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Page 75 - ... should be quite full; the back and loins broad, flat, and straight, from which the ribs must rise with a fine circular arch ; his belly straight ; the quarters long and full, with the mutton quite down to the hough, which should neither stand in nor out ; his twist...
Page 261 - Each side of the leaf is a little concave on the inner side, where are placed three delicate, hairlike organs, in such an order, that an insect can hardly traverse it, without interfering with one of them, when the two sides suddenly collapse and enclose the prey with a force surpassing an insect's efforts to escape. The fringe or hairs of the opposite sides of the leaf interlace, like the fingers of the two hands clasped together.
Page 312 - Agriculture feeds us ; to a great degree it clothes us ; without it we could not have manufactures, and we should not have commerce. These all stand together, but they stand together like pillars in a cluster, ihe largest in the centre, and that largest is agriculture.
Page 236 - For fine white paint the oil of caraway is best, because colourless ; but with ochres the commonest oils may be used. The oil, when mixed with the milk and lime, entirely disappears, and is totally dissolved by the lime, forming a calcareous soap. The whiting or ochre is to be gently crumbled on the surface of the fluid, which it gradually imbibes, and at last sinks : at this period it must be well stirred in. This paint may be...
Page 357 - Description of a Method of cultivating Peach Trees, with a view to prevent their premature Decay, confirmed by the experience of Forty-five Years in Delaware State and the western parts of Pennsylvania, by Thomas Coulter, Esq., of Bedford County, Pennsylvania.
Page 367 - ... Drury Lane, during the time the coffin was placed for a few minutes, in a transverse position, in the door-way of his room, in order that it might pass the more easily into the street, was sensible of a most disgusting odour, which escaped from the coffin. He complained almost immediately afterwards of a peculiar coppery taste, which he described as being situated at the base of the tongue and posterior part of the throat ; in a few hours afterwards, he had at irregular intervals slight sensations...
Page 261 - ... other part, without sensible effects. The little prisoner is not crushed and suddenly destroyed, as is sometimes supposed, for I have often liberated captive flies and spiders, which sped away as fast as fear or joy could hasten them. At other times I have found them enveloped in a fluid of a mucilaginous consistence, which seems to act as a solvent, the insects being more or less consumed in it.
Page 366 - Soon after interments were made, a peculiarly long narrow black fly was observed to crawl out of many of the coffins ; this insect, a product of the putrefaction of the bodies, was observed on the following season to be succeeded by another, which had the appearance of a common bug with wings.
Page 261 - ... I therefore deem it no credulous inference that its leaves are constructed for that specific object, whether insects subserve the purpose of nourishment to the plant or not. It is no objection to this view that they are subject to blind accident, and sometimes close upon straws, as well as insects. It would be a curious vegetable indeed that had a faculty of distinguishing bodies, and recoiled at the touch of one, while it quietly submitted to violence from another. Such capricious sensitiveness...
Page 355 - Then, by spreading the leaves and brush over the ground (for they should not be heaped), if there should be a very dry time the next May, fire may be turned through it, and will burn the leaves, limbs, and top of the ground, so that a very good crop of Indian corn and pumpkins may be raised among the logs by hoeing. After these crops come off, the land may be cleared and sowed late with rye and timothy grass, or with oats and timothy in the spring. If what is called a good...