## Practical geometry for the architect, engineer, surveyor and mechanic |

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apply arc cutting arch architectural asymptotes Author axis Bisect the angle Bridge called centre chord circle cutting circumference circumscribed cloth complete construct contour convolution curvature curve cutting the circle describe a circle diameter direction distance divide draw draw an arc draw the tangent drawn Edition ellipse engineering equal figure find points fixed focus four given circle given line given point half height horizontal hyperbola increases inscribed intersecting Iron join length manner marked means measure meet method normal number of equal number of points obtained ordinate outline parabola parallel pass perpendicular Plates pole Practical produce proportional radius radius-vector Railway ratio represent right angles scale sides spiral square Tables tangent third touch triangle twice vertex vertical volume Young

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Page 12 - Levelling. A TREATISE on the PRINCIPLES and PRACTICE of LEVELLING ; showing its Application to Purposes of Railway and Civil Engineering, in the Construction of Roads ; with Mr. TELFORD'S Rules for the same. By FREDERICK W. SIMMS, FGS, M. Inst. CE Sixth Edition, very carefully revised, with the addition of Mr.

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Page 18 - There is comprised in it every possible shape into which the letters of the alphabet and numerals can be formed, and the talent which has been expended in the conception of the various plain and ornamental letters is wonderful.

Page 12 - Sub-Excavating, Timbering, and the Construction of the Brickwork of Tunnels, with the amount of Labour required for, and the Cost of, the various portions of the work.

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