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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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The London Encyclopaedia: Or, Universal Dictionary of Science, Art ..., Volume 7

Thomas Curtis - Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1829
...of a magnética! needle, made a kind of dtal-piatc, inscribing it with the four-and-twenty lefcen, in the same manner as the hours of the day are marked apon the ordinary dial-plate. Aildistm's Spectator. Scientifick dialitu, by the geometrick considerations...
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Spectator (The)

English essays - 1836 - 714 pages
...them possessed of one of these needles, made a kind of dial-plate, inscribing it with four-andtwenty letters, in the same manner as the hours of the day...the fourand-twenty letters. Upon their separating frum one another into distant countries, they agreed to withdraw themselves punctually into their closets...
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The Guardian, with Notes, and General Indexes: Complete in One Volume

Sir Richard Steele - 1837 - 244 pages
...possessed of one of these needles, made a kind of dial-plate, inscrib ing it with the four-and-twenty letters, in the same manner as the hours of the day are markec upon the ordinary dial-plate. Then they fixe< one of the needles on each of these plates in...
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The Works of Joseph Addison, Volumes 1-2

Joseph Addison - 1842
...dial-plate, inscribing it with the four-and-twenty letters, in the same manner as the hours of the da; are marked upon the ordinary dial-plate They then fixed one of the needles on each of tliese plates in such a manner that i could move round without impediment, so as to touch any of the...
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The Eclectic Magazine of Foreign Literature, Science, and Art, Volume 21

1850
...each of them possessed of these needles, made a bind of dial-plate, inscribing it with twenty-four letters, in the same manner as the hours of the day...that it could move round without impediment, so as to point to any of the twenty-four letters. Up* It is a curious circumstance that public rumor should...
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The American Journal of Science and Arts, Volume 3; Volume 53

Geology - 1847
...each of them possessed of these needles, made a kind of dial-plate, inscribing it with twenty-four letters — in the same manner as the hours of the...round without impediment, so as to touch any of the SECOKU SEIUES, Vol. Ill, No. 9.— May, 1847. 67 twenty-four letters. Upon their separating from one...
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The Rail, and the Electric Telegraph, Comprising a Brief History of Former ...

Peter Progress (pseud.) - Clocks and watches, Electric - 1847 - 144 pages
...each of them possessed of these needles, made a kind of dial-plate, inscribing it with twenty-four letters — in the same manner as the hours of the...round without impediment so as to touch any of the twentyfour letters. Upon their separating from one another into distant countries, they agreed to withdraw...
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The Decorator's assistant

...being each of lhem possessed of these needles, made a kind of dial-plate, inscribing it with twentyfour letters — in the same manner as the hours of the...round without impediment, so as to touch any of the twenty-four letters. Upon lhrir separating from one another into distant countries, they agreed to...
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Visitor: Or Monthly Instructor

1848
...possessed of one of these needles, made a kind of dialplate, inscribing it with the four-andtwenty letters, in the same manner as the hours of the day...so as to touch any of the four-and-twenty letters." The description further states, that, on the friends separating into different countries, they agreed...
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The London Anecdotes for All Readers ...

Charles Maybury Archer - Anecdotes - 1848
...each of them possessed of these needles, made a kind of dial-plate, inscribing it with twenty-four letters — in the same manner as the hours of the...round without impediment so as to touch any of the twentyfour letters. Upon their separating from one another into distant countries, they agreed to withdraw...
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