# A treatise of practical mensuration

T. Wilson and sons; and sold by Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green, 1824 - 434 ページ

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7 ページ - The circumference of every circle is supposed to be divided into 360 equal parts, called degrees ; each degree into 60 equal parts, called minutes ; and each minute into 60 equal parts, called seconds.
196 ページ - The monarch oak, the patriarch of the trees, Shoots rising up, and spreads by slow degrees ; Three centuries he grows, and three he stays, Supreme in state, and in three more decays...
27 ページ - ... are equal to two right angles. Let ABC be a triangle, and let one of its sides BC be produced to D ; the exterior angle ACD is equal to the two interior and opposite angles CAB, ABC ; and the three interior angles of the triangle, viz. ABC, BCA, CAB, are together equal to two right angles.
308 ページ - An Account of the Mode of Draining Land, according to the System practised by Mr. Joseph Elkington.
48 ページ - RULE.* Multiply the sum of the parallel sides by the perpendicular distance between them, and half the product will be the area.
42 ページ - From half the sum of the three sides, subtract each side severally ; multiply the half sum, and the three remainders together, and the square root of the product will be the Area required. Example. — Required the Area of a Triangle, whose sides are 50, 40, and 30 feet. 50 + 40 + 30.. fin half sum of the three sides.
8 ページ - A circle is a plane figure bounded by a curved line called the circumference, every point of which is equally distant from a point within called the center, Fig.
135 ページ - Persepolis, left standing upright ; one is 70 feet above the plane, and the other 50 ; in a straight line between these, stands an ancient...
i ページ - Nesbit's Mensuration, and Key. A Treatise on Practical Mensuration : containing the most approved Methods of drawing Geometrical Figures; Mensuration of Superficies; Land Surveying; Mensuration of Solids ; the Use of the Carpenter's Rule ; Timber Measure, in which is shewn the method of Measuring and Valuing Standing Timber ; Artificers' Works, illustrated by the Dimensions and Contents of a House; a Dictionary of the Terms used in Architecture, &c.
227 ページ - WORK. Plasterers' work is principally of two kinds; namely, plastering upon laths, called ceiling, and plastering upon walls or partitions made of framed timber, called rendering. In plastering upon walls, no deductions are made except for doors and windows, because cornice, festoons, enriched moldings, etc., are put on after the room is plastered.