The Natural History of the Fishes of Guiana: Part I.-[II.]

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W.H. Lizars, ... S. Highley, ... London; and W. Curry, jun. and Company Dublin., 1843 - Fishes - 197 pages
 

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Page 110 - And he cried unto the Lord ; and the Lord showed him a tree, which when he had cast into the waters, the waters were made sweet...
Page 45 - The oldest trees are distinguished, by having the foliage and small branches at the top only, and by four, five, or even seven trunks springing from one base ; the branches and foliage of the others were lower, but I saw none whose leaves touched the ground, like those in Kew Gardens.
Page 116 - In the month of June it drops from the thorns of the tamarisk upon the fallen twigs, leaves, and thorns which always cover the ground beneath...
Page 48 - In the interior parts of the Lejah the rocks are in many places cleft asunder, so that the whole hill appears shivered, and in the act of falling down ; the layers are generally horizontal, from six to eight feet or more in thickness, sometimes covering the hills and inclining to their curve, as appears from the fissures that often traverse the rock from top to bottom.
Page 114 - Akaba, when they journeyed from Mount Hor, by way of the Red Sea, to compass the land of Edom...
Page 109 - GHARENDEL no other road of three days march in the way from Suez towards Sinai, nor is there any other well absolutely bitter on the whole of this coast, as far as Ras Mohammed.
Page 68 - Gharrab (Arabic), of the size of an olive tree, with leaves like those of the poplar, but somewhat broader. The honey collects upon the leaves like dew, and is gathered from them, or from the ground under the tree, which is often found completely covered with it.
Page 110 - We now approached the central summits of Mount Sinai, which we had had in view for several days. Abrupt cliffs of granite from six to eight hundred feet in height, whose surface is blackened by the sun, surround the avenues leading to the elevated platform to which the name of Sinai is specifically applied. These cliffs enclose the holy mountain on three sides, leaving the E.
Page 86 - ... it with the greatest precision, and the delusion of its being a sheet of water was thus rendered still more perfect. I had often seen the mirage in Syria and Egypt, but always found it of a whitish colour, rather resembling a morning mist, seldom lying steady on the plain, but in continual vibration ; but here it was very different, and had the most perfect resemblance to water. The great dryness of the air and earth in this desert may be the cause of the difference.
Page 45 - Of the oldest and best looking trees I counted eleven or twelve ; twenty-five very large ones ; about fifty of middling size ; and more than three hundred smaller and young ones.

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