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" Huge massess of rock rise at once from the plains, and raise their peaked summits to an immense height in the air, while projecting crags spring from their rugged flanks and threatening the valleys below, seem to bid defiance to the laws of gravitation.... "
A Compendium of Astronomy: Intended to Simplify and Illustrate the ... - Page 53
by John Vose - 1834 - 184 pages
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Eight Familiar Lectures on Astronomy, Intended as an Introduction to the ...

William Philipps - 1817 - 254 pages
...the plains, and raise their peaked summits to an immense height in the air, while projecting craggs spring from their rugged flanks, and threatening the...examine the rents and ravines which accompany the over-hanging cliffs, we expect every moment that they are to be torn from their base, and that the...
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A general view of the sciences and arts, Volume 1

William Jillard Hort - 1822
...regions. Huge masses of rock, rise at once, from the plains, and raise their peaked summits high in air ; while projecting crags spring from their rugged...unconnected fragments, which time seems to have detached N 2 from the parent mass. In some parts, the perpendicular elevation of the mountains is above four...
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Astronomy, as it is Known at the Present Day: With an Account of the Nature ...

George G. Carey - 1825 - 166 pages
...height in the air, while projecting craggs spring from their rugged flanks, and threatening the vallies below seem to bid defiance to the laws of gravitation....examine the rents and ravines which accompany the overhanging cliffs, we expect every moment that they are to be torn from their base, and that the process...
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Elements of Astronomy: Illustrated with Plates, for the Use of Schools and ...

John Hubbard Wilkins - 1825 - 151 pages
...the plains, and raise their peaked summits to an immense height in the air, while projecting craggs spring from their rugged flanks, and threatening the...which time seems to have detached from their parent maes ; and when we examine the rents and ravines which accompany the over-hanging cliffs, we expect...
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The Worcester Magazine and Historical Journal, Volume 1

1826
...while THE MOON. 125 projecting crags spring from their rugged flanks, and, threatening the vallies below, seem to bid defiance to the laws of gravitation....the base of these frightful eminences are strewed loose and unconnected fragments, which time seems to have detached from their parent mass ; and when...
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The Worcester Magazine and Historical Journal: Containing ..., Volume 1

1826
...height in the air, while projecting crags spring from their rugged flanks, and, threatening the vallies below, seem to bid defiance to the laws of gravitation....the base of these frightful eminences are strewed loose and unconnected fragments, which time seems to have detached from their parent mass ; and when...
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A System of Astronomy: On the Principles of Copernicus

John Vose - 1827 - 252 pages
...2.) Her mountainous scenery, however, bears a stronger resemblance to the towering sublimity and the terrific ruggedness of the Alpine regions, than to...examine the rents and ravines, which accompany the overhanging cliffs, we expect every moment, that they are to be torn from their fcase, and that the...
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Elements of Astronomy: Illustrated with Plates, for the Use of Schools and ...

John Hubbard Wilkins - 1832 - 152 pages
...mountainous scenery bears a stronger resemblance to the towering sublimity, and the terrific ruggedness of Alpine regions, than to the tamer inequalities of...examine the rents and ravines which accompany the over-hanging cliffs, we ex> pect every moment that they are to be torn from tneir base, and that the...
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A New System of Practical Astronomy: Made Plain and Easy to Those who Have ...

Thomas Spofford - 1835 - 72 pages
...height ; while projecting crags spring from their rugged flanks, and threatening the valleys belowj seem to bid defiance to the laws of gravitation. Around...of these frightful eminences are strewed numerous fragments, which time seems to have detached from their parent mass; and when we examine the rents...
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Elements of Astronomy: Illustrated with Plates, for the Use of Schools and ...

John Hubbard Wilkins - 1836 - 152 pages
...air, while projecting crags spring from their rugged flanks, and threatening the valleys below, seern to bid defiance to the laws of gravitation.. Around...numerous loose and unconnected fragments, which time seema to have detached from their parent mass ; and when we examine the rents and ravines which accompany...
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