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" ... and glide along the smooth table, propelled by the muscular power of the imprisoned insect, and continued for some time to perambulate the surface, to the astonishment of all who witnessed it. The weight of the bottle and its contents could not have... "
The New England Farmer - Page 60
1869
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The Juvenile companion, and Sunday-school hive [afterw.] The Sunday school ...

1871
...to perambulate the surface. The weight of the bottle and its contents could not have been less than three pounds and a half, while that of the beetle...about half an ounce, so that it readily moved a weight one hundred and twelve times exceeding its own. A better notion than figures can convey, will be obtained...
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The Home friend, a weekly miscellany of amusement and instruction

Society for promoting Christian knowledge - 1855
...it. The weight of the bottle and its contents could not have been less than three pounds and a-half ; while that of the beetle was about half an ounce,...notion than figures can convey will be obtained of this feat, by supposing a lad of fifteen to be imprisoned under the great bell of St. Paul's, which weighs...
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Excelsior: Helps to Progress in Religion, Science, and Literature, Volume 3

James Hamilton - 1855
...astonishment of all who witnessed it. The weight of the bottle and its contents could not have been less than three pounds and a half; while that of the beetle...notion than figures can convey will be obtained of this feat by supposing a lad of fifteen to be imprisoned under the great bell of St. Paul's, which weighs...
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Excelsior: Helps to Progress in Religion, Science, and Literature, Volumes 3-4

James Hamilton - 1855
...astonishment of all who witnessed it. The weight of the bottle and its contents could not have been less than three pounds and a half; while that of the beetle...notion than figures can convey will be obtained of this feat by supposing a lad of fifteen to be imprisoned under the great bell of St. Paul's, which weighs...
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Life in Its Lower, Intermediate, and Higher Forms: Or, Manifestations of the ...

Philip Henry Gosse - Zoology - 1857 - 363 pages
...astonishment of all who witnessed it. The weight of the bottle and its contents could not have been less than three pounds and a half ; while that of the beetle...readily moved a weight 112 times exceeding its own. A * Couip. Anat. i. 213. INSECTS. better notion than figures can convey will be obtained of this feat...
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Letters from Alabama

Philip Henry Gosse - Alabama - 1859 - 306 pages
...it. The weight of the bottle and its contents could not have been less than three pounds and a-half ; while that of the beetle was about half an ounce,...notion than figures can convey will be obtained of this feat, by supposing a lad of fifteen to be imprisoned under the great bell of St. Paul's, which weighs...
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The world of wonders: a record of things wonderful in nature, science and ...

World - 1868
...astonishment of all who witnessed it. The weight of the bottle and its contents could not have been less than three pounds and a half, while that of the beetle...notion than figures can convey will be obtained of this feat by supposing a lad of fifteen to be imprisoned under the great bell of St. Paul's, which weighs...
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Friends Intelligencer: A Religious and Family Journal, Volume 24

Religion - 1868
...astonishment of all who witnessed it. The weight of the bottle and its contents could not have been less than three pounds and a half, while that of the beetle was about half an ounce, -so that it really moved a weight of one hundred and twelve times its own. A better notion than figures can convey,...
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Athletic training and health

John Harrisson (M.R.C.S.) - 1869
...than figures can * Sur la force Musculaire des Imectes, v. 2, 1866. i " Biennial Retrospect," 1866. convey will be obtained of this fact by supposing a lad of fifteen to be placed under the great bell of St. Paul's -which weighs 12,000 pounds, and to move it to and fro on...
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The world of moral and religious anecdote, gathered by E.P. Hood

World - 1870
...who witnessed it. The weight of the bottle and its contents could not have been less than three pound and a half, while that of the beetle was about half an ounce ; so that it readily moved a The Earthern Jar. 667 weight a hundred and twelve times exceeding its own ! A better notion than figures...
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