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American Edition of the British Encyclopedia Volume 7; Or, Dictionary of Arts and Sciences Comprising an Accurate and Popular View of the Present Improved State of Human Knowledge (Paperback) Loot Price: R641
Discovery Miles 6 410
American Edition of the British Encyclopedia Volume 7; Or, Dictionary of Arts and Sciences Comprising an Accurate and Popular...

American Edition of the British Encyclopedia Volume 7; Or, Dictionary of Arts and Sciences Comprising an Accurate and Popular View of the Present Improved State of Human Knowledge (Paperback)

William Nicholson

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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. 1821 Excerpt: ...there are, according to Gmelin, two species. Shaw enumerates seven. The L. costata is found both in the seas of India and America, and is a fish highly daring, and, by the strength and acuteness of its spines, capable of wounding and lacerating those who attempt to take it with great severity. By the fishermen in those seas, they are regarded as formidable enemies. See Pisces, Plate V. fig. 4. L. callicthys, which alone we shall add to the former, is about twelve inches in length, and by the inhabitants of Surinam is regarded as a delicacy. It is stated by a writer of most ludicrous or contemptible credulity, that this fish, being harassed occasionally by the shallowness of the stream which it has inhabited, makes an excursion by land in search of another that it may find deeper, or even perforates the land for the same purpose. LOTION, in medicine and pharmacy, is such washing as concerns beautifying the skin, by cleansing it of those deformities which a distempered blood sonirtimt-s throws upon it, or rather are made by a preternatural secretion. There is reason to believe, that almost all the lotions advertised for sale as quack medicines contain much deleterious matter, such as muriated mercury, and therefore ought never to be had recourse to. LOTTERY, a game of hazard, in which small sums are adventured for the chance of obtiining a larger value, either in money or other articles. Lotteries are formed on various plans; but in general, they consist of a certain number of tickets, which are drawn at the same time, with a corresponding number of blanks and prizes mixed together, and by which the fate of the tickets is determined. This species of gaming has been sanctioned by the governments of France, Holland, Great Britain, and other countries, as a mean...

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Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2012
First published: May 2012
Authors: William Nicholson
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 13mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 250
ISBN-13: 978-1-231-05633-2
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-231-05633-9
Barcode: 9781231056332

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