Rules of the Senate, the Joint Rules of the House and Senate and the Standing Committee

Rules of the Senate, the Joint Rules of the House and Senate and the Standing Committee

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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. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ...of April or the first of May; the fourth of July (calendar day); Fourth of July (holiday). Spell such expressions as "the early seventies," "it occurred in the eighties." Decimals--Use figures for decimals, .25; 20 ounces of silver, .900 fine; it costs $0.3365 per pound; scrap, at.75 cent per pound; referring to the caliber of small arms, .30 caliber, .45-caliber Springfield rifle, distinguishing, however, when used to describe the length of a gun, as a 6-inch rapid-fire rifle, 50 calibers. Degrees--Spell out the word "degrees" in legislative work whenever possible, thus: Longitude 77 degrees, etc. Dimensions--Use the form 8 by 12 inches in text, not 8x12 inches nor 8x12. Distances--Express in figures, as 50 miles, 17 yards, 8 leagues, 9 centimeters, 5 feet 6 inches, about 10 miles; but when a fraction of a mile is given spell, as one-half mile. Weights and Measures--Use figures for all enumerations of weights and measures: 40 bushels, 1 gallon, 10 pounds, 6 acres. Enumerations--In such examples as the following use figures unless under 10, but all the enumerations should be in figures in a group where any one enumeration is 10 or more: There were 20 males and 25 females, 45 in all; six horses; 10 horses; 6 horses, 5 cows, and 2 head of sheep; 25 bulletins containing 352 pages; the population of Chicago is more than 2.000,000; a hamlet of 18 persons; a 6-footer. When complicated spell, as twenty-five 6-inch guns, two %-inch boards, five 5-cent pieces, seven 8-hour days, etc. Spell such expressions as the following: Between two and three hundred horses, forty-odd people, one hundred and odd men (not 100 odd men); the population is forty or fifty thousand. Fractions--Spell common fractions when alone. When Yi more

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  • Paperback | 40 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 91g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236750861
  • 9781236750860