In this part of the peninsula they ascend the hills to a considerable height, as they do in the Newara Eliya district of Ceylon, where they have been encountered at an elevation of over 7000 ft.
We lost comms with the few who came from Ft.
Charmingly situated among vine-clad and wooded hills, Stuttgart stands at a height of nearly 900 ft.
9 in., 8 ft.
These are, however, by no means the heaviest - one, whose length is 7 ft.
38 in., weighing 102 lb; while a second, of which the length is 7 ft.
In size the male African elephant often surpasses the Asiatic species, reaching nearly 12 ft.
A tusk in the British Museum measures io ft.
in diameter and 90 ft.
in diameter and 200 ft.
The Bafing rises in the Futa Jallon highlands about 2400 ft.
wide, and is here separated from the sources of the Faleme by a line of hills 2600 ft.
The Bafing follows a northward course for about 350 m., during which it descends by a series of rapids till it reaches a level of 360 ft.
wide, the Bafing at this point having a width of 360 ft.
At this point the right branch of the river is only 500 ft.
Owing to these natural "locks," the Senegal never discharges less than 1700 or 1800 cubic ft.
Boats drawing from 1 ft.
to 2 ft.
can ascend to Kayes from the beginning of June to the middle of November; steamers drawing 4 ft.
From Mafu to the sea, a distance of 215 m., the Senegal is navigable all the year round by vessels drawing not more than to ft.
A pier extends for 1700 ft.
The city stands at the head of a small valley, 11,380 ft.
The city is built on rolling ground about 900 ft.
It is a lonely lake, situated in extremely wild surroundings at a height of 1153 ft.
The mean depth is 189 ft., and the maximum 512 ft.
The gigantic Victoria regia, with leaves 6 to 7 ft.
direct, 1949 ft.
from Jerusalem, on the eastern slope of the Mount of Olives, 2208 ft.
The crossing is surmounted by a dome, and the extremity of the north transept by a fine square tower over 160 ft.
Paris mushrooms are cultivated in enormous quantities in dark underground cellars at a depth of from 60 to 160 ft.
The beds are formed of horse-droppings which have been slightly fermented and frequently turned, and may be made 2 or 3 ft.
with an average breadth of 19 m., and an average height of 1150 ft.
The town is charmingly situated on a small plateau, 1680 ft.
of Siena, at an elevation of 1089 ft.
It is beautifully situated in the centre of a valley basin on a plateau 3500 ft.
Along the Ohio river, these hills rise to an elevation of 800 to 1,000 ft.
above sea-level, while toward the south-east the elevation increases until 3500 and 4000 ft.
The mountain ridges vary in height up to 4000 ft.
Inasmuch as the state has a range of over 4000 ft.
for a free grammar school at his name-place, Wainfleet, sufficient to produce for the chantry-priest-schoolmaster Lro a year, the same salary as the headmaster of Magdalen School, and built the school which still exists almost untouched, a fine brick building with two towers, 76 ft.
long by 26 ft.
In Inishmore there stand, on a cliff 220 ft.
of Dufftown is the ruined castle of Auchindown, finely situated on a limestone crag, 200 ft.
This elevated region is known as the plateau of Matto Grosso, and its elevations so far as known rarely exceed 3000 ft.
The lowland elevations in this part of the state range from 300 to 400 ft.
1 and 2 Docks, with a total length of about 525 ft.
and with 25 ft.
3, or the Somerset Dock, 427 ft.
long on floor, and with 34 ft.
The river, here the boundary between the Cape province and Orange Free State, is crossed by a stone bridge 860 ft.
Gavino, is only about loo ft.
in length, the highest point of which, the Punta della Scomunica, is 1339 ft.
In the province of Cagliari 2 9.99% of the recruits born in 1862 were under 5 ft.
They wear a black cap, about 12 ft.
The nuraghe in its simplest form is a circular tower about 30 ft.
in diameter at the base and decreasing in diameter as it ascends; it is built of rough blocks of stone, as a rule about 2 ft.
The entrance almost invariably faces south, and measures, as a rule, 5 or 6 ft.
The architrave is flat, and there is a space over it, serving both to admit light and to relieve the pressure on it from above, and the size decreases slightly from the bottom to the top. Within the doorway is, as a rule, a niche on the right, and a staircase ascending in the thickness of the wall to the left; in front is another similar doorway leading to the chamber in the interior, which is circular, and about 15 ft.
A final argument is the existence in some cases of a village of circular stone buildings of similar construction to the nuraghi, but only 15 to 25 ft.
In the district of Gennargentu they occur, rarely, as much as 3600 ft.
Close to these tombs smaller round enclosures, about 4 ft.
The dockyard, chiefly used for naval repairs, covers about 60 acres, and consists of three basins and large docks, the depth of water in the basins ranging down to 26 ft.
The town has wide streets and contains several old churches, one of which, a Roman Catholic church, built in the 14th century, has a tower 33 o ft.
Asheville is situated at the junction of three branches of the Southern railway, on a high terrace on the east bank of the French Broad river, at the mouth of the Swannanoa, about 2300 ft.
The old castle of Schwanenburg (formerly the residence of the dukes of Cleves), has a massive tower (Schwanenturm) 180 ft.
The banks of the Beas are high, and on this side of the district well-water is not found except at 50 ft.
below the surface; while towards the Ravi wells are less than 20 ft.
