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Isculapius
.iscula'pius (greek Asclepios), The God Of Medicine Among The Ancient Greeks And Romans. In Homer He Is Merely A Man, The God Of Medicine Being N; The Deification Was Probably Founded On The Homeric Story, And At Any Rate Was Subsequent. The Notion That He Was Originally A God Of ...

Lal Ed Din Mohammed
Lal Ed Din Mohammed, Most Noted Of The Great Moguls, Emperor Of Hindustan: B. Amerkote, 14 Oct. 1542; D. Agra 1605. His Father, Humayun, Was Driven From The Throne By Usurpers And Fled To Persia. It Was During This Flight That Akbar Was Born. After An Exile Of 12 Years ...

Language And Literature
Language And Literature. (a) Anglo-saxon Or Old English Is The Period Of The English Language Extending From The End Of The 5th To The End Of The 11th Century, The Traditional Story Of The Coming Of Hengest And Horsa To England In 449, And The Norman Conquest In 1066 Being ...

Legislation Prohibition
Legislation Prohibition. Woman The Issue Of Votes For Women Made Large Advances Between 1913 And 1917. It Was One Of The Most Widely Discussed Questions In The Range Of Popular Government. By 1916 Women Voted On Equal Terms With Men At All Elections In 11 States And One Territory, Alaska; ...

Legislation In Foreign Countries
Legislation In Foreign Countries. The German Government Early Recognized The Importance Of Agricultural Edu Cation Properly Directed And Encouraged By The State, And Germany Was Among The First Nations Of The World To Establish Agricultural Colleges And Experimental Agricultural Stations; And To Carry On Intense Farming Along Scientific Lines, Her ...

Marriox Wilcox
Marriox Wilcox. Al-sis-16-ran' (ger Man, Elsass-lothringen), A District Occupy Ing The Extreme Southwest Corner Of Germany, Bounded West By France, East By Baden And South By Switzerland. Its Length From North To South Is 123 Miles; Its Breadth Varies From 22 To 105 Miles; And Its Area Is 5,580 Square ...

Metrics
Metrics The Question Arises: Has A Range Two Poem Equidistant And Infinitely Distant From All R. Other Points, And Has A Pencil Two Lines Eqt Inclined To And Making An As Angle With A: Other Lines Of The Pencil, In Case Of The Gener, Ized System Of Measurement? The Answer ...

N Y Albany
Albany, N. Y., State Capital And Seat Of Albany County, On The Right (west) Bank Of The Hudson, 143 Miles North Of New York, 200 Miles West Of Boston, 297 Miles East Of Buffalo. Besides Its Political Importance As The Capital, Its Commercial And Manufacturing Status Is High. For Many ...

Of Venice
Of Venice (ancient Mare Adriaticum), An Arm Of The Mediterranean, Stretching M A Northwestern Direction From The Straits Of Otranto, Between The East Coast Of The Italian Peninsula, And The West Coasts Of Turkey, Dalmatia And Illyria; Length, About 480 Miles; Average Breadth, About 100 Miles; Area, Esti Mated At ...

Organic
Organic And Amino Acids. Containing Nitrogen. Compounds( Mss Chlorophyl And Coloring Matter. Carbohydrates, Including Cellulose, Starch And Sugars, Or Fats Or Proteins Make Up Most Of The Dry Matter Of Plants. Except For Cer Tain Terpenes Which Contain Only Carbon And Hydrogen The Organic Compounds All Contain Carbon, Hydrogen And ...

Organization And Functions
Organization And Functions. Office Of The Of Pub Lic Business Relating To The Agricultural Industry And Management Of Department Subdivisions; Advisory Supervision Over Government Agricul Tural Experiment Stations; Control Of Quaran Tine Stations For Imported Cattle And Of Inter State Cattle Quarantine, Including Inspection Of Cattle Ships; Also Carrying Into ...

Publica
Publica, "public ; Urbana, "municipal Acts.° Written Daily Newspapers In Ancient Rome, Posted Up In Public To Be Read Or Copied, Then Taken Down And Filed In The Public Archives. The News Was Collected By Reporters (actuarii) Employed By The State, And Con Sisted Of Much The Same Sort Of ...

S C Anderson
Anderson, S. C., City And County-seat Of Anderson County. Three Railroads, Blue Ridge Railroad (branch Of The Southern Rail Way) And C. & W. C. Railway And Electric Interurban, Piedmont & Northern, Connecting Anderson With Greenville, Greenwood And Spartanburg, S. C. Centre Of South Carolina Division Of The Celebrated Piedmont ...

