^ A: James Laurie (1811-1875), the Society founder and first President of the American Society of Civil Engineers, was born near Edinburgh, Scotland. He came to the United States in 1833, quickly becoming engineer or chief engineer on many early railroad projects in the Northeast. Among his earliest professional engagements were appointments as a Consulting Engineer for railway location and surveys, dams, bridges and wharves (circa 1848). Living in Boston, in July 1848, he helped to found the Boston Society of Civil Engineers, the oldest existing engineering society in this country. This initial experience with setting up a professional engineering society proved beneficial years later in the establishment of ASCE.
Perhaps Laurie's greatest work was the design of the bridge across the Connecticut River at Warehouse Point, Connecticut on the line of the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad. As the Chief Engineer for the railroad, he had the iron work for the bridge's structure imported from England, creating a notable American example of riveted bridge work whose mainspan was longer than 177 feet (54 m).
^ B: United States Geological Survey topographic map showing the bridge as the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad bridge.
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... emphasis acceso ignited, on fire acciaccato broken down, crushed the sounding of the notes of a chord not quite simultaneously, but from bottom to top ... a very fast grace note that is "crushed" against the note that follows and takes up no value in the measure accompagnato accompanied i.e ... list) amabile amiable, pleasant amoroso loving anacrusis a note or notes that precede the first full bar a pickup andamento used to refer to a fugue subject ...
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Famous quotes containing the word notes:
“Lap me in soft Lydian airs,
Married to immortal verse,
Such as the meeting soul may pierce
In notes with many a winding bout
Of linked sweetness long drawn out,
With wanton heed and giddy cunning,
The melting voice through mazes running,
Untwisting all the chains that tie
The hidden soul of harmony;”
—John Milton (16081674)
“My weary limbs are scarcely stretched for repose, before red dawn peeps into my chamber window, and the birds in the whispering leaves over the roof, apprise me by their sweetest notes that another day of toil awaits me. I arise, the harness is hastily adjusted and once more I step upon the tread-mill.”
—E. B., U.S. farmer. As quoted in Feminine Ingenuity, by Anne L. MacDonald (1992)
“The soft complaining FLUTE
In dying Notes discovers
The Woes of hopeless Lovers,
Whose Dirge is whisperd by the warbling LUTE.”
—John Dryden (16311700)