Ten shafts lined with slabs of tufa which were there found may have been the approaches to tombs or may have served as wells.
Sleepers, called ties or cross-ties in America, are the blocks or slabs on which the rails are carried.
The early history of the territory comprised within the district of Dharwar has been to a certain extent reconstructed from the inscription slabs and memorial stones which abound there.
She wandered down stream to the place where they had drug huge slabs of stone to make a walkway across the creek.
The water moved silently over moss and lichen covered slabs of rocks, forming small pools in the low spots.
In 1862 the slabs containing the remains were acquired by the British Museum, and towards the end of that year Sir R.
They, however, had no confidence in the arch, which, as the Hindu says, "never sleeps but is always tending to its own destruction," so that the pointed arch, which had almost become the emblem of the Mahommedan religion, had to be dispensed with for the covered aisles which surrounded the great court, and in the triple entrance gateway the form of an arch only was retained, as it was constructed with horizontal courses of masonry for the haunches, and with long slabs of stone resting one against the other at the top. A similar construction was employed in the great mosque at Ajmere, built A.D.1200-1211at the same time as the Delhi mosque.
Where any epitaph was set up - an immense number are destitute of any inscription at all - it is always painted or engraved on these slabs or tiles.
Not a few of the slabs, it is discovered, have done double duty, bearing a pagan inscription on one side and a Christian one on the other.
Sawdust, slabs, stumps and large quantities of logs are wasted.
or less in height and width, with the sides slightly inclined towards one another, and from 30 to 40 ft., or even more, in length; the sides are composed sometimes of slabs, sometimes of rough walling, while the roof is composed of flat slabs; and the bodies were probably disposed in a sitting position.
slabs or two small walls; the semicircular space thus formed has a diameter of about 45 ft., and was probably intended for sacrifices.
Sculptured slabs form balustrades to the steps leading up to the temple, and its exterior is ornamented with figures in stucco, the outer faces of the four pillars in front having life-size figures of women with children in their arms. The small Temple of Beau Relief stands on a narrow ledge of rock against the steep slope of the mountain.
Portions of the coloured terra-cotta slabs which decorated the cornice and other architectural members have also been discovered.
They may consist of earth with a retaining wall along the tracks and with the surface gravelled or paved with stone or asphalt, or they may be constructed entirely of timber, or they may be formed of stone slabs supported on longitudinal walls.
Vitale, is made of thin slabs of alabaster, behind which lamps were intended to be placed.
Thorpe Cloud, it is highly fossiliferous, but it is usually somewhat barren except for abundant crinoids and smaller organisms. It is polished in large slabs at Ashford, where crinoidal, black and "rosewood" marbles are produced.
The walls are built of solid brickwork and then covered with thin slabs of rich and costly marbles.
The whole surface of the ponderous upper storey is covered with a diaper pattern in slabs of creamy white Istrian stone and red Verona marble, giving a delicate rosy-orange hue to the building.
South of the main court lie the remains of what may be either an earlier temple, or the traditional tomb of Cinyras, almost wholly destroyed except its west wall of gigantic stone slabs.
Many ingenious devices for forming bars have been produced; but generally a strong frame is used, across which steel wires are stretched at distances equal to the size of the bars to be made, the blocks being first cut into slabs and then into bars.
The oldest stage-building was erected in the time of Lycurgus; it consisted of a rectangular hall with square projections (1rapauKs vca) on either side; in As= front of this was built in late Greek or early Roman times a stage with a row of columns which intruded upon the orchestra space; a later and larger stage, dating from the time of Nero, advanced still farther into the orchestra, and this was finally faced (probably in the 3rd century A.D.) by the " bema " of Phaedrus, a platform-wall decorated with earlier reliefs, the slabs of which were cut down to suit their new position.
The picturesque modern town occupies the site of the old; the present piazza is the ancient Forum, and its pavement of slabs of travertine with the inscription "A.
Abel, the cotton is ground into a pulp, a process which greatly facilitates the complete removal of acids, &c. This pulp is finally drained, and is then either compressed,while still moist, into slabs or blocks when required for blasting purposes, or it is dried when required for the manufacture of propellants.
