Globe Encyclopaedia of Universal Information Volume 2

Globe Encyclopaedia of Universal Information Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1878 edition. Excerpt: ...An interesting sketch of St C. is given in Green's Short History of the English People (1875). Ou'ticle (Lat. cuticula, dim. of cutis, ' the skin'), the epidermis or uppermost layer of the skin. It is composed of layers of epidermic cells, which become more and more flattened from the surface of the true skin outwards, until on the surface they form hard dry scales. See Skin. Cutis Vera, the true skin, covered by the epidermis, and resting on close connective tissue, in the meshes of which there are often numerous fat cells. See Skin. CutlaeB (Fr. coutelas, Old Fr. coultelas, from Lat. cultellus, dim. of culler, 'a knife'), a broadsword used by sailors in handto-hand encounters. It is about three feet long, is very heavy, and has only one cutting edge. Cutlery (Fr. coutellerie, from eouteau; Old Fr. eoutel and collet; Lat. cultellus, dim. of cutter, 'aknife'), a term under which is included cutting instruments such as pocket and table knives, forks, scissors, razors, scythes, sickles, and machine knives generally. The cutting instruments which were used by the primitive inhabitants of the world, before metallurgical operations were understood, consisted of sharp-edged flakes of flint or other hard stone, which they fashioned with wonderful neatness. Remains of such flint-knives are very abundant. Cutting implements of iron or steel were not fabricated till after a kind of bronze had been long used for the making of knives and all other metallic implements. From very remote times the manufacture of C. has been identified with the town of Sheffield, and it to the present day stands at the head of all centres of this industry. Its fame was widespread even in the days of Chaucer, who mentions its peculiar manufacture--'A Shcfeldc thwittle bare...show more

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  • Paperback | 906 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 45mm | 1,583g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236976134
  • 9781236976130