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" ... the obstacle. . . . The waves on the surface of stagnating water, passing by the sides of a broad obstacle which stops part of them, bend afterwards and dilate themselves gradually into the quiet water behind the obstacle. The waves, pulses or vibrations... "
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London - Pagina 28
1802
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Opticks: Or, A Treatise of the Reflections, Refractions, Inflections and ...

Isaac Newton - 1730 - 382 pagina’s
...The Waves, Pulfes or Vibrations of the Air, wherein Sounds confift, bend manifeftly, though not fo much as the Waves of Water. For a Bell or a Cannon may be heard beyond a Hill which intercepts the light of the founding Body, and . Sounds are propagated as readily through crooked Pipes as through...
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Philosophical Conversations: Or, A New System of Physics, by Way ..., Volume 2

Regnault (Pčre, Noël) - 1731
...wherein Sounds confift, bend manifeftly, tho* not fo much as the Waves of Water. For a Bell or a Canon may be heard beyond a Hill which intercepts the Sight of the founding Body; and Sounds are propagated as readily through crooked Pipes, as through ftreight ones....
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A Journal of Natural Philosophy, Chemistry and the Arts, Volumes 1-2

William Nicholson - 1802
...The waves, pulfes, or vibrations of the air, wherein founds confift, bend manifeilly, though not fo much as the waves of water. For a bell or a cannon may be heard beyond a hill, which intercepts the fight of the founding body ; and founds are propagated as readily through crooked pipes as ilraight...
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A Dictionary of the English Language: In which the Words are Deduced from ...

Samuel Johnson - 1805
...then more properly written straight. [See STRAIGHT.] ' ( A bell or g cannon may he heard beyond » hill which intercepts the sight of the sounding body; and sounds are propagated as rrajily through crooked pipes as through strait ones. Ne^L-ton. STRAIT. «. t. i. A narrow pass, or...
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The London Encyclopaedia: Or, Universal Dictionary of Science ..., Volume 21

Thomas Curtis - 1829
...strriglits to which you're driven, and, as he knows Cato's high worth, is anxious for your life. Adduott. A bell or a cannon may be heard beyond a hill which...are propagated as readily through crooked pipes as through straight ones. tfewton'i Opticks. Whatever straitens the vessels, so as the channels become...
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The London encyclopaedia, or, Universal dictionary of ..., Deel 1,Volume 21

Thomas Curtis (of Grove house sch, Islington)
...streighti to which you're driven, and, as he knows Cato's high worth, is anxious for your life. Adiuon. A bell or a cannon may be heard beyond a hill which intercepts the sight of the sounding bod), and sounds are propagated as readily tkraeji crooked pipes as through straight ones. KevXen'i...
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Life of Thomas Young: M.D., F.R.S., &c.; and One of the Eight Foreign ...

George Peacock - 1855 - 514 pagina’s
...water behind the obstacle. The_wayeSj pulses*, or vibrations of the air, wherein- sounds conaist»jbend manifestly., though not so much as the waves of water....bell or a cannon may be heard beyond a hill which interrupts the sight of the sounding body ; and sounds are propagated as_readily through crooked pipes...
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Problems of life and mind

George Henry Lewes - 1875
...passing by the sides of a broad obstacle which stops part of them, bend afterwards, and dilate themselves gradually into the quiet water behind the obstacle....are propagated as readily through crooked pipes as through straight ones. But light is never known to follow crooked passages nor to bend into the shadow."...
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A Popular History of Science

Robert Routledge - 1881 - 673 pagina’s
...passing by the sides of a broad obstacle which stops part of them, bend afterwards and dilate themselves gradually into the quiet water behind the obstacle....cannon may be heard beyond a hill which intercepts the sounding body . . . but light is never known to bend into the shadow." Some expressions to which we...
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Light

Richard Cockburn Maclaurin - 1909 - 251 pagina’s
...bend afterwards, and dilate themselves gradually into the quiet water behind the obstacle. The waves of the air, wherein sounds consist, bend manifestly, though not so much as the waves of water. But light is never known to follow crooked passages nor to bend into the shadow. For the fixed stars,...
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