Report Upon the Condition and Progress of the U.S. National Museum During the Year Ending June 30 ...

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1891

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Page 61 - Exhibit of the Fisheries and Fish Culture of the United States of America, at the Internationale Fischerei Austsellung, at Berlin, April 20, 1880, and forming a part of the collection of the National Museum, made by* the United States Fish Commission. Prepared under the direction of G. BROWN GOODE.
Page 655 - Authority aforesaid, that from and after the twenty-fourth Day of June one thousand seven hundred and fifty, no Mill or other Engine for Slitting or Rolling of Iron, or any Plating forge to work with a Tilt Hammer, or any Furnace for making Steel, shall be erected, or after such Erections, continued, in any of his Majesty's Colonies in America; and if any Person or Persons shall erect, or cause to be erected, or after such Erection, continue, or cause to be continued, in any of the said Colonies...
Page 655 - The manner of the carriage is by laying rails of timber, from the colliery, down to the river, exactly straight and parallel ; and bulky carts are made with four rowlets fitting these rails ; whereby the carriage is so easy that one horse will draw down four or five chaldron of coals, and is an immense benefit to the coal merchants.
Page 427 - The museum of the past must be set aside, reconstructed, transformed from a cemetery of bric-a-brac into a nursery of living thoughts.
Page 653 - But the LORD hath taken you, and brought you forth out of the iron furnace, even out of Egypt, to be unto him a people of inheritance, as ye are this day.
Page 61 - Office ; for the Smithsonian Institution, for printing labels and blanks, and for the "Bulletins" and annual volumes of the "Proceedings...
Page 634 - When these Birds build their Nests, they choose a clean Place, gather together some Palm-Leaves for that purpose, and heap them up a foot and a half high from the Ground, on which they sit. They never lay but one Egg, which is much bigger than that of a Goose. The Male and Female both cover 2 it in their turns, and the young is not hatch'd till at seven Weeks...
Page 634 - The motion of their wings makes then a noise very like that of a rattle, and one may hear it two hundred paces off. The bone of their wing grows greater towards the extremity, and forms a little round mass under the feathers, as big as a musket ball. That and its beak are the chief defence of this bird.
Page 152 - Congress composed of ten members, five to be appointed by the President of the Senate and five by the Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Page 556 - She strikes oft" a sharp flake of flint for a knife. By that act she becomes the first cutler, the real founder of Sheffield. With this knife she carefully removes the skin, little dreaming that she is thereby making herself the patron saint of all subsequent butchers. She rolls up the hide, then dresses it with brains, smokes it, curries it, breaks it with implements of stone and bone, with much toil and sweat, until she makes her reputation as the first currier and tanner. With fingers weary and...

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