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Plain Facts for Old and Young - Page 58
by John Harvey Kellogg - 1881 - 512 pages
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A Narrative of a Voyage to Surinam: Of a Residence There During 1805, 1806 ...

Albert Sack (Baron von.) - Suriname - 1810 - 282 pages
...belly ; its flesh is eaten by the Indians, though it is of a musky smell. The female cayman deposits its eggs in the sand, and leaves them to be hatched by the sun. These eggs are said to be of the size of a turkey's eggs, and to be laid together in great numbers...
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The Cottager's monthly visitor

Music - 1824
...so vast a size, conies Irom an egg not bigger than that of a goose. The female carefully hides her eggs in the sand, and leaves them to be hatched by the heat of the sun. The little creature, when it first gets out of the egg, is seldom more than six or...
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Scripture Natural History

Rev. John Young - Animals in the Bible - 1849 - 166 pages
...white. It is proved to be an error, which ignorance long maintained, that the Ostrich deposits her eggs in the sand, and leaves them to be hatched by the sun. " On the least noise," says Dr. Shaw, " she forsakes her eggs, or her young, to which perhaps she never...
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The School and Family Dictionary, and Illustrative Definer

Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet, Horace Hooker - English language - 1849 - 221 pages
...becoming one in his situation. De pos it, va to lay down in a certain place. The ostrifh deposits her eggs in the sand, and leaves them to be hatched by the heat of the sun. to lay up for safe keeping. He was going a long journey, and deposited a small trunk...
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The book of nature: an elementary introduction to the sciences of physics ...

Friedrich Schoedler - Science - 1858 - 679 pages
...ornamental feathers. This bird is common in Central and South Africa, and in the south-west of Asia; it lays its eggs in the sand, and leaves them to be hatched by solar heat. In more temperate regions it hatches its young by incubation. In South America we find...
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Natural history; or, A short introduction to animated nature

Natural history - Nature - 1854
...so round. These birds are very prolific. It has been commonly reported that the female deposits her eggs in the sand, and leaves them to be hatched by the heat of the sun, and then leaves the young to shift for themselves. This is, however, far from being...
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ZOOLOGICAL SCIENCE OR NATURE IN LIVING FORMS

A. M. BEDFIELD - 1858
...sometimes a foot long, measuring from the nose to the extremity of the tail. The female buries her eggs in the sand, and leaves them to be hatched by the heat of the sun. The VIVIPAROUS or SCALY LIZARD, Zootoca, (Gr. zoos, living ; tikto, to bring forth,)...
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The Universalist Quarterly and General Review, Volume 20

Universalism - 1863
...continual and pleasant employment. But the more intelligence, the more duties. The stupid turtle lays her eggs in the sand, and leaves them to be hatched by the sun or devoured by a hungry enemy. The silly fly takes no thought for the morrow. But the bright bird builds...
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Scripture natural history [by M.F. Maude].

Mary Fawler Maude - 1864
...cited in illustration of the reputed temper of the ostrich ; for, inasmuch as the female buries her eggs in the sand, and leaves them to be hatched by the natural heat of the soil, the ostrich was reputed a cruel, hard-hearted creature. Eeference is made...
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Our Young Folks, Volume 7

Literary Criticism - 1871
...ostrich is the funniest creature in the world. It eats iron and old brass. It never drinks. It lays its' eggs in the sand, and leaves them to be hatched by the suri. It uses its wings, not to fly, but to run with. It thinks it hides when it puts its head in a...
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