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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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The Harvest of the Sea: A Contribution to the Natural and Economic History ...

James Glass Bertram - 1865 - 586 pages
...to the dimensions of Great Britain and Ireland, but subdivided, by a happy instinct, into battalions five or six miles in length and three or four in breadth, each line or column being led, according to the ideas of fishermen, by herrings (probably the Alice...
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Natural History: Exhibiting in a Series of Delightful Anecdotes and ...

William Bingley - 1871 - 1060 pages
...sides. In their outset, this immense swarm of living creatures is divided into distinct columns, each five or six miles in length, and three or four in breadth, and in their progress they even make the water ripple before them. In the month of June they are found...
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The Harvest of the Sea: Including Sketches of Fisheries & Fisher Folk

James Glass Bertram - 1873 - 340 pages
...to the dimensions of Great Britain and Ireland, but subdivided, by a happy instinct, into battalions five or six miles in length and three or four in breadth, each line or column being led, according to the ideas of fishermen, by herrings (probably the Alice...
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A history of British fishes, Volume 1

Robert Hamilton - 1876 - 586 pages
...describes as altering, on its approach, 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, and they drive tho water before them with a kind of rippling. Sometimes they sink for ten or fifteen...
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A Handy Dictionary of Commercial Information

Edward T. Blakely - 1878 - 506 pages
...breadth and depth are 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, and the fish drive the water before them with a kind of rippling. The first check the army meets with...
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The Boy's Own Natural History

John George Wood - 1882 - 76 pages
...appearance in the northern parts of Scotland about June. This most valuable fish arrives in enormous shoals, five or six miles in length, and three or four in breadth. Their advent is heralded by various sea birds, such as the gannets and gulls, which constantly hover over...
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Illustrated Natural History for Young People

John George Wood - 1882 - 264 pages
...appearance on the coasts of America about June. This most valuable fish arrives in enormous shoals, five or six miles in length, and three or four in breadth. Their advent is heralded by various sea-birds, such as the gannets and gulls, which constantly hover over...
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Stewart's geographical reading-book. Standard 5,6

Stewart W. and co - 1884 - 408 pages
...supposed to equal the dimensions of Great Britain and Ireland. This mass is subdivided into numberless columns of five or six miles in length and three or four in breadth, followed by great coveys of sea-fowl, and perceptible by the rippling of the water and a brilliant...
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The illustrated geographical reader. Standards 1-2, 4-6/7

Collins William sons and co, ltd - 1885 - 304 pages
...land, its size is such as to alter the very appearance of the ocean. 3. 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. OK IV. K Sometimes they sink for a few...
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Natural History: Its Rise and Progress in Britain as Developed in the Life ...

Henry Alleyne Nicholson - 1886 - 344 pages
...breadth and its depth is 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, and they drive the water before them with a kind of rippling : sometimes they sink for the space of...
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