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A Dry Dock
A Dry Dock Is A Masonry Or Timber -lined Ba Sin Connecting: With The Harbor Water, And Hav Ing Approximate Ly The Shape Of A Ship's Hull. Into Which A Vessel Can Be Floated And Which Can Then Be Closed And Emptied So As To Leave The Bot Tom Of ...

Agriculture
Agriculture. The Agricultural Resources Of Ecuador Are Considerable. The Soil In The Lower Portions, As Well As In The Elevated Valleys. Is Of Singular Fertility And Produces A Large Variety Of Crops. The Principal Product Is Cacao, Which Is Cultivated Chiefly In The Provinces Of Alanabi, Guayas, And Oro. Estimate. ...

Agriculture_2
Agriculture. Egypt Is Essentially An Agri Cultural Country, Two-thirds Of The Inhabitants With Declared Occupations Being Engaged In Farm Ing. But Egypt Differs Widely In This Respect From Most Other Countries By Reason Of Its De Pendence On The Annual Overflow Of The Nile Or Artificial Irrigation, For The Raising ...

Alexandre Dumas
Dumas, Alexandre, Called Dumas Pfnue ( 1 . The Greatest French Romantic Novel Ist And The Most Universally Read Story-teller Of The World, Born At Villers-cotterets, July 24, 1802. As A Writer He Is Remarkable For Great Creative Rather Than For Artistic Genius. Dumas's Father Was A Gallant General, Alexandre ...

Along
Along Connut Ions. Lf The E. Al. F. Impressed Upon A Conducting Circuit Is Not Constant. The Current Will Vary And There Will Ho Complications Owing To The Induced Currents. In Part Ienlar, If The E. Ai. F. Is Periodic In The Saint' Way That The Motion Of A Pendulum ...

American Declaration Ofindependence
Declaration Of Independence, American. A Document Proclaiming The Inde Pendence Of The Thirteen English Colonies In America, And Finally Agreed Upon By The Continen Tal Congress, July 4, 1776. Early In 1776 Several Delegates In Congress Were Directed By Their Con Stituencies To Vote For Independence. Such A Vote Would ...

American National Debt
American National Debt. The Public Debt Of The United States Was First Reported, 1701, Two Years After The Organization Of The Government, As $75,463,476.52. In 1812. At The Commence Ment Of The Second War With England, It Had Fallen To$45,209.737.90. That War Brought It Up To A Total Of ...

Anatomical Features
Anatomical Features. The Electric Organs In All The Above-named Fishes Are To He Regarded, According To Wiedersheim, As Metamorphosed Muscular Tracts, And The Nerve-endings Belonging To Them As Homologues Of The Motor End-plates Which Are Ordinarily Found On Muscles. As Re Gards The Minute Structure Of The Electric Organs, The ...

Ancient
Ancient Rulatox. The Religion Of Ancient Egypt Hail Its Origin In A Low Kind Of Fetishism. Or Animism, Of Purely African Character. Every Village Of Prehistoric Times Seems To Have Had Its Own God Or Demon, Worshiped In Some Object, Usually A Tree Or An Animal. Out Of This End ...

Ancient Distort
Ancient Distort. All Historical Hooks Written In Hieroglyphics Have Been Lost. Their Existence Is Proved Only By Fragments Of A Short Extract (a List Of Kings) On Papyrus. Preserved In Turin. (see Turin Papyrus.) Manetho. A Priest Of Sebennytus. Under Ptolemy Philadelphus, Wrote An Egyptian History In Three Books. Which ...

Anderson 1816 94 Early
Early, Anderson ( 1816-94 ). An Ameriean Soldier. Prominent On The Confederate Side In The Civil War. Ile Was Born In Franklin County, Va.. Graduated At \nest Point In 1837, Served In The Seminole Or Florida War Of 1837.38, And Resigned From The Army To Take Up The Prac Tice ...

