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" The great pyramid of Egypt is composed of granite. It is 700 feet in the side of its base, and 500 in perpendicular height, and stands on eleven acres of ground. Its weight is, therefore, 12,760 millions of pounds, at a medium height of 125 feet ; consequently... "
Manual of Chemistry - Page 148
by Richard Dennis Hoblyn - 1841 - 310 pages
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The American Library of Useful Knowledge, Volume 1

Science - 1831
...The consumption of seven bushels of coal would suffice to raise it to the place where it hangs. (52.) The great pyramid of Egypt is composed of granite....630 chaldrons of coal, a quantity consumed in some founderies in a week. (53.) The annual consumption of coal in London is estimated at 1,500,000 chaldrons....
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A Treatise on Mechanics, Volume 1

Kater (Captain, Henry), Dionysius Lardner - Mechanics - 1831 - 388 pages
...The consumption of seven bushels of coal would suffice to raise it to the place where it hangs. (52.) The great pyramid of Egypt is composed of granite....630 chaldrons of coal, a quantity consumed in some founderies in a week. (53.) The annual consumption of coal in London is estimated at 1,500,000 chaldrons....
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Belle Assemblée: Or, Court and Fashionable Magazine; Containing Interesting ...

Women - 1831
...The consumption of seven bushels of coals would suffice to raise it to the place where it hangs. " The great pyramid of Egypt is composed of granite....be raised by the effort of about 630 chaldrons of coals, a quantity consumed in some foundries in a week. " The annual consumption of coal in London...
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The Results of Machinery: Namely, Cheap Production and Increased Employment ...

Charles Knight - Labor - 1831 - 216 pages
...sea. The consumption of seven bushels of coal would suffice to raise it to the place where it hangs. The great pyramid of Egypt is composed of granite....weight is, therefore, 12,760 millions of pounds, at • medium height of 125 feet ; consequently, it could be raised by the effort of about 630 chaldrons...
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THE MIRROR OF LITERATURE, AMUSEMENT, AND INSTRUCTION: CONTAINING ORIGINAL ...

BARON BROUGHAM & VAUX - 1831
...sea. The consumption of teven hanhels of coal would suffice to raise it to the place where it hangs. The great pyramid of Egypt is composed of granite. It is 700 feet in the tide of its base, and 500 in perpendicular height, and stands on eleven acres of ground. Its weight...
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Knowledge for the People ...

John Timbs - Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1832
...sea. The consumption of seven bushels of coal would suffice to raise it to the place where it hangs. The great pyramid of Egypt is composed of granite....at a medium height of 125 feet ; consequently, it could be raised by the effort of about (330 chaldrons of coal, a quantity consumed in some foundries...
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Knowledge for the people, or, The plain why and because

John Timbs - 1832
...sea. The consumption of seven bushels of coal would suffice to raise it to the place where it hangs. The great pyramid of Egypt is composed of granite....at a medium height of 125 feet ; consequently, it could be raised by the effort of about 630 chaldrons of coal, a quantity consumed in some foundries...
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Knowledge for the People, Or The Plain why and Because, Part 5

John Timbs - History - 1832
...suffice to raise it to the place where it hangs. Why are coals so productive of grand mechanical effects? The great pyramid of Egypt is composed of granite....pounds, at a medium height of 125 feet; consequently, it could be raised by the effort of about 630 chaldrons of coal, a quantity consumed in some foundries...
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First principles of mechanics: with historical and practical illustrations

William Whewell - Mechanics - 1832 - 118 pages
...sea. The consumption of seven bushels of coal would suffice to raise it to the place where it hangs. The great pyramid of Egypt is composed of granite....eleven acres of ground. Its weight, is therefore, 12760 millions of pounds, at a medium height of 125 feet ; consequently it would be raised by the effort...
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The Richmond County Mirror, Volume 3

Staten Island (New York, N.Y.) - 1839
...it to the place where it now hangs. The great pyramid of Egypt is composed of granite. It is, 1,700 feet in the side of its base and 500 in perpendicular height, and stands on 11 acres of ground. Its weight is, therefore 12,670,000,000 of pounds at a medium height of 125 feet;...
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