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" Make a small cross of two light strips of cedar, the arms so long as to reach to the four corners of a large thin silk handkerchief when extended ; tie the corners of the handkerchief to the extremities of the cross, so you have the body of a kite ; which,... "
London Magazine: Or, Gentleman's Monthly Intelligencer... - Page 607
1752
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The Gentleman's Magazine, Volume 22

Early English newspapers - 1752
...handkerchief when extended ; tie the corners of the handkerchief to the extremities of the crofs.fclb you have the body of a kite ; which being properly accommodated with a tail, loop, and ftring, will rife in the air, like thofe made of paper; but this being of filk is fitter to bear the...
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Philosophical essays

Richard Lovett - Compasses (Mathematical instruments) - 1766 - 525 pages
...handkerchief f when extended ; tie. the corners of the. hand* kerchief to the extremities of the erofs, fo you' have the Body of a Kite ; which being properly ' accommodated with a Tail, Loop, and String, ; will riCe in' the Air like thole mad£ of Paperi * but ' but ,thi& "being of Silk is fitter...
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Rational Recreations: Electrical and magnetical experiments.- v. 4 ...

William Hooper - Games - 1774
...it, by fattening the fous corners to two flight ftrips of cedar. The handkerchief thus prepared and accommodated with a tail, loop, and firing, will rife in the air as a common paper kite. To the top of the upright flick of the crofs is to be fixed- a> pretty fharp-pointed...
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The Gallery of Nature and Art; Or, a Tour Through Creation and Science, Volume 4

Edward Polehampton - 1815
...handker. chief, when extended ; tie the corners of the handkerchief to the extremities of the cross, so you have the body of a kite, which being properly accommodated with a tail, loop, and string, will rise in the air like those made of paper; but this, being of silk, is fitter to bear the...
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The Gallery of Nature and Art; Or, a Tour Through Creation and Science, Volume 4

Edward Polehampton - 1815
...handker. chief, when extended ; tie the corners of the handkerchief to the extremities of the cross, so you have the body of a kite, which being properly accommodated with a tail, loop, and string, wilt rise in the air like those made of paper ; but this, being of silk, is filter to bear...
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The Gallery of Nature and Art; Or a Tour Through Creation and Science ...

Edward Polehampton - Natural history - 1821
...handkerchief, when extended ; tie the corners of the handkerchief to the extremities of the cross, so you have the body of a kite, which, being properly accommodated with a tail, loop, and string, will rise in the air like those made of paper ; but this, being of silk, is fitter to bear...
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Essays and Letters, Volumes 1-2

Benjamin Franklin - American essays - 1821
...silk handkerchief when extended ; tie the corners of the handkerchief to the extremities of the cross, so you have the body of a kite ; which being properly accommodated with a tail, loop, and String, will rise in the air, like those made of paper ; but this being of silk is fitter to bear the...
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Essays and Letters

Benjamin Franklin - 1821
...extended; tie the corners of the handkerchief to the extremitieg of the cross, so you have the hody of a kite ; which .being properly accommodated with a tail, loop, and strin°. nill rise in the air, like those made of paper; bui this being of silk is fitter to bear the...
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Readings in Natural Philosophy: Or, A Popular Display of the Wonders of ...

Sir Richard Phillips - Physics - 1830 - 700 pages
...handkerchief, when extended : tie the corners of the handkerchief to the extremities of the cross : so you have the body of a kite ; which being properly accommodated with a tail, loop, and string, will rise in the air like those made of paper ; but this, being of silk, is fitter to bear...
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The Works of Benjamin Franklin: Containing Several Political and ..., Volume 5

Benjamin Franklin - United States - 1837
...silk handkerchief when extended ; tie the corners of the handkerchief to the extremities of the cross, so you have the body of a kite ; which, being properly accommodated with a tail, loop, and string, will rise in the air, like those made of paper; but this being of silk is fitter to bear the...
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