Proceedings of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

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Page 142 - ... that such a vessel is divided into two portions, A and B, by a division in which there is a small hole, and that a being, who can see the individual molecules, opens and closes this hole, so as to allow only the swifter molecules to pass from A to B, and only the slower ones to pass from B to A. He will thus, without expenditure of work, raise the temperature of B and lower that of A, in contradiction to the second law of thermodynamics.
Page 508 - ... business of mine. But, above all, as to the previous history of this city, God only knows the amount of dirt and confusion that the infidels may have eaten before the coming of the sword of Islam. It were unprofitable for us to inquire into it. "O my soul! O my lamb! seek not after the things which concern thee not. Thou earnest unto us and we welcomed thee: go in peace.
Page xxiii - The objects of the Association are, by periodical and migratory meetings, to promote intercourse between those who are cultivating science...
Page 508 - My illustrious Friend, and Joy of my Liver ! " The thing you ask of me is both difficult and useless. Although I have passed all my days in this place, I have neither counted the houses nor have I inquired into the number of the inhabitants ; and as to what one person loads on his mules and the other stows away in the bottom of his ship, that is no business of mine.
Page 392 - Win a" ; but the Dakotas do not call the first son Cha-ske ("first child, if a boy") if there have been daughters born before him ; nor do they address the first daughter as Wi-no'-na (see Wina" above) unless she is the firstborn child. II. Nikie1 names. These refer to a mythical ancestor, to some part of his body, to some of his acts, or to some ancient rite which he may have established. These nikie names are of several kinds. (A) Seven Ordinal birth-names for each sex. In the Elk gens of the Omahas,...
Page 506 - Commerce of the World and the Share of the United States Therein...
Page 508 - ... inquired into the number of the inhabitants; and as to what one person loads on his mules and the other stows away in the bottom of his ship, that is no business of mine. But, above all, as to the previous history of this city, God only knows the amount of dirt and confusion that the infidels may have eaten before the coming of the sword of Islam. It were unprofitable for us to inquire into it.
Page 400 - Hath my master sent me to thy master and to thee to speak these words ? hath he not sent me to the men that sit upon the wall, that they may eat their own dung, and drink their own piss with you ?" Then Rabshakeh stood, and cried with a loud voice in the Jews' language, and said, " Hear ye the words of the great king, the king of Assyria.
Page 339 - Chordata. The internal wall of the vestibule remains unossified as in many fishes and a few batrachians. There is no rudiment of the cochlea, but the vestibule is produced outwards and upwards to the fenestra ovalis, in a way unknown in any other family of vertebrates.
Page 328 - That which they make when disturbed mimics a nest of young snakes or young birds under similar circumstances — a sort of scream. They can also produce a chirp somewhat like that of a cricket, and a very loud shrill screech, prolonged for fifteen or twenty seconds, and gradually increasing...

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