Musaeum Regalis Societatis, Or A Catalogue & Description of the Natural and Artificial Rarities Belonging to the Royal Society and Preserved at Gresham Colledge

W. Rawlins, 1681 - 429 Seiten
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Seite 366 - Under the breech of the barrel is one box for the powder ; a little before the lock another for the bullets. Behind the cock, a charger, which carries the powder from the box to a...
Seite 68 - Shape and Bignefs of the upper Beak (which here, contrary to what it is in all other Birds that I have feen, is thinner and far lefs than the nether) fpeaks it to be the more fit for Motion, or to make the Appulfe, and the nether to receive it.
Seite 58 - ... of worms, caterpillars, and other soft insects in their natural bulk and shape, which otherwise shrink up, so as nothing can be observed of their parts after they are dead. So also to keep the guts, or other soft parts of animals, fit for often repeated inspections. And had the Kings or physitians of Egypt thought on't, in my opinion, it had been a much better way of making an everlasting mummy.
Seite 16 - Toes of his hinder feet, for the better fwimming, are joyn'd together with a Membrane , as in the Bevir. From which he differs principally in his Teeth, which are canine $ and in his Tail, which is feline^ or a long Taper. So that he may not be unfitly called Putoreus aquaticus, or the Water Polecat. He makes himfelf burrows on the water fide, as a Bevir.
Seite 66 - Shmetler, or spoon-bill • the former name the more proper, the end of the bill being broad like a shovel, but not concave like a spoon, but perfectly flat.
Seite 73 - At p. 73 there is the following notice : — " The head of the Man of War, called also Albitrosse ; supposed by some to be the head of a Dodo, but it seems doubtful. That there is a bird called the Man of War is commonly known to our seamen ; and several of them who have seen the head here preserved do affirm it to be the head of that bird, which they describe to be a very great one, the wings whereof are eight feet over. And Ligon (' Hist, of Barbad." p. 61), speaking of him, saith, that he will...
Seite 343 - Air j will moulder in Pieces, and yield a Liquor whereof Copperas may be made : But being calcined, it is fit for Alum. As long as it continues in the Earth, or in Water, it remains a hard Stone.
Seite 370 - ... the Indians, in their usual Commerse, as Silver and Gold amongst us. But being loose is not so current. " The meanest is in Single Strings. Of which here is both the White and Black. By measure, the former goes at Five shillings the Fathome ; the latter, at Ten. By Number the former at Six a penny ; the latter, at Three. " The next in value is that which is Woven together into Bracelets about | of a yard long: Black and White, in Stripes, and six pieces in a Row; the warp consisting of Leathern...
Seite 51 - ... the tail of every uppermost bone runs within two of the bones below it : by which artifice they have not only a movable coherence, but also make a more multiplied sound, each bone hitting against two others at the same time.
Seite 103 - ... to it on his belly; by which he is the better kept upright, or from swagging on his sides.

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