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Side 676 - The lower end contains the female screw, the upper the male, which is from an inch and a quarter to an inch and a half in diameter.
Side 348 - The celebrated riddle of the Sphinx, in classic story, was this : " What animal walks on four legs in the morning, on two at noon, and on three in the evening...
Side 269 - But while she is doing this, venom falls upon Loki, which makes him howl with horror, and twist his body about so violently that the whole earth shakes, and this produces what men call earthquakes. There will Loki lie until Ragnarok." [GG]. OF RAONAROK, OR THE TWILIGHT OF THE GODS, AND THE CONFLAGRATION OF THE UNIVERSE. 51. " I have not heard before of Ragnarok...
Side 260 - But the monster has grown to such an enormous size that, holding his tail in his mouth, he encircles the whole earth.
Side 360 - Sacrarium of the Salii, whose duty it became as priests of Mars to guard them on the Palatine Hill. During the annual procession or dance, the Salii appeared in short tabards, with iron girdles and brass buckles, with iron helmets, a sword in the right hand, and a shield in the left, and marched dancing through the streets of Rome, striking their swords incessantly upon their shields. The Martial Games, which were celebrated annually, 'constituted the principal festival of Mars. Their features were...
Side 272 - As he finished speaking, a large gray cat sprang on the hall floor. Thor put his hand under the cat's belly and did his utmost to raise him from the floor, but the cat, bending his back, had, notwithstanding all Thor's efforts, only one of his feet lifted up, seeing which Thor made no further attempt.
Side 248 - In size and form it was thought to resemble the eagle. It was said to visit Egypt only once in five hundred years, in order to consume itself by fire, and then to arise out of its own ashes in renewed youth. The Sphinxes were also fabulous creatures, variously described, and divided into male and female sphinxes. Usually they are found with the body of a lion and the head of a woman, covered with the sacred cap...
Side 263 - When seated on his throne he overlooks all heaven and earth. Upon his shoulders are the ravens Hugin and Munin, who fly every day over the whole world, and on their return report to him all they have seen and heard. At his feet lie his two wolves, Geri and Freki, to whom Odin gives all the meat that is set before him, for he himself stands in no need of food.
Side 622 - ... mentioned a discovery of valuable hydraulic cement. We may add, that very accurate knowledge has been obtained of the comparative strength, durability, and economy of materials, and that a distinguishing characteristic of our public works, is the nice adaptation of means to the ends to be accomplished. The aqueduct by which the city of New York is supplied with water, will be an enduring monument, and a description of that work will, perhaps, convey the best information which can be given of...
Side 265 - It is fashioned of six things, viz., the noise made by the footfall of a cat, the beards of women, the roots of stones, the breath of fishes, the nerves (sensibilities) of bears, and the spittle of birds.

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