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131 ページ - night, colder than the atmosphere, by radiating their heat to the heavens, I perceived immediately a just reason for the practice, which I had before deemed useless. Being desirous, however, of acquiring some precise information on this subject, I fixed, perpendicularly, in the earth of
148 ページ - The Rain Cloud. A Cloud, or system of Clouds, from which rain is falling. It is a horizontal sheet, above which the Cirrus spreads, while the Cumulus enters it laterally and from beneath.
27 ページ - At Pékin, also, where the mean temperature of the year is that of the coasts of Brittany, the scorching heats of summer are greater than at Cairo, and the winters as rigorous as at Upsal,
147 ページ - When all you see through densest Fog is seen, When you can hear the fishers near at hand Distinctly speak, yet see not where they stand ; Or sometimes them and not their
292 ページ - When the length of the wave is great in comparison with the depth of the water, (as in the case of tide-waves,) the horizontal motion is sensibly the same from the surface to the bottom, and the vertical motion for different particles varies in the same proportion as their height above the bottom.
143 ページ - of aqueous vapour, and the situation of the ground is such as to permit the cold air from the land to mix with the warmer air above the water, Mist or Fog will be the result. The density of such Mist or Fog will,
132 ページ - whether on hill .. Sometimes, anon on shady vale, each night Under the covert of some ancient oak, Or cedar, to defend him from the Dew.
132 ページ - a hollow cylinder of baked clay, the height of which was 2£ feet, and diameter 1 foot. On the grass, surrounded by the cylinder, were laid 10 grains of wool, which, in this situation, as there was not the least wind, would have received as much rain as a like