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Page 21 - ... notwithstanding they all died mad, they did not bite nor do any mischief; that, being determined to make a full experiment, he shut one of the mad dogs up in a kennel, and put to him a dog he did not value. The mad dog...
Page 38 - SayS he—If you will know the Age of your Sheep, look in his Mouth, and when he is one Shear, he will have two broad Teeth before; when he is two Shear, he will have four broad Teeth before; when he is three, he will have...
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Page 319 - Modern Husbandman, V. i. 8. Cfr. Days-man and Harvest-man. Moor-evil. A disease in sheep, the same as Wood-evil. In Buckinghamshire ' they call it the moor-evil, because they conceive it is bred in a sheep or lamb by its lying on moory cold ground.' — Shepherd's Guide, 321. Moor-grass. Narthecium ossifragum, L. — Shepherd's Guide, 321. Morrice-bell. ' Tie a morrice-bell about the neck of a catch'd rat.
Page 162 - observed that his sheep were so much in love with a certain weed called Beanweed, that when they had an opportunity they would run greedily in quest of it. It grows in the moory ground of vales, comes up about a finger's length, in the spring time of the year, like a bean, and most of all in wet weather ; the leaf of this beanweed is of so sammy a nature that it feels, on being squeezed, as if it was greased, and being thick withal, it contains much sap in it, and thereafter it presently breeds...
Page 75 - Corning. See Kerning (1). Cossart Lamb. 'A cossart lamb in Hertfordshire is one left by its dam's dying by disease or hurt before it is capable of getting its own living ; or is one that is taken from a ewe that brings two or three or four lambs at a yeaning, and is incapable of suckling and bringing them all up.
Page 327 - Modern Husbandman, III. i. 56. The 'triangular hough-plough.'— Id., V. i. 58. Cfr. Shim (1) in Hal. Shend. ' Make two shends on both sides his backbone, from his head to his tail, and anoint with the aforesaid grease.
Page 143 - To prevent the rot taking hold of them, rub their mouths once a week with fait called andracci ; diflblve it in (harp vinegar, and fright them early about the paftures with a dog till they be well heated, for this beats the mildews from the grafs, and other dews that are hurtful to them in feeding, alfo the nettles, webs, and flafks, which otherwife they might lick up, for thofe contribute much to the rot. The beft grafs for iheep is that amongft which grows a good quantity of melilot, felf-heal,...
Page 162 - observed that his sheep were so much in love with a certain weed called Beanweed, that when they had an opportunity they would run greedily in quest of it. It grows in the moory ground of vales, comes up about a finger's length, in the spring time of the year, like a bean, and most of all in wet weather ; the leaf of this beanweed is of so sammy a nature that it feels, on being squeezed, as if it was greased, and being thick withal, it contains...