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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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Proceedings of the Cambridge Philosophical Society: Mathematical ..., Volume 4

Cambridge Philosophical Society - Science - 1883
...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 twenty letters. Upon their separating from one another into distant countries, they agreed...
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The Antiquarian Chronicle and Literary Advertiser, Issue 1

Great Britain - 1882
...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 Safety-valve of Life: How to Prevent Disease and Promote Health ...

William Thomas - 1885 - 120 pages
...possessed of one of these needles, made a kind of dial plate, inscribing it with the four-andtwenty letters in the same manner as the hours of the day are marked on the ordinary dial-plate. They then fixed one of the needles on each of these plates, in such a manner...
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The Chautauquan: Organ of the Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle

1890
...possessed of one of those 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 twenty letters. Upon their separating from one another into distant countries, they agreed...
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The Spectator: no. 170-251; Sept. 14, 1711-Dec. 18, 1711

George Atherton Aitken - 1898
...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...one of the needles on each of these plates in such manner that it could move round without 1 Book ii. Prol. 6. impediment, so as to touch any of the four-andtwenty...
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The Spectator, Volume 3

George Atherton Aitken - 1898
...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...one of the needles on each of these plates in such manner that it could move round without 1 Book ii. Prol. 6. - In one of Strada's Prolusions he gives...
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Science, Volume 9

Science - 1899
...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 manner that it could...
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Every where ..., Volumes 23-24

Will Carleton - 1908
...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...so as to touch any of the four-and-twenty letters Accordingly, when they were some hundred miles asunder, each of them shut himself up in his closet,...
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The Trans-Mississippi West (1803-1853): A History of Its Acquisition and ...

Cardinal Goodwin - United States - 1922 - 528 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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Annual Report of the Board of Regents of the 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 lixed one of the needles on each of these plates in such...round without impediment, so as to touch any of the four-aud-twenty letters. ... By this means they talked together across a whole continent, and conveyed...
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