"The unexpected discovery of an object of great monetary value (precious stone, valuable adhesive or impressed postage stamps (7 schilling, mauve, imperforate, Hamburg, 1866: 4 pence, rose, blue paper, perforate, Great Britain, 1855: 1 franc, stone, official, rouletted, diagonal surcharge, Luxemburg, 1878), antique dynastical ring, unique relic) in unusual repositories or by unusual means: from the air (dropped by an eagle in flight), by fire (amid the carbonised remains of an incendiated edifice), in the sea (amid flotsam, jetsam, lagan and derelict), on earth (in the gizzard of a comestible fowl)." (U17.1678)
"A Spanish prisoner's donation of a distant treasure of valuables or specie or bullion lodged with a solvent banking corporation 100 years previously at 5% compound interest of the collective worth of £5,000,000 stg (five million pounds sterling). A contract with an inconsiderate contractee for the delivery of 32 consignments of some given commodity in consideration of cash payment on delivery per delivery at the initial rate of ¼d to be increased constantly in the geometrical progression of 2 (¼d, ½d, 1d, 2d, 4d, 8d, 1s 4d, 2s 8d to 32 terms)." (U16.1687)
"A prepared scheme based on a study of the laws of probability" (U17.1694)
"to break the bank at Monte Carlo." (U17.1695)
"A solution of the secular problem of the quadrature of the circle, government premium £1,000,000 sterling." (U17.1696)
"Was vast wealth acquirable through industrial channels?
The reclamation of dunams of waste arenary soil, proposed in the prospectus of Agendath Netaim, Bleibtreustrasse, Berlin, W.15," (U17.1698)
"by the cultivation of orange plantations and melonfields and reafforestation." (U17.1700)
"The utilisation of waste paper, fells of sewer rodents, human excrement possessing chemical properties, in view of the vast production of the first, vast number of the second and immense quantity of the third, every normal human being of average vitality and appetite producing annually, cancelling byproducts of water, a sum total of 80 lbs. (mixed animal and vegetable diet), to be multiplied by 4,386,035, the total population of Ireland according to census returns of 1901." (U17.1701)
"Were there schemes of wider scope?
A scheme to be formulated and submitted for approval to the harbour commissioners for the exploitation of white coal (hydraulic power), obtained by hydroelectric plant at peak of tide at Dublin bar or at head of water at Poulaphouca" (U17.1709)
"or Powerscourt" (U17.1713)
"or catchment basins of main streams for the economic production of 500,000 W.H.P. of electricity." (U17.1713)
"A scheme to enclose the peninsular delta of the North Bull at Dollymount and erect on the space of the foreland, used for golf links and rifle ranges, an asphalted esplanade" (U17.1714)
An esplanade is an open, level space, especially one serving for public walks or drives, often along a shore. This PC sows the esplanade in Queenstown.
"with casinos, booths, shooting galleries, hotels, boardinghouses, readingrooms," (U15.1717)
"establishments for mixed bathing." (U17.1718)
"A scheme for the use of dogvans and goatvans for the delivery of early morning milk." (U17.1718)
"A scheme for the development of Irish tourist traffic in and around Dublin by means of petrolpropelled riverboats, plying in the fluvial fairway between Island bridge and Ringsend," (U17.1720)