Student and Family Miscellany Volume 7-8

Student and Family Miscellany Volume 7-8

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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. 1854 edition. Excerpt: ... many years as a man requires to be mature for the duties of marriage. When hs marries the tree is cut down, and the wood is made into chests and boxes to contain the clothes and other things which are made for the new married couple. The Japanese may marry as often as they please; marriages with sisters are prohibited; but they can marry any other relative. Stone Tree.--There is a tree in Mexico called the chijol, a very fine wood, which, according to a writer in the National Intelligencer (W. D. Porter), becomes petrified after being cut, in a very few years, whether left in the open air or buried. From this timber, houses could be buill that would in a few years become fire-proof, and last as long as those built of stone. The wood, in a green state, is easily worked; it is used in building wharfs, forts, etc., and would be very good as railway sleepers, or for plank-road stringers. To Construct Paper Balloons.--Take several sheets of silk paper; cut them in the shape of a spindle; or, to speak more familiarly, like the coverings of the sections of an orange; join these pieces together into one spherical 01 globular body, and border the aperture with a ribbon, leaving the ends, that you may suspend them from the following lamp. Construct a small basket of very fine wire, if the balloon is small, and suspend it from the aperture, so that the smoke from the flame of a few leaves of paper wrapped together and dipped in oil may heat the inside of it. Before you light this paper, suspend the balloon in such a manner that it may, iu a great measure, be exhausted of air, and as soon as it has been dilated, let it go, together with the wire basket, which will serve as ballast. Fnr CnirjjnH anlt parents. ENERGY "The longer I live In the world, the...show more

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  • Paperback | 216 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 395g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236536339
  • 9781236536334