Transactions of the Academy of Science of St. Louis, Volume 5 (Google eBook)

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The Academy, 1892 - Science
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"Celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of the first meeting," in v. 16.

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Page 72 - "The Lord went before them by day in a pillar of cloud, to lead them the way, and by night in a pillar of fire, to give them light; he took not away
Page 80 - These are the feathers of the eagle, which is the swiftest of birds, and who flieth all round our nations. These feathers are a sign of peace in our land, and have been carried from town to town there; and we have brought
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Page 605 - It is well known, the fact having been demonstrated by extensive and thorough investigation, that the census of 1870 was grossly deficient in the southern States, so much so as not only to give an exaggerated rate of increase of the population between 1870 and
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Page 45 - six days and start on the seventh. If they take his bones with them, they have good fortune. After four years they left the Coosaws, and came to a river which they called Nowphawpe, now Callasi-hutche. There they tarried two years; and, as they had no corn, they lived on roots and fishes, and made bows, pointing the arrows with
Page 45 - the net, and killed him with blazing pine-wood. His bones, however, they keep to this day ; on one side, they are red ; on the other, blue. The lion used to come every seventh day to kill the people ; therefore, they
Page 597 - Smaller bumble-bees, and some other bees which never or rarely try to suck, hang under the anthers and work out the pollen by striking the trigger-like awns. They reverse of their own accord, since they are so small they are not compelled to do so on account of the form of the flower. The tube is large
Page 548 - wanting in one species, namely, C. gracilis. In this and in the several following species, the mucilage cells are beneath a more or less evident pellicle or epidermis, composed of fragile tabular cells, which are thrown off when the former develop and protrude under moisture. But this pellicle is not obvious in the typical species."

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