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Página 352 - The Drainage of Fens and Low Lands by Gravitation and Steam Power. By WH Wheeler. 8 plates, 175 pp., 8vo. (1888.) 12s.
Página 239 - They sat them down upon the yellow sand, Between the sun and moon upon the shore; And sweet it was to dream of Fatherland, Of child, and wife and slave; but evermore Most weary seem'd the sea, weary the oar, Weary the wandering fields of barren foam. Then some one said, "We will return no more...
Página 16 - When there is considerable wave motion on the surface of the sea, at a depth at which divers are able to work the water is found to be motionless.
Página 63 - ... very light clayey matter contained in river silt under favourable conditions, there are no grounds for regarding it as exercising the very preponderating influence on the formation of deltas attributed to it by geologists.
Página 152 - Chisil is such, that as often as the wind bloweth strene, at south-est, so often the se betith it, and losith the bank, and breaketh it thorough it. So that if this might continually blow there, this bank should sone be beten away, and the se fully enter, and devide Portland making it an isle, as surely in tymes past it hath beene, as far as I can by any conjecture gather.
Página 280 - Hastings the formations are as much as 200 feet higher on the north than on the south side of the river, whereas at Nininger, which is three miles to the northwest, they are higher south of the river.
Página 11 - Fall, as the crest of some slow-arching wave, Heard in dead night along that table shore, Drops flat, and after the great waters break Whitening for half a league, and thin themselves, Far over sands marbled with moon and cloud, From less and less to nothing...
Página 100 - The wall is 3J/2 miles long, 16 feet wide at the base and 5 feet at the top, which is 17 feet above low tide. The base is protected by granite blocks, extending out 27 feet into the Gulf. The concrete wall is reinforced by steel rods 9 feet long, set obliquely. In the construction of this sea wall, 150,000 tons of concrete, containing over 140,000 barrels of cement, were used...