To the three of them, the drastic changes that occurred over such a short time span after thousands of years of no change were a warning sign.
The heavy leather rig appeared designed to span both waist and upper thigh.
The centre arch has a span of 152 ft., and rises 29 ft.
- First Span of Schaffhausen Bridge.
Span has been built, with a rise of 10 ft.
Span, the Hammersmith bridge of 422 ft.
America, broadening in the north as if to span the oceans by reaching to its neighbours on the east and west, tapering between vast oceans far to the south where the nearest land is in the little-known Antarctic regions, roughly presents the triangular outline that is to be expected from tetrahedral warping; and although greatly broken in the middle, and standing with the northern and southern parts out of a meridian line, America is nevertheless the best witness among the continents of to-day to the tetrahedral theory.
Whether you look at a single country over a span of time, or a group of countries at a specific point in history, the result is the same.
She had enraged two powerful men this day, and all within a span of an hour!
The Rialto bridge at Venice, with a span of 91 ft., was built in 1588 by Antonio da Ponte.
The log-line is secured to this span and consists of two parts.
The Taff is spanned by two bridges, one a four-arched bridge rebuilt in 1858-1859 leading to Llandaff, and the other a cantilever with a central swinging span of 190 ft.
The airship factory is situated on Walney which is connected with the mainland by a bridge with an opening span of 120 ft.
The highest point is Dunkery Beacon in the east (1707 ft.), but Span Head in the south-west is 1618 ft., and a height of 1500 ft.
In all countries there are legal regulations fixing the minimum span and height of such bridges and the width of roadway to be provided.
In the case of bridges of large span the cost and difficulty of erection are serious, and in such cases facility of erection becomes a governing consideration in the choice of the type to be adopted.
The cost of the superstructure increases very much as the span increases, but the greater the cost of the substructure, the larger the span which is economical.
In a three-span bridge the theoretical advantage of continuity is about 49% for a dead load and 16% for a live load.
Development of theory has advanced poi passe with the demand for bridges of greater strength and span and of more complex design, and there is now little uncertainty in calculating the stresses in any of the types of structure now adopted.
It had eight arches, the greatest span FIG.
The span of the arches ranged from 10 to 33 ft., and the total waterway was only 337 ft.
To), the span being 570 ft.
One small window was high up against the nine-foot ceiling, barely wider than the span of her two hands.
It has five wide arches, the central one having a span of 35 ft., and is well preserved.
The stream is crossed by a bridge of single span, supposed to be Roman, and by a three-arched bridge, designed by Thomas Telford and erected in 1823.
The speed of these two motions depends much on the length of the span and of the longitudinal run, and on the nature of the work to be done; in certain cases, e.g.
Running wheels which enable the end carriages to travel on the longitudinal gantry girders or runway, and the crab or jenny, which carries the hoisting mechanism, and moves across the span on FIG.
The holes are so placed that the log-ship will hang square from the span thus formed.
At intermediate stations the roofs are often carried on brackets fixed to the walls of the station buildings, and project only to the edge of the platforms. At larger stations where both the platforms and the tracks are covered in, there are two broad types of construction, with many intermediate variations: the roof may either be comparatively low, of the " ridge and furrow " pattern, borne on a number of rows of pillars, or it may consist of a single lofty span extending clear across the area from the side walls.
The span of life is limited; the work requires an extensive knowledge of the economic literature of several countries and the general features of all the important departments of modern economic activity.
From one stage to another, fabrics, forms and motives of decoration develop gradually; so that, at the close of a span of more than two thousand years, at the least, the influences of the beginning can still be clearly seen and no trace of violent artistic intrusion can be detected.
Span, 98 ft.
Thanks to the Austrian precautions it took four days to collect the necessary material to span the main branch of the river, here some 2000 yds.
"Rare," said Mr Gladstone, "is the privilege of any man who, having fourteen years ago rendered to his country one signal service, now again, within the same brief span of life, decorated neither by land nor title, bearing no mark to distinguish him from the people he loves, has been permitted to perform another great and memorable service to his sovereign and his country."
It is among them so important whilst the Record in all its details is so far beyond the receptive capacity of the brain, that selection and guidance are employed by the elders in order to enable the younger generation to benefit to the utmost by the absorption (so to speak) in the limited span of a lifetime of the most valuable influences to be acquired from this prodigious envelope of Recorded Experience.
It was a square piece of woollen stuff about a foot longer than the height of the wearer, and equal in breadth to twice the span of the arms measured from wrist to wrist.
Between the customs house and the railway terminus is the mouth of a small river, the Chiveve, crossed by a steel bridge, the centre span revolving and giving two passages each of 40 ft.
The bridges over the Sumida, and those which span the canals, have always been distinctive features of Tokyo.
The earliest effort to correct this evil was by the Dutch engineer Maartens (Span., Martinez), who planned a deep cutting through Nochistongo Hill, north of the city, to carry away the overflow of Lake Zumpango (7493 ft.
A " culvert " is a bridge of small span giving passage to drainage.
In many cases the span is fixed by local conditions, such as the convenient sites for piers, or the requirements of waterway or navigation.
Broadly, the least costly arrangement is that in which the cost of the superstructure of a span is equal to that of a pier and foundation.
Hence many multiple-span bridges such as the Hawkesbury, Benares and Chittravatti bridges have been built with independent spans.
The larger the bridge, the more important is economy of material, not only because the total expenditure is more serious, but because as the span increases the dead weight of the structure becomes a greater fraction of the whole load to be supported.
In fact, as the span increases a point is reached at which the dead weight of the superstructure becomes so large that a limit is imposed to any further increase of span.
The Wittingen bridge by the same engineers had a span of 390 ft., probably the longest timber 1 For the ancient bridges in Rome see further Rome: Archaeology, and such works as R.
Span ever constructed.
Timber bridges of large span were constructed in America between the end of the 18th and the middle of the r 9th century.
The singular Colossus bridge, built in 1812 over the Schuylkill, a kind of flat arched truss, had a span of 340 ft.
A granite arch built in 1377 over the Adda at Trezzo had a span at low water of 251 ft.
The semi-elliptical shape of the arches, the variation of span, the _ slight curvature of the 26:0'=-----.
Above Trinity high-water mark; the arches on each side of the centre have a span of 140 ft., and the abutment arches 130 ft.
Span, with much economy, and the calculations being simple, an engineer can venture to work closely to the dimensions required by theory.
This has a span of 278 ft., 138 ft.
At Rechtenstein a bridge of two concrete arches has been constructed, span 752 ft., with lead articulations: width of arch 11 ft.; depth of arch at crown and springing 2.1 and 2.96 ft.
If you look back across the span of time, you see wood plows being used in 4000 BC, then irrigation five hundred years later.
The plan is unusual, consisting of a large nave without aisles, the span being between 45 and 50 ft.; it also has two shallow transepts and an apsidal east end.
Jackson groaned, "Because she has the attention span of a gnat."
His long, thin fingers could span a thirteenth on the keyboard.