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" Thus careful workmen when they build mud walls (informed at first perhaps by this little bird) raise but a moderate layer at a time, and then desist ; lest the work should become top-heavy, and so be ruined by its own weight. By this method in about ten... "
The Natural History of Selborne: With Miscellaneous Observations and ... - Seite 197
von Gilbert White - 1862 - 426 Seiten
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Animal Biography: Or, Authentic Anecdotes of the Lives, Manners, and ..., Band 2

William Bingley - 1803
...raise but a moderate layer at a time, and then desist, lest the work should become top-heavy, and so be ruined by its own weight. By this method, in about ten or twelve days, is formed an hemispherical nest, with a small aperture towards the top, strong, compact, 2nd warm ; and perfectly...
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The new encyclopædia; or, Universal dictionary ofarts and sciences, Band 11

Encyclopaedia Perthensis - 1807
...finall aptrture Rewards the top, ftrmij», compact, and warm ; and perfectly fitted for all the purpofes .for which it was intended. But then nothing is more common than for the houfe fparrow, as foon as the (hell is finifhed, to feize on it as its own, to rv/cT: the owner, ard...
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Tales of the academy

Tales - 1820 - 270 Seiten
...but soft and warm being lined with grasses, feathers, and sometimes moss interwoven with wool. But nothing is more common than for the House-Sparrow, as soon as the shell is finished, to seize on it, turn out the owner, and then line it according to its own peculiar manner. During the residence of...
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Tales of the Academy, Band 2

1821
...and warm within ; being lined with grasses, feathers, and sometimes moss interwoven with wool. But nothing is more common than for the House-Sparrow, as soon as the shell is finished, to seize on it, turn out the owner, aixl then line it according to its own peculiar manner. During the residence of...
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The London Encyclopaedia: Or, Universal Dictionary of Science, Art ..., Band 11

Thomas Curtis - 1829
...it sufficient time to dry and harden. About half an inch seems to be a sufficient layer for a day. By this method, in about ten or twelve days, is formed...intended. But then nothing is more common than for the house sparrow, as soon as the shell is finished, to seize on it as its own, to eject the owner, and...
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The Natural History of Selborne

Gilbert White - 1829 - 343 Seiten
...raise but a moderate layer at a time, and then desist; lest the work should become top-heavy, and so be ruined by its own weight. By this method, in about...fitted for all the purposes for which it was intended. Bat then nothing is more common than for the hoase-sparrow, as soon as the shell is finished, to seize...
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Animal biography, or, Popular zoology, Band 2

William Bingley - 1829
...add but a moderate layer at a time, and then desist, lest the work should become top-heavy, and so be ruined by its own weight. By this method, in about ten or twelve days, a hemispherical nest is formed, with a small aperture towards the top ; strong, compact, and warm,...
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A Description of More Than Three Hundred Animals: Interspersed with ...

1829 - 476 Seiten
...gives it sufficient time to dry and harden. By this method, in about ten days, the nest is formed, strong, compact, and warm, and perfectly fitted for all the purposes for which it is intended. But nothing is more common than for the house sparrow, as soon as the shell is finished,...
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Morning Conversations of a Governess and Her Pupils, Or, An Attempt to ...

Mary Anne Cragg - 1830 - 251 Seiten
...lining of small straws, grass, and feathers, and sometimes by a bed of moss, interwoven with wool. But nothing is more common, than for the house-sparrow,...as soon as the shell is finished, to seize on it, eject the owner, and line it, according to its own peculiar manner, with feathers and down. Jane. Do...
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The Monthly Review

1831
...rais« but a moderate layer at a time and then desist; lest the work should become top-heavy, and so be ruined by its own weight. By this method, in about ten or twelve days, is formed a hemispheric nest with a small aperture towards the top, strong, compact, and warm, and perfectly...
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