The Industrial Resources of Ireland

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Hodges and Smith, 1845 - Industries - 438 pages

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Page 371 - ... and depressed in mind, that to work as a man should work is beyond his power. Hence there are often seen about employments, in this country, a number of hands double what would be required to do the same work in the same time with British labourers. The latter would probably be paid at least twice as much money per day, but in the end the work would not cost the employer more...
Page 411 - The Annals of Ireland, by James Grace, of Kilkenny. Edited from the MS. in the Library of Trinity College, Dublin, in the original Latin, with a Translation and Notes, by the REV. RICHARD BUTLER, AB, MRIA PUBLICATIONS FOR THE YEAR 1842.
Page 105 - So perfect was the action of this mechanism that the fly-wheel had been wholly removed, and the engine and the whole mill-work were moving in the most smooth and effective manner. It was found that the change enabled them to give all the grinding stones a greater velocity than formerly, so that the quantity ground was greater, in the proportion of 56 to 52, and the quantity of the finest or first flour, from the same wheat, was likewise much increased ; so that, both by quantity and quality, the...
Page 33 - Mud accumulated round their root and stalks, and a spongy semi-fluid mass was thus formed, well fitted for the growth of moss, which now, especially Sphagnum, began to luxuriate. This, absorbing a large quantity of water and continuing to shoot out new plants above while the old were decaying, rotting, and compressing into a...
Page 209 - ... seven ounces. The gold was found, accompanied by other metallic substances, dispersed through a kind of stratum composed of clay, sand, gravel, and fragments of rock, and covered by soil, which sometimes attained to a very considerable depth, from twenty to fifty feet, in the bed and banks of the different streams.
Page 411 - AND MARTYROLOGY OF THE CATHEDRAL OF THE HOLY TRINITY, commonly called Christ Church, Dublin. Edited from the original MS. in the Library of Trinity College, Dublin. By the Rev. JOHN CLARKE CROSTHWAITE, AM, Rector of St.
Page 412 - THE NEW CRATYLUS; or, Contributions towards a more accurate Knowledge of the Greek Language.
Page 33 - Reports,' such trees as are found have generally six or seven feet of compact peat under their roots, which are found standing as they grew, evidently proving the formation of peat to have been previous to the growth of the trees, a fact which in relation to firs may be verified in probably every bog in this parish, turf from three to five feet thick underlying the lowest layer of such trees.
Page 411 - A Treatise of Ireland; by John Dymmok." Edited from a MS. in the British Museum, with Notes, by the Rev. RICHARD BUTLER, AB, MRIA 2.
Page 40 - The quantity of charcoal obtained in this mode of carbonization is from 25 to 30 per cent, of the weight of dry turf. The charcoal so obtained is very light and very inflammable ; it possesses nearly the volume of the turf. It usually burns with a light flame, as the volatile matters are not totally expelled.

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