Anna De Mendoza Eboli
Eboli, Anna De Mendoza, Princess Of ( 1541) 92). A Spanish Courtier, With The Further Titles Of Duchess Of Franeavilla And Princess Of Alelito. She Was A Prominent And Influential Figure At The Court Of Philip It. Of Spain. And Played A Ride In Many Of The Intrigues Of The ...

Arcileological Exploration In Egypt
Arcileological Exploration In Egypt. Ar Cluvological Research Has Been Carried On In Egypt, With Some Intermissions, For Over A Cen Tury. In 1798 The Emperor Napoleon Took With Him To Egypt A Scientific Commission To Explore The Monuments Of The Country, And The Results Of Their Investigations Are Published In ...

Artificial Dentures
Artificial Dentures. Prior To The Discovery Of The Method Of Making, Porcelain Teeth, The Dentist Made Use Of Human Teeth, Animal Teeth (those Of Cattle And Sheep), Hippopotamus Tusks, Elephant And Other Ivories, And Bone. The Human And Animal Teeth Were Fastened In The Mouth By Ligatures Of Gold Or ...

As A Science
As A Science. Not To Be Clearly Distinguished From This Sociological Tendency Is A More Comprehensive View Of The Past Decade, Which Has Aimed To Combine The Essential Truths Of The Above Tendencies. And Hence May Be Called The Eclectic Or Scientific View. It Recognizes The Coordinate Value Of Method ...

Asiatic Elephant
Asiatic Elephant. The More Familiar Indian Elephant Is Prominently Distinguished From The African By Having A Rather High, Oblong Head With A Concave Forehead, Cars Hardly More Than Half As Large, And The Eye Smaller. Tusks Are Pre=ent Only In The Males And Are Only About Half As Large Or ...

At1hcan Elephant
At1hcan Elephant. This Species (e/cpitax Africanust Is Confined To Africa. And Until The Settlement Of South And East Africa During The Last Half Of The Nineteenth Century It Ranged Over Eery Part Of The Continent South Of The ;-•;thara And Nile Deserts, In Surprising Abundance. It Disappeared South Of The ...

Atm Ecole Des Beaux Arts
Ecole Des Beaux-arts, Atm' Dii 1)5' Z:ft' (properly Ecole Ft Spectale Des Beaux-arts). The National School Of The Fine Arts In Era Nee, Probably The Most Important Institution Of The Kind In The World. It Was Founded In 164g, Coincidently With The Acadionie Royale De Pent Ture Et De Sculpture. ...

Battle Of Dresden
Dresden, Battle Of. T Battle Fought, _august 2(1-27. Between The French, Uarkr Napoleon, And An Allied Army Of Atistri•11.--, Illis Sians. And Prussians. Under The Command Of Prince On August 21 The _lilies Had Begun The Invasion Of Saxony From Bohemia, And On The 2:ith They Appeared, 150.010 Strong, Before ...

Bei And Size Of
Bei: And Size Of Eggs. The Number Of Eggs That Constitute A 'clutch' Or 'set' Is Fairly Uniform With Each Species, But Differs Greatly Among Different Species. L'elagie Water-fowl, And The Larger Birds Of Prey Usually Lay Only One Egg, Rarely More Than Two; Many Game Birds :tin] Lake And ...

Ben Evolent And Protective
Elks, Ben Evolent And Protective Order Of. A Benevolent Fraternal Society, Organized In The City Of New York, February 16, 1868, As The Outgrowth Of A Social Dub Known As The Jolly Corks, Composed Principally Of Members Of The Theatrical Profession. Its First Regular Organiza Tion Was New York Lodge ...

Berms In Toe Body
Berms In Toe Body. The Question As To How Germs Enter The Body And The Means Of Defense Against Them Which The Body Possesses Is One Of Extreme Importance. When We Think Of The Om Nipresence Of Germs. In The Air We Breathe, In The Water We Drink. In Much ...

