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Page 31 - 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 46 - SNAIL, snail, come out of your hole, Or else I'll beat you as black as a coal.
Page 33 - I don't gee." GEE Ho. Go ho ! Addressed to horses. GIDDYGANDER. The early purple orchis (orchis mascula,) and the green-winged meadow orchis (orchis morio), and other common species of orchis, are so called in the Vale of Blackmore. GI'E. To give ; to yield. " The vrost do gi'e ;"
Page 169 - They ascend our rivers to breed about the end of June, and remain until the beginning of August. They are not furnished with any elongation of the jaw, afforded to most of our fresh-water fish, to form the receiving furrows at this important season ; but the want is supplied by their sucker-like mouth, by which they individually remove each stone. Their power is immense. Stones of a very large size are transported, and a large furrow is soon formed. The P. marinus remain in pairs, two on each spawning...
Page 169 - 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 164 - 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. In hoisting him up, one of the Pilots was observed to cling to his side until he was half above water, when it fell off. All the...
Page 32 - 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 4 - 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.