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Page 176 - A large fire blazed that made even tbe great room uncomfortably warm. Divers trades were going on in different parts of it; in one corner a man was finishing a set of harness; in another, the runners of a sledge...
Page 181 - In lieu of candles, they use laths of fir, planted obliquely in a stand ; these give a cheerful but unsteady light, and require replacing every second minute. Although labouring under such disadvantages, both as regards soil and climate, their state is infinitely preferable to that of the Irish. Their habitations are roomy, built of wood, and furnished with glass windows; they themselves are comfortably clothed and industrious.
Page 191 - ... the legs. The skins of young deer are chiefly used for this part of the dress, and when attention is paid to appearances, the backs only of the darkest calves are selected. The collar, and sometimes the cuff, is ornamented with stripes of red cloth; the sleeves are rather short, as long gauntlets cover the arm halfway up to the elbow. The
Page 192 - ... gloves are always made of the skin that covers the feet, as the cleft of the hoofs answers in shape to the part of the hand between the thumb and forefinger. The skin of the hocks, being the toughest, is made into leggins, and gives the same protection to the legs of the master that it had given during life to those of the deer. The face undergoes a great change, being transferred to the man's feet. To make a shoe, the head of the deer is flayed, and the skin sewed up on each side, and it thus...
Page 176 - ... motion. As soon as they perceived that I wanted a relay, one of the girls put on a little jacket, and, without waiting to button it over her breast, ran to a house a quarter of a mile off to fetch a horse.
Page 211 - ... and in a few seconds dig through four or five feet to the ground. Sometimes there is so much snow, that they disappear in the holes they have made, and their horns alone are seen, while the " kerres" remains above them on the surface.
Page 267 - ... the herd; they fly from the obnoxious insect running against the wind, and driving from them any unfortunate individual who has received the unlucky windfall. While suffering under the irritation of the gnawing, they rush madly into the sea, and feel some relief while under water. On this account, many of the Laplanders keep near the shores of the Icy Sea during the summer, and only return to the interior about September.
Page 301 - It was a large copper or silver ring, with other smaller ones attached to it in a variety of fashions. One of those represented is a thick plate, perforated in the middle, and surrounded with small chains. The other is a ring with a circular plate attached to it by little brass bands. In the use of the drum, the magician was not so solicitous about producing a great noise, as about the motion of the Arpa, and the position they took on the hieroglyphics painted on the skin.
Page 237 - ... high, and as far as our observations extended, it had neither tree nor shrub on it. At 6 pm the ship filled away, and at eight was abreast of the Bishop and Clerk. Macquarie Island affords no inducement for a visit, and as far as our examination went, has no suitable place for landing with a boat. The only thing I had to regret was not being able to make it a magnetic station. . On the llth and 12th nothing particular occurred on board the Peacock. All sail was set, and running to the southward...
Page 190 - ... passed the interval in procuring the different parts of the Laponic costume, which it is customary to wear on journeys performed with reindeer. This dress combines great warmth, with the advantage of being light, and leaving sufficient freedom to the limbs. The principal piece is the "moudda...