The standard American encyclopedia of arts, sciences, history, biography, geography, statistics, and general knowledge Volume 5

 
9781130697773: The standard American encyclopedia of arts, sciences, history, biography, geography, statistics, and general knowledge Volume 5
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1897 Excerpt: ...vertical direction along the front of the spine, passes through an opening in the diaphragm, and thus enters the abdomen, and terminates in the cardiac orifice of the stomach opposite the ninth dorsal vertebra. It has three coats--viz., an external or muscular coat, an internal or mucous coat, which is covered with a thick layer of squamous epithelium, and an intermediate cellular coat, uniting the muscular and mucous coats. CEs'tridae, a family of dipterous insects, or gad-flies, having a mere rudimentary proboscis or none, the palpi also sometimes wanting, and the mouth reduced to three tubercles; the antennas short and inclosed in a cavity in the forepart of the head; the abdomen large. They are generally very hairy, the hair often colored in rings. They resemble flesh-flies in their general appearance, and are nearly allied to Mwcida. The perfect insect is very short-lived. O'Fallon, (john,) b. in Ky. 1791; served in the War of 1812, and subsequently became a successful merchant at St. Louis; gave over $1,000,000 to the O'Fallon Polytechnic Institute, the Washington University, and other kindred institutions; d. 1865. Of fa's Dike, a remarkable relic of antiquity, an intrenchment extending along the whole border of England and Wales, from the N. coast of Flintshire, on the estuary of the Dee, through the counties of Denbigh, Montgomery, Salop, Radnor, and Hereford, into Gloucestershire, where its S. termination is near the mouth of the Wye, in the grounds of Sedbury Park, which overlook the estuary of the Severn. It is generally Bupposed to have been chiefly intended as a line of demarkatiou. Nearly parallel with it, but at a distance varying from a few hundred yards to 3 m. on the E. or English side of it, is Watt's Dike, a similar relic of antiquity, ...

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