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" I have taken a piece of a whole cannon, whereof the end was burst, and filled it three quarters full of water, stopping and screwing up the broken end, as also the touchhole, and making a constant fire under it ; within twenty-four hours it burst, and... "
Journal of the Franklin Institute of the State of Pennsylvania for the ... - Page 11
1840
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Magazine of Popular Science, and Journal of the Useful Arts, Volume 4

1837 - 516 pages
...or sucking it upwards, for that must be, as the philosopher calleth it, infra sphceram aclivitatiy, which is but at such a distance. But this way hath no bounder, if the vessels be strong enough ; for I have taken a piece of a whole cannon, whereof the end was burst, and...
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American Quarterly Review, Volume 6

Robert Walsh - 1829 - 554 pages
...drawing or sucking it upwards, for that must be, as the philosopher calls it, infra sphxrum aetivilatii, which is but at such a distance. But this way hath no bounder, if the vessels be strong enough ; for I have taken a piece of a whole cannon, whereof the end was burst, and...
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The Steam-engine: Being a Popular Description of the Construction and Action ...

Hugo Reid - 1838 - 234 pages
...sucking it upwards — for that must be, as the philosopher calleth it, intra tphaeram activitatis, which is but at such a distance. But this way hath no bounder, if the vessels be strong enough ; for I have taken a piece of a whole cannon, whereof the end was burst, and...
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Osborne's London & Birmingham railway guide

E.C. and W. Osborne - 1840 - 334 pages
...spharam activitatis, which is but at such a distance. But this way hath no bounder, if the vessels be strong enough ; for I have taken a piece of a whole cannon, whereof the end was burst, and filled it three quarters full of water, stopping and screwing up the broken end, as also the touch-hole, and,...
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Recreations in mathematics and natural philosophy, recomposed by m. Montucla ...

Jacques Ozanam - 1840 - 850 pages
...calleth it, intra sfKcram activitatis, which is but at such a distance; but this way bath no bounds, if the vessel be strong enough ; for I have taken a piece of a whole camion, whereof the end was burst, and rilled it three quarters full of water, stopping and securing...
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The steam engine familiarly explained and illustrated; with an historical ...

Dionysius Lardner - 1840 - 576 pages
...drawing or sucking it upwards, for that must be, as the philosopher terms it, infra sphterum activitatis, which is but at such a distance. But this way hath no bounder if the vessels be strong enough. For I have taken a piece of whole cannon whereof the end was burst, and filled...
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The Steam Engine: Its Origin and Gradual Improvement, from the ..., Volume 1

Paul Rapsey Hodge - 1840 - 266 pages
...or sucking it upwards ; for that must be, as the Philosopher calleth it, infra sph&ram activitatis, which is but at such a distance. But this way hath no bounder, if the vessels be strong enough ; for I have taken a piece of a whole cannon, whereof the end was burst, and...
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On the Nature, Properties, and Applications of Steam, and on Steam ...

John Scott Russell - 1841 - 400 pages
...possession. It was published in 1663 by the Marquis of Worcester, and we give it in his own words. " I have taken a piece of a whole cannon, whereof the end was burst, and filled it three quarters full, stopping and screwing up the broken end, as also the touch-hole, and making a...
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A Treatise on the Steam-engine: From the 7th Ed. of the Encyclopaedia Britannica

John Scott Russell - 1841 - 422 pages
...sucking it upwards, for that must be, as the philosopher calleth it, ' infra sphseram activitatis/ which is but at such a distance, but this way hath no bounder, if the vessels be strong enough; for I have taken a piece of a whole cannon, whereof the end was burst, and...
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The Penny Mechanic, and the Chemist, Volume 2

1837 - 800 pages
...sucking it upwards, for that muit be, as the philosopher calleth it, " intra spbieram activitatis," which is but at such a distance. But this way hath no bounder, if the vessels be strong enough ; for I have taken a piece of a whole cannon, whereof the end was burst, and...
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