A mile and a half northeast are the Falls of Bracklinn (Gaelic, "white-foaming pool"), formed by the Keltie, which takes a leap of 50 ft.
There is an iron pier 450 ft.
long, but vessels anchor in the bay in from 16 to 70 ft.
The An pass, an important trade route, rises to a height of 4664 ft.
and 96° 15' and 96° 45' E., with peaks rising to between 4500 and 5000 ft.
of Milan, 253 ft.
The fine campanile of the church is 246 ft.
It forms an evergreen bush, about 4 ft.
It is an irregular enclosure over Soo ft.
This wall is in places over 30 ft.
high and 14 ft.
It is a hill rising 200 to 300 ft.
above its mouth, 52 ft.
Behind a terrace 860 ft.
MEMEL, or Niemen, a river of Russia and Prussia, rising in the middle of the Russian government of Minsk at an altitude of 580 ft.
There are capacious docks on the river, which is crossed by a wrought-iron bridge, 1000 ft.
It seems possible that the road at first led to Tusculum, that it was then prolonged to Labici, and later still became a road for through traffic; it may even have superseded the Via Latina as a route to the S.E., for, while the distance from Rome to their main junction at Ad Bivium (or to another junction at Compitum Anagninum) is practically identical, the summit level of the former is 725 ft.
The tree grows to the height of 150 ft.
It is a majestic tree, sometimes attaining a height of more than 220 ft.
Araucaria Rulei, which is a tree of New Caledonia, attains a height of 50 or 60 ft.
Araucaria Cookii, also a native of New Caledonia, attains a height of 150 ft.
To the south-west is the Forum, an area 265 ft.
To the south-west of the Forum are the remains of three small temples, one dedicated to Venus, and a well-preserved Mithraeum, with mosaics representing the seven planets, &c. To the south-west again is the conspicuous brick cella of a lofty temple, on arched substructures, generally supposed to be that of Vulcan, with a threshold block of africano (Euboean) marble over 15 ft.
long: from it a street over 20 ft.
It measures 1608 ft.
in length by 384 ft.
The porches of this are handsomely ornamented, and about Ioo ft.
from Trebizond, at the side of a rocky glen, at a height of 4000 ft.
A green is divided into spaces usually from 18 to 21 ft.
I), the object is to draw as near as possible to the jack, the player's bowl passing outside of two other bowls placed 5 ft.
apart in a horizontal line 15 ft.
Three points are scored if the bowl come to rest within I ft.
of the jack, two points if within 2 ft., and one point if within 3 ft.
2), two jacks are laid at the far end of the green 12 ft.
3), two bowls are laid on the turf 3 ft.
A semicircle is then drawn behind the bowls with a radius of 9 ft.
4), two bowls are laid down 2 ft.
Were it not for these dams steamers might reach Mosul itself, at an elevation of 353 ft.
At the other end of the decumanus maximus or main street (3000 Roman ft.
Its general slope is from north-east, where the culminating point (930 ft.) is found, to south-west, though altitudes exceeding 750 ft.
Its central tower carries a remarkable twisted spire of wood covered with lead, 230 ft.
are Cartland Craigs, where Mouse Water runs through a precipitous red sandstone ravine, the sides of which are about 400 ft.
It rises gradually towards the centre, where it culminates in Mount Elias, 1864 ft.
Height 7900 ft.
of Montgomery, at an altitude of 600 ft.
long and about 225 ft.
A.) Fleche (French for "arrow"), the term generally used in French architecture for a spire, but more especially employed to designate the timber spire covered with lead, which was erected over the intersection of the roofs over nave and transepts; sometimes these were small and unimportant, but in cathedrals they were occasionally of large dimensions, as in the fleche of Notre-Dame, Paris, where it is nearly ioo ft.
There is a lighthouse, 85 ft.
The plant is about 1 ft.
A portion of Basil's new city was surrounded with strong walls and turned into a fortress by Justinian; and within the walls, rebuilt in the 13th and 16th centuries, lies the greater part of Kaisarieh, altitude 3500 ft.
Opposite the cathedral is a very fine round tower 100 ft.
above their base, the highest peak, Harney, having an altitude above the sea of 7216 ft.
They are drained and in large part enclosed by the North (or Belle Fourche) and South forks of the Cheyenne river (at whose junction a fur-trading post was established about 1830); and are surrounded by semi-arid, alkaline plains lying 3000 to 3500 ft.
The highest level of the site of the city of Winnipeg is said to have been under 5 ft.
of water for several weeks in May and June in 1826, and 22 ft.
in 100 ft.
With cast iron pipe this cannot be done, and no length of piping over 40 ft.
and reaching back a mile or so from the river to highlands which rise to a height of 400 ft., with Mt Ida (240 ft.
In Washington Square there is a Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument, 93 ft.
There are two piers enclosing a harbour with a total area of 48 acres, having a depth of about 16 ft.
Parma, one of the finest cities of northern Italy, lies in a fertile tract of the Lombard plain, within view of the Alps and sheltered by the Apennines, 170 ft.
The lake is situated about 850 ft.
North of them is the great saline depression, known as the " salinas grandes," 643 ft.
The general elevation of the Chaco varies from 600 to 800 ft.
The Misiones territory of the extreme north-east belongs to the older highlands of Brazil, is densely wooded, and has ranges of hills sometimes rising to a height of moo to 1300 ft.
westward, 132 ft.; of Junin (160 m.), 267 ft.; and of Paunero (400 m.) it is 1250 ft., showing an average rise of about 3 ft.
