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" At length being at Clapham, where there is, on the common, a large pond, which I observed one day to be very rough with the wind, I fetched out a cruet of oil, and dropped a little of it on the water. I saw it spread itself with surprising swiftness upon... "
Physics at Surfaces - Page 1
by Andrew Zangwill - 1988 - 454 pages
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Annual Register, Volume 18

History - 1778
...pond, which 1 observed to be oui; day very rough with the wind, I fetched out a cruet of oil, and dropt a little of it on the water. I saw it spread itself with surprising swiftness upon- the surface; but the effect of smoothing the waves was not produced ; lor I had applied it first on the leeward...
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Memoirs of the life and writings of Benjamin Franklin ...

Benjamin Franklin, William Temple Franklin - Biography & Autobiography - 1818 - 449 pages
...revolved in my mind, and wondered to find no mention of them in our books of experimental philosophy. At length being at Clapham, where there is, on the...itself with surprising swiftness upon the surface ; but the effect of smoothing the waves was not produced : for I had applied it first on the leeward...
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The Works of Dr. Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin - 1835 - 312 pages
...pond, which I observed one day to he very rongh with the wind, I fetehed ont a ernet of oil. and dropt a little of it on the water. I saw it spread itself with snrprising swiftness npon the snrface: bnt the effect of smoothing the waves was not prodnced; for...
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The Works of Benjamin Franklin: Containing Several Political and ..., Volume 6

Benjamin Franklin - United States - 1838
...revolved in my mind, and wondered to find no mention of them in our books of experimental philosophy. At length being at Clapham, where there is, on the...itself with surprising swiftness upon the surface ; but the effect of smoothing the waves was not produced ; for I had applied it first on the leeward...
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The works of Benjamin Franklin: with notes and a life of the author by J. Sparks

Benjamin Franklin - 1840
...revolved in my mind, and wondered to find no mention of them in our books of experimental philosophy. At length being at Clapham, where there is, on the...itself with surprising swiftness upon the surface ; but the effect of smoothing the waves was not produced ; for I had applied it first on the leeward...
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Chambers's Edinburgh journal, conducted by W. Chambers. [Continued as ...

Chambers's journal - 1861
...The first thing he did was to make an experiment in a pond on Clapham Common. He dropped a little oil on the water. 'I saw it spread itself with surprising swiftness upon the surface, but the effect of smoothing the waves was not produced, for I had applied it first upon the leeward-side...
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The Life of Benjamin Franklin

Jeremiah Chaplin - 1876 - 398 pages
...observed one day to be very rough with the wind, I fetched out a cruet of oil, and dropped a little on the water. I saw it spread itself with surprising swiftness upon the surface ; but the effect of smoothing the waves was not produced, for I had applied it first on the leeward...
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Inventors

Philip Gengembre Hubert - BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY - 1893 - 299 pages
...resolved in my mind, and wondered to find no mention of them in our books of experimental philosophy. " At length being at Clapham where there is. on the...itself with surprising swiftness upon the surface ; but the effect of smoothing the waves was not produced ; for 1 had applied it first on the leeward...
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Inventors

Philip Gengembre Hubert - BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY - 1895 - 299 pages
...resolved in my mind, and wondered to find no mention of them in our. books of experimental philosophy. " At length being at Clapham where there is, on the...itself with surprising swiftness upon the surface ; but the effect of smoothing the waves was not produced ; for I had applied it first on the leeward...
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The many-sided Franklin

Paul Leicester Ford - Statesmen - 1899 - 516 pages
...the learned are apt to slight too much the knowledge of the vulgar," not to bear it in memory, and " At length being at Clapham, where there is, on the...itself with surprising swiftness upon the surface ; but the effect of smoothing the waves was not produced ; for I had applied it first on the leeward...
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