# A Treatise on Practical Mensuration

Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, & Roberts, 1859 - Measurement - 450 pages

### Contents

 of equidistant ordinates 54 LANDSURVEYING 63 an irregular narrow piece of land 80 To find the breadth of a river 86 To reduce statutemeasure to customary and vice 92 To survey and plan Estates or Lordships 94 Miscellaneous Instructions 101 65 106 Method of surveying single fields without the cross 109 cone 117 A Table of solid measure 124 the solidity and surface of a circular spindle 141 To find the solidity of an irregular solid 145 Division by the sliding rule 151 A Table for measuring timber 158 A Description of Timber Trees 166 ARTIFICERS WORK 175 42 180 A Description of Portland Yorkshire and Purbeck 181 44 193 the superficial content of a spherical dome 194 tical groin 201 Abstract of the Masonry 208 THE SLATERS WORK AND BILL 216
 50 264 888 265 cylinder 269 26 272 GAUGING 275 53 278 A description of the sliding rule 281 27 285 To find the content of a vessel in the form of a pris 289 30 292 CASK GAUGING 304 55 306 Explanations of the most useful properties 328 275 331 31 340 PART X 343 277 346 35 356 202 358 287 363 curvature 389 THE BUILDERS DICTIONARY 409 QUESTIONS FOR THE EXAMINATION OF THE PUPIL 434 To construct an irregular rhombus having given 435

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