The Mechanic's Companion, Or, The Elements and Practice of Carpentry, Joinery, Bricklaying, Masonry, Slating, Plastering, Painting, Smithing, and Turning. And an Explanation of the Terms Used in Each Art: Also an Introduction to Practical Geometry

J. Locken, 1845 - 333 sider

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Side 14 - The Measure of an angle, is an arc of any circle contained between the two lines which form that angle, the angular point being the centre ; and it is estimated by the number of degrees contained in that arc.
Side 77 - ... the owner shall be liable to the amount that would have been due at the time of his receiving the account of such work, in the same manner as if no such payment had been made.
Side 69 - The amount or extent of such damage by fire, mentioned in the foregoing section of this act, shall be determined by two disinterested persons residing in the said City, one of whom shall be appointed by the owner or owners of such building...
Side 79 - Beam, a horizontal piece of iron or ~ timber, used to resist a force or weight, as a tie-beam, where it acts as a string, or chain, by its tension; as a collar-beam, where it acts by compression; as a bressummer, where it resists a transverse insisting weight Beam, in...
Side 170 - ... lenses Middle-ground is a term used, not to express the middle of a picture, but generally perspectively so ; — sometimes it is the highest part of a picture, and sometimes the second degree of shade. Pictures are divided into three parts : fore-ground, middle-ground, and back-ground. Middle-rail, the rail of a door which is upon a level with the hand when hanging freely : the lock of the door is generally fixed in this rail Midship signifies the middle of a ship Midship-bend, the broadest...
Side 167 - Clamp, a piece of wood fixed to the end of a board by mortise and tenon, or by groove and tongue, so that the fibres of the one piece, thus fixed, traverse those of the board, and by this means prevent it from casting: the piece at the end is called a clamp, and the board is said to be clamped.
Side 75 - ... may be sued for and recovered, with costs of suit, in any court of record within this state, by the fire department of the city of New York, in their own name and for their own use.
Side 153 - ... same thing, parallel to the plan of the string ; set off the breadth of the steps upon these rods, and number the risers ; you may set not only the breadth of the flyers, but that of the winders also. In order to try the...
Side 76 - ... or by arbitration, ascertain the true sum due, and if the contractor shall not, within ten days after the receipt of such papers, give the owner...
Side 74 - Nothing contained in this Act shall be construed to apply to any ship or vessel of war in the service of the United States, or of any foreign government while lying distant three hundred yards or upwards from the wharves, piers or slips of the said City.

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