The Metric System, Considered with Reference to Its Introduction Into the United States: Embracing the Reports of the Hon. John Quincy Adams, and the Lecture of Sir John Herschel

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A.S. Barnes and Company, 1871 - Metric system - 327 pages
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Page 78 - No mention shall be made of coral, or of pearls: for the price of wisdom is above rubies.
Page 87 - There shall be one measure of wine and one of ale, through our whole realm ; and one measure of corn, that is to say, the London quarter ; and one breadth of dyed cloth, and russets, and haberjeets, that is to say, two ells within the lists ; and it shall be of weights, as it is of measures.
Page 267 - Weights and measures may be ranked among ' the necessaries of life, to every individual of human society. They enter into the economical arrangements and daily concerns of 'every family. They are necessary to every occupation of human industry...
Page 290 - It is determined, we find, as a certain fraction of the length of a pendulum vibrating seconds in the latitude of London.
Page 3 - Act, it shall be lawful throughout the United States of America to employ the Weights and Measures of the Metric System...

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