From the large masses great lenses and mirrors may be produced, while the smaller pieces are used for the production of the disks and slabs of moderate size, in which the optical glass of commerce is usually supplied.
For the purpose of rendering this minute examination possible, opposite plane surfaces of the glass are ground approximately flat and polished, the faces to be polished being so chosen as to allow of a view through the greatest possible thickness of glass; thus in slabs the narrow edges are polished.
per lb in small slabs or disks.
The blowing iron is constantly trundled, and the small lump of glass is squeezed and flattened into the shape of a foot, either between two slabs of wood hinged together, or by pressure against an upright board.
When the floor of the kiln has been covered with slabs of glass the opening is carefully built up and luted with fire-bricks and fire-clay, and the whole is then allowed to cool.
In the walls and floor of the kiln special cooling channels or air passages are provided and by gradually opening these to atmospheric circulation the cooling is considerably accelerated while a very even distribution of temperature is obtained; by these means even the largest slabs can now be cooled in three or four days and are nevertheless sufficiently well annealed to be free from any serious internal stress.
From the annealing kiln the slabs of glass are transported to the cutting room, where they are cut square, defective slabs being rejected or cut down to smaller sizes.
When the window openings were large, as was the case in basilicas and other public buildings, and even in houses, the pieces of glass were, doubtless, fixed in pierced slabs of marble or in frames of wood or bronze.
The walls of the Assyrian palaces were lined with sculptured and coloured slabs of stone, instead of being painted as in Chaldaea.
Ahmar (on left bank of Euphrates); large stela with sculpture and long relief inscription, found in 1908 with several sculptured slabs and two gateway lions, inscribed in cuneiform.
Arslan Tepe (Ordasu), Arbistan, Marash (above the modern town and near the springs), Beikeui, mounds, doubtless covering structures, may be seen, and sculptured slabs have been recovered.
When this is done, the casing is hoisted out of the centrifugal and the vertical plates and the slabs of sugar are extracted.
The slabs are sent by a conveyor to a drying stove, whence they issue to pass through a cutting machine, provided with knives so arranged that the cutting takes place both downwards and upwards, and here the slabs are cut into cubes.
The roasting is most simply effected by spreading it on heated slabs, on which it is constantly turned, or a roasting machine is used, consisting of a revolving drum in which the tobacco is rotated, gradually passing from one end to the other, and all the time under the influence of a current of heated air.
The monotony and lifelessness of this form of architecture are shown in the meaningless way in which details, suited only to the Venetian methods of veneering walls with thin marble slabs, are copied in the solid marbles of Verona.
The mosque known as Raja Bhoj's school was built out of Hindu remains in the 4 th or 15th century: its name is derived from the slabs, covered with inscriptions giving rules of Sanskrit grammar, with which it is paved.
The numerous niches, generally containing sacrificial (?) tables, 2 are often approached by window-like openings hewn out of one of the flat slabs by which they are enclosed.
If the planes of one set divide it into m slabs of thickness h, and those of the other into n slabs of thickness k, so that H =mh, K = nk, then the values of x and of y for any ordinate may be denoted by xo+Oh and yo+Ok, and the length of the ordinate by uo, 0.
high with double frieze, connected with the cella walls by a coffered ceiling, which contained slabs with heads of gods and emperors.
The floors were of clay, and in each floor there was a hearth constructed of flat slabs' of stone.
Of stone bridges in Great Britain, the earliest were the cyclopean bridges still existing on Dartmoor, consisting of stone piers bridged by stone slabs.
The bridge over the East Dart near Tavistock had three piers, with slabs FIG.
long, constructed of polished marble slabs, fastened with copper bolts, flanked at the foot by two curious columns.
The walls of the Acropolis are in of thin slabs of stone set up on end, with others laid across the top of them; at the part of this enclosure nearest to the Lion Gate is an entrance.
Some have supposed the circle of slabs to be the retaining wall of a tumulus; but its structure is not solid enough for such a purpose, and it can hardly be anything but a sacred enclosure.
Above one of the graves was a small circular altar, and there were also several sculptured slabs set up above them.
They belong to the 3rd-2nd centuries B.C. A tomb outside the town of the 6th century s.c., discovered in 1898, consisted of a round underground chamber, roofed with gradually projecting slabs of stone.
