There are two rules of construction
, dictated by plain reason, as well as founded on legal axioms.
The good sense of the community has seconded the efforts of the Legislature; and now, even in the country, the pentagonal construction
has superseded every other.
But how admit that the construction
of this submarine boat had escaped the public eye?
In a word, that accumulated knowledge which man inherits by means of books, imparted and transmitted information, schools, colleges, and universities, we obtain through more subtle agencies that are incorporated with our organic construction
, and which form a species of hereditary mesmerism; a vegetable clairvoyance that enables us to see with the eyes, hear with the ears, and digest with the understandings of our predecessors.
Doolittle would contend, was an order composed of many others, and was intended to be the most useful of all, for it admitted into its construction
such alterations as convenience or circumstances might require.
The facts, however, will prove to be linked and banded together by one grand scheme, devised and conducted by a master spirit; one set of characters, also, continues throughout, appearing occasionally, though sometimes at long intervals, and the whole enterprise winds up by a regular catastrophe; so that the work, without any labored attempt at artificial construction
, actually possesses much of that unity so much sought after in works of fiction, and considered so important to the interest of every history.
Our coach rattled out of the city, and at a short distance from its outskirts passed over a bridge of elegant construction
, but somewhat too slight, as I imagined, to sustain any considerable weight.
Often had I pondered on the odd instructions he had left me governing the construction
of his mighty tomb, and especially those parts which directed that he be laid in an OPEN casket and that the ponderous mechanism which controlled the bolts of the vault's huge door be accessible ONLY FROM THE INSIDE.
In the centre of the eastern side of the Place, rose a heavy and hybrid construction
, formed of three buildings placed in juxtaposition.
As a result, we finally decided to undertake the construction
of a still larger building--a building that would contain rooms for the girls and boarding accommodations for all.
The man who does not understand the construction
of the machine cannot conceive that the small connecting cogwheel which revolves quietly is one of the most essential parts of the machine, and not the shaving which merely harms and hinders the working.
For a moment he studied the construction
of the mechanism beneath.
He was  meant--we see it in the variety, the high level both of matter and style, the animation, the gravity, of one after another of these thoughts--on religion, on poetry, on politics in the highest sense; on their most abstract principles, and on the authors who have given them a personal colour; on the genius of those authors, as well as on their concrete works; on outlying isolated subjects, such as music, and special musical composers--he was meant, if people ever are meant for special lines of activity, for the best sort of criticism, the imaginative criticism; that criticism which is itself a kind of construction
, or creation, as it penetrates, through the given literary or artistic product, into the mental and inner constitution of the producer, shaping his work.
In all respects it seemed identical in construction
with those further out in the valley--a high, plastered wall of massive construction
surrounding a similarly constructed tower, upon whose gray surface was painted in vivid colors a strange device.
Stripped of their lighter timbers, both vessels have been used for the construction
of huts, erected on the nearest land.