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Page 702 - A straight and flat back, with never a hump ; She's wide in her hips, and calm in her eyes, She's fine in her shoulders, and thin in her thighs. She's light in her neck, and small in her tail. She's wide in her breast, and good at the pail, She's fine in her bone, and silky of skin, She's a grazier's without, and a butcher's within.
Page 459 - Though this was purely a post hoc propter hoc inference, it was nevertheless true, as the experiments to be recorded will amply prove. During the summer of 1889 Dr. FL Kilborne, in arranging the various inclosures at the Experiment Station for the exposure of native cattle to the infection of Texas fever, conceived the happy idea of testing this popular theory of the relation of ticks to the disease. This he did by placing southern (North Carolina) cattle with native cattle in the same inclosure...
Page 702 - She's clean in her jaws, and full in her chine ; She's heavy in flank, and wide in her loin...
Page 28 - Khanate of Bucharia presents a striking example of the consequences brought upon a country by clearings. Within a period of thirty years this was one of the most fertile regions of Central Asia, a country which, when well wooded and watered, was a terrestrial paradise. But within the last twenty-five years a mania of clearing...
Page 460 - At the same time, in another inclosure, the ticks were left on the southern cattle. The natives in the latter field died of Texas fever; those in the former did not show any signs of the disease. Another experiment was made in September in the same manner by preparing three fields, one with southern cattle and ticks, a second with southern cattle from which the ticks were being removed, and a third over which only adult ticks had been scattered.
Page 566 - ... movements of the gander, whose powerful blows the crow seems to be well aware might effectually disable him. The first time I witnessed such a scene, I was at the side of a creek, and saw on the opposite shore a goose with her goslings beset by a crow: from the apparent alarm of the mother and brood, it seemed to me they must be in great danger, and I called to the owner of the place, who happened to be in sight, to inform him of their situation. Instead of going to their relief, he shouted back...
Page 458 - A reddish, coriaceous flattened species with the body oblongoval, contracted just behind the middle, and with two longitudinal impressions above this contraction, and three below it more especially visible in the dried specimen. Head short and broad, not spined behind, with two deep, round pits. Palpi and beak together unusually short, the palpi being slender.
Page 456 - ... loosens her hold on her host and falls to the ground. She must do this to lay her eggs. Crawling off to some dark corner her work soon begins. Any delay seems to me to be caused by the tick not being prepared to undergo the final act at the time of removal from the cow. The female may, if detached, lay eggs any time after it is half grown.
Page 566 - The crow, alighting at a little distance from the hen, would advance in an apparently careless way towards the brood, when the vigilant parent would bristle up her feathers, and rush at the black rogue to drive him off. After several such approaches, the hen would become very angry, and would chase the crow to a greater distance from the brood. This is the very object the robber has in view, for as long as the parent keeps near her young, the crow has very slight chance of success ; but as soon as...
Page 335 - Place 10 pounds of lime and 20 pounds of sulphur in a boiler with 20 gallons of water, and boil over a brisk fire for not less than one hour and a half, or until the sulphur is thoroughly dissolved. When this takes place, the mixture will be of an amber color. Next place in a cask...