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" ... in fixed repose. When they have raised themselves about thirty or forty feet above the surface of the sea, they turn their head with one eye downwards, and continue to fly in that posture. As soon as they perceive a fish sufficiently near... "
A History of the Earth and Animated Nature - Page 125
1810
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A History of the Earth, and Animated Nature, Volume 4

Oliver Goldsmith - 1816 - 472 pages
...downwards, and continue to fly in ,that posture. As soon as they perceive a fish sufficiently near the surface, they dart down upon it with the swiftness of an arrow, seize it with, wnerrring certainty, and store it up in their pouch. They then rise again, though not without great...
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The Pocket magazine of classic and polite literature. [Continued as] The ...

1830 - 604 pages
...eye downwards, and continue to fly in that posture. As soon as they perceive a fish sufficiently near the surface, they dart down upon it with the swiftness...certainty, and store it up in their pouch. They then lise again, Chough not without great lahour, and continue hovering and fishing, with their head on...
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A Natural History of All the Most Remarkable Quadrupeds, Birds, Fishes ...

J. Macloc - 1820 - 348 pages
...fly in that posture. As soon as they perceive a fish sufficiently near the surface, they dart down with the swiftness of an arrow, seize it with unerring...store it up in their pouch; they then rise again, and continue hovering and fishing till their bag is filled; when they retire to land, and greedily...
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The Natural History of Animals: Containing an Account of Remarkable Beasts ...

1822 - 194 pages
...eye downwards, and continue to fly in that posture. As soon as they perceive a fish sufficiently near the surface, they dart down upon it with the swiftness...pouch. They then rise again, though not without great labour, and continue hovering and fishing, with their head on one side as before. Yet, with all the...
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Birds, pt. 5-6. Fishes, pt. 1-4. Of frogs, lizards and serpents

Oliver Goldsmith - 1824
...eye downwards, and continue to fly in thai posture. As soon as they perceive a fish sufficiently near the surface, they dart down upon it with the swiftness...pouch. They then rise again, though not without great labour, and continue hovering and fishing, with their head on one side as before. This work they continue...
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A History of the Earth, and Animated Nature, Volume 2

Oliver Goldsmith - 1824 - 496 pages
...downwards, and continue to fly in that posture. As soon as they perceive a fish sufficiently 'near' the surface, they dart down upon it with the swiftness. of an arrow, st'ize it with unerring certainty, and store it up in their pouch. They then rise again, though not...
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A Natural History of the Most Remarkable Quadrupeds, Birds, Fishes ..., Volume 2

Mary Trimmer - 1825 - 278 pages
...fly in that posture. As soon as they perceive a fish sufficiently near the surface, they dart down with the swiftness of an arrow, seize it with unerring...store it up in their pouch : they then rise again, and continue hovering and fishing, till their bag is tilled ; when they retire to land, and greedily...
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A History of the Earth and Animated Nature: In Three Volumes ..., Volume 2

Oliver Goldsmith - 1828 - 612 pages
...eye downwards, and continue to fly in that posture. As soon as they perceive a fish sufficiently near the surface, they dart down upon it with the swiftness...pouch. They then rise again, though not without great labour, and continue hovering and fishing, with their head on one side as before. This work they continue...
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Buffon's Natural history, corrected and enlarged by J. Wright. (To which are ...

Georges Louis Le Clerc (comte de Buffon.) - 1831 - 586 pages
...eye downwards, and continue to fly in that posture. As soon as they perceive a fish sufficiently near the surface, they dart down upon it with the swiftness...pouch. They then rise again, though not without great labour, and continue hovering and fishing, with their head on one side, as before. This work they continue,...
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A System of Universal Geography, Popular and Scientific: Comprising a ...

Samuel Griswold Goodrich - 1832 - 1038 pages
...eye downwards, and continue to fly in that posture. As soon as they perceive a fish sufficiently near the surface, they dart down upon it with the" swiftness...pouch. They then rise again, though not without great labor, and continue hovering and fishing, with their head on one side, as before. They Лея aO phegr...
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