The gauge is broken at Mendoza, the Buenos Aires and Pacific having a gauge of 5 ft.
several peaks over 10,000 ft.
within French territory; the highest elevation therein, the Vignemale, in the centre of the range, reaches 10,820 ft.
On the south-eastern frontier the French Alps, which include Mont Blanc (15,800 ft.), and, more to the south, other summits over 11,000 ft.
In the southern and most elevated portion of the range there are several summits exceeding 5500 ft.
Their culminating points in French territory, the Ballon dAlsace and the Hdhneck in the southern portion of the chain, reach 4100 ft.
and 4480 ft.
Averaging 524 ft.
Those of the first class, which comprise rather less than half the entire system, have a minimum depth of 64 ft., with locks 126 ft.
long and 17 ft.
m., and its extreme elevation Boo ft.
of the city of Mexico, near the southern margin of the great Mexican plateau, 6398 ft.
They are coral islands of comparatively recent elevation, and in no place rise more than 250 ft.
direction for a length of 2000 Oscan ft.
Farland Head, with cliffs 300 ft.
by N.; and the inland country is hilly, one point, Kaim Hill, being 1270 ft.
The narrow Svendborg Sund separates Fiinen from the lesser islands of Taasinge and Turb, of which the former rises to 245 ft.
The general shape of the animal is ungainly, owing to a huge hump on the withers, at which point the height is about 3 ft.
The tendency of the currents in the Channel opposite Brighton is to drive the shingle eastward, and encroachments of the sea were frequent and serious until the erection of a massive sea-wall, begun about 1830, 60 ft.
high, 23 ft.
thick at the base, and 3 ft.
The city is built at the narrow end of the valley and at the foot of the Cerro de Avila, and stands from 2887 to 3442 ft.
above sea level, the elevation of the Plaza de Bolivar, its topographical centre, being 3025 ft.
Two miles north-east is the famous Silla de Caracas, whose twin summits, like a gigantic old-fashioned saddle (silla), rise to an elevation of 8622 ft.; and the Naiguete, still farther eastward, overlooks the valley from a height of 9186 ft.
and 35 ° 15' E., in the hill country of southern Palestine, close to the watershed, at an average altitude of 2500 ft.
above the Mediterranean, and 3800 ft.
On the east the valley of the Kidron separates this plateau from the ridge of the Mount of Olives, which is 100 to 200 ft.
Both valleys fall rapidly as they approach the point of junction, which lies at a depth of more than 600 ft.
ABBOTTABAD, a town of British India, 4120 ft.
from the Persian frontier, at an elevation of 2895 ft.
DORDOGNE, a river of central and south-western France, rising at a height of 5640 ft.
Protogenes embellished the city with his paintings, and Chares of Lindus with the celebrated colossal statue of the sun-god, which was 105 ft.
The basal plain of these terraces is the bed of the ocean, which on the Pacific side has an average depth of 15,000 ft.
The first ledge rising from the ocean floor has depth averaging 8000 ft.
Round the Australian Bight it continues parallel to the coast, until south of Spencer Gulf (the basal ledge still averaging 8000 ft.
Then there is a gentle rise to the low steppes, 500 to woo ft.
wide and 400 ft.
In New South Wales, but close to the Victorian border, are found the loftiest peaks of Australia, Mount Kosciusco and Mount Townsend, rising to heights of 7328 and 7260 ft.
The mass widens out once more in the Liverpool Range, where the highest peak, Mount Oxley, reaches 4500 ft., and farther north, in the New England Range, Ben Lomond reaches an elevation of 5000 ft.
Near the Queensland border, Mount Lindsay, in the Macpherson Range, rises to a height of 5500 ft.
An eastern system in South Australia touches at a few points a height of 3000 ft.; and the Stirling Range, belonging to the south-western system of South Australia, reaches to 2340 ft.
from the Dividing Range, where the river ceases to act as a denuding agent, and the area of deposition begins, at a level of 250 ft.
The higher steppes, as far as they are known, consist of Ordovician and Cambrian rocks, with an average elevation of 1500 to 3000 ft.
The Blackhall bore, put down at his advice from 1885 to 1888, reached a water-bearing layer at the depth of 1645 ft.
The deepest well is that at Whitewood, 5046 ft.
west from Melbourne at a height of 1400 ft.
There are some twenty smaller species in Australia and Tasmania, besides the rock wallabies and the hare kangaroos; these last are wonderfully swift, making clear jumps 8 or io ft.
The " leathery turtle," which is herbivorous, and yields abundance of oil, has been caught at sea off the Illawarra coast so large as 9 ft.
The great crocodile of Queensland has been known to attain a length of 30 ft.; there is a smaller one about 6 ft.
The mallee is a species of eucalyptus growing 12 to 14 ft.
It is seen as a clump of wire-like leaves, a few feet in diameter, surrounding a stem, hardly thicker than a walking-stick, rising to a height of Jo or 12 ft.
There are eight mines in the Bendigo district over 3000 ft.
deep, and fourteen over 2500 ft.
deep. In the Victoria mine a depth of 3750 ft.
has been reached, and in Lazarus mine 3424 ft.
In the Ballarat district a depth of 2520 ft.
In Queensland there is one mine 3156 ft.
deep, and several others exceed 2000 ft.
