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Page 270 - Experiments are, however, it may be supposed, sometimes made, without the operator being exactly aware, either of the precise nature of the action to which he is trusting for success, or of the limits within which his experiments should be confined.
Page 192 - Where the water is not at hand, so that it may be easily carried or wheeled by men, a horse with a water-barrel on wheels should be used. As soon as the plant has been put into its place the earth should be filled in, leaving a sufficient hollow round the stem, and as far as the roots extend, to hold...
Page 318 - Roa on the North side — that on the 12th he dismissed his guide, who cautioned him, on parting, to be very careful lest he should fall into the pits excavated for the purpose mentioned above; describing them as near the place where the cattle resorted to drink — that soon after Mr. D. had dismissed his guide, he went back a short distance to get some bundle which he had forgotten, and that as he was retracing his steps, at some fatal moment he tumbled into one of the pits in which a bullock had...
Page 413 - ... a deeper color at the base of each of the three lower sepals (or petals). It throws up a spike to the height of twelve or eighteen inches, on which appear two or three lateral branches, each containing from six to ten flowers: several of them are generally open at once, and make a charming display. The bulbs may be grown in pots or in the border: The soil, in which they seem to flourish best, should be composed of sandy peat and loam, in the proportion of two thirds of the former to one third...
Page 333 - Carnation, as well as the formation of the flower, which should not be less than two inches and a half in diameter ; the petals should be large, broad, and substantial, and have very...
Page 319 - D. about three quarters of a mile, and after directing him in the path, and warning him of the traps, went on about half a mile further with him.
Page 149 - COMSTOCK, FG A Practical Treatise on the Culture of Silk, adapted to the soil and climate of the United States. . . Second edition, revised and improved. Hartford, 1839.
Page 318 - The body, clothes, etc., appeared to be in the same state they were in when taken from the pit: the face was covered with dirt, the hair filled with blood and dust; the coat, pantaloons, and shirt considerably torn. The hat was missing. On washing the corpse, we found it in a shocking state : there were ten to twelve gashes on the head — a long one over the left eye, another, rather deep, just above the left temple...
Page 192 - M'Nab *, that whether it be done in a dull day, a wet day, or a dry day, it is very necessary to keep in view the expediency of keeping the plants for as short a time out of the ground as possible — if only a few minutes, so much the better ; and in all cases...