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" ... are thrown out, and afterwards those of inferior size ; then the whole is examined with great care for diamonds. When a negro finds one, he immediately stands upright and... "
Travels in the Interior of Brazil,: Particulary in the Gold and Diamond ... - Page 220
by John Mawe - 1812 - 366 pages
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The Scots Magazine and Edinburgh Literary Miscellany, Volume 74

English literature - 1812
...from the very commencement of the washings, and frequently find diamonds before tliis last operation. receives it from him, and deposits it in a gamella...found in the course of the day are placed, and at the closeof the work are taken out and delivered to the principal officer, who, after they have been weighed,...
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The Quarterly Review, Volume 7

William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, Sir William Smith, Sir John Murray IV, Rowland Edmund Prothero Baron Ernle, George Walter Prothero - English literature - 1812
...one he immediately stands upright and claps his hands, then extends them, holding the gem between hij fore-finger and thumb; an overseer receives it from...deposits it in a gamella or bowl, suspended from the center of the structure half full of water. In this vessel all the diamonds found in the course of...
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The Edinburgh Review: Or Critical Journal, Volume 20

Sydney Smith, Lord Francis Jeffrey Jeffrey, Macvey Napier, William Empson, Sir George Cornewall Lewis, Henry Reeve, Arthur Ralph Douglas Elliot (Hon.), Harold Cox - 1812
...immediately stands upright and claps his hands ; then extend, them, holding the gem between his fore-linger and thumb. An overseer receives it from him, and deposits it in a gameira or bowi, suspended from the centre of the structure, halt full of water. In this vessel all...
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The Quarterly review, Volume 7

1812
...diamonds. When a negro finds one he immediately stands upright and claps his hands, then extends them, holding the gem between his fore-finger and thumb; an overseer receives it from liim and deposits it in a g.imella or boiğ'l, suspended from the center of the structure half full...
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Gallery of Nature and Art, Or a Tour Through Creation and Science ..., Volume 2

E. Polehamton - 1815
...diamonds. W hen a negro finds one, he immediately -.lands upright and claps hi ; hands ; then extends them, holding the gem between his fore-finger and thumb. An overseer receives it from him, aiid deposits it in a gamella or bowl, suspended from the centre of the structure, half full of water....
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Travels in South America

William Bingley - South America - 1820 - 346 pages
...negro has found a diamond, he immediately stands upright and clasps his hands, and then exterrdi them, holding the gem between his fore-finger and thumb....it from him, and deposits it in a gamella or bowl, which is suspended from the centre of the building, half full of water. In this vessel all the diamonds...
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The Hundred Wonders of the World: And of the Three Kingdoms of Nature ...

Sir Richard Phillips - Wonder - 1821 - 660 pages
...upright, and claps his hands : he then extends them, holding the gem between the fore finger and the thumb. An overseer receives it from him, and deposits it in a bowl, suspended from the centre of the structure, and half filled with water. In this vessel all the...
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The Wesleyan-Methodist Magazine

Methodist Church - 1822
...bound together by oxi<U- of iron, and known to the unlives by the name ot'cajcaltmo. his fore- finger and thumb ; an overseer receives it from him, and...course of the day are placed, and at the close of the work are taken out and delivered to the principal officer, who, after they have been weighed, registers...
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A History of Useful Arts & Manufactures

Engineering - 1822 - 175 pages
...upright, and" claps his hands: liĞ then extends them, holding the gem between the fore finger and the thumb. An overseer receives it from him, and deposits it in a bowl, suspended,' from the centre of the structure, and hall tilled with water. In this vessel all...
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Museum Americanum; Or: Select Antiquities, Curiosities, Beauties, and ...

Charles Hulbert - America - 1823 - 341 pages
...negro has found a diamond, he immediately stands upright and clasps his hands, and then extends them, holding the gem between his fore-finger and thumb....it from him, and deposits it in a gamella or bowl, which is suspended from the centre of the building, half full of water. In this vessel all the diamonds...
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