Dead, Book Of The. The Name Given By Lepsins, And Since Generally Applied, To The Col Lection Of Magical And Religious Texts Which, According To Ancient Egyptian Belief, Formed A Sort Of Guide And Protection For The Dead In Their Wanderings Through The Lower World. It Was Placed In Or ...

Botany
Botany. That Division Of Biological Geography That Deal: With The Distribution And With The Cause: Of Distribution Of Plants. The Subject Has Been Studied Since The Time Of Linnaeus, But Its Modern Period Dates From The Works Of Al Phonse De Candolle And Of Crisebach, About The Middle The Century. ...

Capacity
Capacity. If The Charge On An Isolated Con Ductor Is Increased. So Is Its Potential, Because More Work Would He Required To Bring Up A Unit Charge: If The Charge Is Doubled, So Is The Poten Tial. In Mathematical Language. The Charge Equals A Constant Times The Potential. If C ...

Carrons
Carrons Arc Made From Petroleum Coke, Gal; Coke. And Lampblack. But Generally From The First. The Crude Material Is Crushed. Highly Heated, Ground Tine. Bolted, In Succession, Then Mixed Warm With Pitch: The Compound Is Cooled. Then Reduced To Powder, As Before. It Then May Be Colors; Clear Globes Are ...

Cars And
Cars And Mozons. One Or More Electric Mo Tors Geared To The Ear-axles And A Controlling Switch On Each Platform Constitute The Principal Parts Of A Motor-ear Of Haying The Journal-boxes Attached To The Car Frame, As In Horse-ears, The Motors And Running Gear Are Attached To A Ear-trnek, On ...

Central St Vtion
Central St Vtion Is A Term Used To Designate A Plant At Which Electricity Is Generated To Supply Many Customers, While What Are Known As Iso Lated Stations Supply The Wants Of One Building, Or Possibly A Group Of Buildings. The Central Station May Lie Bleated Many Miles From The ...

Cern An
Cern! An Da.vm.v. The German Drama Is Al Most Wholly Dependent For Its Fame Upon The Names Of Lessing, And Schiller. For While Ilans Sachs, Ayrer, And Some Others Showed Ability And Some Fertility, And While Oryphius, Cottsched, Gellert, And Schlegel Made Advanees In The Appreciation Of The Laws Of ...

Cet Atopsia
Cet: Atopsia. This Group Includes The Horned Dinosaurs. Land Reptiles Of Gigantic Size And Formidable Appearanee. Which Were Evolved In Late Mesozoic Time After The Dinosaur Race Had Guru To Decline. They Are Probably Highly Spe Cialized I Le:eendant: From The Stegosanrian Race. Their Remains Been Found In The Upper ...

Chanile Of Treatment
Chanil.e. Of Treatment. The Growth Of Social Science, Especially In The Form Of Sociology Taken In Relation To The Social Sciences. Much As Biology Is Related To Its Kindred Sciences. Is Gradually Hut Surely Changing The Discussion Of Divorce. For From This Point Of Approaeh It Is Soon Perceived That ...

Characteristics And Composition
Characteristics And Composition. The Eggs Of Different Kinds Of Domestic Poultry Vary In Size, As Well As Appearance, And There Is Also A Considerable Range In The Size Of Eggs Of Dif Ferent Breeds. On An Average, A Hells Egg Is 2.27 Inches In Length And 1.72 Incites In Diameter, ...

Classification
Classification. The Classification Of (leer Is Now Based Largely Upon The Structure Of The Feet And The Antlers. There Are Two Mail' Groups Of Deer, The Plesiometacarpalia And The Tricnictocur Polio. The Former Are All Old 'world Deer, Except The Wapiti (q.v.), And Have The Proximal Por Tions Of The ...