Here were found the famous black obelisk of Shalmaneser, now in the British Museum, in the inscription on which the tribute of Jehu, son of Omri, is mentioned, the great winged bulls, and also a fine series of slabs representing the battles and sieges of Tiglath-pileser; (c) the South-West palace, in the S.W.
schleissen, to split), in geology, a fissile, fine-grained argillaceous rock which cleaves or splits readily into thin slabs having great tensile strength and durability.
Slabs are also manufactured, and, being readily cut, planed, dressed and enamelled, are used for chimney pieces, billiard tables, wall linings, cisterns, paving, tomb-stones, ridge rolls, electrical switch-boards and various other architectural and industrial purposes.
At Martula Mariam, the wooden altar overlaid with gold had two slabs of solid gold, one 500, the other Boo ounces in weight.
The best data are three stone slabs, each with several standard volumes cut in them (11, 18), and two named vases.
The accounts of the palaces of the native kings must be taken with some reserve, from the tendency to use descriptive terms not actually untrue, but which convey erroneous ideas taken from European architecture; thus what are called columns of porphyry and jasper supporting marble balconies might perhaps be better described as piers carrying slabs, while the apartments and terraces must have been more remarkable for number and extent than architectural grandeur, being but low one-storied buildings.
Three vessels took part in the venture, with 160 men and some women, including Gudrid, and Freydis, a natural daughter of Red Eric. They first sailed north-west to the Vesterbygd or "Western Settlement" of Greenland, thence to Bear Island, and thence away to the south till they reached a country they named Helluland (some part of Labrador?) from its great flat slabs of stone (hellur).
With the exception of a high dado, itself very beautiful, made of marble slabs with bands of mosaic between them, the whole interior surface of the walls, including soffits and jambs of all the arches, is covered with minute mosaic-pictures in brilliant colours on a gold ground.
The mound of Nebi-Yunus is crowned by the " Tomb of Jonah," a sacred shrine to the modern inhabitants, and could not be explored; but by sinking a shaft within the walls of a private house, some sculptured slabs were recovered, and the Turkish government later opened out part of a palace of Esarhaddon.
They are small slabs of hard stone, just large enough for the chalice and paten.
On this occasion a stone altar, consisting of a flat slab resting upon three other upright slabs, was presented to the parish, and was set up in the church at the east wall of the chancel.
The mouths of the tombs were walled up and covered with slabs, and occasionally cippi (Phoen.
Hence slabs or beams of long span should not be built of plain concrete, though when reinforced with steel it is admirably adapted for these purposes.
There are many varieties of concrete known as "artificial stones" which can now be bought ready moulded into the form of paving slabs, wall blocks and pipes: they are both pleasing in appearance and very durable, being carefully made by skilled workmen.
But it is difficult and expensive to work up into various forms. Concrete has been avoided for making beams, slabs and thin walls, just because its deficiency in tensile strength doomed it to failure in such structures.
The structures in which steel concrete is used may be analysed as consisting essentially of (I) walls, (2) columns, (3) piles, (4) beams, (5) slabs, (6) arches.
Floor slabs may be regarded as wide and shallow beams, and the remarks made about the stresses in the one apply to the other also; accordingly, the various devices which are used for strengthening beams recur in the slabs.
In the Matrai system thin wires are used instead of rods, and are securely fastened to rolled steel joists, which form the beams on which the slabs rest; moreover, the wires instead of being stretched tight from side to side of the slab are allowed to sag as much as the thickness of the concrete will allow.
the Williams system small flat bars are used, which are not quite horizontal, but pass alternately over and under the rolled joists which support the slabs.
The shelves should be of slate a, a, supported by iron uprights b, b, each half having a front ledge of bricks set on edge in cement c, c. The slabs of slate forming the shelves should not be too closely fitted, as a small interval will prevent the accumulation of moisture at the bottom of the bed.
But the survivors returned to the spot, and by digging down and tunnelling were able to remove all the objects of value, even the marble facing slabs of the large buildings.
This temple appears to have suffered very severely from the earthquake, and at present affords little evidence of its original architectural ornament; but we learn from existing remains that its walls were covered with slabs of marble, and that the columns of the portico were of the same material.
