## Rudimentary treatise on mensuration and measuring |

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Page 3 - The circumference of every circle is supposed to be divided into 360 equal parts, called degrees ; and each degree into 60 equal parts, called minutes ; and each minute into 60 equal parts, called seconds ; and these into thirds, &c.

Page 53 - The sphere may be conceived to be formed by the revolution of a semicircle about its diameter, which remains fixed.

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Page 53 - A sphere is a solid bounded by a curved surface, every point of which is equally distant from a point within called the center.

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Page 83 - Large and plain articles are usually measured by the square foot or yard, &c; but enriched mouldings, and some other articles, are often estimated by running or lineal measure •, and some things are rated by the piece. In measuring of Joists...

Page 88 - GLAZIERS' WORK. — Glaziers take their dimensions either in feet, inches, and parts ; or feet, tenths, and hundredths. And they compute their work in square feet. In taking the length and breadth of a window, the cross bars between the squares are included. Also, windows of round or oval forms are measured as square, measuring them to their greatest length and breadth, on account of the waste in cutting the glass.