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" ... ocean. It is divided into distinct columns of five or six miles in length and three or four in breadth... "
The Magazine of Science, and Schools of Art - Page 315
1841
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Topography of Great Britain: Or, British Traveller's Directory: Cornwall

George Alexander Cooke - 1817 - 306 pages
...When their main hody approaches from the north, it alters the very appearance of the ocean : St is divided into columns of five or six miles in length, and three or four in breadth, which drive the water hefore them with a sort of ripling current. Sometimes they sink for a short space,...
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Animal Biography: Or, Authentic Anecdotes of the Lives, Manners ..., Volume 3

William Bingley - 1803 - 630 pages
...devastation on all sides. In their outset, this immense swarm of living creatures is divided into distinct columns of five or six miles in length, and three or four in breadth, and in their progress they make even the water Cripple up before them. They are found about Shetland...
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Modern Geography: A Description of the Empires, Kingdoms, States ..., Volume 1

John Pinkerton - 1804 - 694 pages
...supposed to equal the dimensions of Great Britain and Ireland. They are however subdivided into numberless columns of five or six miles in length, and three or four in breadth, followed by numerous sea fowl, and perceivable by the rippling of the water, and a brilliant reflection...
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Letters written during a tour through South Wales

John Evans - 1804 - 482 pages
...proceed. Such is the effect of a shoal, that they change the colour of the ocean ; divided into distinct columns of five or six miles in length, and three or four in breadth, driving the waves before them with a rippling noise : at times they sink for some minutes, then suddenly...
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Observations upon the town of Cromer ... as a watering place, and ... its ...

Edmund Bartell - 1806 - 176 pages
...occupying a surface, equal at least to the dimensions of Great-Britain and Ireland, but subdivided into columns of five or six miles in length, and three or four in breadth; each division, or column, being led, according to the idea of the most experienced fishermen, by herrings...
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The Beauties of Scotland: Containing a Clear and Full Account of the ...

Robert Forsyth - 1808 - 590 pages
...occupying a surface equal at least to the dimensions of both Great Britain and Ireland, and subdivided into columns of five or six miles in length^ and three or four in breadth ; each division or column being led, according to the idea of the most experienced fishermen, by herrings...
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A History of the Earth and Animated Nature, Volume 1

1810 - 316 pages
...to make a visible alteration in the appearance of the ocean. It is generally divided into distinct columns of five or six miles in length, and three or four in breadth ; and the water curls up before ┬┐hem as if forced out of its bed. Sometimes the whole column, sinks...
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Observations on a Tour Through the Highlands and Part of the Western Isles ...

Thomas Garnett - 1811 - 402 pages
...occupying a surface, equal at least to the dimensions of both Great Britain and Ireland, but subdivided into columns of five or six miles in length, and three or four in breadth; each division, or column, being led, according to the idea of the most experienced fishermen, by herrings...
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An Account of the Past and Present State of the Isle of Man: Including a ...

George Woods - 1811 - 396 pages
...breadth and depth is such as to alter the very appearance of the 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...
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An Account of the Past and Present State of the Isle of Man: Including a ...

George Woods - 1811 - 396 pages
...breadth and depth is such as to alter the very appearance of the 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...
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