Classification_2
Classification. Breeds Of Dogs Have Been Variously Classified. One Roman Grouping Men Tioned By Old Writers Was Into Righters Naees) , Wise Dogs (sagaees) , And Swift-footed Ones (eeleres) : The Sagaces Were Said To Have Conic From Greece, And The Pngnaces From Asia. Another Ancient Grouping Was Into House-dogs, ...

Colonlal Education
Education, Colonlal. A Term Used To Indicate Educational Systems And Practices In Colonial Dependencies. There Is No Special Type Either Of Ideas Or Of Systems That Can Be In Dieated By This Term, Which Consequently Is Used In A Most General Sense. However, Of Recent Years It Has Become A ...

Commercial Education
Education, Commercial. Recent Experi Ence And Discussion Are Giving To Commercial Edu Cation A Meaning As Exact As Are The Terms `classiear And 'technical' When Applied To Schemes Of Instruction. Confusion Has Arisen In Dealing With This Subject From The Failure To Distinguish Between Two Different But Perfectly Legitimate Senses ...

Commercial Education In Europe
Commercial Education In Europe. Germany May Well Be Termed The Home Of Commercial Edu Cation. Special Instruction Along Commercial Lines Was Provided In Saxony In The Eighteenth Century. Well-organized Commercial Schools Be Came A Feature Of German Education In The Nine Teenth Century ; Ill 1898 A Commercial University Was ...

Conditions And Life
Conditions And Life Al' I:real Depths. It Is Always Cold At The Bottom Of The Sea, The Influence Of The Warm Surface Waters Not Extending Below A Few Hundred Feet. In The Great Depths The Temperature Is Always Close To The Freezing Point. In Warm Equatorial Seas, Where The Depths ...

Cosmic Or Dust
Cosmic Or Dust. The Fact That Meteors Entering The Earth's Atmosphere From Interplanetary Space Are Burned Up And Disappear Leads To The Rational Conclusion That The Result Ing Debris Must Remain In The Atmosphere In The Shape Of Very Tine Dust. Or Larger Particles Gradu Ally Descending To The Earth's ...

Crown And Bridge Work
Crown And Bridge Work. Modern Bridge Work (or The Insertion Of Artificial Teeth By Means Of Bands, Springs. Or Artificial Crowns Attached To The Crowns Or Roots Of Natural Teeth) Is But A Modification Of Methods Pursued By The Ancients Many Centuries Before The Christian Era. The Use Of Bridges ...

Cuba
Cuba.. The Educational Status Of Cuba, At The Time Of The American Intervention, Was Very Simi Lar To That Of The Other Spanish Dependencies. There Existed An Excellent Legal System. While The Actual Conditions Were Very Deplorable. Such In Terest As Existed Was In Reference To Higher Educa Tion, And ...

D Onatist S
D On'atist S. The Followers Of Donatus The Great, A Schismatic Body Of Christians In North Africa, Who Flourished The Fourth Century. In The Persecution Under Diocletian (i.n. The Christians Had Been Ordered To Give Up Their Sacred Books. Those Who Complied With This Mand Were Called Trailitores, And The ...

Davis
Davis, D Efferson ( 811s-89 A Statesman. And The President Of The Confederate States Of America. Ile Was Born In Christian, Now Todd. County. Ny...1 • 3. 1s0s, The Chief Strains In His Blood Being Welsh And Seotch Irish. His Family Removed During His Infancy To Mississippi. With Which State ...

Davit
Davit (formerly Doritt, Lurid, Trim] David, The Custom Of Giving Implements Proper Names Being A Frequent One). A Derrick Of Various Forms, Depending Upon The Use To Which It Is Put. Boat-darits Are Used In Hoisting Boats. The Eat Darit In Catting The Anchor, And The Fish-darit In Fishing It. ...

Davout
Davout, Louis Nicolas, Duke Of And Prince Of Erkai Vim One Of Napoleon's Most Celebrated Marshals. He Was Born May 10, 1770. At Annoux. In Bur Gundy, Of A Noble Provincial Family. After Being Educated At Brienne He Entered The Army As Lieutenant Of Cavalry In 1788, But His Revolu ...

