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" No part of its behaviour ever struck me more than the extreme timidity it always expresses with regard to rain ; for though it has a shell that would secure it against the wheel of a loaded cart, yet does it discover as much solicitude about rain as a... "
The Natural History of Selborne: With Miscellaneous Observations and ... - Seite 180
von Gilbert White - 1862 - 426 Seiten
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Animal Biography: Or, Authentic Anecdotes of the Lives, Manners, and ..., Band 3

William Bingley - 1803
...head up in a corner* — When the Tortoise is attended to, it becomes an excellent barometer : when it walks elate, and, as it were, on tiptoe, feeding with great earnestness, in a morning, it will, almost invariably, be found to rain before night. — Mr. White was much taken with the sagacity...
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Gallery of Nature and Art, Or a Tour Through Creation and Science ..., Band 5

Edward T W. Polehampton - 1815
...length, and six and a balf io bread ih. best attire, shuffling away on the first sprinklings, and miming its head up in a corner. If attended to, it becomes...were on tiptoe, feeding with great earnestness, in a rooming, so sure will it rain before night. It is totally a diurnal animal, and never pretends to stir...
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The Gallery of Nature and Art: Or, a Tour Through Creation and Science, Band 5

Edward Polehampton, John Mason Good - 1818
...dimensions of Its species; the ihtlt measuring ten inches in length, and six and a half in breadth. best attire, shuffling away on the first sprinklings,...it walks elate, and, as it were on tiptoe, feeding wilh great earnestness, in a morning, so sure will it rain before night. It is totally a diurnal animal,...
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Encyclopaedia Britannica; Or A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and ..., Band 8

1823
...that would secure it against the wheel of a loaded cart, yet does it discover as much solicitude about rain as a lady dressed in all her best attire, shuffling away on the first spriaklings, and cunning its head up in a corner. If attended to, it becomes an excellent weather-glass...
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Animal biography, or, Popular zoology, Band 3

William Bingley - 1829
...head up into a corner. When the Tortoise is attended to, it becomes an excellent barometer: if it walk elate, and, as it were, on tiptoe, feeding with great earnestness, in a morning, there will almost invariably be rain before night. Mr. White was much pleased with the sagacity of...
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The Class Reptilia

Georges baron Cuvier - 1831 - 481 Seiten
...the wheel of a loaded cart, yet does it discover as much solicitude about rain, as a lady dressed in her best attire, shuffling away on the first sprinklings,...feeding with great earnestness in a morning, so sure it will rain before night. It is totally a diurnal animal, and never pretends to stir after it becomes...
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The Animal Kingdom Arranged in Conformity with Its Organization: The class ...

Georges baron Cuvier - 1831
...the wheel of a loaded cart, yet does it discover as much solicitude about rain, as a lady dressed in her best attire, shuffling away on the first sprinklings,...feeding with great earnestness in a morning, so sure it will rain before night. It is totally a diurnal animal, and never pretends to stir after it becomes...
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The Sacred History of the World: As Displayed in the Creation and Subsequent ...

Sharon Turner - 1832 - 421 Seiten
...than this creature, night and day, in scooping the earth, and forcing its great body into the cavity If attended to, it becomes an excellent weather-glass...feeding with great earnestness in a morning, so sure it will rain before night I was much taken with its sagacity in discerning those that do it kind offices...
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The Sacred History of the World: As Displayed in the Creation and ..., Band 1

Sharon Turner - 1832 - 603 Seiten
...day, in scooping the earth, and forcing its great body into the cavity. . .If attended to, it hecomes an excellent weather-glass ; for as sure as it walks...feeding with great earnestness in a morning, so sure it will rain hefore night. . . 1 was much taken with its sagacity in discerning those that do it kind...
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The Sacred History of the World ...

Sharon Turner - 1832
....If attended •°t it becomes an excellent wealher-elase ; for ae виге as It walke elate, and ai it were on tiptoe, feeding with great earnestness in a morning, so •иге it will rain before night. . . 1 was much taken with its sagacity ill «Kerning those that...
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