Rudimentary Dictionary of Terms Used in Architecture: Civil, Architecture, Naval, Building and Construction, Early and Ecclesiastical Art, Engineering, Civil, Engineering, Mechanical, Fine Art, Mining, Surveying, Etc., to which are Added Explanatory Observations on Numerous Subjects Connected with Practical Art and Science

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Page 25 - The length of the ark shall be three hundred cubits, the breadth of it fifty cubits, and the height of it thirty cubits. A window shalt thou make to the ark, and in a cubit shalt thou finish it above; and the door of the ark shalt thou set in the side thereof; with lower, second, and third stories shalt thou make it.
Page 132 - A cubit was originally the distance from the elbow to the extremity of the middle finger; which is the fourth part of a wellproportioned man's stature.
Page 11 - And Noah builded an altar unto the LORD ; and took of every clean beast, and of every clean fowl, and offered burnt offerings on the altar.
Page 21 - In pure architecture the smallest detail should have a meaning or serve a purpose; and even the construction itself should vary with the material employed, and the designs should be adapted to the material in which they are executed.
Page 280 - Jabal : he was the father of such as dwell in tents, and of such as have cattle.
Page 144 - The Measure of an angle, is an arc of any circle contained between the two lines which form that angle, the angular point being the centre ; and it is estimated by the number of degrees contained in that arc.
Page 144 - A Quadrant, or Quarter of a circle, is a sector having a quarter of the circumference for its arc, and its two radii are perpendicular to each other.
Page 38 - The mercury is sustained in the tube by the pressure of the atmosphere on the surface of the fluid in the...
Page 260 - Lego], the desk or stand on which the larger books used in the services of the Roman Catholic Church are placed : since the Reformation they have been seldom used in this country, but are occasionally employed to hold the Bible. The principal lectern stood in the middle of the choir, but there were sometimes others in different places. They were occasionally made of stone or marble, and fixed, but were usually...
Page 2 - For I perceived that, if light was propagated in time, the apparent place of a fixed object would not be the same when the eye is at rest, as when it is moving in any other direction than that of the line passing through the eye and...

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