A Description of Three Hundred Animals,: Viz. Beasts, Birds, Fishes, Serpents, and Insects. With a Particular Account of the Manner of Their Catching of Whales in Greenland. Extracted from the Best Authors, ... Illustrated with Copper-plates, Whereon is Curiously Engraven Every Beast, Bird, Fish, Serpent, and Insect, Described in the Whole Book..
H. Woodfall, J. Rivington, R. Baldwin, Hawes, Clarke and Collins, S. Crowder, T. Caslon, and Robinson and Roberts., 1769 - Всего страниц: 213
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Стр. 90 - It is near six inches in length from the tip of the bill to the end of the tail, the former being about half an inch, and the latter two inches and a half.
Стр. 94 - ... to the young of most birds. For when she perceives the approach of those enemies, she so settles herself in her nest as to put her bill out at the hole, and gives the monkeys such a welcome therewith that they presently pack away, and glad they escape so.
Стр. 86 - The great blue heron (Ardea herodias) is about four feet in length from the point of the bill to the end of the tail, and nearly six feet across the wings.
Стр. 66 - ... impenetrable by any dart or spear ; but the belly is softer, and there it is more easily wounded. When it opens its mouth, it does not move its under jaw, like other animals ; on the contrary, it moves the upper. Its tail is nearly as long as its whole body ; and it is also rough, and armed with a hard skin upon the upper part and the sides, but beneath it is smooth and tender. It has fins upon the tail, by means of which it swims, as it also does by the help of its feet, which are like a bear's,...
Стр. 66 - It is of a faffron-colour, that is, between a yellow and a red, but more inclining to yellow. The belly is fomewhat whiter than the; other parts. Its body is rough, being covered all over with a certain bark, or rind, fo thick, firm, and ftrong...
Стр. 83 - ... finds there, and in the room lays one of her own, and fo forfakes it. The filly bird returning, fits on this egg, hatches it, and with a great deal of care and toil broods, feeds, and cherifhes the young cuckow for her own, until it is grown up, and ready to fly, and. fhift for itfelf.
Стр. 38 - ... in the north of England, a brute in the shape of a man wagered, that he would successively cut off the feet of his Dog, and that the animal should return to the attack after each amputation. The horrible experiment was tried, and the wager was won. Two of these Dogs, let loose; at once, are a match for a bull, three for a bear, and four for a lion. THE TERRIER Is a small...
Стр. 10 - Ne- . groes fay, that he does not . immediately fall on, as fbon as he has found the Body, but goes round it feveral Times, as if afraid to feize it. Its Head and Mouth are like an Hare's; his Ears like a Man's; his fore Feet like a Badger's, and his hinder Feet like a Bear's:" It has likewife a Mane. This Creature is bred in India and Africa.
Стр. 66 - ... other animals ; on the contrary, it moves the upper. Its tail is nearly as long as its whole body ; and it is also rough, and armed with a hard skin upon the upper part and the sides, but beneath it is smooth and tender. It has fins upon the tail, by means of which it swims, as it also does by the help of its feet, which are like a bear's, except that they are covered with scales instead of hair. As its legs are short, it is very slow in its motions, so that it is no very difficult matter to...