It varies in width from 10 ft.
One of the richest has been found at Greta in the Hunter river district; it contains an average thickness of 41 ft.
The railways are of different gauges, the standard narrow gauge of 4 ft.
prevailing only in New South Wales; in Victoria the gauge is 5 ft.
3 in., in South Australia 5 ft.
and 3 ft.
6 in., and in the other states 3 ft.
He described it as barren and sterile, and almost devoid of animals, the only one of any importance somewhat resembling a raccoon - a strange creature, which advanced by great bounds or leaps instead of walking, using only its hind legs, and covering 12 or 15 ft.
The Blue Mountains attain a height of between 3000 and 4000 ft.
only, but they are intersected with precipitous ravines 1500 ft.
wide, and 1 roo ft.
The surface on the whole is hilly and is partly occupied by offshoots of the Thuringian Forest; the highest summits are found in the eastern half, where the Kieferle reaches 2849 ft.
and the Blessberg 2835 ft.
It is built on a series of terraces, mostly on the west bank of the river, which is spanned here by a bridge 1100 ft.
By means of a dam across the river, 17 ft.
high and nearly 600 ft.
The highest known peak in the main range is that of Gunong Korbu, 7217 ft.
The highest mountain is believed to be Gunong Tahan, which forms part of an isolated range on the eastern side, between Pahang and Kelantan, and is estimated at about 8000 ft.
33 state above the sea is about I 00 ft.
Extremes range from 106 ft.
shore of Lake Champlain (96 ft.) to 4364 ft.
The crest line is generally more than 2000 ft.
high, considerable areas are above 2500 ft., and the following summits exceed 4000 ft.: Mount Mansfield, 4364 ft.; Killington Peak, 4241 ft.; Camel's Hump, 4088 ft.; Mount Lincoln, 4078 ft.; and Jay Peak, 4018 ft.
The Taconic Mountains rise in very irregular masses to1500-2000ft., and reach their maximum elevation in Mount Equinox at 3816 ft.
Mount Ascutney, one of the Granitic Mountains, rises abruptly from the floor of the Connecticut Valley to a height of 33 20 ft.
to Vergennes, with a depth to this point of 8 ft.
The Lake of Bolsena (anc. Lacus Volsiniensis), 'coo ft.
in area, and 480 ft.
Among these are to be found a singularly large number of both active and inactive volcanoes, including the well-known Salak and Gede in the north, and bunched together at the eastern end the Chikorai, Papandayan, Wayang, Malabar, Guntur, &c., ranging from 6000 to 10,000 ft.
The city consists of two parts; the modern French town, built on the level ground by the seashore, and the ancient city of the deys, which climbs the steep hill behind the modern town and is crowned by the kasbah or citadel, 400 ft.
Two inclined roads lead from the centre of the boulevard to the quay 40 ft.
The minaret is 90 ft.
The depth at the entrance is 72 to 108 ft., and in port from 36 to 66 ft.
It provides extensive quayage with a minimum depth of water of 28 ft.
The forts and part of the ramparts were demolished at the beginning of the 10th century, when a line of forts occupying the heights of Bu Zarea (at an elevation of 1300 ft.
The scenery about the two Loughs Macnean is carved out in similarly scarped hills, rising to 2188 ft.
Lyons), who died after 22 B.C. It is a circular structure of blocks of travertine 160 ft.
high and 180 ft.
Atratinus, about Too ft.
of Naples, situated on a hill 400 ft.
There are also considerable remains of the ancient theatre, a large cryptoporticus 197 ft.
long known as the ruins of Santi Quaranta, and probably an emporium (according to Meomartini, the portion preserved is only a fraction of the whole, which once measured 1791 ft.
of Formia by the branch railway to Sparanise, 666 ft.
The ancient chief town of the Aurunci, Aurunca or Ausona, is believed to have lain over 2000 ft.
On Great Blue Hill, the highest (635 ft.
The celebrated Newland oak in Gloucestershire, known for centuries as "the great oak," was by the latest measurement 472 ft.
in girth at 5 ft.
The conifers are allowed to grow to a height of from 3 to 5 ft.
The distance between the oaks depends upon the growth intended before thinning the young wood; usually they are placed from 8 to 12 ft.
The growth of the oak is slow, though it varies greatly in different trees; Loudon states that an oak, raised from the acorn in a garden at Sheffield Place, Sussex, became in seventy years 12 ft.
Robur; in the mild climate of Devonshire and Cornwall it has reached a height of TOO ft.
and a diameter of 4 ft.
On rich loams and the alluvial soils of river-valleys, when well drained, the tree attains a large size, often rivalling the giant oaks of Europe; trunks of 3 or 4 ft.
to i ft.
This tree acquires large dimensions, the trunk being often from 4 to 6 ft.
tinctoria, a large and handsome species, with a trunk sometimes 4 ft.
Chinquapin or prinoides, a dwarf species, often only I ft.
The stem sometimes grows 80 or 90 ft.
JAKOB SPRENGER (ft.
of Florence, 4265 ft.
The most remarkable inundations were those of 1537 and 1740; in the former year the water rose to 8 ft.
GONDAR, properly Guendar, a town of Abyssinia, formerly the capital of the Amharic kingdom, situated on a basaltic ridge some 7500 ft.
The castle has two storeys, is 90 ft.
north of Isfahan, at an elevation of 5670 ft.
