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" ... (41.) The hypothesis which naturally suggests itself for the explanation of electrical phenomena is that of a very subtile and highly elastic fluid, pervading the earth and all other material bodies, but itself devoid of any sensible gravity. "
Treatises on Electricity, Galvanism, Magnetism, and Electro-magnetism - Page 10
by Peter Mark Roget - 1832 - 316 pages
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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 57

Literary Criticism - 1845
...its effects are sndden and energetic ; sometimes of indefinite and uninterrupted continuance. It is ' capable of moving with various degrees of facility through the pores or even the substance of matter;' and is not impeded in its action by the intervention of any substance...
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Encyclopędia Americana: A Popular Dictionary of Arts, Sciences ..., Volume 4

Francis Lieber, Edward Wigglesworth, Thomas Gamaliel Bradford - Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1830
...is that of a very subtile, imponderable and highly elastic fluid, pervading all material bodies, and capable of moving with various degrees of facility...some, as in those we call conductors or non-electrics, it moves without any apparent obstruction ; while in others, as in those we call non-conductors or...
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Library of Useful Knowledge: Natural philosophy, Volume 2

Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (Great Britain) - 1832
...possessed of certain powers or qualities adapted to the production of the observed effects. In the ease of light, for example, we may conceive the phenomena...difficulty. Moreover, as the phenomena appear to point out Ihe existence of two distinct kinds of agencies, we may further assume that there are two distinct...
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Library of useful knowledge: Natural philosophy...

Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge, Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (Great Britain) - Science - 1832
...nature, designating them by specific names ; we next endeavour to conceive these agents as possessed of certain powers or qualities adapted to the production...but, in glass, resin, and, in general, in all bodies «ailed electrics, or non-conductors, it moves with great difficulty. Moreover, as the phenomena appear...
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Natural Philosophy: With an Explanation of Scientific Terms, and ..., Volume 2

Science - 1832
...fluid, pervading the earth and all other material bodies, but itself devoid of any sensible gravity. AVe must suppose this fluid to be capable of moving, with...matter. In some, as in those we call conductors, or non-elfctrics, such as the metals, it moves without any perceivable obstruction : but, in glass, resin,...
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The Connection of the Physical Sciences

Mary Somerville - Science - 1834 - 356 pages
...hypothesis is necessary for explaining the phenomena observed, it is assumed to be a highly-elastic fluid, capable of moving with various degrees of facility through the pores or even the substance of matter ; and as experience shows that bodies in one electric state attract, and...
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On the Connexion of the Physical Sciences

Mary Somerville - Science - 1834 - 458 pages
...hypothesis is necessary for explaining the phenomena observed, it is assumed to be a highly-elastic fluid, capable of moving with various degrees of facility through the pores or even the substance of matter; and as experience shows that bodies in one electric state attract, and...
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Electro-magnetism: History of Davenport's Invention of the Application of ...

Benjamin Silliman - Political Science - 1837 - 94 pages
...hypothesis is necessary for explaining the phenomena observed, it is assumed to be a highly elastic fluid, capable of moving with various degrees of facility through the pores or even the substance of matter ; and as experience shows that bodies in one electric state attract, and...
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Encyclopędia americana: a popular dictionary of arts, sciences ..., Volume 4

Thomas Gamaliel Bradford - Reference - 1838
...that of a very subtile, irn|X>ndcrahle and highly elastic fiuid, pervading all material bodies, and capable of moving with various degrees of facility...matter. In some, as in those we call conductors or non-electrict, it moves without any apparent obstruction ; while in others, as in those we cull non-conductors...
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