Severus
Severus) : B. Ace (the Modern Acre), Phoe Nicia, 205 A.d. ; D. 235. He Was The Son Of Genesius Marcianus And Of Julia Mammwa, Niece To The Emperor Severus. He Was Ad Mirably Educated By His Mother, And Was Adopted And Made Caesar By His Cousin Hello Gabalus, Then ...

Sir Abercromby
Abercromby, Sir Ralph, Distinguished British Soldier: B. Menstry, Scotland, October 1734; D. 28 March 1801. He Was Designed For The Bar By His Father And Studied From 1752 To 1755 At The University Of Edinburgh And The University Of Leipsic. His Natural Inclination, However, Was Toward A Military Career, So ...

Sir Andros
Andros, Sir Edmund, An American Colonial Governor; B. In London, England, 6 Dec. 1637; D. There, 27 Feb. 1714. His Father Was Master Of Ceremonies To Charles I. His Son Earned The Favor Of The Stuarts By Steady And Laborious Service, Unwavering Loyalty And Military And Executive Ability. In 1666 ...

So C21 150h C2h1 1 So
C2h...1-1 So. H20 = H,so. C21-15.0h. This Process Is Of Considerable Theoretic Inter Est, And Is Said To Be In Commercial Use In Rus Sia. Until Carbide Of Calcium (from Which Acetylene Is Prepared) Can Be Had More Cheaply, However, It Can Hardly Be Successfully Used In The United States. ...

States Territorial Expansionunited
States - Territorial Expansion ; United States - Commercial Development. Anti-trust Legislation.— The Sherman Anti-trust Act Of 1890 Had Led To A Number Of Secret Agreements Between Interested Parties Which Sought To Evade The Provisions Of The Act, While Still Dominating The Various Markets. When Colonel Roosevelt Became President, He ...

Transformer
Transformer. This Transformer Is Particularly Well Adapted To All Installations Where The Use Of Oil Is Not Permis Sible, Or Where, On Account Of The Size Of The Units, Self-cooling Is Impracticable And The Cost Of Water Required By Water-cooled Transformers Is Prohibitive. Their High Efficiency At All Loads, Low ...

Treaties
Treaties. Tk First Treaty Between England .and Japan Was Signed 30 Jan. 1902. The Text Is As Follows. The Governments Of Great Britain And Japan, Actuated Solely By A Desire To Main= The Status Quo And General Peace In The East, Being Moreover Specially Interested Ir Maintaining The Independence And ...

Vol 1 I
Vol. 1--i Thallium Or Female Gametophyte, Consisting Of A Mass Of Rather Uniform Cells, And Later Pro Ducing Four Or Five Eggs. The Megaspore Is The First Cell Of The Female Gametophyte. The Pollen Grain Is Carried By The Wind To The Female Cone Where It Falls Upon The Sporangium ...

Vol I 20
Vol. I - 20 The Quantities W, .. . Wn Will Turn Out Equal. In These Points We Assume Connection Between The Corresponding Sheets, And Denote Them As Branch-points. Such Connection May Not Be Feasible Where Other Sheets Intervene. In 4-space This Difficulty Would Not Arise. Limited As We Are ...

Or Ablution
Ablution, Or The Ceremonial Act, Of Washing To Symbolize Purification From Un Cleanness, Is A Rite Which Has Been Observed By Many Races Of People From The Early Mosaic Days Down To Our Own Time. Under The Mo Saical Dispensation The Act Of Ablution Had Four Purposes: (1) To Cleanse ...

Or Abrasives
Abrasives, Or Those Substances Used In Grinding Or Polishing, Include (1) Mineral Sub Stances, Such As Grindstones, Millstones And Whetstones, Which Are Used By Simply Shaping Up The Material Found In Nature; (2) Mineral Substances Which Occur Disseminated In The Rocks Or Which Must First Be Freed From Im Purities ...

Or Aden
Aden, Or A'den, Arabia, Peninsula And Town Belonging To Great Britain, On The Southwest Coast, 105 Miles East Of The Strait Of Bab-el-mandeb, The Entrance• To The Red Sea. The Peninsula Is A Mass Of Volcanic Rocks, Five Miles Long From East To West, And Rising To 1,776 Feet. It ...