It is most elevated in its southern portion, Mt Dabo having a height of 3133 ft.
o° 43' E.) 3248 ft.
Its general elevation is between 2000 and 2500 ft.; on the north-west side of the range the country is table-land some boo to moo ft.
Specimens 4 ft.
9) by a rich and well-watered plain, from which it rises in successive terraces of fertile soil to a height of 400 or 500 ft.
a narrow saddle, some 200 ft.
from the village, rises 1450 ft.
The walls are in some places about 5 ft.
The principal edifice extends Boo ft.
from north to south, and 250 ft.
At a distance of about 450 ft.
A small light sphere hanging from the end of 30 or 40 ft.
Approximately II% should be added to the velocity recorded by a tube anemometer for each 1000 ft.
PERUGIA (anc. Perusia), a city and archiepiscopal see of Italy, the capital of the province of Perugia (which forms the entire compartimento of Umbria) situated 1444 ft.
The town is finely situated upon a group of hills nearly 1000 ft.
Also, the work done in raising i lb through 2 ft.
will be double of that done in raising it 1 ft.
The adult worm in the female sometimes reaches a length of 6 ft.
The village is situated in a farming country, about 1700 ft.
The net effective work of lifting that can be performed by a man turning a handle may be taken, for intermittent work, as being on an average about 5000 foot-lb per minute; this is equivalent to 1 ton lifted about 24 ft.
per minute, so that four men can by a crane raise 1 ton 9 ft.
in a minute or 9 tons 1 ft.
That the quantity of heat to be got rid of may become very considerable is seen when it is considered that the energy of a load of 60 tons descending through 50 ft.
crane would lift with a speed of about 200 ft.
per minute, and 100-ton crane with a speed of about 8 ft.
The crosstraversing speed of travellers varies from 60 to 120 ft.
per minute, and the longitudinal from loo to 300 ft.
The source of the river is in the highlands of the Vindhyas, upwards of 2000 ft.
in area; and its highest point is 3340 ft.
of line; they are planted to a depth of from 2 to 4 ft.
p. 203) noticed that a single electric spark about an inch long thrown on to a circuit of wire in an upper room could magnetize steel needles included in a parallel circuit of wire placed in a cellar 30 ft.
The first antenna employed consisted of 50 bare copper wires 200 ft.
Subsequently this antenna was enlarged, and four wooden lattice towers were built, 215 ft.
high and 200 ft.
At St John's in Newfoundland he erected a temporary receiving antenna consisting of a wire 400 ft.
The process of reflection in the case of a wave motion involves the condition that the wave-length shall be small compared with the dimensions of the mirror, and hence the attempt to reflect and converge electric waves loon ft.
Even if the proposal had been practicable with waves 1000 or 2000 ft.
Supposing, then, that these waves are moo ft.
The harbour, the largest in Spain after that of Vigo, and the finest on the east coast, is a spacious bay, deep, except near its centre, where there is a ledge of rock barely 5 ft.
The diameter of the orchestra is 762 ft.
The Parnahyba is navigable for boats of 3 ft.
Eight days after birth the young Arabian camel stands 3 ft.
From the neighbourhood of Savona to that of Genoa they do not rise to more than 3000 tO 4000 ft., and are traversed by passes of less than 2000 ft.
As they extend towards the east they increase in elevation; the Monte Bue rises to 5915 ft., while the Monte Cimone, a little farther east, attains 7103 ft.
The highest point in this part of the range is the Monte Falterona, above the sources of the Arno, which attains 5410 ft.
Beginning from the group called the Alpi della Luna near the sources of the Tiber, which attain 4435 ft., they are continued by the Monte Nerone (5010 ft.), Monte Catria (5590), and Monte Maggio to the Monte Pennino near Nocera (5169 ft.), and thence to the Monte della Sibilla, at the source of the Nar or Nera, which attains 7663 ft.
Proceeding thence southwards, we find in succession the Monte Vettore (8128 ft.), the Pizzo di Sevo (7945 ft.), and the two great mountain masses of the Monte Corno, commonly called the Gran Sasso d'Italia, the most lofty of all the Apennines, attaining to a height of 9560 ft., and the Monte della Maiella, its highest summit measuring 9170 ft.
Such is the basin of Lake Fucino, situated in the centre of the mass, almost exactly midway between the two seas, at an elevation of 2180 ft.
above them; while the upper valley of the Aterno, in which Aquila is situated, is 2380 ft.
Two of the summits of this group, the Pizzo d'Uccello and the Pania della Croce, attain 6155 and 6100 ft.
The rest of this tract is for the most part a hilly, broken country, of moderate elevation, but Monte Amiata, near Radicofani, an isolated mass of volcanic origin, attains a height of 5650 ft.
This volcanic tract extends across the Campagna of Rome, till it rises again in the lofty group of the Alban hills, the highest summit of which, the Monte Cavo, is 3160 ft.
by the undulating volcanic plain of the Roman Campagna, from which the mountains rise in a wall-like barrier, of which the highest point, the Monte Gennaro, attains 4165 ft.
South of Palestrina again, the main mass of the Apennines throws off another lateral mass, known in ancient times as the Volscian mountains (now called the Monti Lepini), separated from the central ranges by the broad valley of the Sacco, a tributary of the Liri (Liris) or Garigliano, and forming a large and rugged mountain mass, nearly 5000 ft.
