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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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A Descriptive and Historical Account of Hydraulic and Other Machines for ...

Thomas Ewbank - 1842 - 608 pages
...or sucking it upwards, for that must be, as the philosopher calleth it, Infra sphceram activitatu, 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,...
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A Descriptive and Historical Account of Hydraulic and Other Machines for ...

Thomas Ewbank - 1842 - 638 pages
...or sucking it upwards, for that must be, as the philosopher calleth it, Infra tpharam acticitatis, 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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Mechanics' Magazine, Volume 41

1844 - 508 pages
...drawing or sucking it upwards, for that must oe, as the philosopher terms it, infra sphreram activitatis, which is but at such a distance ; but this way hath no bounder , if the vessel be strong enough. " ILLUSTRATION. — For I have taken a piece of a whole cannon whereof the end wa» burst, and filled...
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The Mechanic's Magazine, Museum, Register, Journal and Gazette, Volume 41

1844 - 564 pages
...drawing or sucking it upwards, for that must oe, as the philosopher termi it, infra sphceram activitatis, which is but at such a distance ; but this way hath no bounder, if the vessel be strong enough. " ILLUSTRATION. — For I have taken a piece of a whole cannon whereof the end was burst, and filed...
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Iron: An Illustrated Weekly Journal for Iron and Steel ..., Volume 41

Perry Fairfax Nursey - 1844 - 504 pages
...drawing or sucking it upwards, for that must oe, as the philosopher terms it, infra sphœram activitatis, which is but at such a distance ; but this way hath no bounder, if the vessel be strong enough. " ILLUSTRATION. — For I have taken a ¿piece of a whole cannon whereof the end was burst, and filled...
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Encyclopædia metropolitana; or, Universal dictionary of knowledge ..., Volume 3

Encyclopaedia - 1845 - 902 pages
...project into complete effect, under the denomination of a fire vatcr-work. It is thus described :' " 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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A History of Inventions, Discoveries, and Origins, Volume 2

Johann Beckmann - 1846 - 576 pages
...or sucking it upwards, for that must be as the philosopher calleth it, intra sphceram activitatis, which is but at such a distance. But this way hath...vessel be strong enough : for I have taken a piece of whole cannon, whereof the end was burst, and filled it three-quarters full of water, stopping and screwing...
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An Encyclopædia of Civil Engineering, Historical, Theoretical ..., Volume 1

Edward Cresy - 1847 - 912 pages
...sucking it upwards, for that must be, as the philosopher calleth it, ' intra sphaerum activitatis,' which is but at such a distance. But this way hath...whole cannon whereof the end was burst, and filled it three quarters full of pp .'I water, stopping and screwing up the broken end, as also the touch-hole,...
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The Mechanic's organ, or, Journal for young men and women [afterw.] Voice of ...

384 pages
...or sucking it upwards, for that must be, as the philosopher calleth it, intra sphaerum activitatis, which is but at such a distance ; but this way hath...of a whole cannon, whereof the end was burst, and made a great crack, so that having a way to make my vessels, so that they are strengthened by the force...
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A Treatise on the Steam Engine: In Its Application to Mines, Mills, Steam ...

Artizan club (London, England) - 1847 - 338 pages
...sucking it upwards, for that must be as the philosopher calleth it -infra sphecram activitatis,which is but at such a distance, but this way hath no bounder...vessel be strong enough ; for I have taken a piece of whole cannon, whereof the end was burst, and filled it three quarters full of water, stopping and screwing...
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