Education, Military Technology, Mechanics, Physics
Shows a musketry instructor standing by a board on which guns and mathematical diagrams have been drawn. He stands before a class of military cadets to whom he is trying to pass on 'the fact of the Air's resistance and elasticity'. Trying to think of a practical example to illustrate his point, he asks the class for the identity of 'an air-cushion' that could not be compressed. One student replies ''Orse 'air, Sir!'.
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