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" In one place the caves are only to be approached by a perpendicular descent of many hundred feet by ladders of bamboo and rattan, over a sea rolling violently against the rocks. When the mouth of the cavern is attained, the perilous office of taking the... "
Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge - Seite 156
1841
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HISTORY OF THE INDIAN ARCHIPELAGO

JOHN CRAWFURD, F.R.S. - 1820
...taking the nests must often be performed with torchlight, by penetrating into recesses of the rock, when the slightest trip would be instantly fatal to the...turbulent surf making its way into the chasms of the rock. The only preparation which the birds* nests undergo is that of simple drying, without direct exposure...
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The Monthly Review

1831
...the nests must often be performed with torch light, by penetrating into recesses of the rock, when the slightest trip would be instantly fatal to the...turbulent surf making its way into the chasms of the rock. The only preparation which the birds' nests undergo, is that of simple drying without direct exposure...
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Sketches of birds in short enigmatical verses

Samuel Roper - 1832
...the nests must often be performed with torch-light, by penetrating into recesses of the rock, when the slightest trip would be instantly fatal to the...turbulent surf making its way into the chasms of the rock. The only preparation which the birds' nests undergo, is that of simple drying, without direct exposure...
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The Chinese Repository, Bände 1-5

1833
...often be performed by torch-light, by penetrating into recesses of the rock, where the slightest slip would be instantly fatal to the adventurers, who see...surf making its way into the chasms of the rock." Such is the price paid to gratify luxury. After they are obtained, they arc separated from feathers...
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Outlines of Botany: Including a General History of the Vegetable ..., Band 1

Gilbert Thomas Burnett - 1835 - 1190 Seiten
...person of great opulence. (258.) The collecting birds' nests appears from Mr. Crawford's account, to be as perilous a toil as our fearful trade of gathering...chasms of the rock. — Crawford's Eastern Archipelago. (259.) The Rhodomela pinastrb'ides, or rose-black, is a very Rhodomela pinastriiidea. (a) Branch with...
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Outlines of Botany: Including a General History of the Vegetable Kingdom, in ...

Gilbert Thomas Burnett - 1835
...perilous office of taking the nests must often be performed by torch-light, OUTLINES OF ALGOLOOIA. by penetrating into the recesses of the rock, where...chasms of the rock. — Crawford's Eastern Archipelago. (259.) The Rhodomela pinastrb'ides, or rose-black, is a very Khodomela pinastrbkles. (a) Branch with...
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An Introduction to the Study of Birds: Or, the Elements of Ornithology on ...

1835 - 584 Seiten
...nests must be often performed with torch-light, by penetrating into the recesses of the rock, when the slightest trip would be instantly fatal to the...turbulent surf making its way into the chasms of the rock. The only preparation which the birds' nests undergo is that of simple drying, without direct exposure...
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Sacred philosophy of the seasons, Band 2

Henry Duncan - 1836
...the perilous office of taking the nests must often be performed by torch-light, by penetrating into recesses of the rock, where the slightest trip would...turbulent surf, making its way into the chasms of the rocks. The common prices for these nests at Canton, are, for the most esteemed kinds, about six pounds...
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The Scottish Christian Herald, Bände 1-2

1837
...torch-light, by penetrating into recesses of the rock, where the slightest trip would be instantly fartai to the adventurers, who see nothing below them but...turbulent surf, making its way into the chasms of the rocks. The common prices for these nesta at Canton, are, for the most esteemed kinds, «bout six pounds...
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The Young Naturalist's Book of Birds: Anecdotes of the Feathered Creation

Percy Bolingbroke St. John - 1838 - 168 Seiten
...the perilous office of taking the nests must often be performed with torch-light, by penetrating into recesses of the rock, where the slightest trip would...turbulent surf making its way into the chasms of the rock. "The only preparation which the birds' nests undergo is that of simple drying, without direct exposure...
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