The farmer's dictionary: a vocabulary of the technical terms recently introduced into agriculture and horticulture from various sciences, and also a compendium of practical farming, the latter chiefly from the works of the Rev. W. L. Rham, Loudon, Low and Youatt, and the most eminent American authors
Daniel Pereira Gardner
Harper, 1846 - Gardening - 876 pages
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Page 706 - ... straight from the breast to the foot, not bending inward at the knee, and standing far apart both before and behind ; the hocks having a direction rather outward, and the twist, or the meeting of the thighs behind, being particularly full ; the bones fine, yet having no appearance of weakness, and of a speckled or dark color.
Page 739 - ... agriculture, which is founded on experience, but to which every progress in science also affords great assistance, by the additional light which every new discovery throws on the true theory of vegetation. There are various modes of distinguishing soils, without entering into a minute analysis of their component parts. The simplest and most natural is to compare their texture, the size and form of the visible particles of which they are composed, and to trace the probable source of their original...
Page 150 - This being done, the cheese is again reversed into another vat, likewise warmed, with a cloth under it, and a tin hoop, or binder, put round the upper edge of the cheese, and within the sides of the vat; the former being previously inclosed in a cloth, and its edges put within the vessel.
Page 706 - The orbits of the eye — the eye-cap, or bone, — not too projecting, that it may not form a fatal obstacle in lambing. The neck of a medium length, thin towards the head, but enlarging towards the shoulders where it should be broad and high, and straight in...
Page 53 - The arms of the lever being equal, it follows, that if equal weights be put into the scales, no effect will be produced on the position of the balance, and the beam will remain horizontal. If a small addition be made to the weight in one of the scales, the horizontality of the beams will be disturbed ; and, after oscillating for some time, it will, on attaining a state of rest, form an angle with the horizon, the extent of which is a measure of the delicacy or sensibility of the balance.
Page 710 - The quarters long and full, and as with the fore legs the muscles extending down to the hock ; the thighs also wide and full. The legs of a moderate length, the pelt also moderately thin, but soft and elastic, and covered with a good quantity of white wool, not so long as in some breeds, but considerably finer.
Page 147 - The Gruyere and Parmesan cheeses only differ in the nature of the milk, and in the degree of heat given to the curd in different parts of the process. Gruyere cheese is entirely made from new milk, and Parmesan from skimmed milk. In the first nothing is added to give flavour : in the latter saffron gives both colour and flavour ; the process in both is exactly similar.
Page 299 - ... Fine weather is essential to this part of the operation. Soon after this they are collected in larger bundles and placed with the root end on the ground, the bundles being slightly tied near the seed end ; the other end is spread out that the air may have access, and the rain may not damage the flax.
Page 397 - ... gives to the horse so much of his value, must be built on habitual confidence and attachment. The education of the horse should be that of a child.