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" To produce it they take two pieces of dry soft wood ; one is a stick about 8 or 9 inches long, the other piece is flat : the stick they shape into an obtuse point at one end, and pressing it upon the other, turn it nimbly by holding it between both their... "
The Theological, Philosophical and Miscellaneous Works of the Rev. William ... - Page 233
by William Jones - 1801
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An Account of the Voyages Undertaken by the Order of His Present Majesty ...

John Hawkesworth - Arctic regions - 1775 - 489 pages
...been newly burned, though the fire was extinguished. They produce fire with great facility, and fpread it in a wonderful manner. To produce it, they take two pieces of dry foft wood, one is a ftick about eight or nine inches long, the other piece is flat : the ftick they...
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Lectures on Natural and Experimental Philosophy

George Adams - Science - 1794
...Cook's voyage. The inhabitants of Holland are there faid to produce fire with great facility, and fpread it in a wonderful manner. To produce it, they take two pieces offoft dry wood; one is a ftick about eight or nine inches long, the other piece is flat. The ftick...
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Lives of the British Admirals: Containing Also a New and Accurate ..., Volume 5

John Campbell - Great Britain - 1813
...bake their provisions by the help of hot stones, like the inhabitants of the South Sea islands. Tney produce fire with great facility, and spread it in a wonderful manner. For this purpose they take two pieces of dry soft wood. The one is flat, the other a stick with an...
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A General History of Voyages and Travels to the End of the 18th ..., Volume 13

Robert Kerr - 1815
...could scarcely force it over places which had been newly burnt, though the fire was extinguished. They produce fire with great facility, and spread it in...wonderful manner. To produce it they take two pieces o; dry soft wood, one is a stick about eight or nine inch< Jong, the other piece is flat : The stick...
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Encyclopaedia Perthensis; Or Universal Dictionary of the Arts ..., Volume 11

Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1816
...great facility according to Capt. Cook, but with difficulty according to later accounts, and fpread it in a wonderful manner. To produce it, they take two pieces of dry foft wood; one is a (tick about 8 or 9 inches long, the other is fiat. The (lick they fhape into an...
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The Naval History of Great Britain: Commencing with the Earliest ..., Volume 5

John Campbell - Admirals - 1818
...bake their provisions by the help of hot stones, like the inhabitants of the south sea islands. They produce fire with great facility, and spread it in a wonderful manner. For this purpose they take two pieces of dry soft wood. The one is flat, the other a stick with an...
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The Voyages of Captain James Cook: Illustrated with Maps and Numerous ...

James Cook - Oceania - 1842
...could scarcely force it over places which had been newly burnt, though the fire was extinguished. They produce fire with great facility, and spread it in a wonderful manner. To produco it tlmey take two pieces of dry soft wood, one is a stick about eight or nine incimes long,...
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Some First Steps in Human Progress

Frederick Starr - Civilization - 1895 - 305 pages
...indicate but a few regions which might be mentioned. Of the Australians Captain Cook said : ' ' They produce fire with great facility and spread it in a wonderful manner ; they take two pieces of dry soft wood ; one is a stick about eight or nine inches long, the other...
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North Queensland Ethnography, Volumes 1-8

Queensland. Department of Public Lands - Ethnology - 1901
...first of all quote the description which Captain Cook gives of this method : — " To produce it [fire] they take two pieces of dry soft wood, one is a stick about 8 or 9 inches long, the other piece is flat: the stick they shape into an obtuse point at one end,...
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Some First Steps in Human Progress

Frederick Starr - Civilization - 1901 - 263 pages
...these indicate but a few regions which might be mentioned. Of the Australians Captain Cook said: "They produce fire with great facility and spread it in a wonderful manner ; they take two pieces of dry soft wood ; one is a stick about eight or nine inches long, the other...
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