# The Farmers' and Mechanics' Manual: With Many Valuable Tables ...

E.B. Treat & Company, 1869 - Agriculture - 506 pages

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Page 348 - And thou shalt have a paddle upon thy weapon; and it shall be, when thou wilt ease thyself abroad, thou shalt dig therewith, and shalt turn back and cover that which cometh from thee...
Page 165 - SQUARE MEASURE 144 square inches (sq. in.) = 1 square foot (sq. ft.) 9 square feet — 1 square yard (sq. yd.) 30^ square yards = 1 square rod (sq.
Page 295 - A sphere is a solid bounded by a curved surface, every point of which is equally distant from a point within called the center.
Page 174 - That the tables in the schedule hereto annexed shall be recognized, in the construction of contracts, and in all legal proceedings, as establishing, in terms of the weights and measures now in use in the, United States, the equivalents of the weights and measures expressed therein in terms
Page 174 - Act, it shall be lawful throughout the United States of America to employ the Weights and Measures of the Metric System...
Page 295 - A SPHEROID is a solid, generated by the revolution of an ellipse about one of its diameters. If the ellipse revolves about its longer or...
Page 24 - If any circumference, whether large or small, be divided into 860 equal arcs, each arc is called a degree. The degree is divided into 60 minutes, and the minute into 60 seconds. The length of a degree, minute, or second, depends on the size of the circle. If the size of the circle is increased or decreased, the length of the degree, minute, or second is also increased or decreased.
Page 116 - ... whole mass, and all the volatile matters are dissipated by it, and nothing now remains but the charcoal The holes being all stopped in succession, as this change of the smoke is observed, the fire goes out for want of air. The pile is now allowed to cool. This requires many days; for, charcoal being a very bad conductor of heat, the pile long remains red hot in the centre, and, if opened in this state, would instautly burn with fury.
Page 33 - This table and the accompanying remarks are the result of many years' actual observation ; the whole being constructed on a due consideration of the attraction of the sun and moon in their several positions respecting the earth ; and will, by simple inspection, show the observer what kind of weather will most probably follow the entrance of the moon into any of her quarter», and that so near the truth as to be seldom or never found to fail.
Page 269 - Multiply the number in the table by the breadth and square of the depth in inches, and divide the product by the length in feet : the quotient will be the weight, in pounds.