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Blackie and Son, 1872 - English language - 472 pages

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Page 245 - Government by the people; a form of government, in which the supreme power is lodged in the hands of the people collectively, or in which the people exercise the powers of legislation.
Page 103 - The dividend is the number to be divided. The divisor is the number by which we divide.
Page 213 - The principal timber in a ship, extending from stem to stern at the bottom, and supporting the whole frame ; a low flat-bottomed vessel, used in the river Tyne to convey coals from Newcastle for loading the colliers. On an even keel, in a level or horizontal position.
Page 273 - A parish is that circuit of ground which is committed to the charge of one parson, or vicar, or other minister having cure of souls therein.
Page 233 - The process of nutking anything by the hand; the operation of reducing raw materials of any kind into a form suitable for use; anything made from raw materials by the hand, by machinery, or by art.
Page 233 - Map, map, n. A representation of the surface of the earth, or of any part of it, drawn on paper or other material; a delineation of the heavens, of geological strata, &c.— vt.
Page 264 - OR'ATORY, the art of speaking well, or of speaking according to the rules of rhetoric, in order to persuade. To constitute oratory, the speaking must be just and pertinent to the subject ; it must be methodical, all parts of the discourse being disposed in due order and connection ; and it must be embellished with the beauties of language and pronounced with eloquence.
Page 238 - ... the faculty of the mind by which it retains the knowledge of past events, or ideas which are past.
Page 186 - The ides, the 15th day of March, May, July, and October ; and the 13th of the other months, i.
Page 247 - ... a mixture of lime and sand with water, used as a cement for uniting stones and bricks in walls.

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