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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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A History of the Character and Achievements of the So-called Christopher ...

Aaron Goodrich - America - 1874 - 403 pages
...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...letters. Upon their separating from one another into different countries, they agreed to withdraw themselves punctually into their closets at a certain...
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The world of wonders: a record of things wonderful in nature, science and ...

World - 1874
...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 day...that it could move round without impediment, so as to point to any of the twenty-four letters. Upon their separating from one another into distant countries,...
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The Tatler and The Guardian

Joseph Addison - 1876 - 520 pages
...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. They then fixed one of the needles on each of these plates in such a manner that it could...
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Posts & Telegraphs, Past and Present: With an Account of the Telephone and ...

William Tegg - Postal service - 1878 - 318 pages
...touched began to move, the other, though at never so great a distance, moved at the same time, and in the same manner as the hours of the day are marked...separating from one another into distant countries, they agree to withdraw themselves punctually into their closets at a certain hour of the day, and to converse...
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Annual Report of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution

Smithsonian Institution. Board of Regents - Discoveries in science - 1879
...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-aud-twenty letters. . . . By this means they talked together across a whole continent, anil conveyed...
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Annual Report of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution, Volume 33

Smithsonian Institution, Smithsonian Institution. Board of Regents - Discoveries in science - 1879
...in. the same manner as the hours of the day are marked upon the ordinary dial-plate. They then iixed one of the needles on each of these plates in such...so as to touch any of the four-and-twenty letters. . . . By this means they talked together across a whole continent, and conveyed their thoughts to one...
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The Local Preachers' Magazine and Christian Family Record: For ..., Volume 29

Church work with the poor - 1879
...of them possessed of one of these needles, made a kind of dial plate, inscribing it with twenty-four 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 in each of these plates, in such a manner that it could...
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Telegraphic Tales and Telegraphic History

William John Johnston - Telegraph - 1880 - 254 pages
...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...each of these plates in such a manner that it could be moved round without impediment so as to touch any of the four-and-twenty letters. Upon their separating...
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The Works of Joseph Addison: Including the Whole Contents of Bp. Hurd's ...

Joseph Addison - 1880
...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. They then fixed one of the needles on earch of these plates in such a manner that it could...
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The Works of Joseph Addison: Including the Whole Contents of Bp. Hurd's ...

Joseph Addison - 1880
...dial-plate. They then fixed one of the nee1 Lib. II. pro!. 6. See the Gunriian, Nos. 115, 119, 122.— 0 dies on each of these plates in such a manner, that it could mov« round without impediment, so as to touch any of the four-andtwenty letters. Upon their separating...
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