From the neighborhood of Potenza, the main ridge of the Apennines is continued by the Monti della Maddalena in a direction nearly due south, so that it approaches within a short distance of the Gulf of Policastro, whence it is carried on as far as the Monte Pollino, the last of the lofty summits of the Apennine chain, which exceeds 7000 ft.
They are all of great depth—the Lago Maggiore having an extreme depth of 1198 ft., while that of Como attains to 1365 ft.
The most important of these, the Lacus Fucinus of the ancients, now called the Lago di Celano, situated almost exactly in the centre of the peninsula, occupies a basin of considerable extent, surrounded by mountains and without any natural outlet, at an elevation of more than 2000 ft.
Monte Venda, their highest peak, is 1890 ft.
end of the Campanian Plain, the highest cone, called Montagna di Santa Croce, is 3291 ft.
The Punta del Nasone, the highest point of Somma, is 3714 ft.
Its highest peak, the Pizzuto di Melfi, attains an elevation of 4365 ft.
The largest is not more than 160 ft.
In Sardinia it covers the mountain slopes to a considerable height, and in Sicily covers the sides of the Madonie range, reaching a level above 3000 ft.
tains, 1385 ft.
It is picturesquely situated in Eagle valley, near the east base of the Sierra Nevada, at an elevation of 4720 ft.
The town lies on the right bank of the Agno, which divides the province of Naples from that of Caserta, 90 ft.
of Port Blair; and the equally curious isolated mountain, the extinct volcano of Narcondam, rising 2330 ft.
These are of great age, and rise sometimes to a height exceeding 15 ft.
The average height of males is 4 ft.
102 in.; of females, 4 ft.
The most remarkable Roman building in Trier is the Porta Nigra, the north gate of the city, a huge fortified gateway, 115 ft.
long, 75 to 93 ft.
high and 29 ft.
In the south-east corner of the city are the picturesque ruins of the Roman imperial palace, and near the bridge are the extensive substructures of the 4thcentury Roman baths, 660 ft.
The older road crossed the back of the promontory at the foot of which Terracina stands; in imperial times, probably, the rock was cut away perpendicularly for a height of 120 ft.
In the centre of the city stands the unfinished Belfry (Beffroi), a square tower some 300 ft.
At a corner of the square is a remarkable cannon, known as Dulle Griete (Mad Meg), 19 ft.
long and ii ft.
In profile the islands are rugged and elevated (7349 ft.
Both trees occasionally attain a height of 90 ft.
and upwards, while from 70 to 80 ft.
It is a tree of rather large growth, sometimes too ft.
high, with rugged grey trunk 7 or 8 ft.
This tree is of extremely rapid growth, and has been known to attain a height of 70 ft.
The Hauraki Gulf, a great square inlet opening northward, is studded with islands of considerable elevation; Rangitoto, which protects the harbour, is a volcanic cone reaching nearly l000 ft.
To the west the Titirangi hills exceed 1400 ft.
A grassy road between banks io to 12 ft.
m.) is a thickly wooded mountainous region, shut off from the Persian plateau by the Talysh range (7000-8000 ft.
of Pisa by rail, 7 ft.
These occtlr from about 4000 ft.
(1219 m.) to about 7000 ft.
For example, in southern Algeria, a region of steppes is situated on a flat plateau, about 3000 ft.
We may compare this with extreme alpine conditions: on a spot above the Aletsch glacier at a height of 10,700 ft.
729), which lie about 5000 ft.
Sir John Murray deduced the mean height of the land of the globe as about 2250 ft.
above sea-level, and the mean depth of the oceans as 2080 fathoms or 12,480 ft.
Mill calculated the position of mean sphere-level at about Io,000 ft.
The mean height deduced for the land was 2300 ft.
above sea-level, the mean depth Areas or of the sea 11,500 ft.
The continental plateau might for purposes of detailed study be divided into the continental shelf from - 660 ft.
to sea-level, and lowlands from sea-level to +660 ft.
3 Uplands reaching h from 660 ft.
r Area, .f E tt s S / 101 = -11 700,000 51 mile./ 5 30 45 50 65 70 75 80 avel of ihe.harth's Crust = 7.500 ft 90 85 !00 broken by few islands.
2 But it may be said that any abrupt slope of 2000 ft.
In the vicinity of Farnham it contains a bed of "coprolites" of considerable extent and 2 to 15 ft.
and 2 ft.
In 1864 two phosphatic deposits, a limestone 3 ft.
High Street, the principal business thoroughfare, is 100 ft.
wide, and Broad Street, on which are many of the finest residences, is 120 ft.
It is built in the simple Doric style, of grey limestone taken from a quarry owned by the state, near the city; is 304 ft.
long and 184 ft.
wide, and has a rotunda 158 ft.
SABZAWAR, a town of Afghanistan, situated at an elevation of 3550 ft.
in average width; at its east end is Munjoy Hill, 160 ft.
above the sea, and its west end Bramhall Hill, 15 ft.
The Portland Observatory, on Munjoy Hill, erected in 1807 to detect approaching vessels, rises 222 ft.
in length and scarcely one line in width to more than 2 ft.
In 1800 he settled at Westbury near Bristol, and began to determine star-places with a fine altitude and azimuth circle of 22 ft.
Cali stands 3327 ft.
