Student's Reference Work Volume 1

Student's Reference Work Volume 1

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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. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ...where there is never any frost. The tree yields its first crop in the third, year; from a full-grown tree, its yield may ' ' amount to a pound of coffee beans. Three gatherings are made in the year, when this rocess takes lace: he beans are p ced on a mat to dry by the COFFEE PLANT. sun's rays; the pulp and skin are taken off by COLBERT rollers, and the colfee is cleaned by winnowing. The main difference in rice and quality of the product is due to care stowed in reparing it in different places. The chief kinds are Mocha coffee, a small grayish-green bean; Java coffee, a large, yellow bean; gamaica coffee, smaller and greenish; Rio co ee, pale yellow and whitish. Coffee allays hunger, exhilarates, and refreshes. Also, according to some authorities, it lessens the amount of wear and tear of tissue in the waste in the animal frame, which is going on every moment. Coffer-dam is a temporary dam built around a place to be excavated for a foundation, so that the water can be kept pumped out. It is commonly constructed by driving in piles about the given area and using sheathin of various kinds to make a watertight wa. Cofl'er-dams are not ordinarily used in water over twenty-five feet deep. For deeper water, caissons are used. See CAISSON. Cohoes (k0'-1162'), a flourishing, manufacturing city in New York state, on the Hudson, at the mouth of the Mohawk, and also on the Erie canal. It has six large cotton mills, and some thirty knitting mills with a number of other factories. Population 23,910. Coin and Colnage. See Mm-r. Coke, 21. fuel got by heating coal in confined places. This is done sometimes in heaps, _L1Sl'. as charcoal is made from wood, but oftener in ovens. It is also made when coal gas is manufactured, being left...show more

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  • Paperback | 444 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 23mm | 789g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236782453
  • 9781236782458