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Lives and Voyages of Drake, Cavendish, and Dampier: Including an ... - Page 209
by Christian Isobel Johnstone - 1831 - 461 pages
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An historical account of all the voyages round the world: performed by ...

David Henry, Baron Constantine John Phipps Mulgrave, Pre-1801 Imprint Collection (Library of Congress), Skeffington Lutwidge - Voyages around the world - 1774
...gnawing through the fhip's fide. Great was the care of our Captain, Mafter, and company, to confume thefc vermin, but the more we laboured to kill them, the more they increafed ; fo that at the laft we could not fleep fcr them, but they would eat our flefh, and bite...
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The Medical and Physical Journal

1814
...for the ship, they did so eat the timbers, as that iv e greatly feared they would uudoe us by gnawing through the ship's side. Great was the care and diligence of our captajn, master, and company, to consume these vermin, but the more we laboured to kill them, the more...
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English Seamen Under the Tudors, Volume 1

Henry Richard Fox Bourne - Explorers - 1868
...we are told, " ugly, loathsome worms of an inch long were bred in them." " This worm," it is added, "did so mightily increase and devour our victuals,...them, for they would eat our flesh like mosquitoes." This new horror, added to the old ones, drove some of the sailors mad. Many others died ; and at length...
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The Voyages and Works of John Davis, the Navigator, Issue 1; Issue 59

John Davis, Charles Henry Coote, John Jane, Edward Wright - Azores - 1880
...side. Great was the care and diligence of our captaine, master, and company to consume these vermine, but the more we laboured to kill them the more they increased ; so that at the last we could not sleepe for them, for they would eate our flesh and bite like Mosquitos....
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A Book of English Prose, Character and Incident 1387-1649

Charles Whibley - English prose literature - 1905 - 395 pages
...for the ship, they did so eat the timbers, as that we greatly feared they would undo us by gnawing through the ship's side. Great was the care and diligence...we laboured to kill them, the more they increased ; so that at the last we could not sleep for them, but they would eat our flesh and bite like mosquitoes....
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Voyages of the Elizabethan Seamen to America: Select Narratives from the ...

Richard Hakluyt - America - 1900
...and for the ship they did so eat the timbers as that we greatly feared they would undo us, by gnawing through the ship's side. Great was the care and diligence of our captain, master, and company Sufferings on the Voyage Home. 161 to consume these vermin, but the more we laboured to kill them the...
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The Transactions of the Entomological Society of London, Volume 47

Entomology - 1900
...side. Great was the care and diligence of our captaine, master, and company to consume these vermine, but the more we laboured to kill them, the more they increased ; so that at the last we could not sleepe for them, but they would eate our flesh, and bite like Mosquitos."...
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The principal navigations, voyages, traffiques & discoveries of the English ...

Richard Hakluyt - Discoveries in geography - 1904
...side. Great was the care and diligence of our captaine, master, and company to consume these vermine, but the more we laboured to kill them, the more they increased ; so that at the last we could not sleepe for them, but they would eate our flesh, and bite like Mosquitos....
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The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques & Discoveries of ..., Issue 11

Richard Hakluyt - Discoveries in geography - 1904
...side. Great was the care and diligence of our captaine, master, and company to consume these vermine, but the more we laboured to kill them, the more they increased ; so that at the last we could not sleepe for them, but they would eate our flesh, and bite like Mosquitos....
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A Ship of Solace

Elinor Mordaunt - Fiction - 1911 - 272 pages
...as for the ship, they did so eat the timber as that we greatly feared they would undo us by gnawing through the ship's side. Great was the care and diligence...we laboured to kill them the more they increased, so that at last we could not sleep for them, but they would eat our flesh and bite like mosquitoes....
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