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" ... letters, in the same manner as the hours of the day are marked upon the ordinary dial-plate. They then fixed one of the needles on each of these plates in such a manner that it could move round without impediment, so as to touch any of the four and... "
Willis's Current Notes: A Series of Articles on Antiquities, Biography ... - Page 41
by George Willis - 1855
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Hudibras, a Poem, Volume 2

Samuel Butler - English poetry - 1819
...needles' made a kind of dial-plate, inscribing it with four andj twenty letters, in the same manner that the hours of the day are marked upon the ordinary dial-plate. They then fixed their needles on each of these plates in such a manner that it could move round without impediment,...
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The Percy Anecdotes: Original and Select [by] Sholto and Reuben ..., Volume 9

Anecdotes - 1826
...possessed of one of these needles, made a kind of dial plate, and inscribed it with the four and twenty letters, in the same manner as the hours of the day are marked upon the ordinary dial plate. They then fixed one of the needles on each of these plates, in such a manner, that it could...
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The Guardian: no. 83-176, June 16-Oct. 1, 1713

Alexander Chalmers - 1822
...Addison, who copies this whole paragraph verbatim from himself. See Guard. No. 122. and notes ibidtm, are marked upon the ordinary dial-plate. They then...round without impediment, so as to touch any of the four and twenty letters. Upon their separating from one another into distant countries, they agreed...
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The Spectator: With Notes, and a General Index. The Eight Volumes Comprised ...

Spectator (London, England : 1711) - 1822 - 771 pages
...possessed of one of these needles, made a kind of a dial-plate, inscribing it with the four and twenty stone. Itis wholly to this dreadful practice that we may ittribute a certain mave round without impediment, so as to touch any of the four and twenty letters. Upon their separating...
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The Guardian: no.83-176, June 16-Oct. 1, 1713

Alexander Chalmers - 1822
...Addison, who copies this whole paragraph verbatim from himself. See Guard. No. 122. and notes ibidem. are marked upon the ordinary dial-plate. They then...in such a manner that it could move round without tinpediment, so as to touch any of the four and twenty letters. Upon their separating from one another...
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Hudibras: A Poem, Volume 2

Samuel Butler - 1822 - 494 pages
...same manner that the hours of the day are marked upon the ordinary dial-plate. They then fixed their needles on each of these plates in such a manner that...to touch any of the four-and-twenty letters. Upon separating from one another into distant countries, they agreed to withdraw themselves punctually into...
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The British essayists, with prefaces by A. Chalmers, Volumes 7-8

British essayists - 1823
...possessed of one of these needles, made a kind of dial-plate, inscribing it with the four-and-twenty letters, in the same manner as the hours of the day...round without impediment, so as to touch any of the four-and-tweuty letters. Upon their separating from one another into distant countries, they agreed...
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The British Essayists: Guardian

James Ferguson - English essays - 1823
...as the hour* of the day are marked upon the ordinary dial-plate. Then they fixed one of the neĞdies on each of these plates in such a manner that it could...separating from one another into distant countries, zhey agreed to withdraw themselves punctually into their closets at a certain hour of the day, and...
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The British Essayists: Guardian

Lionel Thomas Berguer - English essays - 1823
...possessed of one of these needles, made a kind of dial-plate, inscribing it with the four-and-twenty letters, in the same manner as the hours of the day are marked upon the ordinary dial-plate. Then they fixed one of the needles on each of these plates in such a manner that it could move round...
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The Guardian: With a Biographical, Historical, and Critical ..., Volume 2

1826
...possessed of one of these needles, made a kind of .dial-plate, inscribing it with the four-and-twenty letters, in the same manner as the hours of the day are marked upon the ordinary dial-plate. Then they fixed one of the needles on each of these plates in such a manner that it could move round...
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