Or Alchymy Alchemy
Alchemy, Or Alchymy, The Art Which In Former Times Occupied The Place Of And Paved The Way For The Modern Science Of Chemistry (as Astrology Did For Astronomy), But Whose Aims Were Not Scientific, Being Confined Solely To The Discovery Of The Means Of Indefinitely Pro Longing Human Life, And ...

Or Algonkian Algonquian
Algonquian, Or Algonkian, Stock, A North American-group Once Com Prising 40 Or More Separate Languages, And Embracing A Larger Area Than Any Other On The Continent, Stretching In A Solid Block From Lab Rador To The Rockies And From Hudson Bay To Pamlico Sound And The Cumberland River At Least, ...

Or All For Love
All For Love, Or The World Well Lost. Dryden Had Been An Innovator When In 1664 He Asked That <
Or Allegorism Allegorical Interpretation
Allegorical Interpretation, Or Allegorism, A Method Used In The In Terpretation Of The Scriptures. The Method In Brief Is To Take A Plain Statement And Attach To It A Symbolical Meaning. Allegory Has Always Been Largely Used. The Greek Writers Made Use Of It, Especially Plato, Homer And Hera Clitus. ...

Or Aluminium Aluminum
Aluminum, Or Aluminium, The Most Abundant Of All Metallic Elements In The Earth's Crust, And Ranking Third Among All The Known Elementary Substances, Following The Non-metals Oxygen And Silicon. It Is A Large Constituent Of All Common Rocks, Excepting Only The Sedi Mentary Rocks — The Sandstones And Limestones —and ...

Or Anglesea Anglesey
Anglesey, Or Anglesea, An Island And County Of North Wales, In The Irish Sea, Separated From The Mainland By The Menai Strait. It Is About 20 Miles Long And 17 Miles Broad, With An Area Of 175,836 Acres, Of Which Fully 150,000 Acres Are Under Rotation Crops And Permanent Pasture, ...

Or Annam Anam
Anam, Or Annam, An Asiatic Country On The East Side Of The Indo-chinese Peninsula, Along The China Sea, About 850 Miles Long, With A Breadth Varying From Over 400 Miles In The North To 100 In The Middle. It Is Composed Of Tonquin Or Tongking In The North And Cochin ...

Or Co Dex Alexandrinus
Alexandrian Version, Or Co Dex Alexandrinus (conex A.), A Greek Manuscript Of The Bible, Now In The British Museum, Of Great Importance In Biblical Criticism. It Is On Parchment, With Uncial Let Ters, Without Breathings And Accents Or Spaces Between The Words. It Was Written Probably In The Middle Of ...

Or Engour Angora
Angora, Or Engour, Asiatic Turkey. (the Ancient Ancyra), A' Town 215 Miles East Of Constantinople, With Which There Is Now Rail Way Communication. It Is The Capital Of The Vilayet Of The Same Name. It Has Ruinous Walls, And There Are Some Remains Of Byzantine Archi Tecture Belonging To The ...

Or Gastro Intestinal Tract
Alimentary Tract, Or Gastro Intestinal Tract, Is The Whole Digest Ive Tract In Animals Concerned In The Processes Of Digestion And Nutrition. It Is In Man A Highly Developed And Differentiated Tube Or Canal From 25 To 30 Feet In Length Extending From The Mouth To Its Posterior End, The ...

Or Non Euclidian Geometry
Analytical Metrics, Or Non Euclidian Geometry Interpret Ed Analytically. For A Historico Critical Account Of The Notion And Developments Of Non-euclidian Geometry From The Standpoint Of Pure Geometry-- From The Point Of View Of Lobatschewsky And Bolyai— The Reader Is Re Ferred To The Article 'non-euclidian Geometry,' In This Work. ...

Or Proteus Animal Itle
Amceba, Or Proteus Animal Itle, A Protozoan Classified As One Of The Hizopods, Which Is Present Almost Every 'here In Fresh Water, And Sometimes In 'mist Earth, And Is Commonly Taken As Type Of The Unicellular Animals. It ; A Mere Drop Of Animated Jelly (protoplasm, .v.), Hardly Visible To ...

Or School Alexandrian Age
Alexandrian Age, Or School, The School Or Period Of Greek Literature And Learning That Existed At Alexandria In Egypt During The 300 Years That The Rule Of The Ptole Mies Lasted (323-30 S.c.), And Continued Under The Roman Supremacy. Ptolemy Soter Founded The Famous Library Of Alexandria (q.v.) And His ...