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" It consisted of two large boxes, or half-ships, built in such a manner that they could be applied on each side of the hull of a large vessel. On the deck of each part of the camel a number of horizontal windlasses were placed, from which ropes proceeded... "
Putnam's Home Cyclopedia ... - Page 71
by G.P. Putnam & Co - 1852
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The Monthly review. New and improved ser, Volume 26

1798
...half ships, built in such a manner that it can be applied, below «rater, on each side of the null, to a large vessel. On the deck of each part of the camel there are a great many horizontal windlasses ; from which ropes proceed through openings in tlii д>пе...
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Recreations in Mathematics and Natural Philosophy ...

Jacques Ozanam - Scientific recreations - 1803
...camel consists of two half ships, constructed in such a manner that they can be applied, below water, on each side of the hull of a large vessel. On the deck of each part of the camel are a great many horizontal windlasses; from which 'ropes proceed through apertures in the one half,...
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Travelling Sketches in Russia and Sweden: During the Years 1805 ..., Volume 1

Sir Robert Ker Porter - Russia - 1809 - 475 pages
...machine consists of two half ships, built in such a manner that they can be applied, below water, to each side of the hull of a large vessel. On the deck of these half ships, which form the camel (called so from its being used to bear), there are a great many...
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A History of Inventions and Discoveries, Volume 3

Johann Beckmann - Inventions - 1814
...The camel consists of two half ships, built in such a manner that they can be applied, below water, on each side of the hull of a large vessel. On the deck of each part of the camel there are a great many horizontal windlasses ; from which ropes proceed, through openings in the one...
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A Treatise of Mechanics, Theoretical, Practical, and Descriptive, Volume 2

Olinthus Gregory - Mechanical engineering - 1815 - 58 pages
...camel consists of two half ships, constructed in such a manner that they can be applied below water, on each side of the hull of a large vessel. On the deck of each part of the camel are a great many horizontal windlasses, from which ropes proceed through apertures in the one half,...
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A history of inventions and discoveries, tr. by W. Johnston. Vol ..., Volume 3

Johann Beckmann - 1817
...The camel consists of two half ships, built in such a manner that they can be applied, below water, on each side of the hull of a large vessel. On the deck of each part of the camel there are a great many horizontal windlasses, from which ropes proceed, through openings in the one...
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The Penny Cyclopędia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful ..., Volume 6

Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1836
...described by Beckmann in his ' History of Inventions," consisted of two half ships, built in such a manner that they could be applied on each side of the hull...windlasses were placed, from which ropes proceeded through openings in one half, and being carried under the keel of the vessel, entered similar openings...
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The Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffussion of Useful ..., Volume 6

1836
...described by Beckmann in his ' History of Inventions,' consisted of two half ships, built in such a manner that they could be applied on each side of the hull...of a large vessel. On the deck of each part of the camul a number of horizontal windlasses were placed, from which ropes proceeded through openings in...
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Recreations in mathematics and natural philosophy, recomposed by m. Montucla ...

Jacques Ozanam - 1840
...camel consists of two half ships, constructed in such a manner that they can be applied, below water, on each side of the hull of a large vessel. On the deck of each part of the camel are a great many horizontal windlasses; from which ropes proceed through apertures in the one halt,...
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Encyclopędia metropolitana; or, Universal dictionary of ..., Volume 16

Encyclopaedia - 1845
...Camel consisted of two half ships, constructed in such a manner that they could be applied below water on each side of the hull of a large vessel. On the deck of each part of the Camel were a number of horizontal windlasses, from which ropes proceeded through apertures in the one half,...
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