The Sportsman's Dictionary: Containing Instructions for Various Methods to be Observed in Riding, Hunting, Fowling, Setting, Fishing ... the Management of Dogs, Game ... and the Manner of Curing Their Various Diseases and Accidents

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Henry James Pye
J. Stockdale, 1807 - 547 Seiten
 

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Seite 138 - ... which lies towards your right hand, between the forefinger and thumb of that hand, and holding that part towards your left, tight along the inside of the hook, whip that to the right, three or four times round the shank of the hook towards the right hand ; after which take the...
Seite 138 - ... and lay either of its ends along the inside of the shank of the hook, till it comes near the bend of it: then hold the hook, silk, and gut tight between the fore-finger and thumb of your left hand, and afterwards give that part of the silk to your right...
Seite 2 - These twelve colt's teeth, in the front of the mouth, continue, without alteration, till the colt is two years or two years and a half old, which makes it difficult, without great care, to avoid being...
Seite 349 - instances of birds beginning to record when they were not a month old. This first essay does not seem to have the least rudiments of the future song ; but as the bird grows older and stronger, one may begin to perceive what the nestling is aiming at. Whilst the scholar is thus endeavouring to form his song, when he is once sure of a passage, he commonly raises his tone, which...
Seite 139 - These are the standard hackles in fly-fishing, and are taken any month in the year, from nine to eleven in the morning, and from one to three in the evening, and upon any water; though you must have different sizes of them, and dubbed with different colours, that you may.
Seite 265 - Horfes which are ftrait upon their members, are quite contrary to thofe that are long-jointed ; that is, whofe pafterns are fo long and flexible, that the horfe in walking almoft touches the ground with them. This is a greater imperfection than the former, becaufe fome remedy may be applied to them, but there can be none for this ; befides, it is a fign of little or no ftrength, and fuch horfes are not fit for any fatigue or toil. 3. Some horfes, tho...
Seite 378 - Wild ducks alfo are birds of paffage, and arrive here in great flights from the northern countries, in the beginning of winter. Still, however, a great many remain in our marines and fens, during the whole year, and there breed. They pair in fpring, and lay from ten to fifteen eggs.
Seite 7 - Feathers are absolutely necessary for the wings and other parts of flies : get therefore feathers from the back and other parts of the wild mallard, or drake ; the feathers of a partridge, especially those...
Seite 376 - U 3 eyes eyes are encircled with two large and red eyebrows, which are compofed of a fiefhy membrane, rounded and pinked on the upper part, and extending beyond the crown of the head. The plumage of the hen has lefs of the red and more of the white than the cock, the membrane of the eyebrow is lefs projected, lefs pinked, and of a lefs lively red.

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