Steill's juvenile cyclopedia, or Pictorial spelling and reading assistant

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Page 33 - Egypt ; thou hast oast out the heathen, and planted it. Thou didst cause it to take deep root, and it filled the land. The hills were covered with its shadow, and the boughs thereof were like the goodly cedars. Why hast thou then broken down her hedges, so that all which pass do pluck her?
Page 33 - Return, we beseech thee, O God of hosts : look down from heaven, and behold, and visit this vine; And the vineyard which thy right hand hath planted, and the branch that thou madest strong for thyself.
Page 91 - This remarkable belt has maintained, from the earliest ages, the same relative situation among the stars ; and, when examined through powerful telescopes, is found (wonderful to relate ! ) to consist entirely of stars scattered by millions, like glittering dust, on the black ground of the general heavens.
Page 66 - From this method of interpreting laws by the reason of them, arises what we call equity, which is thus defined by Grotius : "the correction of that wherein the law (by reason of its universality) is deficient.
Page 56 - COR'RIDOR, in architecture, a gallery or long aisle round a building, leading to several chambers at a distance from each other.
Page 86 - The nets are shot in the evening, and sometimes hauled once during the night, at others allowed to remain in the water all night. The fish roving in the dark through the water, hang in the meshes of the net, which are large enough to admit them beyond the gill-covers and pectoral fins, but not large enough to allow the thickest part of the body to pass through. In the morning early, preparations are made for hauling the nets.
Page 38 - APPEAL, in law, the removal of a cause from an inferior to a superior court or judge, when a person thinks himself aggrieved by the sentence of the inferior judge.
Page 90 - ... distant was seen approaching Geneva by the left bank of the lake, and at the same moment there was seen above the water an image of the sails, which, in place of following the direction of the bark, receded from it, and seemed to approach Geneva by the right bank of the lake ; the image sailing from east to west, while the bark was sailing from north to south. The image was of the same size as the object when it first receded from the bark...
Page 54 - ... performing revolutions about the sun in elliptical orbits, which have the sun in one of the foci. It is divided into the nucleus or dense part ; the head ; the coma, a faint light surrounding the head ; and the tail, which is the long train of light by which these bodies are distinguished. When a comet is westward of the sun, and rises or...
Page 60 - DIAG'ONAL, a line drawn to the opposite corners of a square, or right lined figures. [soning. DIALEC'TIC, the art of reaDi AM'ETER,the line which passes through the centre of a circle and divides it into two equal parts.

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