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" I had the curiosity to break down, to inform myself of the internal structure of it; and found it equally ingenious with that of the external. There are many entrances, each of which forms a regular street, with nests on both sides, at about two inches... "
Bertha's Visit to Her Uncle in England - Page 95
de Mrs. Marcet (Jane Haldimand) - 1830
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The Monthly review. New and improved ser, Volume 40

1803 - 572 pages
...a new place of abode. Mr. Paterson, on examining one of these, found many entrances, each of which formed a regular street, with nests on both sides, at about two inches distance from each other. The material with which these birds build, is called Bushman's Grass; and the «etds of it said to...
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Animal Biography: Or, Authentic Anecdotes of the Lives, Manners ..., Volume 2

William Bingley - 1803 - 606 pages
...found it equally ingenious with that of the external. There are many entrances, each of which forms a regular street, with nests on both sides, at about two inches distance from each other. The grass with which they build is called the Boshman'sgrass : and I believe the seed of it to be their...
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A History of the Earth, and Animated Nature, Volume 4

Oliver Goldsmith - 1816 - 470 pages
...found it equally ingenious with that of the external. There are many entrances, each of which forms a regular street, with nests on both sides, at about two inches distance from each other. The grass with which they build is called the Boshman's grass; and I believe the seed of it to be their...
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A Voyage to South America and the Cape of Good Hope: In His Majesty's Brig ...

Sir George Mouat Keith - 1819 - 160 pages
...curious nest in the mimosa tree, where it forms a kind of thatched house, with a regular street of nests on both sides, at about two inches distance from each other, and containing under its roof, in one that lieutenant Patterson saw, from 800 to 1000 birds. The termites,...
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Bird-catching; or, The northern adventurers

Bird-catching - 1823 - 104 pages
...found it equally ingenious with that of the external. There are many entrances, each of which forms a regular street, with nests on both sides, at about two inches distance from each other. The grass with which they build is called the Bushman's grass: and I believe the seed of it to be their...
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The London encyclopaedia, or, Universal dictionary of ..., Partie 1,Volume 13

Thomas Curtis (of Grove house sch, Islington) - 412 pages
...found it equally ingenious with that of the external. There are many entrances, each of which forms a regular street, with nests on both sides, at about two inches distance from each other. The grass with which they build is called the bosliman's grass ; and I believe the seed of it to be...
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New York Evening Tales: Or, Uncle John's True Stories about Natural History ...

Gerritt Van Husen Forbes - 1833 - 34 pages
...structure equally ingenious with that of the external. There are many entrances, each of which forms a regular street, with nests on both sides, at about two inches distance from each other. The grass with which they build is called the Boshman's grass ; and I believe the seed oí it to be...
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The Penny Cyclopædia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful ..., Volume 27

1843 - 854 pages
...found it equally ingenious with that of the external There are many entrances, each of which forms a regular street, with nests on both sides, at about two inches' distance from each other. The grass with which they build is called the Boshman's grass, and I believe the seed of h to be their...
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The penny cyclopædia [ed. by G. Long]., Volume 27

Society for the diffusion of useful knowledge - 1843 - 840 pages
...equally ingenious with that of the external. There are many entrances, each of which forms a rcirui;.; street, with nests on both sides, at about two inches* distance from each other. The grass with which they build is called the Boshman's grass, and I believe the sce'd of it to be...
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Visitor: Or Monthly Instructor

1849 - 492 pages
...equally ingenious with the outside. The entrances, he observes, were numerous, " each of which forms a regular street, with nests on both sides, at about two inches distance from each other." In this, however, he appears to have been mistaken, and Le Vaillant corrects the error, as we shall...
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