The Conchologist's Text-book: Embracing the Arrangements of Lamarck and Linnaeus, with a Glossary of Technical Terms. To which is Added a Brief Account of the Mollusca

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A. Fullarton and Company, 1853 - Mollusks - 232 pages
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Page 33 - When it is perfectly formed the shell gapeth open, and the first thing that appeareth is the foresaid lace, or string ; next come the legs of the bird hanging out ; and as it groweth greater, it openeth the shell by degrees, till at length it is all come forth, and hangeth only by the bill ; in short space after it cometh to full maturitie, and falleth into the sea, where it gathereth feathers, and groweth to a fowl bigger than a mallard, and lesser than a goose...
Page 33 - Lancashire call by no other name than a tree-goose, which place aforesaid, and all those parts adjoining, do so much abound therewith, that one of the best is bought for three pence. For the truth hereof, if any doubt, may it please them to repair unto me, and I shall satisfie them by the testimonie of good witnesses.
Page 33 - ... to the shape and form of a bird. When it is perfectly formed the shell gapeth open, and the first thing that appeareth is the...
Page 45 - Thy arts of building from the bee receive; Learn of the mole to plough, the worm to weave; Learn of the little nautilus to sail, Spread the thin oar, and catch the driving gale.
Page 32 - There are found in the North parts of Scotland and the Islands adjacent, called Orchades, certaine trees whereon do grow certaine...
Page 32 - ... we call Barnakles, in the north of England Brant Geese, and in Lancashire tree Geese ; but the other that do fall upon the land, perish and come to nothing : thus much by the writings of others, and also from the mouths of people of those parts, which may very well accord with truth.
Page 42 - ... hinge : one of the valves often perforated near the base: hinge with a linear, prominent cicatrix, and a lateral tooth placed within, but in the flat valve, on the very margin : two bony rays for the lass of the animal.
Page 33 - Pie-Annet, which the people of Lancashire call by no other name than a tree goose...
Page viii - we are taught that innumerable beings have lived, of which not one of the same kind does any longer exist — that immense beds composed of the spoils of these animals, extending for many miles underground, are met with in many parts of the globe — that enormous chains of mountains, which seem to load the surface of the earth, are vast monuments, in which these remains of former ages are entombed...
Page 33 - ... and also the trunks and bodies with the branches of old and rotten trees, cast up there likewise; whereon is found a certain spume or froth that in time breedeth...

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