The Household Book of Practical Receipts: In the Arts, Manfactures and Trades, Including Medicine, Pharmacy, and Domestic Economy

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John Dicks, 1871 - Всего страниц: 241

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Стр. 87 - I began to cross the pond with my kite, which carried me quite over without the least fatigue, and with the greatest pleasure imaginable. I was only obliged occasionally to halt a little in my course, and resist its progress, when it appeared that, by following too quick, I lowered the kite too much : by doing which occasionally I made it rise again.
Стр. 17 - Boil the ginger in three gallons of water for half an hour, then add the sugar, the juice, and the honey, with the remainder of the water, and strain through a cloth. When cold add the white of one egg, and half an ounce (fluid) of essence of lemon; after standing four days, bottle. This yields a very superior beverage, and one which will keep for many months.
Стр. 49 - In either case the solution must be strained through a piece of clean muslin, and for very nice purposes should be clarified with a little white of egg. A small clean brush, called by painters a sash tool, is the best for applying -the size, as well as the varnish.
Стр. 87 - The exercise of swimming is one of the most healthy and agreeable in the world. After having swam for an hour or two in the evening, one sleeps coolly the whole night, even during the most ardent heat of summer. Perhaps, the pores being cleansed, the insensible perspiration increases and occasions this coolness.
Стр. 57 - HASTY PUDDING. Boil water, a quart, three pints, or two quarts, according to the size of your family; sift your meal, stir five or six spoonfuls of it thoroughly into a bowl of water; when the water in the kettle boils, pour into it the contents of the bowl; stir it well, and let it boil up thick; put in salt to suit your own taste, then stand over the kettle, and sprinkle in meal, handful after handful, stirring it very thoroughly all the time, and letting it boil between whiles. When it is so thick...
Стр. 12 - Boil them to a proper thickness, then add a quarter of a pound of sugar, and two spoonsful of yeast. Set the whole in a warm place near the fire, for six or eight weeks, then place it in the open air until it becomes a syrup ; lastly, decant, filter, and bottle it up, adding a little sugar to each bottle.
Стр. 87 - I was drawn along the surface of the water in a very agreeable manner. Having then engaged another boy to carry my clothes round the pond, to a place which I pointed out to him on the other side, I began to cross the pond with my kite, which carried me quite over without the least fatigue, and with the greatest pleasure imaginable.
Стр. 59 - ... meat being previously removed. Put the meat into a tin cylinder, fill up the vessel with seasoned rich soup, and then solder on the lid, pierced with a small hole. When this has been done, let the tin vessel thus prepared be placed in brine and heated to the boiling point, to complete the cooking of the meat. The hole of the lid is now to be closed by soldering, whilst the air is rarefied.
Стр. 18 - To one pound of wood-ashes, add two pounds of quick lime ; put them into a quart of water. Let the whole boil till reduced to one-third. Then dip a feather in, and if, on drawing it out, the plume should come off, it is a proof that it is boiled enough ; if not, let it boil a little longer. When it is settled, filter it off, and in the liquor thus strained put in shavings of horn. Let...
Стр. 17 - ... a stove heated to about the temperature of an annealing oven ; the gum burns off, and the borax, by vitrifying, cements the gold with great firmness to the glass ; after which it may be burnished. The gilding upon porcelain is in like manner fixed by heat and the use of borax...

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