But most of them build a shelly house for themselves; they do this to defend their soft bodies from the attacks of a host of enemies.
If a wolf is at large, if a mad dog is loose, if a madman is abroad with an ax, it is the part of wisdom to have an adequate weapon and be prepared to use it.
The wild hawk wets her yellow foot In blood of serf and king: Deep bites the brand, sharp smites the axe, And helm and cuirass ring; The foam flies from the charger's flanks, Like wreaths of winter's snow; Spears shiver, and the bright shafts start In thousands from the bow-- Strike up, strike up, my minstrels all Use tongue and tuneful chord-- Be mute!--My music is the clang Of cleaving axe and sword.
It is reported that the greatest strength that the king of Pegu hath is in these Eliphants, for when they goe to battell, they set on their backes a Castle of wood bound thereto, with bands vnder their bellies: and in euery Castle foure men very commodiously set to fight with harqubushes, with bowes and arrowes, with darts and pikes, and other launcing weapons: and they say that the skinne of this Eliphant is so hard, that an harquebusse will not pierce it, vnlesse it bee in the eye, temples, or some other tender place of his body.
Stop running red-hot pokers down your backs.
By P.B. IRONSIDE-BAX.
To it is wanting the chief peculiarity, which obtrudes itself in the African blacks so characteristically that the compact spiral form which it assumes from its root, the so-called "pepper-corn," is selected as the preferable mark of the race.
* * * * * Seeds of Canna used for prayer-beads Stems and leaves of Callitriche so matted together, as they float on the water, as to bear a person walking on them The female in Collinsonia approaches first to one of the males, and then to the other Females in Nigella and Epilobium bend towards the males for some days, and then leave them The stigma or head of the female in Spartium (common broom) is produced amongst the higher set of males; but when the keal-leaf opens, the pistil suddenly twists round like a French-horn, and places the stigma amidst the lower set of males The two lower males in Ballota become mature before the two higher; and, when their dust is shed, turn outwards from the female The plants of the class Two Powers with naked seeds are all aromatic Of these Marum and Nepeta are delightful to cats The filaments in Meadia, Borago, Cyclamen, Solanum, &c. shewn by reasoning to be the most unchangeable parts of those flowers Rudiments of two hinder wings are seen in the class Diptera, or two-winged insects Teats of male animals Filaments without anthers in Curcuma, Linum, &c. and styles without stigmas in many plants, shew the advance of the works of nature towards greater perfection Double flowers, or vegetable monsters, how produced The calyx and lower series of petals not changed in double flowers Dispersion of the dust in nettles and other plants Cedar and Cypress unperishable Anthoxanthum gives the fragrant scent to hay Viviparous plants: the Aphis is viviparous in summer, and oviparous in autumn Irritability of the stamen of the plants of the class Syngenesia, or Confederate males Some of the males in Lychnis, and other flowers arrive sooner at their maturity Males approach the female in Gloriosa, Fritillaria, and Kalmia Contrivances to destroy insects in Silene, Dionaea muscipula, Arum muscivorum, Dypsacus, &c. Some bell-flowers close at night; others hang the mouths downwards; others nod and turn from the wind; stamens bound down to the pistil in Amaryllis formofissima; pistil is crooked in Hemerocallis flava, yellow day-lily Thorns and prickles designed for the defence of the plant; tall Hollies have no prickles above the reach of cattle Bird-lime from the bark of Hollies like elastic gum Adansonia the largest tree known, its dimensions Bulbous roots contain the embryon flower, seen by dissecting a tulip-root Flowers of Colchicum and Hamamelis appear in autumn, and ripen their seed in the spring following Sunflower turns to the sun by nutation, not by gyration Dispersion of seeds Drosera catches flies Of the nectary, its structure to preserve the honey from insects Curious proboscis of the Sphinx Convolvoli Final cause of the resemblance of some flowers to insects, as the Bee-orchis In some plants of the class Tetradynamia, or Four Powers, the two shorter stamens, when at maturity, rise as high as the others Ice in the caves on Teneriff, which were formerly hollowed by volcanic fires Some parasites do not injure trees, as Tillandsia and Epidendrum Mosses growing on trees injure them Marriages of plants necessary to be celebrated in the air Insects with legs on their backs Scarcity of grain in wet seasons Tartarian lamb; use