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Point Venus, Tahiti—so called because Cap-
tain Cook observed there the transit of the
Polyp, the coral insect, 200, 203.
Poncho (Span. pron., pon'tcho), a blanket with
home of the bizcacha, 48; Indian inhabi- wearer puts his head, 101.
fossil remains, 149; mud formation, 183. Beagle Channel, 102, 175.
kar)—“sugar-loaf”-a prominent landmark Porphyry, a hard rock, often of a green color,
chief tributaries of the river Plate, 46, 48, 53; feeds among the kelp, 175.
Magellan, at the point where the letter a of
Famine is printed on the map, 151, 172.
Portillo Pass (Span. pron., por-tēl'yo), a route
America, so named by Magellan on ac- gentine Republic—the name means a "gap”
on the east coast of Patagonia, 44, 72.
like northern Indians, 105; height, painted Promethean matches, consisting of a roll of
skin, behavior at table, stock of horses, 105. paper treated with sugar and chlorate of
potash, and a small cell containing sulphuric
acid-when the cell was broken the acid set
fire to the composition—125.
Pulperia (Span. pron., pool-per-ě'ah), a drink-
Puma, or South American lion, range and
can republic on the Pacific coast of South off condor, 45, 68; flesh like veal, 45, 47.
Pyrainids of Egypt, 204.
Que cosa (Span. pron., kay kos'sah)—"what
an idea "-115.
and estuary, separating Urugnay and the Chile, south-east of Valparaiso, 157, 159.
expanse, 146, 183.
Rain, scanty fall in northern Chile, 193; effect | San Luis, a town in the central part of the
Argentine Republic, 182.
rana, 145, 147, 148.
Santa Cruz (Span. pron., krooth), a river of
-42, 44, 67, 72.
also, the chief town in the island
of Teneriffe, 155, 156.
"red river" -- 30, 105, 110, "holy faith"-46, 124, 146; plains, 149.
Santa Lucia (Span. Prona, loo-th ah), a river
ro), or simply Rio, the capital of Brazil, and Savage man, 92; mimicry, 95 ; keen senses,
formerly the southern boundary of the Ar- Sea-eggs, 100, 174.
wigwam covers, 99; flesh for food, 100.
Shingle, sea-shore gravel, 182.
ty of England, where Mr. Darwin was born,
Siberia, the northernmost country of Asia, 31,.
Snails hibernating, 196.
Snow-line in Tierra del Fuego, 151, 176.
South Africa, ostriches in, 73; Kaffirs, 95;
Atlantic, nearly on the equator, 75. South America, extinction of the horse in,
"little Salado” (or [hide] salting stream), a South Sea Islanders, Pacific Ocean, 103.
small western tributary of the Parana, 147. Spain, the south-western peninsula of Europe,
Spaniard, cruelty to slaves and animals, 115;
traitors to cowards, 135.
WASP, 84 ; kills a wasp, 85; hibernation, 195,
ip”-an inland town of Chile, 159. Star-fish, 174, 175.
Stru'thio rhea, the American ostrich, 71.
of Asia, 198.
Nelson defeated the French and Spanish,
Oct. 21, 1805, 135.
170; petrified, 178, 181.
Turkey-buzzard, companion of seals, 50; feeds
ands in the South Pacific, 135; valley of Turtle-dove, tameness, 77, 78.
ferior, 136 ; fire-making, 137; cooking, 138. URUGUAY (Span. pron., 00-roo-gwah'ë), a
seaport of Chile, destroyed by earthquake, ental), 48, etc. ; also the name of the river
in the south-eastern part of the Argentine matches, ignorance of geography, 125–
127 ; wonder at face-washing and beard-
growing, 126 ; indolence, requirements of
Uspallata range and pass (Span. pron., 00s-
pal-yah'tah), on the western border of the
Argentine Confederation, 178.
from earthquake waves, 190; earthquake
Villarica (Span. pron., vēl-yah-rë'kah), a vol-
able to swim, 63 ; hibernation, 196. Volcano of Aconcagua, 156; Osorno, Corco-
and size, 60; difference between the sexes, 189; volcanic soil in western La Plata, 178.
of New Zealand, on New Ulster Island, 171.
Walleechu, an Indian name for a sacred tree
east or south-east toward the equator, 199. public, 110, 111, 122.
of Spain, off which the British fleet under spider, 85.
Water-hog (see Capibara).
and South America-Columbus's first dis- Wood sorrel, 195.
Yammerschooner, a begging word of the l'u-
Yaquil (Span. pron., jah-kel'), a gold-mining
town of Chile, just west of San Fernando,
Yerba (Span. pron., jer'-bah), a South Ameri-
can tea, also called matë, 110, 184.