Davy
Da'vy, Sir (1778-1829). A Cele Brated English Natural Philosopher. He Was Born December 17, 1778. At Penzance. In Corn Wall, Where His Father Was A Carver In Wood. At The School Of Truro, Where He Was Educated Until He Was Fifteen, He Showed Little Relish For Classical Learning, But Was ...

Dawson
Dawson, Sir John William ( 1.920-99) . A Canadian Geologist And Educator, Born In Pic Tou, Nova Scotia. He Entered The University Of Edinburgh, Where For Sonic Time He Pursued The Study Of Science, And, Upon Returning To Nova Scotia, Began Active Work In Geology. In 1841 He Assisted Sir ...

Day As
Day (as. Day, Feel, Days, Both. Days, Ohg. Tar, Ger. Tag: Probably Connected With Skt. Dal, Lith. Degti, To Burn, Opruss. Dagas, Summer). Originally The Space Of Time During Which It Is Light, In Contrast To The Space Of Darkness Or Night. It Now More Usually Denotes A Complete Alternation ...

Dayton
Dayton. A City And County-seat Of Mont Gomery County, Ohio, In The Fertile Valley Of The Miami, On The East Bank Of The Great Miami River. At Its Junction With Mad River: 67 Miles West By South Of Columbus, And 60 Miles North By East Of Cincinnati (map: Ohio, B ...

De Candolle
De Candolle, De Kiix'ded'. Augustin Py. Ra 11 E (1778-18411. A Celebrated Swiss Botanist. He Was Born In Geneva, Switzerland, Where Lie Obtained His Early Education. While Still A Youth His Ability To Study And His Attainments In Litera Ture Were In Marked Contrast To His Weak Con Stitution. The ...

De Facto
De Facto (lat.). A Legal Phrase, Signify Ing Actual, Based On Fact; As Distinguished From De Jure. Which Means Based On Law. It Is Con Moldy Employed Of The Occupancy Of Public ()thee Or The Exercise Of Political Or Other Authority Without Legal Warrant Or By One Whose Legal Title ...

De Flores 1
De Flo'res. .1 Scoundrel In The Service Of \ C•i Ma Micro. In E‘liddleton's Nip Ling. Ile Ions His Master's Daughter. And. At. Her In-ligation. (le 'hyacinth \\lien Beatrice To Reward Him By Returning His Passion, Lie Murders Her And Then Commit: Suieide. Defoe', 1)%mr.t. (e.ltit;1-17:31). -111 English Novelist, The ...

De Garinio Cii Ri
De Garinio. Cii %ri R. .111 Ameri Can Educator, Born In The St Te Canal Normal, Ill., And At Llalir, (imanany. Ti' Was Professor Of Psyched Al The Fniversity Of Illinois From To Lis4(1. I Reside' I Of Front 1s91 To Is'ig And Beerime Prof, Ssor Of Seience Viol The ...

De La Becht
De La Becht, (le Lb Bils11, Sir Iienry Tli()1 Ns (1796-is55). A Dislingsuislied British Gerdttgist. Ile Was Born Near London, And Educat Ed At The Military School At Great Lle Entered The Army In 1811, But Soon Retired From Public Service To Take Up The Study Of Science. For ,•venal ...

De La Rey
De La Rey, De Lit Rzw. Jacob Hendrick (1s49— ). A Famous Boer Military Leader Of French Ilugnenot Descent. He Was Born In The Liehtenburg District Of The Western Transvaal, Whither His Father Had Moved After Sir Harry Smith And The British Troops Had Driven Them From The Orange Free ...

De Sanctis
De Sanctis, Fit %nurse° (1s17 S:n. \it Dalian Literary Critic And Statesman. Lie Was Born At Alorra Irpitio, And At An Early 111.voted To The Of Literature And Philosophy. Ile Eompleted His Edneation In The Renowned Institute Of The \larches,. Basilic) And When Barely Eighteen Of Age Entered Upon The ...

