Proceedings of the Royal Physical Society of Edinburgh, Volume 15

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Royal Physical Society of Edinburgh., 1904 - Natural history
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Page 97 - Thy servants' trade hath been about cattle from our youth even until now, both we, and also our fathers : that ye may dwell in the land of Goshen ; for every shepherd is an abomination unto the Egyptians.
Page 26 - With Earth's first Clay They did the Last Man knead, And there of the Last Harvest sow'd the Seed : And the first Morning of Creation wrote What the Last Dawn of Reckoning shall read.
Page 12 - The fibres descend on the anterior and outer side of the fore-arm, and terminate in a flat tendon, which is inserted into the base of the styloid process of the radius.
Page 146 - In my earliest criticisms of the ' Origin ' I ventured to point out that its logical foundation was insecure so long as experiments in selective breeding had not produced varieties which were more or less infertile ; and that insecurity remains up to the present time.
Page 226 - ... may not, make any dividend, gift, division, or bonus in money unto or between any of its members, and provided also that such society shall obtain the certificate of the barristerat-law or lord advocate, as herein-after mentioned.
Page 73 - ... inch 2-10ths, and 1 inch. The intermediate size, which equals that of the teeth of a horse of between fourteen and fifteen hands high, is the most common one presented by fossils. A middle upper molar tooth from Kent's Hole, Torquay, indicates a horse as large as that from the blue clay at Cromer, but the size of the fossil species would be incorrectly estimated from the analogy of the teeth alone.
Page 87 - Le grand équidé reproduit (Fig. 4), porte sur le dos, comme on le voit facilement, une large couverture avec ornaments en forme de dents. Un autre porte également une couverture très nettement représentée. Il en est autour du museau desquels il semble qu'il existe une corde ; enfin un des trois petits chevaux du groupe ci-dessus (Fig.
Page 96 - Celtic short-horn, the sheep, and the goat, must have been domesticated in the countries in which their wild ancestors were captured by the hunter in Central Asia. To this region also belong the jackal, the wild boar, and the wild horse, and in ancient times the urus. It is therefore probable that all these domestic animals came into Europe with their masters from the southeast, — from the Central Plateau of Asia, the ancient home of all the present European peoples.
Page 73 - The best-authenticated associations of bones of the extremities with jaws and teeth, clearly indicate that the fossil Horse had a larger head than the domesticated races ; resembling in this respect the Wild Horses of Asia described by Pallas,* and in the same degree approximating the Zebrine and Asinine groups.
Page 77 - Fio. 41. A Prehistoric Horse. and the teeth were so large that they might readily be taken as belonging to animals of a much greater size. The large size of the head1 in proportion to the rest of the body harmonizes remarkably with the engraved figures of horses found in some of the Dordogne caves. " The bones of the limbs were strong, with large articulations, prominent muscular attachments, and broad hoofs*.

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