gasses, of being received and contained in vessels, and preserving its gasseous form solong as it remains at the temperature of 80° (212°), and under a pressure not exceeding28 inches of the mercurial barometer. As this phenomenon has not been generallyobserved, no language has used a particular term for expressing water in this state;and the same thing occurs with all fluids, and all substances, which do not evaporate inthe common temperature, and under the usual pressure of our atmosphere.For similar reasons, names have not been given to the liquid or concrete states of most ofthe aëriform fluids: These were not known to arise from the combination of caloric withcertain bases; and, as they had not been seen either in the liquid or solid states, theirexistence, under these forms, was even unknown to natural philosophers.We have not pretended to make any alteration upon such terms as are sanctified byancient custom; and, therefore, continue to use the wordswaterandicein their commonacceptation: We likewise retain the wordair, to express that collection of elastic fluidswhich composes our atmosphere; but we have not thought it necessary to preserve thesame respect for modern terms, adopted by latter philosophers, having consideredourselves as at liberty to reject such as appeared liable to occasion erroneous ideas of the[Pg 48][Pg 49][Pg 50]
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