of down on vegetables; air, glass, wax, and fat, are bad conductors of heat; snow does not moisten the living animals buried in it, illustrated by burning camphor in snow Of the collapse of the sensitive plant Birds of passage The acquired habits of plants Irritability of plants increased by previous exposure to cold Lichen produces the first vegetation on rocks Plants holding water Madder colours the bones of young animals Colours of animals serve to conceal them Warm bathing retards old age Male flowers of Vallisneria detach themselves from the plant, and float to the female ones Air in the cells of plants, its various uses How Mr. Day probably lost his life in his diving-ship Air-bladders of fish Star-gelly is voided by Herons Intoxicating mushrooms Mushrooms grow without light, and approach to animal nature Seeds of Tillandsia fly on long threads, like spiders on the gossamer Account of cotton mills Invention of letters, figures, crotchets Mrs. Delany's and Mrs. North's paper-gardens The horologe of Flora The white petals of Helleborus niger become first red, and then change into a green calyx Berries of Menispernum intoxicate fish Effects of opium Frontispiece by Miss Crewe Petals of Cistus and Oenanthe continue but a few hours Method of collecting the gum from Cistus by leathern throngs Discovery of the Bark Foxglove how used in Dropsies Bishop of Marseilles, and Lord Mayor of London Superstitious uses of plants, the divining rod, animal magnetism Intoxication of the Pythian Priestess, poison from Laurel-leaves, and from cherry-kernels Sleep consists in the abolition of voluntary power; nightmare explained Indian fig emits slender cords from its summit Cave of Thor in Derbyshire, and sub-terraneous rivers explained The capsule of the Geranium makes a hygrometer; Barley creeps out of a barn Mr. Edgeworth's creeping hygrometer Flower of Fraxinella flashes on the approach of a candle Essential oils narcotic, poisonous, deleterious to insects Dew-drops from Mancinella blister the skin Uses of poisonous juices in the vegetable economy The fragrance of plants a part of their defence The sting and poison of a nettle Vapour from Lobelia suffocative; unwholesomness of perfumed hair-powder Ruins of Palmira The poison-tree of Java Tulip roots die annually Hyacinth and Ranunculus roots Vegetable contest for air and light Some voluble stems turn E.S.W. and others W.S.E. Tops of white Bryony as grateful as asparagus Fermentation converts sugar into spirit, food into poison Fable of Prometheus applied to dram-drinkers Cyclamen buries its seeds and trifolium subterraneum Pits dug to receive the dead in the plague Lakes of America consist of fresh water The seeds of Cassia and some others are carried from America, and thrown on the coasts of Norway and Scotland Of the gulf-stream Wonderful change predicted in the gulph of Mexico In the flowers of Cactus grandiflorus and Cistus some of the stamens are perpetually bent to the pistil Nyctanthes and others are only fragrant in the night; Cucurbita lagenaria closes when the sun shines on it Tropeolum, nasturtian, emits sparks in the twilight Nectary on its calyx Phosphorescent lights in the evening Hot embers eaten by bull-frogs Long filaments of grasses, the cause of bad seed-wheat Chinese hemp grew in England above 14 feet in five months Roots of snow-drop and hyacinth insipid like orchis Orchis will ripen its seeds if the new bulb be cut off Proliferous flowers The wax on the candle-berry myrtle said to be made by insects The warm springs of matlock produced by the condensation of steam raised from great depths by subterranean fires Air separated from water by the attraction of points to water being less than that of the particles of water to each other Minute division of sub-aquatic leaves Water-cress and other aquatic plants inhabit all climates Butomus esculent; Lotus of Egypt; Nymphaea Ocymum covered with salt every night Salt a remote cause of scrophula, and immediate cause of sea-scurvy Coloured spatha of Arum, and blotched leaves, if they serve the purpose of a coloured petal Tulip-roots with a red cuticle produce red flowers Of vegetable mules the internal parts, at those of fructification, resemble the female parent; and the external parts, the male one The same occurs in animal mules, as the common mule and the hinnus, and in sheep The wind called Harmattan from volcanic eruptions; some epidemic coughs or influenza have the same origin Fish killed in the sea by dry summers in Asia Hedysarum gyrans perpetually moves its leaves like the respiration of animals Plants possess a voluntary power of motion Loud cracks from ice-mountains explained Muschus corallinus vegetates below the snow, where the heat is always about 40.
