Graduated Reading. Comprising a Circle of Knowledge. Gradations 1,2
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. 1877 edition. Excerpt: ... 105. Moots 8f Oils. (Imports.) Roots and other products of plants are imported on account of their utility. 'Ginger is used as a spice; ipecacuanha, 'gentian, and 'rhubarb, as medicines; 'orris-root, as a perfume. Many plants yield 'oil. Olive-oil is obtained from 'olives; castor-oil from a kind of bean; linseed-oil from the seeds of the flax-plant. Lesson 106. Mineral Productions. Many of the minerals produce substances 'unlike themselves. Some of the metals, as iron, copper, lead, zinc, Ac. are produced from 'ores that look more or less like 'stones. The common tools of the poor man are produced from iron ore; and money, which all people require is 'coined from gold, silver, and copper. Lesson 105. ginger--dry, pungent, dull, hard, fibrous, aromatic or spicy, tough, wholesome, foreign, opaque, medicinal, vegetable, grows in hot climates--ipecacuanha, --used as an emetic. gentian--very bitter; used as a tonic. rhubarb--used as a purgative. orris-root--has the odour of violets; it is often used in making tooth Why are roots and other products of plants imported? Ho is ginger used 1 Mention some of its qualities. What roots are imported for theli medicinal properties 1 How is ipecacuanha used? What kind of a medicine is gentian? rhubarb? For what is orris-root used? What kind of a scent has orris From what is olive-oil expressed 1 powders. oil--(vegetable oils) fluid, root 1 yellowish, soft, semi-transpa-rent, liquid, greasy, useful, light, Name some of its properties. thick, oleaginous--Where does the olive tree grow? olives--olive trees grow in the From what is castor-oil obtained? South of Europe. linseed-oil J Lesson 106. unlike--clay when moulded is soft When is clay soft? and plastic, when burned in a when is it hard? kiln it is...
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