The Philosophical Magazine, Volume 3

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Taylor & Francis., 1799 - Science

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Page 302 - I could exceeding plainly perceive it to be all perforated and porous, much like a honey-comb, but that the pores of it were not regular; yet it was not unlike a honey-comb
Page 8 - alternately, by means of a forked ftick and a kind of hook, from one leg to the other, forming the. figure of 8; and as thefe ropes are fhort, for the convenience of being more readily put around his legs, 6 or 8 are generally employed, and they are made faft by another cord (the
Page 370 - bodies is made by a fubftance inherent, and mixt with the air, that is like, if not the very fame with that which is fixt in
Page 12 - cleared from the jungle, all the ropes are taken from his legs, and only the Tooman remains round his buttocks to confine the motion of his hind legs : the Koomkees pull him forward by the Dools, and the people from behind urge him on. Inftead of advancing in the
Page 302 - as keen as a razor, I cut a piece of it off, and thereby left the furface of it exceeding fmooth; then examining it very diligently with
Page 32 - as well as its cheapnefs, with the capability of its being made in any fituation and in any quantity. The mode of making it is as fimple as, I truft, it will be found productive. It is nothing more than green vegetable matter, decompofed by quick or frefh-burnt lime. A layer of the vegetable matter
Page 129 - in that direction where they find themfelves leaft incommoded by the noife and clamour of the hunters, feeding, as they go along, upon branches of trees, leaves of bamboos, &c. which come in their way. If they fufpecled any fnare, they could eafily break through the circle; but this inoffenfive animal, going merely in
Page 174 - found a young partridge lying dead before the door of the coop. He immediately concluded that this provifion had been brought thither by the old owls, which no doubt had, been making fearch in the night-time for the loft young one, and might have been
Page 12 - fcreaming and groaning, and by his violent exertions often hurts and bruifes himfelf very much ; and inftances happen of their furviving thefe violent exertions only a few hours, or at moft a few days. In general, however, they foon become reconciled to their fate, will eat immediately after they are taken, and, if
Page 11 - ropes being properly adjufted, a couple of large cables (the Dools ^) with running noofes are put around his neck, and after being drawn moderately tight, the noofes are fecured from running clofer, and then tied to the ropes on each fide forming the girth and crupper already mentioned

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