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" The language of birds is very ancient, and, like other ancient modes of speech, very elliptical ; little is said, but much is meant and understood. "
The Natural History of Selborne: With Observations on Various Parts of ... - Seite 246
von Gilbert White - 1851 - 416 Seiten
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The New American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge, Band 4

George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana - 1859
...kind are shrill and piercing, and, about the time of nidification, much diversified, as I have been assured by a curious observer of nature, who long...resided at Gibraltar, where eagles abound. The notes of onr hawks much resemble those of the king of birds. Owls have very expressive notes; they hoot in a...
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The Natural History of Selborne: With Miscellaneous Observations and ...

Gilbert White - 1862 - 426 Seiten
...also speak of tench and other fish making a croaking noise in the basket after capture. — ED. cal; little is said, but much is meant and understood. The notes of the eagle-kind are shrill and piercing; and about the season of nidification much diversified, as I have...
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The advanced lesson book, by E.T. Stevens and C. Hole

Edward Thomas Stevens - 1866
...no bird, like the lish kind, is quite mute, though some are rather silent. The language of birds is very ancient, and like other ancient modes of speech,...the season of nidification much diversified, as I havo been often assured by a curious observer of nature, who long resided at Gibraltar, where eagles...
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Tinsley's Magazine, Band 30

1882
...pertinently ascribed to ordinary lovers. Thus, Gilbert White assures us that 'the language of birds is very ancient, and, like other ancient modes of speech,...Little is said, but much is meant and understood.' ' I will not ask Jean Jacques Rousseau If birds confabulate or no ;' but at least we have here a definition,...
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Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne

Gilbert White - 1875 - 591 Seiten
...speech, very elliptical ; little is said, but much is meant and understood. The notes of the eagle-kind are shrill and piercing; and about the season of nidification much diversified, as I have been often owl/3 Enct. assured by a curious observer of Nature who long resided at Gibraltar, where eagles abound....
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The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne, in the County of ..., Band 1

Gilbert White - 1877
...no bird, like the fish kind, is quite mute, though some are rather silent. The language of birds is very ancient, and, like other ancient modes of speech,...little is said, but much is meant and understood. * See Spectator, Vol. VII, N° 612. The notes of the eagle-kind are shrill and piercing ; and about...
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Notes on Fish and Fishing

John Jackson Manley - 1877 - 363 Seiten
...No bird, like the fish kind, is quite m.ute, though some are rather silent. The language of birds is very ancient, and like other ancient modes of speech,...little is said, but much is meant and understood." As I " hold a brief " for the fish, I maintain that this " quite mute " expression is a libel, and...
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The natural history of Selborne, and The naturalist's calendar

Gilbert White, George Christopher Davies - 1879 - 470 Seiten
...no bird, like the fish kind, is quite mute,i though some are rather silent The language of birds is very ancient, and, like other ancient modes of speech,...but much is meant and understood. The notes of the eagle-kind are shrill and piercing ; and about the season of nidification much diversified, as I have...
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A Natural History Reader for School and Home

1883 - 414 Seiten
...no bird, like the fish-kind, is quite mute, though some are rather silent. The language of birds is very ancient, and, like other ancient modes of speech,...little is said, but much is meant and understood. 2. The notes of the eagle-kind are shrill and piercing, and, about nest-making season, much diversified....
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Glimpses of the Animate World; Or, Science and Literature of Natural History ...

1885 - 414 Seiten
...no bird, like the fish-kind, is quite mute, though some are rather silent. The language of birds is very ancient, and, like other ancient modes of speech,...little is said, but much is meant and understood. 2. The notes of the eagle-kind are shrill and piercing, and, about nest-making season, much diversified....
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