De Vries
De Vries, Devri.s, David Pieterszen. A Dutch Colonist. Nothing Is Known Of His Early History Except That He Served For A Time As Master Artilleryman In The Dutch Army. He Was A Member Of An Association Or Company Which Was Organized In 1030 For The Purpose Of Settling The Tract ...

De Wet
De Wet, De Vet', Cualsrlan (c.1s53—). A Distingnished Boer Commander. Ile Won A Name Fur Gallantry In The War Between The Transvaal And The British In 1880-81, And Became Famous For His Skill In Hunting. During The Latter Stages Of The Boer War Of He Proved A Formid Able Adversary ...

Deacon
Deacon (as. (macon, From Lat. Diaeonus, From Gk. Sulicovos, Diakonos, Attendant). A Subordinate Ecclesiastical Officer. In Apostolic Times, The Name Was Applied To Those Officials Of The Church Who Had The Charge Of Collecting And Distributing The Alms Of The Faithful And Taking Care Of The Poor And The Sick ...

Deaconess
Deaconess. One Of An Order Of Women In The Christian Churches. Traces Of The Order Appear In Apostolic Times (ilan. Xvi. I; 1. Tim. V. 9 Sqq.) And Deaconesses Were Generally Found In The Early Christian Communities. Their Duties Were In General To Supplement The Work Of The Deacons And ...

Dead Sea (nob. Yam, Sea, Or Prim Ham Mclach, Salt Sea, (1k. D'62.acca R5z' Thalassa Um. 'talon, Salt Sea, Cicapa2t1t/\$ Xipvq, Asphalt It Is Asphalt Lake, Or 10de1uric Raipr7/, A‘gotionl Ns 1 Lake Of Sodom, La T, Ut Rt Re- Inurt Ulf Dead Sea, Ar. Bohr Lilt, Sea Of Lot). ...

Deaf Mute
Deaf Mute. A Person Who Is Deaf And Dumb. Those Who Are Born Deaf Or Who Lose Their Hearing At A Very Early Age Are Also Dumb, Because They Have Not Learned To Speak By Hear Ing Others Speak. They Should Not, Therefore, Be Classed With Those Who Cannot Articulate ...

Deafness As
Deafness ( As. Deaf, 0i1g. Loop, Ger. Boob, Guth. Daubs, Deaf ; Probably Originally Dull Of Sense; Ef. Mhg. Lump, Stupid. 011g. Tuna), Deaf, Dumb, Gk. Two6s, Typhlos, Blind). Com Plete Or Partial Imperfection Of Hearing That Nay Loth Ears Or One, May And May Not Date From Birth, And ...

Dean Me Of
Dean (me. Of. Deicii, Fr. Doyen, Front Lat. Decanus, One Set Over Ten Persons, From Lat, Deeeta, Alka, Deka, Skt. Flw:a, Ten). The Title Of Certain Dignitaries. Pa Rtieularly Ecclesiastical And Academic. Lit The Ecclesiastical Sense, The Title Was Originally Adapted From The Roman Civil Administration, In Which Were Ofiieers ...

Death Adder. Any Of .evera I Deadly Ela Pine, .1u.tra La .ia N Viviparous Snake., Cially The Spine-tailed Leanthophis Anta•eticus, V. !dell Is Distributed From South Aus Tralia To The _nloluccas, And Resembles In Form And Color An American Rattlesnake. The End Of The Tail "is Laterally Compressed, Beset With ...

Death Duties
Death Duties. The Comprehensive Eng Lish Term For A Variety Of Specific Duties Levied Tinder Acts Of Parliament On The Estates Of De Ceased Persons. Included Under The Term Are (1) Probate Ditties, (2) Account Duties, (3) Legacy Duties, (4) Succession Duties, And (5) Estate Duties. The Probate Duty Dates ...

