The American Builder's General Price Book and Estimator: To Elucidate the Principles of Ascertaining the Correct Value of Every Description of Artificers' Work Required in Building ... in Any Part of New England: Deduced from Extensive Experience in the Art of Building. To which are Added a Variety of Useful Tables, Memoranda, &c

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M. Burns, 1836 - Building - 208 pages

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Page 5 - From 8 times the chord of half the arc, subtract the chord of the whole arc ; one-third of the remainder will be the length of the arc nearly.
Page 73 - And every person who shall offend in manner aforesaid, shall forfeit and pay to the commonwealth, for each and every such offence, a sum not exceeding one hundred dollars, nor less than ten dollars, to be recovered...
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Page 6 - Or, as 360 degrees is to the number of degrees in the arc of the sector, so is the area of the circle to the area of the sector.
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