A General History of Quadrupeds

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S. Hodgson, R. Beilby, & T. Bewick, 1792 - 483 ページ
 

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327 ページ - ... fawningly against the breast of a man, who had attracted his notice among the crowd, and delivered the book to him. The dog immediately returned to the place where he had landed, and watched with great attention for all the things that came from the wrecked vessel, seizing • them, and endeavouring to bring them to land.
35 ページ - At the first appearance of any person, they set off in full gallop ; and, at the distance of two or three hundred yards, make a wheel round, and come boldly up again, tossing their heads in a menacing manner ; on a sudden, they make a full stop, at the distance of forty or fifty yards, looking wildly at the object of their surprise ; but upon the least motion being made they all again turn round, and fly off...
37 ページ - ... probably owing to the richness of the pasturage in Holderness, but generally attributed to the difference of kind between those with black and with red ears, the former of which they studiously endeavour to preserve.
36 ページ - If any person come near the calves, they clap their heads close to the ground, and lie like a hare in form to hide themselves...
130 ページ - ... strongest of the flock. They attack in regular order of battle : they fight with courage, and mutually support each other ; they retire, they rally, and seldom give up after one defeat. The combat is frequently renewed for...
308 ページ - ... manner : but the third, being put in, immediately seized the Lion by the lip, and held him for a considerable time ; till, being severely torn by his claws, the Dog was obliged to quit his hold...
35 ページ - Their colour is invariably white, muzzle black ; the whole of the inside of the ear, and about one-third of the outside from the tip, downwards, red ; horns white, with black tips, very fine, and bent upwards ; some of the bulls have a thin upright mane, about an inch and a half, or two inches long...
35 ページ - Some of the bulls have a thin upright main, about an inch and a-half or two inches long. " At the first appearance of any person, they set off in full gallop ; and, at the distance of two or three hundred yards, make a wheel round, and come boldly up again, tossing their heads in a menacing manner ; on a sudden, they make a full stop, at the distance of forty or fifty yards, looking wildly at the object of their surprise ; but...
36 ページ - On stroking its head, it got up, pawed two or three times like an old bull, bellowed very loud, stepped back a few steps, and bolted at his legs with all its force ; it then began to paw again, bellowed, stepped back, and bolted as before ; but...
211 ページ - ... the seller was to forfeit to the buyer the third part of its value. If any one stole or killed the cat that guarded the prince's granary, he was to forfeit a milch ewe, its fleece and lamb; or as much wheat as, when poured on the cat suspended by its tail (the head touching the floor) would form a heap high enough to cover the tip of the former.

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