Death Valley
Death Valley. A Desert Valley In Ingo County, Cal., Lying Between The Panamint Range On The West And The Funeral. Amargosa, And Grapevine Ranges On The East (map: Cali Fornia. E 3). The Panamint Range Rises To A Maximal!) Altitude Of 10.037 Feet In Telescope Peak, While The Eastern Ranges ...

Debay
Debay, A Family Of French Sculp Tors. Jean Baptiste Joseph The Elder (1779 1863) Was Born At Malines And Studied Under Chaudet In Paris, Where He Afterwards Settled Permanently. He Was Made An Officer Of The Legion Of Honor In 1825. Among His Principal Works Are The Marble Statues Of ...

Debenture Me
Deben'ture (me. Debontitr, From Lat. De Guntur There Are Owing To Me, A Phrase Which Receipts Began, From Richer,', Tow). In The Most General Sense, A Written Acknowledg Ment Of Indebtedness, The Term Has Long Been In Use In England To Describe Various Classes Of Government Obligations, As Soldiers' Debentures, ...

Deborah
Deb'orah (ileb. Bee). A Heroine Who Helped To Deliver The Israelites From The Oppres Sion Of The And Who In Tradition Becomes A Prophetess And A 'judge.' She Was The Wife Of Lapidoth, And Dwelt In The Hill Country Of Ephraim (judges Iv. 4-5). For Twenty Years, The Story Goes, ...

Debt
Debt, Pt'nue. National Debt Has Become A Marked Feature In The Finances Of Modern States. In Any Strict Sense The Public Debt Designates All Of The Outstanding Obligations Of The Govern Ment. These Are Of Many Kinds. Among Them, For In Those States Which Conduct Gov Ernment Savings Banks Must ...

Debt Of
Debt (of. Dette, Debte, Lat. Dcbituni, That Which Is Owed, From Debere, To Owe, From Dc, From Habere, To Have). In Law, Strictly Speaking, A Sum Of Money Due Upon A Certain And Expressed Agreement. This Obligation May Be Founded On Simple Contract, Be Contained In A Sealed Instru Ment, ...

Debtor
Debtor. In The History Of This, As Of Almost Every Other Branch Of Law, We May, If We Will, Trace The March Of Social Progress In General. In Primitive Society The Arrangements For Borrow Ing And Lending Are Rarely Such As To Enable The Citizens To Avail Themselves With Security ...

Debts Of Leading Nations. The National Debt Of England Is Dated Generally From The Year 1693, With The Loan To The Government Of The Entire Capital Of The Bank Of England. Amounting To F1,200,000. In Return For This Loan The Bank Received Its Charter And Priv Ileges. The Needs Of ...

Decadents, (it., Sp., Port. De Cadente. From Lat. De, From + Caderc, To Fall). The Name Of A Class Or Group Of Young Writers (particularly Poets) And Artists In France Dur Ing The Close Of The Nineteenth Century. The Term Began To He Derisively Applied About 1882; It Was Used ...

Decalogite
Decalogite (gk. Osk62.oyoc„ Dckalogos, Ten Sayings, From Dixa, Deka. Ten -i-- ?6yoc, Logos, Word). The Term Usually Applied By The Greek Fathers To The Law Of The Two 'tables Of Testi Mony' Given. According To The Book Of Exodus, By Jehovah To Moses On Mount Sinai (ex. Xx. 1-17). In ...

Decamps
Decamps, De-un', A Lexandrf - Gatiniel (1803-60). A French Painter, Born In Paris, _march 3, 1s03. He Was A Pupil Of Abel De Pujol, But Was In No Way Restricted By The Traditions Of The Conventional And Classic In Art. Llis Work That Appeared In The Salon Of 1827—painted In ...