Amongst the principal buildings are the beautiful cathedral in the Italian style, with a handsome dome 130 ft.
high, erected in 1831-1834 by the archbishop Ladislaus Pyrker (1772-1847); the church of the Brothers of Mercy, opposite which is a handsome minaret, 115 ft.
of Herat, in 36° ?7' N., 59° 36' E., at an elevation of 3800 ft.
In the south-western corner of the enclosure stands the citadel (ark), within a wall 25 ft.
high and a broad dry ditch which is 40 ft.
All round the northern, western and southern sides of the quadrangle ran, at some 10 ft.
The height to the top of this square wall must have been 90 or 100 ft.
Over the western archway was a white cage for the muazzin, and outside it was a gigantic minaret 120 ft.
It had an exquisitely carved capital, and above that a light pillar, seemingly 10 ft.
Mantegna then returned to Mantua, and went on with a series of works - the nine temperapictures, each of them 9 ft.
Its extreme elevation is about 2300 ft.
The northern face of the mountain, overlooking Table Bay, extends like a great wall some two miles in length, and rises precipitously to a height of over 3500 ft.
and the depth reaches 980 ft.
In the interior of the mines are sixteen ponds, of which the large lake of Przykos is 195 ft.
long, iio ft.
broad, and 10-26 ft.
The Dzungarian Ala-tau Mountains, which separate it from Kulja, extend south-west towards the river Ili, with an average height of 6000 ft.
above the sea, several isolated snow-clad peaks reaching i i, 000 to 14,000 ft.
the Trans-Ili Ala-tau and the Kunghei Ala-tau, stretch along the north shore of Lake Issyk-kul, both ranging from io,000 to 15,000 ft.
South of the lake two ranges of the Tian-shan, separated by the valley of the Naryn, stretch in the same direction, lifting up their icy peaks to 16,000 and 18,000 ft.; while westwards from the lake the precipitous slopes of the Alexander chain, 9000 to io,000 ft.
high, with peaks rising 3000 to 4000 ft.
The average temperatures are: at Vyernyi (2405 ft.
The town is picturesquely situated 690 ft.
KENORA (formerly RAT Portage), a town and port of entry in Ontario, Canada, and the chief town of Rainy River district, situated at an altitude of 1087 ft.
At Avshin it enters a canon, with walls over l000 ft.
Three or four piers or sometimes bridges of masonry are run out into the bed of the river, frequently from both sides at once, raising the level of the stream and thus giving a water power sufficient to turn the gigantic wheel or wheels, sometimes almost 40 ft.
In this part of its course the rocky sides of the valley, which sometimes closely approach the river, are composed of marls and gypsum, with occasional selenite, overlaid with sandstone, with a topping of breccia or conglomerate, and rise at places to a height of 200 ft.
above Deir, where lie the ruins of Halebiya, the river breaks through a basaltic dike, el-I;Iamme, some 300 to 500 ft.
from the Mediterranean, the bed of the river being 6282 ft.
At Hit the river is from 30 to 35 ft.
The town is about 2000 ft.
It is situated on the isthmus between the gulfs of S Eufemia and of Squillace, the narrowest part of Calabria, 970 ft.
ANNABERG, a town of Germany, in the kingdom of Saxony, in the Erzgebirge, 1894 ft.
The site of the city, which spreads back over bluffs and terraces to the foothills of the mountains (2000-3800 ft.
The city lies along a bluff about loo ft.
Vessels drawing 8 or 9 ft.
There is evidence that Ungava, like the rest of Labrador, has risen several hundred feet since the Ice Age, marine beaches being found up to 700 ft.
inland and Soo ft.
A new harbour was made in 1891-1896, having a depth of 264 ft., with a fore port l000 ft.
long by Soo ft.
The most prominent building is the Capitol, about 400 ft.
long and 185 ft.
wide, built of granite and white limestone in the Italian Renaissance style, with 70 large Ionic columns, and a dome 205 ft.
A mean degree of the meridian being assumed to be 69-09 statute miles of 5280 ft., the nautical mile (A l b - degree) is taken as 6080 ft., which is a sufficiently close approximation for practical purposes, and the distances between the knots are made to bear the same relation to 6080 ft.
as 28 seconds to an hour (3600 seconds); that is, they are placed at intervals of 47 ft.
It follows that, if, say, five knots of the line run out in 28 seconds, the ship has gone 5X 47± ft.
in that time, or is moving at the rate of 5 X 6080 ft.
Sometimes a 30-second glass is used instead of a 28-second one, and the intervals between the knots on the log-line are then made 50 ft.
instead of 47 ft.
The rotator was connected to the log by a rope 6 ft.
A semicircular or semi-elliptical pit (calcarone) about 33 ft.
in diameter and 8 ft.
It has a town hall with handsome rooms, a library, a gymnasium, a lyceum, elementary schools, an arsenal, and eleven churches, the finest of which is St Martin's, of the 15th century, with many excellent paintings and a tower 300 ft.
There are also a pilgrimage church on a hill 1621 ft.
of Chicago, and is about 710 ft.
above sea-level, and about 138 ft.
Streets and avenues are 90 ft.
wide, except Washington Street, which has a width of 120 ft.
The state capitol stands in a square 8 acres in extent, and has a central tower and dome 240 ft.
The Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument, erected by the state, stands in the circle in the centre of the city, rises to a height of 284.5 ft.
above the street level, and is surmounted by a statue of Victory 38 ft.
It is an extinct volcano rising to 4365 ft.
m., and the greatest depth 630 ft.
