Scenes of Commerce, by Land and Sea; Or, "Where Does it Come From?" Answered: Upon a Plan, Part 325

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John Harris, 1839 - 396 pages
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Page 171 - ... 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.
Page 154 - ... 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.
Page 96 - ... such, as to alter the appearance of the very ocean. It is divided into distinct columns of five or six miles in length, and three or four in breadth...
Page 155 - ... from the outer shell, and commonly preserved in syrup. According to Long, tamarinds are prepared for exportation at Jamaica, in the following manner. " The fruit or pods are gathered (in June, July, and An.
Page 377 - ... pass each other without requiring the canal to be of an inconvenient width. They...
Page 361 - The stem is pretty straight, rather hairy and clammy. The leaves are of considerable length, of a yellow green ; those nearest the ground are the largest, but they make the coarsest tobacco. As the plants grow they require much attention, to keep the ground between the rows clear from weeds, and to pull off all the lowest and coarsest leaves from the plant itself, in order to feed more fully the upper ones.
Page 266 - The diver, when about to descend, seizes the rope between the toes of his right foot, for by custom he can use his toes as well as his fingers ; and he holds a valuable pearls brought ? 5.
Page 344 - Abraham, when he purchased the field and cave of Machpelah for four hundred shekels of silver.
Page 126 - John the divine, put it out of all doubt that glass was used in their days. Pliny relates, that it was first discovered accidentally in Syria, at the mouth of the river Belus, by certain merchants driven thither by a storm at...
Page 96 - ... ocean. It is divided into distinct columns of five or six miles in length and three or four in breadth, and they drive the water before them with a kind of rippling : sometimes they sink for the space of ten or fifteen minutes ; then rise again to the surface, and in bright weather reflect a variety of splendid colours, like a field of the most precious gems...

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