Decapolis
Decap'olis (lat., From Gk. Am/t.:air, De Kapolis, Ten Cities). A Geographical Term Used In Josephus, The New Testament (matt. Iv. 25; Mark V. 20; Vii. 31) , And Other Ancient Writings To Designate Certain Districts In And Near Pales Tine, Situated Mainly East Of The Jordan. The Decapohis Was A ...

Decedent
Dece'dent (lat. Deccdens, From Dreederc, To Depart. Die). Strictly, A Dying Person; In English And American Law, A Deceased Person— The Term Being Employed Only In Connection With The Passing Of The Estate Of Such Person, Or The Administration Thereof. When The Estate In Question Is Disposed Of By Will. ...

Deceit
Deceit. In Law, A Misrepresentation Or Other Device Or Contrivance By Which One Man Intentiohally Deceives Another To The Legal Or Damage Of The Latter. The Deceit, Need Not Be Aecomplished By Any Spoken Or Written Words, Or By Any Positive Statement Or Representation: Hut The Concealment Of Any Fact ...

Decemviri
Decem'viri ( Lat., Board Of Ten Men, From Derem, Ten + Rir, Man). The Most Famous Body Known Under This Title Were The Ten Persons Who Were Appointed (n.c. 451) As A Sort Of Gislative Committee, To Draw Up A Code Of Laws At Rome. The Groundwork On Which The ...

Deck
Deck. The Flooring Or Platform Formed By Covering The Deck Beams With Steel Or Planking. The Term Is Sometimes Used To Express The Space Above A Deck To The Under Side Of The Next Higher Deck. In Old Type Rigged Men-of-war The Upper Deck Was Called The Spar Deck: The ...

Declamation
Declamation ( Fr. Declamation, Lat. Dechonatio, Declamation, From Dechnnurc, To De Claim, From De. Down + Cl(1 Mare, To Shout ) The Art Of Speaking According To Rules, Whereby The Sense Of The Ivords, As Well As The Feeling And Sentiment, Is Naturally And Characteristically Represented. Recitation, Therefore, Whether Spoken ...

Declaration Of Indulgence
Declaration Of Indulgence. This Name Is Applied To Several Acts Of The Last Two Stuart Kings, But Particularly To The Proc Lamation Of James Ii., In 1687, Suspending The Operation Of The Penal Statutes Directed Against The Roman Catholics And The Protestant Noncon Formists. And Of All Acts Imposing A ...

Declaration Of Paris
Declaration Of Paris. An Agreement Defining The Rules Of Maritime Law, To Be Ap Plied In Time Of War, Signed By The Plenipoten Tiaries Of Great Britain, Austria, France, Prus Sia, Russia, Sardinia, And Turkey. At Paris, April Ig, 1836, Where They Had Met In Con Vention To Settle The ...

Declaration Of War
Declaration Of War. A Formal An Nonneement Of Hostile Intentions, By One State To Another. It Is A Survival Of The Feudal Custom Of Sending Heralds To Give The Enemy Warning Of Impending Hostilities. The Doctrine That Notice Must Be Given An Enemy Before Entering Upon War Has Never Grown ...

A Dion
Di'on,. 'a (lat., Fem. Of Diontuus, Pertainima To Mom., ...1/45v77. Pi6/1.', Name Of Venn:). A Most Remarkable Insert-cab:him: Plant Belonging To The Order Droseraccab. The Single Species, Diontra Usri Pub( 1(( Popularly Known As Venus's Thy-trap Because Of The Peculiarly Trap Like Catehirt Organ D-veloped At The Summits Of Its ...

And Voice Interbreedingtamability
Interbreeding. Tamability, And Voice. A Few Special Considerations May Well Be Made At This Point, As Tending To Illuminate The Relation Which Domestic Dogs Bear To The Wild Forms. First, It Appears Certain, Although It May Almost Never Oc-enr Under Natural Conditions, Where The Primal Instincts Of Kinship Prevent Crossing ...