Annual Report of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution
U.S. Government Printing Office, 1878
Vols. for 1847-1963/64 include the Institution's Report of the Secretary, also published separately.
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Page 73 - ... a bridge. They are five and six stories high, each story receding from the one below it, and thus forming a structure terraced from top to bottom. Each story is divided into numerous little compartments, the outer tiers of rooms being lighted by small windows in the sides, while those in the interior of the building are dark, and are principally used as store-rooms.
Page 293 - Conforming to the curve of the hill and occupying its very summit is the serpent, its head resting near the point and its body winding back for seven hundred feet in graceful undulations, terminating in a triple coil at the tail.
Page 18 - Lectures" have been instituted at Washington, DC, by Joseph M. Toner, MD, who has placed in charge of a Board of Trustees, consisting of the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, the Surgeon-General of the United States Army, the Surgeon-General of the United States Navy, and the President of the Medical Society of the District of Columbia...
Page 190 - It is, therefore, necessary to select as a suitable color for discovering a feeble chromatic sense either the lighteat or darkest shades. The well-defined kinds and degrees of a defective chromatic sense confound only colors of mean intensity. I have selected, to determine whether the chromatic sense is or is not defective, a light green (dark green may...
Page 352 - ... dew-point — may widely differ. It is impossible to represent all these differences by statistical tables, but the fact has been forcibly impressed upon the compiler during the minute examinations necessary to the preparation of this report. " Third. Next to dryness, in importance, is an equable temperature, a temperature uniform for long periods, and not disturbed by sudden or frequent changes. A uniformly low temperature is much to be preferred to a uniformly high temperature. The former exerts...
Page 308 - ... long pole stuck in a flat board about fifteen inches square. From this board a number of bone pieces project, which, when pressed down, enter the hollow ends of the shells, which seem to be attached to the bottom by their small ends. The shells stick on the pieces, and are thus brought to the surface. They are from an inch and a half to two inches in length, and are white, slender and hollow, and tapering to a point; slightly curved, and about the size of an ordinary tobacco-pipe stem.
Page 192 - II. b of the plate, rather towards yellowish red. " Rule. — This test, which is applied only to those completely color-blind, should be continued until the person examined has placed beside the specimen all the skeins belonging to this shade or the greater part, or else...
Page 94 - In pursuing these ethnographic investigations it has been the endeavor, as far as possible, to produce results that would be of practical value in the administration of Indian affairs, and for this purpose especial attention has been paid to...
Page 73 - ... ancient style of buildings, principally in substituting doorways in the walls of their houses for those in the roof. Their modern buildings are rarely over two stories in height, and are not distinguishable from those of their Mexican neighbors. The village is surrounded by an adobe wall, which is first included within the limits of the model, and incloses an area of eleven or twelve acres in extent. Within this limit are four of their estufas or secret council-houses.