In some instances where it had been freely introduced, as in the great theatre, it would seem that the slabs must have been removed at a period subsequent to the entombment of the city.
They are unusually interesting from the fact that many of the exposed slabs in the walls of the chambers are ornamented with spirals and other devices, rudely incised.
high, formed of massive slabs of oak.
Opposite to this hall is the Sala de las dos Hermanas (Hall of the two Sisters), so-called from two very beautiful white marble slabs laid as part of the pavement.
These slabs measure 15 ft.
They are lined on the inside with upright slabs, on which are painted geometrical figures and representations of animals.
The roofs are formed by placing slabs so that each course overlaps the lower one until the opening becomes about 5 ft.
wide, when it is covered with flat slabs reaching from one side to the other.
The striking feature of the building is the sculpture of the west pediment, carved in high relief on limestone slabs.
A part of the isle is one great cemetery of about 3 to 4 acres, with rude, rough graves as close to each other as possible, with slabs upon them.
Originally the absorption of the Deacon chlorine took place in a set of chambers, constructed of large slabs of stone, containing a great many horizontal shelves superposed over one another.
St Swithin's church contains, among numerous ancient memorials, one of the iron memorial slabs (1507) peculiar to certain churches of Sussex, and recalling the period when iron was extensively worked in the district.
Virginia was by far the most important state in 1908 in the production of soapstone, nearly the whole product being taken from a long narrow belt running north-east from Nelson county into Albemarle county; more than 90% of the output was sawed into slabs for laundry and laboratory appliances.
They are all inhumation burials, of the advanced iron age, and date from the 7th to the 4th century B.C., falling into three classes - those without coffin, those with a coffin formed of stone slabs, and those with a coffin formed of tiles.
They are then taken out and repeatedly turned over in the sun until perfectly dried, and afterwards beaten by mallets on stone slabs.
the banks are alternate stretches of blinding white, fine sand, and a chaos of huge boulders, masses and slabs of rock, with here and there, usually where a tributary enters, long stretches of shingle.
The library was contained in the palace that he built on the northern side of the mound of Kuyunjik and lined with sculptured slabs which display Assyrian art at its best.
in thickness, of clay, faced with brick, in the reception rooms wainscoted with stone slabs or tiles, elsewhere plastered, or, in the harem, adorned with fresco paintings and arabesques.
Within these mounds are two-chambered sepulchres, built of huge slabs of limestone, several of which have been opened and examined by Durand, Bent and others, and found to contain relics of undoubted Phoenician design.
xlvii.), who viewed objects over a series of heated slate slabs.
The space within is paved with mosaic, and is called the I;Iijr. It is included in the tawaf, and two slabs of verde antico within it are called the graves of Ishmael and Hagar, and are places of acceptable prayer.
The grave is marked by two erect slabs of white marble.
Masses of laterite, buried in hard ferruginous clay, crop up as rocks or slabs.
are almost paved with such slabs, dark-red in colour, perfectly flat and polished like plates of iron.
wide, reveted with marble slabs and glowing with mosaics.
The famous double ring of slabs and certain stone reliefs came to light.
It is cased with slabs of white marble.
The internal decoration is all produced by slabs of different-coloured marbles.
Continue up slabs and a rounded arete to reach the Descent Rake.
The brick-lined graves usually contained one or more burials and were roofed with stone slabs or brick barrel vaults.
Throw Slob Slabs (funky outdoor beanbags) into the space for informal alfresco seating.
Easy slabs lead to a flake belay in a small corner.
A female blackbird bounces around in the puddle of water on the paving slabs by the fountain.
Knowing my luck, the slabs will turn up, eat the lot, and then bugger off as I plonk my box down!
He agreed and two weeks ago discovered the joys of speeding humps, raised slabs, potholes and overgrown bushes.
These encircle a kist of five slabs which are topped by a massive capstone.
cist slabs to mark them.
concrete slabs have been laid across the tunnel to form the roof.
constructed of rubble and large flat slabs.
Follow the slabs by any route to a grass ledge beneath a steep crag.
Such slabs are often decorated with carved motifs including crosses and various symbolic or purely decorative elements.
