above water, permitting the tallest masts of lake shipping to pass.
One-third to be deducted off repairs to and renewal of woodwork of hull, masts and spars, furniture, upholstery, crockery, metal and glassware, also sails, rigging, ropes, sheets and hawsers (other than wire and chain), awnings, covers and painting.
From early historic times it has been held in high estimation in the south of Europe, being used by the Romans for masts and all purposes for which timber of great length was required.
Deductions as above under clause B, except that one-sixth be deducted off ironwork of masts and spars, and machinery (inclusive of boilers and their mountings) .
The wood is strong, light and very elastic, forming an excellent material for small masts and spars, for which purpose the trunks are used in America, and exported largely to England.
38 6), the insulated wires or plates being upheld by masts, its operation is as follows: - When the key in the primary circuit of the induction coil is pressed the transmitting antenna wire is alternately charged to a high potential and discharged with the production of high frequency oscillations in it.
In 1727 he gained the prize given by the Academie des Sciences for his paper "On the best manner of forming and distributing the masts of ships"; and two other prizes, one for his dissertation "On the best method of observing the altitude of stars at sea," the other for his paper "On the best method of observing the variation of the compass at sea."
lightness and elasticity it is well adapted for the construction of yachts and other small fast-sailing craft, and is said to be the best of all wood for masts and large spars; its weight varies from 30 to 40 lb the cubic foot.
However far he has walked, whatever strange, unknown, and dangerous places he reaches, just as a sailor is always surrounded by the same decks, masts, and rigging of his ship, so the soldier always has around him the same comrades, the same ranks, the same sergeant major Ivan Mitrich, the same company dog Jack, and the same commanders.
The disturbance of the compass by the magnetism of the hull is generally modified, sometimes favourably, more often un favourably, by the magnetized fittings of the ship, such as masts, conning towers, deck houses, engines and boilers.
The term arz is applied by the Arabs to the cedar of Lebanon, to the common pine-tree, and to the juniper; and certainly the "cedars" for masts, mentioned in Ezek.
655) was fought off the coast of Lycia the great naval battle, which because of the great number of masts has been called "the mast fight," in which the Greek fleet, commanded by the emperor Constans II.
sacrifice, as by cutting away the ship's masts, the case is different; the port expenses, the expenses of repairing the G.A.
It is employed in shipping of all kinds; some of the strongest plants are selected for masts of boats of moderate size, and the masts of larger vessels are sometimes formed by the union of several bamboos built up and joined together.
From the coast to the eastern base of the Cascade Mountains the state is heavily timbered, except in small prairies and clearings in the Willamette and other valleys, and the most important tree is the great Douglas fir, pine or spruce (Pseudotsuga Douglasii), commonly called Oregon pine, which sometimes grows to a height of 300 ft., and which was formerly in great demand for masts and spars of sailing-vessels and for bridge timbers; the Douglas fir grows more commercial timber to the acre than any other American variety, and constitutes about five-sevenths of the total stand of the state.
xxxvi.), gave the following graphic description of the state of the Sulina mouth when the commission entered on its labours in 1856: "The entrance to the Sulina branch was a wild open seaboard strewn with wrecks, the hulls and masts of which, sticking out of the submerged sandbanks, gave to mariners the only guide where the deepest channel was to be found.
Small masts and spars are often made of it, and are said to be lighter than those of pine.
This discharge, which is identical with the " brush " discharge of laboratory experiments, usually appears as a tip of light on the extremities of pointed objects such as church towers, the masts of ships, or even the fingers of the outstretched hand: it is commonly accompanied by a crackling or fizzing noise.
Steamer with your poised masts Raising anchor for exotic climes?
erection of masts.
fast trackalso end fast-track approval for mobile phone masts.
long, which are strongly lashed together to a width of some 24 ft., decked and fitted with two masts, each carrying a huge mat sail picturesquely fashioned.
Deductions as above under clause C, except that one-third be deducted off ironwork of masts and spars, repairs to and renewal of all machinery (inclusive of boilers and their mountings), and all hawsers, ropes, sheets and rigging.
act, as cutting away masts, it would seem that the loss ought to be made good, as being a result of the special risks to which those goods have thereby been exposed.
He had insured the cargo but not the ship. The cargo underwriters were held liable to pay a contribution to damage done to the ship by cutting away masts for the general safety.
Beneath the tail is a rudder for directing the course of the machine to the right or to the left; and to facilitate the steering a sail is stretched between two masts which rise from the car.
The former story has been connected with the sailors' custom of hanging vine leaves, ivy and bunches of grapes round the masts of vessels in honour of vintage festivals.
In practical wireless telegraphy the antenna is generally a collection of wires in fan shape upheld from one or more masts or wooden towers.
long, arranged in fan-shape and upheld between two masts.
They are vessels of low free-board, with masts.
There were fathoms of water, which meant the masts were not visible.
fore and aftree masts, square-rigged on the fore and mainmast and fore-and-aft rigged on the mizzen.
Small vessels, with thin masts, light rigging & sailcloth, & a lower freeboard need less wind & smaller waves.
Restaurants catering for every taste line the picturesque harbor where the masts of traditional wooden gullets sway gently in the breeze.
jib booms were then carried away and nothing was left standing except the three lower masts and yards.
The current legal loophole allows phone masts of any height to be built on land owned by Network Rail without planning permission.
She was originally a sailing lugger, principally by two lugsails carried on two masts.
Crane (12.5 ton) can be used for lowering masts.
At 1.45pm the " Neptune " brought down bother the " Bucentaure's " main and mizzen masts.
The ODPM has produced an analysis of recent levels of Parliamentary activity on the subject of telecommunications masts.
Mercury telecommunications masts: the Clerk had received no further communication from Mercury.
However, insurance is now available against the potential for adverse developments including telecom masts close to residential property.
The next step was to add extra masts, the foremast and the mizen mast.
mobile phone masts.
As these masts spread northwards through Scotland they will threaten more and more of our mountain landscapes.
phone masts appearing on constituents ' doorsteps has vividly brought home their lack of control over their local area.
plow steel wire rope, is used to support the masts.
proliferateo establish how much mast sharing was going on, so eliminating the need for rival operators proliferating the number of masts.
rattless of sail boat masts and rigging all rattling in the wind.
We sailed out of Civitavecchia at 6pm, the captain pressed a button and the sails unfurled from the 50ft masts.
telecommunications masts: the Clerk had received no further communication from Mercury.
topgallant masts struck by bowsprits rigged in.
Once past the masts, you will see a road turnoff to the right, which you ignore.
Behind Balmoral are the masts and rigging of HMS Warrier the first ironclad warship.
St Elmo's Fire.-Luminous discharges from masts, lightning conductors, and other pointed objects are not very infrequent, especially during thunderstorms. On the Sonnblick, where the phenomenon is common, Elster and Geitel (87) have found St Elmo's fire to answer to a discharge sometimes of positive sometimes of negative electricity.
The second part enters upon the history of the crusade itself, and tells how Joinville pledged all his land save so much as would bring in a thousand livres a year, and started with a brave retinue of nine knights (two of whom besides himself wore bannerets), and shared a ship with the sire d'Aspremont, leaving Joinville without raising his eyes,"pour ce que le cuer ne me attendrisist du biau chastel que je lessoie et de mes deux enfans"; how they could not get out of sight of a high mountainous island (Lampedusa or Pantellaria) till they had made a procession round the masts in honour of the Virgin; how they reached first Cyprus and then Egypt; how they took Damietta, and then entangled themselves in the Delta.
A mass of sail boat masts and rigging all rattling in the wind.
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