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" ... when it is perfectly formed, the shell gapeth open, and the first thing that appeareth is the foresaid lace or string : next come the legs of the bird hanging out, and, as it groweth greater, it openeth the shell by degrees, till at length it is all... "
Legends and superstitions of the sea and of sailors in all lands and at all ... - Page 266
by Fletcher S. Bassett - 1885 - 505 pages
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Animal Biography, Or, Authentic Anecdotes of the Lives, Manners ..., Volume 1

William Bingley - Zoology - 1803
...open, and the first thing that appeareth is the aforesaid lace or string ; next cometh the legs of the bird hanging out ; and, as it groweth greater, it openeth the shell by degrees, till at length it has all come forth, and hangeth only by the bill. In short space after it cometh to full maturitie,...
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Encyclopædia Britannica: or, A dictionary of arts and sciences, compiled by ...

Encyclopaedia Britannica - 1810
...llring ; next come the legs of the bird hanging out, and as it groweth greater it openeth the ihell by degrees, till at length it is all come forth and hangeth only by the bill : in fliort fpace after it cometh to fnll maturitie, and fallcth into the fea, where it gathereth feathers,...
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General conchology; or, A description of shells, arranged according to the ...

William Wood - 1815
...first thing that appeareth is the lace, or string (the plumose tentacula) ; next come the legs of the bird hanging out, and as it groweth greater it openeth...degrees, till at length it is all come forth, and hangeth onely by the bill : in short space after it commeth to full maturitie, and falleth into the sea, where...
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History of wonderful fishes

Nature - 1820 - 181 pages
...open, and the first thing that appeai-eth, is ttvs aforesaid lace or string ; next come the legs of the bird, hanging out, and as it groweth greater, it openeth the shell by degrees, till at length it has all come forth, and hangeth by the bill ; in a short space after, it cometh to full maturity, and...
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Time's Telescope for ... ; Or, A Complete Guide to the Almanack

Almanacs, English - 1823
...open, and the first thing that appeareth is the aforesaid lace or string ; next cometh the legs of the bird, hanging out; and, as it groweth greater, it openeth the shell by degrees, till at length it has all come forth, and hangeth only by the bill. In short space after it cometh to full maturitie,...
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Harry and Lucy Concluded;: Being the Last Part of Early Lessons, Volumes 3-4

Maria Edgeworth - Didactic fiction - 1825 - 336 pages
...open, and the first thing that appeareth is the aforesaid lace or string; next come the legs of the bird hanging out, and as it groweth greater, it openeth...all come forth, and hangeth only by the bill ; in short space after, it cometh to maturity, and falleth into the sea, where it gathereth feathers, and...
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Harry and Lucy Concluded;: Being the Last Part of Early Lessons, Volume 3

Maria Edgeworth - Didactic literature, English - 1827 - 354 pages
...open, and the first thing that appeareth is the aforesaid lace or string; next come the legs of the bird hanging out, and as it groweth greater, it openeth...all come forth, and hangeth only by the bill ; in short space after, \t cometh to maturity, and falleth into the sea, where it gathereth feathers, and...
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Elements of Natural History: Invertebrata, &c

John Stark - Zoology - 1828
...open, and the first thing that appearcth is the foresaid lace or string ; next come the legs of the bird hanging out, and as it groweth greater it openeth...all come forth, and hangeth only by the bill ; in short space after it commeth to full maturitie, and falleth into the sea, where it gathereth feathers,...
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Animal biography, or, Popular zoology, Volume 3

William Bingley - 1829
...appeareth is the aforesaid lace or string ; next cometh the legs of the bird hanging out; and, as the bird groweth greater, it openeth the shell by degrees, till at length it has all come forth, and hangeth only by the bill. In short space after it cometh to full maturitie,...
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The architecture of birds

James Rennie - Nature - 1833 - 392 pages
...open, and the first thing that appeared) is the foresaid lace or string ; next come the legs of the bird hanging out, and as it groweth greater it openeth the shell by degrees till at length it has all come forth, and hangeth only by the bill ; in short spuce after it cometh to full maturity,...
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