The American Naturalist, Volume 3

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Essex Institute, 1870

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Page 191 - The length of the peacock, from the tip of the bill to the end of the tail', is about three feet eight inches.
Page 336 - Walker, two prizes are annually offered by the Boston Society of Natural History for the best memoirs written in the English language on subjects proposed by a committee appointed by the Council. For the best memoir presented a prize of sixty dollars may be awarded ; if, however, the memoir be one of marked merit, the amount may be increased to one hundred dollars at the discretion of the committee.
Page 336 - But whoso among you shall do more or less than these -'are not built upon my rock, but are built upon a sandy foundation ; and when the rain descends, and the floods come, and the winds blow, and beat upon them, they shall fall, and the gates of hell are ready open to receive them ; 14.
Page 101 - Guide to the Study of Insects, and a Treatise on those Injurious and Beneficial to Crops.
Page 551 - It gives a considerable advantage to its possessor over the common buck. Besides enabling him to run more swiftly through the thick woods and underbrush (every hunter knows that does and yearling bucks run much more rapidly than the large bucks when armed with their cumbrous antlers), the spike-horn is a more effective weapon than the common antler. With this advantage the spike-horn bucks are gaining upon the common bucks, and may, in time, entirely supersede them in the Adirondacks. Undoubtedly,...
Page 21 - By the provisions of the will of the late Dr. William Johnson Walker two prizes are annually offered by the BOSTON SOCIETY OF NATURAL HISTORY for the best memoirs written in the English language, on subjects proposed by a Committee appointed by the Council. For the...
Page 427 - They are all microscopic, and any one of them, leaving minor modifications aside, may be said to consist of a sac, composed of a more or less structureless, not very well-defined membrane, containing a soft semi-fluid substance, in the midst, or at one end, of which lies a delicate vesicle ; in the centre of the latter is a more solid particle.
Page 464 - How doth the little crocodile Improve his shining tail, And pour the waters of the Nile On every golden scale! "How cheerfully he seems to grin, How neatly spreads his claws, And welcomes little fishes in, With gently smiling jaws!
Page 516 - Each memoir must be accompanied by a sealed envelope enclosing the author's name and superscribed with a motto corresponding to one borne by the manuscript...
Page 71 - Women, and in Tresses, with which they made a Garland about the Head, and a little Tail hung behind." •' The prime Men wore a Rowler eight Fingers broad round about them instead of Breeches, and going several times round the Waste, so that one end of it hung before and the other behind, with fine Feather-work, and had large square Mantles knotted on their Shoulders, and Sandals or Buskins made of Deer's Skins.

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