For example, the law of defence or reprisal is concentrated in one antithetic phrase:--Gavart dax Zvelta, gavart gedex Zinta Never let the member strike, never let the Order spare.
SJG's Austin headquarters was a modest two-story brick office-suite, cluttered with phones, photocopiers, fax machines and computers.
Linen is made of the inner fibre of the bark of the flax plant.
A fiend is here behind, who with his sword Hacks us thus cruelly, slivering again Each of this ream, when we have compast round The dismal way, for first our gashes close Ere we repass before him.
I have within my mind A thousand raw tricks of these bragging Jacks, Which I will practise.
My brother Jaques he keeps at school, and report speaks goldenly of his profit.
What charming travelling knick-knacks appeared from various corners of the luxurious carriage that she had purchased to convey them to Lavretsky's country home!
I think it lacks of twelve.
Bursting with indignation, he was threatening the mayor for his lax policing, when a second assassin, a nineteen year old boy, stepped up with a pistol and shot to death the archduke and his wife.
Teague has been here, and, to this learned pit, With Irish action slander'd English wit: You have beheld such barbarous Macs appear, As merited a second massacre: 30 Such as, like Cain, were branded with disgrace, And had their country stamp'd upon their face.
She cut out the picture of Tony Holiday that Max Hempel and Dick Carson had studied that day on the train.
The packs of merchandise are slung on rough pack-saddles, made of coarse sacking.
Scilicet: Pax Sanctae Ecclesiae, 2.
The studio looked very bare indeed, for the rugs and altar cloths and old curtains had been stripped from the walls, and the pictures and arms and plaques lay scattered all over the floor.
The country, even in this age of progressing wisdom, is deluged with quack medicines, which credulous people say are not directed against the constitution, but only against the pocket, and that they are too insipid to do either good or harm; but were this the case, there would have been no occasion for the exemplary punishments with which it is recorded quacks of all sorts have at various times been visited.
Whenever the guard or a relief is dismissed, each member not at once required for duty will place his rifle in the arm racks, if they be provided, and will not remove it therefrom unless he requires it in the performance of some duty.
MEPHISTOPHELES Sire, Relax, I pray, such vehement desire!
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The meat wrapped in sacks to keep off the flies was hung in the shade, but the hide he buried in the warm mud of a swamp hole, and three days later, when the hair began to slip, he scraped it clean.
The Sacs of Rock River and the adjacent country.
The Regeneration under Prince Ferdinand of Saxe-Coburg, 1886-1908 13.
He had meant to come up behind Quade's tent, but changed his mind and walked into the lighted trail between the two rows of tents and shacks, his hands thrust carelessly into his trousers pockets.
Mo was wearing linen slacks and an open weave cotton sweater.
It smacks of such low associations."
All my demurs but double his attacks; At last he whispers, 'Do; and we go snacks.'
He took me into a room quite as wide, and twice the length of this, (one of the large rooms for Committees in the House of Commons,) and we had just room to walk between the stacks, from the floor to the ceiling, of parts of dolls.
The vessels themselves were working up to windward, to keep as near to the boats as possible, making short tacks under reduced canvass; a shipkeeper, the cook, steward, and one or two other hands, being all who were left on board them.
Many small donations ($1 to $5,000) are particularly important to maintaining tax exempt status with the IRS.
He must have smelt us, and, wanting to see what sort of creature man was, had deliberately followed up our tracks.
They had hundreds of dial-up numbers for government agencies that they'd gotten through scanning Atlanta phones, or had pulled from raided VAX/VMS mainframe computers.
Sayin' which I storked contemptously out of the wacks figger department.
Sheep and goats, per ditto 2 -- 7 Fowls, per dozen 1 -- 6 Lemons and oranges, per thousand 1 -- 5 Eggs, Per ditto 1 -- 5 Dates, per quintal 4 -- 8 Orange-trees, each 1 -- 2 Figs, raisins, almonds, nuts, rhubarb, oil, honey, soap, olives, and red pepper, per quintal 2 -- 12 Wheat, barley, oats, rice, and bean, per measure 1 -- 6 Straw, by the nett 1/4 -- 1 Pomegranates, amber-wood, %c., per quintal 1 -- 4 Bees-wax and candles, per ditto 14 -- 26 Ostrich feathers, per lb.
What really vicious whacks!"
Second, Yaxci (pronounced Yachki; from yax, green, and tri, agave), the second in order; this is used only for fine weaving.