The New Cabinet Cyclopaedia and Treasury of Knowledge; A Handy Book of Reference on All Subjects and for All Readers. with about Two Thousand Pictoria

The New Cabinet Cyclopaedia and Treasury of Knowledge; A Handy Book of Reference on All Subjects and for All Readers. with about Two Thousand Pictoria

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1892 edition. Excerpt: ...paper, tobacco-pipes, &c. Pop. 9964. Grammont, Order Of (Grandmontains), a monastic order established by Stephen of Thiers in 1076 at Muret, but afterwards (1124) removed to Grandmont. The order became extinct at the Revolution. Gramont, or Grammont, Philirert, Count De, son of Anthony, duke of Grammont, born in 1621. He served under the Prince of Conde' and Turenne, went to England two years after the Restoration, and was highly distinguished by Charles II. After a long course of gallantry he married, under compulsion, Miss Elizabeth Hamilton, and died in 1707. His memoirs were dictated to his brother-in-law, Anthony, count Hamilton, who followed James II., entered the French service, and died in 1720. Grampian Mountains, a range, or rather series of ranges and elevated masses, stretching across Scotland diagonally s.w. to n.e. for about 150 miles. It commences in Argyleshire, and at the boundaries of Perthshire and Aberdeenshire may be said to separate into two distinct branches--one on the north side of the Dee, terminating near Huntly; the other running on the south side of that river, and terminating near Stonehaven. With exception of Ben Nevis, the Grampians comprise all the highest mountains in Scotland, Ben Cruachan, Ben Lomond, Ben Lawers, Schiehallion, Ben Macdhui (4296 feet), Cairngorm, Cairntoul, &c. The more remarkable passes are those of Leney, Aberfoyle, Glenshee, and Killiecrankie. Grampus, a name for several marine cetaceous mammals allied to the dolphins, especially Orca gladiator of the Atlantic and North Sea, which grows to the length of 25 feet, and is remarkably thick in proportion to its length. The spout-hole is on the top of the neck. The colour of the back is black; the belly is of a snowy whiteness, and on each...show more

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  • Paperback | 380 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 20mm | 676g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236521226
  • 9781236521224