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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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The Scientific Phenomena of Domestic Life: Familiarly Explained

Charles Foote Gower - 1847 - 208 pages
...or sucking it upwards, for that must be, as the philosophers call it, ' infra sphcerum activitatis,' which is but at such a distance. But this way hath no boundary, if the vessel be strong enough, for I have taken a piece of a whole cannon, whereof the end...
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The locomotive, or the steam engine applied to railways, common roads, and ...

Peter Progress (pseud.) - 1848 - 100 pages
...drawing or sucking it upwards, for that must be, as the philosopher terms it, infra sphcerum actimtatis, 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...
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A history of wonderful inventions

History - 1849 - 270 pages
...drawing or sucking it upwards, for that must be, as the philosopher terms it, intra 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 whole cannon whereof the end was burst, and filled...
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Railway Appliances in the Nineteenth Century: With Illustrative Anecdotes ...

R. Yorke Clarke - 1850 - 256 pages
...drawing or sucking it upwards, for that must be, as the philosopher terms it, infra sphcerum 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...
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A Treatise on the Steam Engine in Its Application to Mines, Mills, Steam ...

John Bourne - 1851 - 346 pages
...or sucking it upwards, for that must be as the philosopher calleth it ' infra sphzcram 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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The Steam-engine: A Popular Account of Its Construction, Action, and History ...

Hugo Reid - 1851 - 292 pages
...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 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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A Descriptive and Historical Account of Hydraulic and Other Machines for ...

Thomas Ewbank - 1851 - 646 pages
...sucking it upwards, for that must be, as the philosopher calleth it, Infra sphfiram act i ei tata, 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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History of the steam engine, from the second century before the Christian ...

R. W., Robert Wallace - 1852 - 144 pages
...or sucking it upwards, for that must be, as the philosopher calleth it, 'infra sphsrim 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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A Historical Account of Useful Inventions and Scientific Discoveries: Being ...

George Grant (author of Panorama of science.) - 1852 - 268 pages
...philosopher calleth it, intra spherum actroctatis, which is, but at such a distance. But this way has no bounder, if the vessel be strong enough ; for i have taken a whole piece of cannon, whereof the end was burst, stopping and screwing up the broken end, as also...
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Chambers's Information for the People: A Popular Encyclopedia, Volume 2

William Chambers - 1853 - 858 pages
...upwards, for that must be as the philosopher callcth it, żnrr« tplmrum activitutis, which is best at such a distance. But this way hath no bounder if...whole cannon, whereof the end was burst, and filled it threc-quarteri full of water, stopping and screwing up the broken end, as also the touch-hole, and...
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