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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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Lives of Boulton and Watt: Principally from the Original Soho Mss ...

Samuel Smiles - 1865 - 562 pages
...or sucking it upwards, for that must be as the Philosopher calleth it, latra 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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The Life, Times and Scientific Labours of the Second Marquis of Worcester

Henry Dircks - 1865 - 670 pages
...activitatis, which is but at fuch a diftance. But this way hath no Bounder, if the Veflels be ftrong enough ; for I have taken a piece of a whole Cannon, whereof the end was burft, and filled it three quarters full of water,2 flopping and fcruing up the3 broken end ; as alfo...
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Lives of the Engineers: With an Account of Their Principal Works ..., Volume 4

Samuel Smiles - 1865 - 556 pages
...drawing or sucking it upwards, for that must be as the Philosopher calleth it, Intra sp/xeram actintaris, 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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Inventors and inventions

Henry Dircks - 1867 - 340 pages
...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 filled it three quarters full of water, stopping and scruing up the broken end ; as also the Touch-hole ; and...
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Inventors and Inventions

Henry Dircks - 1867 - 302 pages
...or supping 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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Wonderful inventions: from the mariner's compass to the electric telegraph cable

John Timbs - 1868 - 434 pages
...drawing or sucking it upwards, for that must be, as the philosopher terms 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 THE STEAM-ENGINE. The Marquis of Worcester in the Tower....
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A Treatise on the Steam-engine in Its Various Applications to Mines, Mills ...

John Bourne (C. E.) - 1868 - 602 pages
...fur that must be as the philosopher calleth it, 'infra sphœram activitatis,' which is but at Hiirli a distance, but this way hath no bounder if the vessel be stron" enough ; for I have iaken a piece of whole cannon, whereof the end was burst, and filled it...
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Penn Monthly, Volume 7

Robert Ellis Thompson, William Wilberforce Newton, Otis H. Kendall - 1876 - 1012 pages
...or sucking it upwards, for that must be as the philosopher termeth it 'infra spherum activitatis '.' But this way hath no bounder if the 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 - 1876 - 1228 pages
...or sucking it upwards, for that must be, as the philosopher calleth it, Iitfra sphceram activitafis, 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: Or ...

Thomas Ewbank - 1876 - 640 pages
...such a distance. But this way hath no bounder, if the vessels be strong enough ; for I have tęken 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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