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Page 339 - The two inner toes of the fore feet are long, sharp, and well adapted to digging and scratching. From the extremity of the nose to the end of the tail this animal measures one foot and five inches, of which the tail occupies four inches.
Page 244 - SW angle, within which a constructed tomb, with a pall thrown over it, presents itself immediately upon entering ; it is patched together out of fragments of stone and marble that have made part of other fabrics. Upon one of these are several short lines in the .Hebrew character, cut in a slovenly manner; we had them interpreted at Acre, and they proved to be merely the names of a Jew and his family who had scratched this record...
Page 160 - ... completely black, the letters being burnt in and charred by the action of the sulphuric acid. If the acid has not been used in sufficient quantity to destroy the texture of the paper, and reduce it to the state of tinder, the colour may be discharged by the oxymuriatic and oxalic acids and their compounds, though not without great difficulty. When the full proportion of acid has been employed, a little crumpling and rubbing of the paper reduces the carbonaceous matter...
Page 232 - ... and sculpture more frequent on both sides, till it presented at last a continued street of tombs, beyond which the rocks, gradually approaching each other, seemed all at once to close without any outlet. There is, however, one frightful chasm for the passage of the stream, which furnishes, as it did anciently, the only avenue to Petra on this side.
Page 235 - No part is built, the whole being purely a work of excavation ; and its minutest embellishments, wherever the hand of man has not purposely effaced them, are so perfect, that it may be doubted whether any work of the ancients, excepting, perhaps, some on the banks of the Nile, have come down to our time so little injured by the lapse of age. There is, in fact, scarcely a building of forty years' standing in England, so well preserved in the greater part of its architectural decorations.
Page 244 - Muhammedan saints, common throughout every province of Turkey. It has probably been rebuilt at no remote period ; some small columns are bedded in the walls, and some fragments of granite, and slabs of white marble are lying about. The door is near the...
Page 342 - ... upon the trunk of the former. The elephant was wounded in this attack, and so much frightened, that nothing could prevent him from breaking through every obstacle, and fairly running off. The mahawat was considered to have failed in his duty, and soon after was brought up to the governor, with his hands bound behind his back, and on the spot received a hundred lashes of the rattan. Another elephant was now brought, but the tiger made less resistance on each successive attack. It was evident that...
Page 155 - Our attention was at this place arrested by a number of small birds of different species flying across the road, and then back again, and turning and wheeling in manifold gyrations, and with much chirping, yet making no progress from the particular spot over which they fluttered.
Page 233 - ... that the eye can seldom penetrate forward beyond a few paces, and is often puzzled to distinguish in what direction the passage will open, so completely does it appear obstructed. The...