Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society Held at Philadelphia for Promoting Useful Knowledge

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Page 197 - The chi nab, or the nab which extends to the edge, from the tip of the thumb to the tip of the little finger (Pio Perez).
Page 88 - ... to the author of the best discovery, or most useful invention, relating to Navigation, Astronomy, or Natural Philosophy (mere natural history only excepted...
Page 215 - Storms. STORMS : their Nature, Classification, and Laws, with the Means of Predicting them by their Embodiments, the Clouds. By WILLIAM BLASIUS.
Page 42 - Clepsydrops natalit, where it is preserved in position, shows that this horizontal ramus of the quadrate is nothing more than the zygomatic process of the squamosal bone of the Mammalia, forming with the malar bone the zygomatic arch.
Page 200 - Tzam means nose, point, beak, etc. ru vach qux, from the middle of the breast to the end of the outstretched hand. hah, from the tips of the fingers of one hand to those of the other, the arms outstretched.
Page 43 - A second and larger species of that genus, recently come to hand, displays this character in a striking degree, since the intercentrum possesses on each side a short process with a concave articular facet for the head of the ribs. From the slight corresponding contact with the intercentrum seen in Dimetrodon and other genera, there can be little doubt that this is the true homology of the ribs in the order Theromorpha. The consequence follows from this determination, that the ribs of this order are...
Page 237 - Let thine eyes look right on, and let thine eyelids look straight before thee. Ponder the path of thy feet, and let all thy ways be established. Turn not to the right hand nor to the left: remove thy foot from evil.
Page 68 - It has not seemed to me necessary to attempt a eulogy upon the Army of the Potomac or the Army of Northern Virginia.
Page 27 - ) was probably the ancestor of Antilocapra, Blastomeryx was the ancestor of Cervus or Cariacus." This opinion expresses all the information I possess on the subject at present. It remains to ascertain the structure of the anterior feet in Hypisodus, which is the earliest genus of Ruminantia known to have prismatic molars. The following table will represent the views expressed in the preceding pages : ?Pecora.
Page 40 - 2. The relations of the astragalus and calcaneum to each other are as in the Monotreme Platypus anatinus. "3. The articulation of the fibula with both calcaneum and astragalus is as in the Monotreme order of mammals. "4. The separate articulation of the anterior part of the astragalus with the tibia is as in the same order.

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