The earth's crust is divided into big slabs, called plates, which are slowly moving all the time.
The hi-tech paving slabs have a top layer containing titanium dioxide which helps to break down pollutant nitrogen dioxide gas from car fumes.
West wall: two-centred arched doorway the arch turned in flat slabs rather than on edge.
dustbin lids or slabs.
dynamite sticks or gun cotton slabs.
Two door embrasures have their arches also turned in long slabs.
gabbro slabs on the floor of the hanging valley, Coir ' a ' Mhadaidh.
grave slabs also.
grillage analogy for analyzing slabs which can lead to erroneous results.
I had a far greater problem with the actual pavements, the slabs around St Pauls Square are particularly hazardous.
high-pressure hoses on slabs to avoid damage to the pointing.
Don't using high-pressure hoses on slabs to avoid damage to the pointing.
hundredweight of sharp sand and a few paving slabs to lay a patio.
The graves were marked by slabs incised with simple crosses.
latrine slabs for people in the village.
Due to their shape, anglers give them the nickname of dustbin lids or slabs.
enormous lingcod seemed to slumber on flat slabs of rock, and well-camouflaged cabezon suddenly appeared in crevices.
Universally loathed recent refurbishment with marble slabs has warmth of an Italian funeral parlor.
January 2006 - Various groundworks, concrete piles and round slabs, drainage manholes across site and concrete retaining wall started.
Paved with polygonal slabs of basalt brought from the hills, it crossed marshland, valleys, streams and mountains.
mineral wool slabs, bonded with a high performance binder.
rocksil Slabs A range of semi-rigid to rigid non-combustible rock mineral wool slabs, bonded with a high performance binder.
Lay the slabs on a standard mortar mix, remembering to slope the whole patio away from the house slightly.
For a slab path, then add 50 mm (2 ") of sharp sand, firmed and leveled, before laying slabs.
paved with grave slabs.
pavews of paving slabs, treated timber struts or a solid concrete base are good base choices.
paving slabs laid on top with no fixing.
privye houses had their own outside privies with slate slabs for roofing.
On screen, an electrical storm rages in slabs of the dark sky between tower blocks.
reheat furnaces are used to heat up slabs of steel produced by the blast furnace process or an electric arc process.
rock wool Slabs A range of semi-rigid to rigid non-combustible rock mineral wool slabs, bonded with a high performance binder.
Originally these were station name roundels mounted in vertical concrete slabs with an integral Y-shaped light above.
Shallow pools in the floor wriggled with cave salamanders hiding from our lights under slabs and branches.
Throughout the entire area are seams of diabase, with large slabs of diabase in some areas overlying ancient sandstone.
sepulchral slabs are set against the wall to the south of the arch.
More jugs of tea and coffee and large slabs of ship made chocolate and caramel shortbread.
slabs of shale.
slabs of granite.
slabs of red sandstone, which were about 10 cm (approx 4 inches) thick.
Rows of paving slabs, treated timber struts or a solid concrete base are good base choices.
slabs incised by ice.
Class II are relief carved slabs bearing symbols in addition to a cross.
A few weeks later, the concrete slabs have been laid across the tunnel to form the roof.
Three medieval sepulchral slabs are set against the wall to the south of the arch.
The paths leading past the church are paved with grave slabs.
The drying chamber, with an inner ring of upright stone slabs, had been cut into the earlier enclosure bank.
Typical examples of monolithic cast in-situ RC bond beams with RC slabs are shown below on Figure 13.
Why should I? The rows of bronze plaques embedded in flat granite slabs to mark folks ' graves came into focus.
slate slabs in the Center garden.
slippery slopeed on long, slippery grass slopes, wetly interspersed with little rocky walls and slabs and found no path.
stone slabs, had been cut into the earlier enclosure bank.
Now stocking a wide range of decorative aggregates, slabs, pots, water features & a comprehensive range of gardening sundries.
unfreezeeft along ledges of unfrozen turf to a belay on Crescent Slabs (possible crux ).
upright stone slabs, had been cut into the earlier enclosure bank.
weathered slabs may be 18thC.
Weeds and weedkiller We spray weedkiller on pavements made of bricks and concrete slabs, and on the sides of tarmac pavements.
