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Seite 423 - The length of this bird, from the tip of the bill to the end of the tail, is...
Seite 329 - ... fast; but by building only in the morning, and by dedicating the rest of the day to food and amusement, gives it sufficient time to dry and harden. About half an inch seems to be a sufficient layer for a day. Thus careful workmen, when they build...
Seite 24 - In what esteem are you with the vicar of the parish? Can you play with him at backgammon?
Seite 507 - The person appointed to start the horses shall mark in his list the time when the horses in each race actually started ; and if there have been any false starts, the first of them shall be considered as the time of starting for that race, and he shall make a report thereof to the Keeper of the Match-book in the afternoon of the day the races are run.
Seite 415 - When a plate is won by two heats, the preference of the horses is determined by the places they get in the second heat.
Seite 38 - The pack wide opening load the trembling air With various melody ; from tree to tree The propagated cry redoubling bounds, And winged zephyrs waft the floating joy...
Seite 461 - I believe, however, that it depends chiefly on two things, the condition the ground is in, and the temperature of the air; both of which, I apprehend, should be moist, without being wet: when both are in this condition, the scent is then perfect; and vice versa, when the ground is hard, and the air dry, there seldom will be any scent. - It scarce ever lies with a north, or an east wind; a southerly wind without rain, and a westerly wind that is not rough, are the most favourable.
Seite 415 - Horses are not entitled to start without producing a proper certificate of their age, if required, at the time appointed in the articles, except where aged horses are included, and in that case a junior horse may enter without a certificate as to age, provided he carry the same weight as the aged.
Seite 70 - Meynel's fox-hounds are likewise quoted as an instan.ce of the success of this practice; but upon speaking to that gentleman upon the subject, I found that he did not attach the meaning that I do, to the term in-and-in. He said that he frequently bred from the father and the daughter, and the mother and the son. This is not what I consider breeding in-and-in; for the daughter is only half of the same blood as the father, and will probably partake, in a great degree, of the properties of the mother.