremity of the Arabian Peninsula, bounded on the west by the Red Sea, on the south by the Indian Ocean, on the north by Hijaz, and on the east by Hazramaut (Hadhramaut).
Page 589 - From its geographical position and its peculiar characteristics, Manitoba may be regarded as the keystone of that mighty arch of sister provinces which spans the continent from the Atlantic to the Pacific.
Page 13 - When a straight line standing on another straight line makes the adjacent angles equal to one another, each of the angles is called a right angle ; and the straight line which stands on the other is called a perpendicular to it.
Page 354 - Act, 1858 the Government of India was transferred from the East India Company to the Crown.
Page 709 - December 10, 1859, on its separation from New South Wales. The power of making laws and imposing taxes is vested in a Parliament of two Houses — the Legislative Council and the Legislative Assembly. The former consists of thirty-nine members, nominated by the Crown for life. The Legislative Assembly comprises fifty-nine members, returned from forty-four electoral districts, for five years, elected by ballot, a six months' residence qualifying every adult male for the franchise.
Page 202 - ... other things. The vulgar theory disregards this benefit, and deems the advantage of commerce to reside in the exports : as if not what a country obtains, but what it parts with, by its foreign trade, was supposed to constitute the gain to it.

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