Annual of Scientific Discovery: Or, Year-book of Facts in Science and Art

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Gould, Kendall, and Lincoln, 1850 - Industrial arts

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Page viii - WASHINGTON STREET, BOSTON, ANNUAL OF SCIENTIFIC DISCOVERY ; or, Year Book of Facts in Science and Art, exhibiting the most important Discoveries and Improvements in Mechanics, Useful Arts, Natural Philosophy, Chemistry, Astronomy, Meteorology, Zoology, Botany, Mineralogy, Geology, Geography, Antiquities, etc.
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Page 147 - Sometimes it will be more convenient to arrange the two charts in symmetrical positions, one to the left and the other to the right of the subject's median plane, and with a slight inclination toward this plane.

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