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Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1874 - Zoology - 128 pages

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Page 105 - Yea, the stork in the heaven knoweth her appointed times ; and the turtle, and the crane, and the swallow, observe the time of their coming; but my people know not the judgment of the LORD.
Page 104 - A fire devoureth before them; and behind them a flame burneth: the land is as the garden of Eden before them, and behind them a desolate wilderness; yea, and nothing shall escape them.
Page 89 - Our reverence for the nobility of manhood will not be lessened by the knowledge that Man is, in substance and in structure, one with the brutes; for, he alone possesses the marvellous endowment of intelligible and rational speech...
Page 112 - Liesk assures me that he has repeatedly seen this effected. The crab begins by tearing the husk, fibre by fibre, and always from that end under which the three eye-holes are situated ; when this is completed, the crab commences hammering with its heavy claws on one of the eye-holes till an opening is made. Then turning round its body, by the aid of its posterior THE COCOANUT-CBAB 157 and narrow pair of pincers, it extracts the white albuminous substance.
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Page 130 - Eeotor of Burgstead, The. A Tale of the Saxon Church. By the Rev. EL CUTTS, BA, Author of " The Villa of Claudius,"
Page 112 - I think this is as curious a case of instinct as ever I heard of, and likewise of adaptation in structure between two objects apparently so remote from each other in the scheme of nature as a crab and a cocoa-nut tree.
Page 58 - Let me put on a higher power, and submit it to your observation. You see a flat area of clear jelly, of very irregular form, with sinuosities and jutting points, like the outline of some island in a map. A great number of minute blackish granules and vesicles occupy the central part, but the edges are clear and colourless. A large bladder is seen near one side, which appears filled with a subtile fluid.

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