Winston's Cumulative Loose-Leaf Encyclopedia; A Comprehensive Reference Book Volume 6

Winston's Cumulative Loose-Leaf Encyclopedia; A Comprehensive Reference Book Volume 6

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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. 1921 edition. Excerpt: ...See Optics, Microscope, Telescope. LeilS "'insj, n town in the Department of Pas-de-Calais, France, on the Deule, ten miles northeast of Arras. It is located in the midst of extensive coal fields and in 1914 had a number of large engineering works, iron and steel foundries and sugar and soap factories. The population numbered 31.74G in 1911. l)uring the European war the town was reduced to a mass of roofless houses and rubbish heaps. It was in the center of the fiercest fighting, and it was here that the Canadian forces played havoc with the German armies. The Germans held the town, but their casualties were enormous. They had provided underground tunnels reinforced Dy concrete, but the Canadians blew up the tunnels with heavy shells that pierced deep and exploded with fearful effect. Thousands died in these underground passages, which became death traps. Many times the Canadians filled the town of Lens with poison gas (first introduced in warfare by the Germans), which soaked down into the dugouts and stifled the Teutons before they had time to put on their masks. Lent ne frty days' fast in spring. 'beginning with Ash Wednesday and ending with Easter Sunday. In the Latin Church Lent formerly lasted bui thirty-six days; in the fifth century four days were added, in imitation of the forty days' fast of the Saviour, and this usage became general in the Western Church. The close of Lent is celebrated in Roman Catholic countries with great rejoicing!!, and the carnival is held just before it begins. The English Church has retained Lent and many other fasts, but gives no directions respecting abstinence from food. Lentibulariaceee (ie;-tfb-yu-ia-ri-s iivunuunumi/vu, ce-e), a small na'. order of monopetalous exogens, growim: in water or in...show more

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  • Paperback | 332 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 18mm | 594g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236789040
  • 9781236789044