Several of the varieties are cut into gems and ornaments, balance weights, pivot supports for delicate instruments, agate mortars, &c.; or used for engraving, for instance, cameos and the elaborately carved crystal vases of ancient and medieval times.
Good hydraulic mortars may be made from lime mixed with furnace ashes or burnt clay as the pozzuolanic constituent.
mortars) distributed in the defenses.
He must have mortars, pots, filters, glasses and boxes clean and sweet.
2 Hand grenades and extemporized trench mortars were used on both sides with very great effect.
The term mortar, though not used Mortars.
regiments or 12 battalions), 2 regiments of field artillery (comprising 9 batteries of field-guns and 3 of field howitzers, 72 pieces in all), 3 squadrons of cavalry, I Or 2 companies of pioneers, a bridge ttain and I or 2 bearer companies; (c) corps troops, 1 battalion rifles, telegraph troops, bridge train, ammunition columns, train (supply) battalion, field bakeries, bearer companies and field hospitals, &c., with, as a rule, one or two batteries of heavy field howitzers or mortars and a machine-gun group. The remainder of the cavalry and horse artillery attached to the army corps in peace goes in war to form the cavalry divisions.
The veinstuff is broken small either by hand or in rock-breakers, and stamped to fine powder in stamp mills, which are practically large mechanically-worked pestles and mortars, the stamp proper weighing from 500 to moo lb.
He compared the results of his theory with experimental determinations of the ranges of mortars and cannon, and gave practical maxims for the management of artillery.
Others, like Ford's silicate of limestone, are practically lime mortars of excellent quality, which can be carved and cut like a sandstone of fine quality.
howitzer (aft), r6 Stokes mortars, flame throwers, 16 Lewis guns, and 4 12-in.
The most primitive is the rubbing together of the concentrated crushings with mercury in iron mortars.
This, he imagined, would compel an assailant to maintain large forces in the advanced trenches, which he proposed to attack by vertical fire from mortars.
guns (65-in, and 10-in.), with a few mortars.
Between Monte Rombon and Monte San Gabriele,, Capello had some 2,200 guns and nearly Boo trench mortars.
Isonzo Army) had some 2,500 guns and 50o trench mortars.
More than 3,000 guns had been lost, and over 1,700 trench mortars.
Some men carried hand grenades or bombs for trench mortars.
From what I've read, the moderately hydraulic lime mortars would need 3 to 4 weeks to cure sufficiently to resist frost.
Question: How do factory-produced mortars differ from site mixed mortars?
hydraulic lime mortars should be used within a few hours of mixing.
Young men are pounding rice flour in mortars using heavy wooden pestles.
We found pestle and mortars for grinding spices and herbs, decorated stones and a beautiful bowl and stone for refining other natural herbs.
The purpose of adjusting the sheaf is to get all mortars firing parallel.
Conflicts leave behind debris which can include unexploded artillery shells, anti-vehicle mines, grenades, mortars, rockets and air-delivered bombs.
This makes ARDEX the market leader for smoothing compounds, industrial toppings, repair mortars and screeds.
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