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Page 186 - I may mention, as the most striking, that the wing is jointed, so that the posterior half, can, at pleasure, be doubled up, and brought forward between the anterior half and the body. The birds can do this at pleasure, and the appearance the manoeuvre imparts to their form, has procured for them the title of Ostrich Fowl.
Page 34 - The ammonia emitted from stables and necessaries is always in combination with carbonic acid. Carbonate of ammonia and sulphate of lime (gypsum) cannot be brought together at common temperatures, without mutual decomposition. The ammonia enters into combination with the sulphuric acid, and the carbonic acid with the lime, forming compounds which are not volatile, and, consequently, destitute of all smell.
Page 54 - The tail is lengthened out to the extent of about three feet, and is formed like a common whip. Towards the extremity, the bones terminate gradually, becoming insensibly smaller as they proceed downwards.
Page 112 - Society in the counties in which they shall respectively reside, and will constitute a medium of communication between the Executive committee and the remote members of the Society.
Page 130 - State have been devoting themselves to the subject of agricultural improvement ; and by the proper application of compost, marl, and other manures, and the use of other means which a knowledge of this branch of education has placed at their command, they have redeemed, and made productive and valuable, lands heretofore worn out by an improper mode of cultivation, and consequently abandoned by the farmer as worthless and unfit for agricultural purposes. FARMERS
Page 39 - I see by little and little more of what is to be done, and how it is to be done, should I ever be able to do it.
Page 38 - SOUPS. The delicate and proper blending of savours is the chief art of good soup-making. Be sure to skim the grease off the soup when it first boils, or it will not become clear. Throw in a little salt to bring up the scum. Remove ALL the fat. Be careful to simmer softly, and never allow a soup to boil hard.
Page 149 - A TREATISE ON MILCH Cows, whereby the Quality and Quantity of Milk which any Cow will give may be accurately determined by observing Natural Marks or External Indications alone ; the length of time she will continue to give Milk, &c.,&c.
Page 99 - Massachusetts, only one-eighth our size, comes within two of our number of representatives, we being cut down to thirteen, while she rises to eleven. And thus we, who once swayed the councils of the "Union, find our power gone, and our influence on the wane, at a time when both are of vital importance to our prosperity, if not to our safety. As other States accumulate the means of material greatness, and glide past us on the road to wealth and empire, we slight the warnings of dull statistics, and...
Page 38 - Allow two tablespoonsful of salt to four quarts of soup, where there are many vegetables ; and one and a half where there are few. One quart of water to one pound of meat is a good rule. Soup made of meat not previously cooked is as good, perhaps better, on the second day, if heated to the boiling point. If more water is needed, use boiling water, as cold or lukewarm spoils the soup. Some persons...