Proceedings - Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society, Volume 10

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Page 27 - A SWARM of bees in May Is worth a load of hay; A swarm of bees in June Is worth a silver spoon; A swarm of bees in July Is not worth a fly.
Page 29 - In April, come he will, In May, he sings all day, In June, he changes his tune, In July, he prepares to fly, In August, go he must, If he stays until September, 'Tis as much as the oldest man can remember.
Page 10 - Moscow ; others were met at 75 15' north, near the River Taimyr, with the flesh decayed. Sir Charles remarks : — " One thing is clear — that the ice, or congealed sand, in which the bodies of such quadrupeds were enveloped, has never once been melted since the day when they perished, so as to allow the free percolation of the water through the matrix ; for, had this been the case, the soft parts of the animals could not have remained undecomposed.
Page 167 - I have been assured by fishermen that if the young were shaken out of the pouch into the water over the side of the boat, they did not swim away, but when the parent fish was held in the water in a favourable position, the young would again enter the pouch.
Page 40 - SNAIL, snail, come out of your hole, Or else I'll beat you as black as a coal.
Page 162 - After some farther play, the fish swam off in the wake of the vessel, his dorsal fin being long distinctly visible above the water. When he had gone however a considerable distance, he suddenly turned round, darted after the vessel, and, before the Pilotfish could overtake him and interpose, snapped at the bait and was taken.
Page 28 - Freemarten. The female calf of a twin, of which the other is a bull. "When twin calves are born, they may be both perfect bull or perfect cow calves. When one is a bull calf and the other a cow-calf, the latter, in general, will not breed ; from malformation of the genital organs.
Page 162 - Captain Richards, RN, during his last station in the Mediterranean, saw on a fine day a blue Shark which followed the ship, attracted perhaps by a corpse which had been committed to the waves. After some time a shark-hook, baited with pork, was flung out. The Shark, attended by four Pilot-fish...
Page 32 - One white foot buy him. Two white feet try him. Three white feet look well about him. Four white feet do without him.
Page 10 - Sea. The nearer we come to the coast of the Polar Sea, the more common are the remains of the mammoth, especially at places where there have been great landslips at the river banks when the ice breaks up in spring. Nowhere, however, are they found in such numbers as on the New Siberian Islands. Here Hedenstrom in the space of a verst saw ten tusks sticking out of the ground, and from a single sandbank on the west side of Liachoff's Island the ivory collectors had, when this traveller visited the...

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