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J.B. Lippincott, 1902 - 354 páginas
 

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Página 344 - GCB . . Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath GCIE . . Knight Grand Commander of the Indian Empire GCMG . . Knight Grand Cross of the Order of St.
Página 190 - Powers, are certain simple instruments, commonly employed for raising greater weights, or overcoming greater resistances, than could be effected by the natural strength without them. These are usually accounted six in number, viz. the Lever, the Wheel and Axle, the Pulley, the Inclined Plane, the Wedge, and the Screw.
Página 285 - Span, the space from the end of the thumb to the end of the little finger extended.
Página 152 - The section is an hyperbola, when the cutting plane makes a greater angle with the base than the side of the cone makes.
Página 8 - T, like я and c, is aspirated when it comee immediately after the accent, and is followed by the vowels ia, ie, or io, taking the sound, in these cases, of sh ; as in partial) patient, nation.
Página 4 - The sound of e is generally suppressed in the preterites of verbs, and in participles, in ed, when the e is not preceded by d or t ; as feared, praised, tossed, &c., pronounced feard, praisd, tost.
Página 344 - FRS — Fellow of the Royal Society. FRSE — Fellow of the Royal Society, Edinburgh. FRSL — Fellow of the Royal Society, London.
Página 8 - Jfcs ; as, excellent, execute, expect, tax. It has a flat or soft sound, like gz, when the next syllable following begins with an accented vowel, as in exalt, example, &c.
Página 237 - A Preposition is a word used with a noun or pronoun to show its relation to some other word in the sentence.
Página 345 - KCMG,KnightCommander of St. Michael and St. George. KCSI, Knight Commander of the Star of India. KG, Knight of the Garter.

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