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Scientific American Supplement, No. 430, March 29, 1884

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Title: Scientific American Supplement, No. 430, March 29, 1884  
Author: Various
Language: English
Subject: Literature & thought, Literature and history, Literature & philosophy
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The genus Cuscuta contains quite a number of species which go under the common name of dodder, and which have the peculiarily of living as parasites upon other plants. Their habits are unfortunately too well known to cultivators, who justly dread their incursions among cultivated plants like flax, hops, etc. All parasitic plants, or at least the majority of them, have one character in common which distinguishes them at first sight. In many cases green matter is wanting in their tissues or is hidden by a livid tint that strikes the observer. Such are the Orobanchaccae, or ?broomropes,? and the tropical Balanophoraceae. Nevertheless, other parasites, such as the mistletoe, have perfectly green leaves.

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CONTENTS. I. ENGINEERING, MECHANICS, ETC.--The Iron Industry In Brazil.--By Prof. P. FEHRAND.--Methods of obtaining iron.--Operation of the system.--Elaboration of the ore.--Setting up a forge.-- Selling price of iron The Steamer Churchill, built by Messrs. Hall, Russell & Co., for service at Natal.--With full page of illustrations Three-Way Tunnels Falconetti's Continuously Primed Siphon.--Manner of carrying a water course over a canal, river, or road.--With engraving The Weibel-Piccard System of Evaporating Liquids.-- 2 illustrations II. TECHNOLOGY.--Coal Gas as a Labor--saving Agent in Mechanical Trades.--By T. FLETCHER.--Gas as fuel.--Arrangement of burners for disinfection, for drying glue, albumen, etc.--Best burners. --Gas bars for furnaces, etc. Instantaneous Photography.--Several illustrations III. ELECTRICITY, MAGNETISM, ETC.--Electric Launches.--A paper read before the Society of Arts by A. RECKENZAUN, and discussion on the same.--Advantages of electromotive power.-- Cost of same.--Experimental electric launches First Experiments with the Electric Light.--Sir Humphry 3


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