Scenes of commerce, by land and sea; or, 'Where does it come from?' answered, upon a plan arranged by I. Taylor. 'Scenes of British wealth'.

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John Harris, 1836 - 395 pages
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Page 173 - ... she has no more left, the male comes to her assistance, and covers the eggs with his down, which is white, and easily distinguished from that of the female.
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Page 155 - ... water, and then beaten in large deep wooden mortars to a pulp. This is thrown into a large tub of clean water. The whole is then well stirred, and the fibrous part wrung out by the hands and thrown away. The milky liquor being passed through a hair sieve or coarse cloth, is suffered to settle, and the clear water is drained off.
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