Inclined-planes sentence example

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  • Attempts have been made to bring it into more general use, but without success; and it is only in particular circumstances that navigation, with the aid either of locks or inclined planes to surmount the elevations, will not present a more convenient medium for an extended trade."

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  • Again, suppose we have a bar AB resting with its ends on twc smooth inclined planes which face each other.

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  • The early bridges were inclined planes and could easily be crossed by horses.

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  • The architectural Mexicans, Central Americans, and especially the Peruvians, had no derricks or other hoisting devices, but rolled great stones into place along prepared ways and up inclined planes of earth, which were afterwards removed.

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  • First, no portion of them whatever should be on a dead level, but every part should belong to one or other of a series of true inclined planes.

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  • A peculiar feature of the canal was a system of inclined planes or railways on which there were cradles, carrying the canal boat up (or down) the incline; these were devised by Professor James Renwick (1818-1895) of Columbia College; 12 of them in the eastern division raised boats altogether about 720 ft., and II of them in the western division lowered the boats about 690 ft.

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  • In this process the weight of the body performs an important part, by acting upon the inclined planes formed by the wings in the plane of progression.

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  • In this case the air in rapid motion strikes the under surface of the kite and forces it up. The string and the hand are to the kite what the weight of the flying creature is to the inclined planes formed by its wings.

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  • The Amazon is not a continuous incline, but probably consists of long, level stretches connected by short inclined planes of extremely little fall, sufficient, however, owing to its great depth, to give the gigantic volume of water a continuous impulse towards the ocean.

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  • It incuded 3 inclined planes with 57, 56 and 84 feet rises plus two locks.

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