Around the World, Book 3 (Google eBook)

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Silver, Burdett & Company, 1908 - Geography
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Page 204 - Listen, my children, and you shall hear Of the midnight ride of Paul Revere, On the eighteenth of April, in Seventy-five; Hardly a man is now alive Who remembers that famous day and year. He said to his friend, "If the British march By land or sea from the town tonight, Hang a lantern aloft in the belfry arch Of the North Church tower as a signal...
Page 204 - If the British march By land or sea from the town to-night, Hang a lantern aloft in the belfry arch Of the North Church tower as a signal light, One, if by land, and two, if by sea ; And I on the opposite shore will be, Ready to ride and spread the alarm Through every Middlesex village and farm, For the country folk to be up and to arm.
Page 16 - When the weather is fair and settled, they are clothed in blue and purple, and print their bold outlines on the clear evening sky ; but sometimes, when the rest of the landscape is cloudless, they will gather a hood of gray vapours about their summits, which, in the last rays of the setting sun, will glow and light up like a crown of glory.
Page 16 - WHOEVER has made a voyage up the Hudson must remember the Kaatskill mountains. They are a dismembered branch of the great Appalachian family, and are seen away to the west of the river, swelling up to a noble height, and lording it over the surrounding country. Every change of season, every change...
Page 15 - Netherlands, stands a little, old-fashioned stone mansion, all made up of gable ends, and as full of angles -and corners as an old cocked hat.
Page 62 - ... Petroleum is put to other uses besides that of burning in lamps. It is used in making gasoline and illuminating gas, in the preparation of India rubber and rubber goods. Vaseline is one of the products of petroleum. Oil is sent all over the world from the United States. Great tank steamers are used for carrying the oil across the ocean. Lines of iron pipe have been laid from the oil tanks, which we see in the oil region, to many of the great cities of our country. Indeed these pipe lines are....
Page 139 - ... especially true of the northern portion of the region, which comprises the basin of the Upper Missouri, and with which alone I am familiar. Here there are no fences to speak of, and all the land north of the Black Hills and the Big Horn Mountains and between the Rockies and the Dakota wheat-fields might be spoken of as one gigantic, unbroken pasture, where cowboys and branding-irons take the place of fences.
Page 61 - ... and the oil is soon thrown out like a fountain. Fragments of stone are thrown to a height of a hundred feet in the torrent of yellow fluid. Sometimes the oil has to be pumped from the wells ; from some it flows freely a long time without pumping. Is the crude petroleum as it comes from the wells just the same as the kerosene oil which we burn? Petroleum is put to other uses besides that of burning in lamps. It is used in making gasoline and illuminating gas, in the preparation of India rubber...
Page 69 - KF opened by raifing the fluice К : a free paflage being thus given to the water, it defcends through К F, into the inferior canal, until the water in the lock is on a level with the water in the inferior canal В ; as reprefented, ig.

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