The New Practical Reference Library Volume 5

The New Practical Reference Library Volume 5

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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. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ...only one-twentieth of a second is lost between Arlington and San Francisco. See Anrrrmnrrc, Vol. VI. Timor, lc more', the largest of the Lesser Sunda Islands. It lies s. e. of Celebes. Its length is 275 mi., and its area, about 12,350 sq. mi. The island is traversed by ranges of low mountains containing a number of volcanic cones. The loftiest summit has an altitude of 11,800 feet. Lycaonia, Asia Minor, probably at Lystra, of a Gentile father and Jewish mother. He went with Paul to Philippi and Beroea and remained alone in the latter cit_v, afterward rejoining the apostle at Athens, from which he was sent to Thcssalonica. After remaining there some time, he joined Paul at Corinth. Five years latcr, he was at Ephesus, whence he was sent with Erastus into Macedonia and Achaia, to prepare the churches for Paul's meditated visit. Timothy met the apostle in l'Iacedonia and preceded him on his journey to Jerusalem. He was at Rome with Paul at the time when the epistles to the Colossians, Philippians and Philemon were written. He is said to have been martyred in the reign of Domitian or Nerva. Timothy or Cat's Tail, a well-known grass. which is called he-1'd's grass in New England, and which is everywhere highly valued as a fodder grass. It is distinguished by long, cylindrical. closely-packed spikes of flowers, which appear upon strong stems, four to five feet tall. It is perennial, but the stems spring up and mature rapidly, in the same season in which it is sown if the conditions are favorable. Timothy seed is frequently mixed with clover seed in planting. Timur, te moor', also called Timur Beg and Timur Lenk and, by corruption, Tarnerlane (1336-1405), a celebrated conqueror of Mongol or Tartar race. His ancestors were...show more

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  • Paperback | 426 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 22mm | 757g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236813286
  • 9781236813282