Red maggot with chopped worm mixed in with the ground bait is the killer with anglers taking up to 10 slabs at a sitting.
After the introduction of the body the loculi were closed with the greatest care, either with slabs of marble the whole length of the aperture, or with huge tiles, three being generally employed, cemented together with great exactness so as to prevent the escape of the products of decomposition (fig.
At the end of the annealing process the glass issues in the shape of disks or slabs slightly larger than required by the optician in each case.
The annealing kilns are large fire-brick chambers of small height but with sufficient floor area to accommodate four or six large slabs, and the slabs are placed directly upon the floor of the kiln, which is built up of carefully dressed blocks of burnt fireclay resting upon a bed of sand; in order to avoid any risk of working or buckling in this floor these blocks are set slightly apart and thus have room to expand freely when heated.
Some statuettes and sculptured slabs partly belonging to its pulpit, perhaps the work of Andrea Pisano, have been found; upon the reverse side of two of the slabs are still older reliefs of the 8th or 9th century; so that the slabs perhaps originally came from Tharros.
Hear you can either look for fragments in the scree or try to obtain freshly cut shale slabs.
Fabrics: ' A, ' is of roughly coursed slabs of shale.
On the tallest of these had stood, perhaps for five centuries, a building made of heavy slabs of granite.
The chamber consisted of 4 slabs of red sandstone, which were about 10 cm (approx 4 inches) thick.
Pink pebbles are carried by strong currents from broken slabs incised by ice.
Extracts from the Laws are carved on slate slabs in the Center garden.
So we embarked on long, slippery grass slopes, wetly interspersed with little rocky walls and slabs and found no path.
Head left along ledges of unfrozen turf to a belay on Crescent Slabs (possible crux).
East of the chancel some weathered slabs may be 18thC.
This is because flat slabs of polished slate provide the best playing surface for any table.
Instead of a single slab that can easily fracture during shipping, most tables are made of three oversized slabs fitted together with a wood backing glued to one side.
The slabs are drilled and bolted to the table frame.
Futons are no longer slabs of wood that fold up like an accordion.
You may think of stone slabs as only those used for countertops, but some of the other uses include tub decks, walls and even stairs or steps.
Not only does the company offer stone tiles, but it also carries natural stone slabs that you can use on kitchen and bathroom cabinets.
Sam's Yams Veggie Rawhide Dog Treats - The word "rawhide" is a bit of a misnomer here since the company say it's treats are made from thick slabs of dehydrated sweet potatoes.
Granite countertops are formed out of massive pieces of stone known as slabs.
The slabs are cut, polished and edged to fit your kitchen dimensions just prior to install.
The cost of these slabs varies tremendously, with low cost stones starting at just $25 a square foot and some stones such as Azul Macuba or Blue Bahia pricing out at $400 a square foot.
These slabs can be cut, edged and finished like a natural stone counter, and can be viewed at the same stone yards as granite.
This attention to detail is their assurance that they are installing only the choicest slabs of granite in their applications.
There are hundreds of domestic granite quarries that offer top-shelf granite slabs for superior grade countertops, and many of their products can be found through New Jersey granite companies.
A granite tile countertop in your kitchen can be an affordable alternative to granite slabs.
While the vast majority of granite countertops are made of slabs - large 1-1/4 inch thick pieces of stone - alternatives such as modular and tile counters are increasing in popularity as well.
Additionally, granite tile counters are lighter and less expensive than slabs, making them more affordable and accessible than slab counters.
Solid surface synthetics are thick slabs of acrylic that are the same substance all the way through.
Then, they use two slabs of rock and grind the nuts into a paste.
Unlike the plastic build quality of the iPhone 3GS, Apple crams all of the internal components into two chemically treated glossy slabs of aluminosillicate glass.
The glass slabs are fitted around the device's main structure, a controversial stainless steel band, which also houses the main antennas.
You can use the attachment to make your own ground beef from the full slabs of beef or cubes of beef you buy at the grocery store or from your local meat market.
Lines of waiting diners regularly go out the front and back doors, winding past carving stations, where chefs slice large slabs of roast beef, the restaurant's specialty.
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