The British Cyclopaedia of the Arts, Sciences, History, Geography, Literature, Natural History, and Biography ...

Wm. S. Orr and Company, 1838

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Pagina 327 - But, still her cubs not rising to follow her, she returned to them again, and with signs of inexpressible fondness went round first one and then the other, pawing them, and moaning. Finding at last that they were cold and lifeless, she raised her head towards the ship, and growled her resentment at the murderers ; which they returned with a volley of musket balls. She fell between her cubs, and died licking their wounds.
Pagina 189 - Thy arts of building from the bee receive ; Learn of the mole to plough, the worm to weave; Learn of the little nautilus to sail, Spread the thin oar, and catch the driving gale.
Pagina 349 - He never carried any thing on his tail, which he liked to dip in water, but he was not fond of plunging in the whole of his body. If his tail was kept moist he never cared to drink ; but if it was kept dry it became hot, and the animal appeared distressed and would drink a great deal. It is not impossible that the tail may have the power of absorbing water, like the skin of frogs...
Pagina 349 - Bread, and bread and milk, and sugar, formed the principal part of Binny's food ; but he was very fond of succulent fruits and roots. He was a most entertaining creature, and some highly comic scenes occurred between the worthy, but slow beaver, and a light and airy Macauco that was kept in the same apartment.
Pagina 349 - ... portable. As the work grew high, he supported himself on his tail, which propped him up admirably, and he would often, after laying on one of his building materials, sit up over against it, appearing to consider his work, or, as the country people say, 'judge it...
Pagina 326 - ... round them, began to lick their wounds. She went off a second time, as before, and having crawled a few paces, looked again behind her, and for some time stood moaning.
Pagina 76 - Lyell states that water flowing at the rate of three inches per second will tear up fine clay ; six inches per second, fine sand ; twelve inches per second, fine gravel; and three feet per second, stones of the size of an egg.
Pagina 326 - Bear and her two cubs ; but the cubs were nearly as large as the dam. They ran eagerly to the fire and drew out from the flames part of the flesh of the seahorse that , remained unconsumed, and ate it voraciously. The crew from the ship threw...
Pagina 326 - Though she was sorely wounded, and could but just crawl to the place where they lay, she carried the lump of flesh she had fetched away, as she had done...

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