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Anecdotes of the habits and instincts of birds, reptiles, and fishes.

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Published by Griffith and Farran in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Animal behavior.

  • Edition Notes

    Half title: Anecdotes of birds, reptiles, and fishes.

    Other titlesAnecdotes of birds, reptiles, and fishes
    StatementBy Mrs. R. Lee, formerly Mrs. T.E. Bowdich.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationviii, 336, 32 p. (32 p. at end advertisements)
    Number of Pages336
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL19475432M

    The Evil One was either hideously deformed or else of the nature of certain despised animals. Ruxton tells the following anecdote, in which one of them makes a conspicuous figure:—"A trapper, named Glass, and a companion, were setting their beaver traps in a stream to the north of the river Platte, when they saw a large, grizzly bear turning up the turf near by, and searching for roots and pig-nuts. This chamber is, as it were, the citadel of the mole, in which it sleeps. The mantichora had certain points in common with the hyena; the unicorn may have been the single-horned rhinoceros. He lays his hand upon the part affected, and looks up in your face, as if appealing to your kindly feelings; and if blood flow, he views it with so frightened an expression, that he seems to know his life is going from him.

    I had seen many at Cape Coast; but not till I advanced into the forest up the windings of the river Gaboon, could I form any idea of their multitude, or of the various habits which characterize their savage lives. A monkey, of I know not what species, was domiciled in a family in Yorkshire to whom my mother was paying a visit of some days. The majority of the small scarabs are pierced as though originally used as beads. This, of course, gives access to the torrents which fall in such countries, and house, furniture, and stores are all ruined. Among other strange fears, Virgil fashioned a fly out of brass, and after certain mysterious ceremonies, placed it over one of the gates of Naples.

    Learn more- opens in a new window or tab Change country: There are 1 items available. Moles, however, are said to be excellent drainers of land, and Mr. Due to the proscription of idols and other graven images in JudaismJewish amulets emphasize text and names. His only pouch was under the throat, the use of which was not apparent, for he did not make it a reservoir for food. Cuvier, however, dissipated the obscurity by showing the seat of this extraordinary endowment to be in the wings, the superficies of which retains the exquisite sensitiveness to touch that is inherent in the palms of the human hand and the extremities of the fingers, as well as in the feet of some of the mammalia.


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Anecdotes of the habits and instincts of birds, reptiles, and fishes. book

Colchester, England, 10 September ; d. He tells us that his eyes shone brightly in the dark, and that he moved his eyelids diagonally, instead of up and down. In an old edition of Hudibras, there is a curious note of a mode of running at the devoted bears with wheelbarrows, on which they vented their fury, and the baiters thus had them at their mercy.

One day, when he thought Mr. In this regard, rosariesscapularsmedals, and other devotional religious Catholic paraphernalia derive their power, not simply from the symbolism displayed in the object, but rather from the blessing of the Catholic Church. The Egyptian soldiers were given the scarab as their special symbol because the ancients believed that these creatures were all of the male sex and consequently appropriate emblems of virility, strength, and courage.

The poor cook was so bewildered, that she did not know what to do: it was time for the dinner to be served, and she, therefore, for the look's sake, thought it best to send the soup in as it was, even if it were sent out again immediately, "because you know ma'am," said she, "that would prove you had ordered it.

Carpenter is of the same opinion as Mr. Paris, Stanley, Edward, Lord Bishop of Norwich. The cubs seemed to arrange themselves for the throw, and when thus sent forwards some yards in advance, ran on till she again came up to them, when they alternately placed themselves before her.

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Climbing is a great delight to them, and one was seen to ascend a scaffolding, for his own pleasure; he at first proceeded cautiously, examining the strength of all the joists, and at last reached the summit, which was one hundred and twenty feet high. The belief in magic is impregnated into Thai culture and religious beliefs and folk superstitions, and this is reflected in the fact that we can still see commonplace use of amulets and magical rituals in everyday life.

These hierarchies are the twelve holy animals now known as constellations--star groups which are merely symbols of impersonal spiritual impulses. It is in equatorial Africa that the most powerful of all the Quadrumana live, far exceeding the Oran Outang, and even the Pongo of Borneo.

In one form. The story that they live by sucking their paws is, as may be supposed, a fable; when well-fed they always lick their paws, very often accompanying the action with a peculiar sort of mumbling noise.

These amulets have survived from late antiquity c. Like the common wanderoo, the one obtained by Dr. Thailand Main article: Thai Buddha amulet The people of Thailand, with Buddhist and animist beliefs, also have a vast pantheon of amulets, which are still popular and in common use by most people even in the present day.

Nun is still the name of a female devotee" of the Christian faith. There is a legend that in the beginning of the world winged serpents reigned upon the earth.

The list of Thai Buddhist amulets in existence is a lifetime study in its own right, and indeed, many people devote their lives to the study of them, and collection.

Anecdotes of the habits and instincts of birds, reptiles, and fishes

It is extremely sensitive to cold; nevertheless, if plentifully supplied with wool, cotton, and other warm materials, will live for years in this climate. The first advocates of Christianity likened converts to fishes, who at the time of baptism "returned again into the sea of Christ.

A white monkey, taken between Ambepusse and Kornegalle, where they are said to be numerous, was brought to me to Colombo. It was called by the Egyptians the creature accursed; the time of year when the sun entered the sign of Scorpio marked the beginning of the rulership of Typhon.

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