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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 Steam-engine, Its History and Mechanism: Being Descriptions and ...

Robert Scott Burn - 1854 - 214 pages
...calls it, infra sptuzrum activitatis, which is not at such a distance : but this way hath no bounds if the vessel be strong enough ; for I have taken...end was burst, and filled it three-quarters full, stopping and screwing up the open end, as also the touch-hole, and making a constant fire under it....
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The steam engine

Robert Scott Burn - 1854 - 214 pages
...calls it, infra sphcerum activitatis, which is not at such a distance: but this wav hath no bounds if the vessel be strong enough; for I have taken a...piece of a whole cannon whereof the end was burst, and rilled it three-quarters full, stopping and screwing up the open end, as also the touch-hole, and making...
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The Steam Engine

Thomas Osmond Summers - 1856 - 200 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...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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A Descriptive and Historical Account of Hydraulic and Other Machines for ...

Thomas Ewbank - 1857 - 710 pages
...upwards, for that must be, as the philosopher calleth it, Infra tphecram activttafis, which is bur 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 Life of James Watt: With Selections from His Correspondence

James Patrick Muirhead - 1858 - 656 pages
...slicking it upwards, for " that must be, as the philosopher calleth it, Intra sphaeram •• activitatit, 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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Lectures Delivered at the Bristol Mining School, 1857

Bristol Mining School - 1859 - 312 pages
...it up afterwards ; for that must be, as the " philosopher calleth it, ' infra sphteram activilalis,' 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,...
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The Life of James Watt: With Selections from His Correspondence

James Patrick Muirhead - 1859 - 652 pages
...sucking it upwards, for " that must be, as the philosopher calleth it, Intra sphaeram " 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 canuon, whereof the end was " burst,...
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Stories of Inventors and Discoverers in Science and the Useful Arts: A Book ...

John Timbs - 1860 - 478 pages
...or sucking it upward, for that must be, as the philosopher calleth it, infra 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 burnt, and...
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The Popular lecturer [afterw.] Pitman's Popular lecturer (and ..., Volumes 7-9

Henry Pitman - 1863 - 780 pages
...it up afterwards ; for that must be, as the philosopher calleth it, 'infra sphcer am 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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Pitman's Popular Lecturer and Reader, Volume 9

1864 - 402 pages
...sucking it up afterwards ; for that must be, as the philosopher calleth it, 'infra sphasram 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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