It is only 23 ft.
Cape Mount (on the northern side of which is a large lagoon - Fisherman Lake) at its highest point is 1050 ft.
Cape Mesurado is about 350 ft., Cape Palmas about 200 ft.
In the north-east, French explorers have computed the altitudes of some mountains at figures which would make them the highest land surfaces of the western projection of Africa - from 6000 to 9000 ft.
It is possible that they may reach to 6000 ft.
Between the western bend of the Cavalla river and the coast there is a somewhat broken mountain range with altitudes of from 2000 to 5000 ft.
The Pa range to the west of the St Paul's river may reach in places to 3000 ft.
Tree ferns are found on the mountains above 4000 ft.
In general Sennar is a vast plain, lying for the most part much higher than the river-levels and about 2000 ft.
From the plain rise isolated granitic hills, attaining heights of loon to 2000 ft.
The highest volcanoes, Tabanan, Batur and Gunung Agung (Bali Beak), have respectively heights of 7545 ft., 73 8 3 ft., and 10,497 ft., the central chain having an average altitude of 3282 ft.
Some of the sandbanks are dry; and no part of the shoal has a greater depth than 3 or 4 ft.
At Balboa there are three wharves, one 985 ft.
long and another loon ft.
SOFIA (Bulgarian Sredetz, the middle town, a name now little used), the capital of Bulgaria, situated almost in the centre of an upland plain, about 1700 ft.
On the outskirts of the lacustrine region, traces of marine deposits, not higher than 200 or perhaps even 150 ft.
- is on the whole a broad elevated plain, ranging between 500 and 900 ft.
towards Samara, attaining an average elevation of Boo to 900 ft.
above the sea, the surface slopes gently in all directions to a level of 300 to 500 ft.
The round flattened summits of the Valdai plateau do not rise above 1100 ft., and they present the appearance of mountains only in consequence of the depths of the valleys - the rivers which flow towards the depression of Lake Peipus being only 200 to 250 ft.
The same is true of the plateaus of Livonia, " Wendish Switzerland," and the government of Kovno, which do not exceed moo ft.
It is only in the S.W., where spurs of the Carpathians enter the governments of Volhynia, Podolia and Bessarabia, that ridges reaching 1 100 ft.
Another broad depression, 250 to 500 ft.
through Poltava and Kharkov, but still reaching in its higher parts 500 to 700 ft.
by the Yaila Mountains, the summits of which range between 4000 and 5000 ft.
The former extends from the sea to the central chain of hills and contains all the lowlands and many mountainous districts, some of the latter rising to an elevation of between 3000 and 4000 ft.
In 1767 the Colebrookdale Iron Works cast a batch of iron rails or plates, each 3 ft.
These were cast in 3 ft.
In the first instance he proposed to place the guiding wheels outside the bearing wheels, and the Nanpantan line was laid on this plan with a width of 5 ft.
and further, it is said, established what has become the standard gauge of the world, 4 ft.
82 in., or 5 ft.
His rails were wedge-shaped in section, much wider at the top than at the bottom, with the intermediate portion or web thinner still, and he recommended that they should be made 18 ft.
On the Liverpool && Manchester railway they were usually 12 ft.
or 15 ft.
3); he had to get the first lot of these rails, which were 15 ft.
in diameter, with a stroke of 162 in., and the driving wheels, which were placed in front under the funnel, were 4 ft.
The slopes of the sides vary according to the nature of the ground, the amount of moisture present, &c. In solid rock they may be vertical; in gravel, sand or common earth they must, to prevent slipping, rise r ft.
for i to r2 or 2 ft.
across, and it varied in depth from ro to 30 ft.
On this surface hurdles were placed, 4 ft.
The gradient or grade of a line is the rate at which it rises or falls, above or below the horizontal, and is expressed by stating either the horizontal distance in which the change of level amounts to r ft., or the amount of change that would occur in some selected distance, such as roo ft., r000 ft.
In Great Britain the curvature is defined by stating the length of the radius, expressed in chains (i chain=66 ft.), in America by stating the angle subtended by a chord ioo ft.
The radius of a 1-degree curve is 5730 ft., or about 861 chains, of a 15-degree curve 383 ft.
The width of 4 ft.
In North America, except for small industrial railways and some short lines for local traffic, chiefly in mountainous country, it has become almost universal; the long lines of 3 ft.
gauge have mostly been converted, or a third rail has been laid to permit interchange of vehicles, and the gauges of 5 ft.
A considerable number of lines still use 4 ft.
9 in., but as their rolling stock runs freely on the 4 ft.
In Great Britain railways are built to gauges other than 4 ft.
only under exceptional conditions; the old " broad gauge " of 7 ft.
In Ireland the usual gauge is 5 ft.
3 in., but there are also lines laid to a 3 ft.
On the continent of Europe the standard gauge is generally adopted, though in France there are many miles of 4 ft.
gauge; the normal Spanish and Portuguese gauge is, however, 5 ft.
54 in., and that of Russia 5 ft.
In India the prevailing gauge is 5 ft.
In the British colonies the prevailing gauge is 3 ft.
6 in., as in South Africa, Queensland, Tasmania and New Zealand; but in New South Wales the normal is 4 ft.
Though the standard gauge is in use in Lower Egypt, the line into the Egyptian Sudan was built on a gauge of 3 ft.
In South America the 5 ft.
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