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A Catechism Of Familiar Things

Auhtor: Anonymous

Language: english
Published: 1881

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Review by Timothy B. Riley, May 2009


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Summary of the Book 'A Catechism Of Familiar Things':

A Catechism Of Familiar Things by Anonymous. This book a reprint of a successful English publication has been so enlarged as to be to all intents and purposes new. It has been carefully revised by a Reverend gentleman who for some time filled the chair of Physics and Chemistry in one of our colleges.

Excerpts from the Book 'A Catechism Of Familiar Things':


... transparency is of some use in medicine, and in the making of varnishes. Transparent, clear, capable of being seen through. Resinous, containing ...
... and rolled in the palm of the hand always in one direction, until they cool and retain the curl. How often is this operation repeated. Two ...
... what form is the tree which bears those large nuts, called Cocoa nuts. It is tall and straight, without branches, and generally about thirty ...
... the brazen laver for the Tabernacle. It might likewise be proved that the ancient Greeks made use of brazen mirrors, from many passages in the ancient ...
... wire to the sticking of the pin in the paper. Pins are supposed to have been made in England about 1543, or even earlier. Before this art was invented, ...
... other articles. The Alaska Commercial Company of San Francisco is granted by the United States Government the exclusive privilege of catching the fur ...
... of the dead from the flour of the dried kernels different kinds of food are prepared the leaves, flowers, and bark, are medicinal. Medicinal, ...
... from all quarters with large bowls to receive the milk some drink it on the spot, others carry it home to their families. What island possesses ...
... died in 1292, knew its properties but it is not certain that he was acquainted with its application to fire-arms. Who was Roger Bacon. A learned ...
... Huge masses of rocky substances are thus raised by this wonderful little insect, capable of resisting the tremendous power of the ocean when agitated ...
... purpose is generally combined with potassa. It is used in the making of small shot, and also in the manufacture of glass, to which it gives transparency ...
... of preparing it in Russia, where large quantities of it are consumed. It is largely exported to Italy, where it is highly esteemed. It is unwholesome, ...
... to separate. For what is this Rock used. On account of its great hardness, it is used for large public structures, as bridges, churches, &c. ...
... is Sculpture. The art of cutting or carving wood, stone, and other materials and forming of them various figures or representations of men, beasts ...
... except at the Mint in the Tower of London. What is meant by Navigation. The science or art by which the mariner is taught to conduct his ...
... or several together. Catgut is also used by watch-makers, cutlers, and other artificers, in their different trades. Great quantities are imported ...
... in Astronomy: it was he who first discovered the seventh primary pla, which he named, in honor of King George the Third, the Georgium Sidus. George ...
... which it consists. Is not the knowledge of Chemistry very ancient. Chemistry, as far as it regards the separating of metals from foreign matters ...
... of the sun are divided by the raindrops as they would be by a prism. There are often two rainbows at the same time, because the primary bow is again reflected ...
... 113. Northern Lights, 22. Nutmegs, 50. Oats, 24. Obelisk, 158. Oils, 65. Oil, olive, 64. Oil, castor, 66 mineral, 65. Olives, 63, 64. Olive ...