The Treasury of Botany: A-L

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Longmans, Green, and Company, 1874 - History

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Page 243 - Kat and Cafta do not impair the health or impede the observance of religious duties, but only increase hilarity and good- humour, it was lawful to use them, as also the drink made from the boon or coffee-berry.
Page 238 - The Chestnut is, next the Oak, one of the most sought after by the carpenter and joiner. It hath formerly built a good part of our ancient houses in the City of London...
Page 403 - Barrier, along whose coast the soundings examined were invariably charged with diatomaceous remains, constituting a bank which stretches 200 miles north from the base of Victoria Barrier, while the average depth of water above it is 300 fathoms, or 1,800 feet.
Page xiv - Banjoowangee for cultivation, it is with much difficulty the inhabitants can be made to approach the tree, as they dread the cutaneous eruption which it is known to produce when newly cut down. But except when the tree is largely wounded, or when it is felled, by which a large portion of the juice is disengaged, the effluvia of which mixing with the atmosphere, affects the persons exposed to it with the symptoms just mentioned, the tree may be approached and ascended like the other common trees in...
Page 296 - Gallesio, oranges were brought by the Arabs from India by two routes — the sweet ones through Persia to Syria, and thence to the shores of Italy and the south of France ; and the bitter, called in commerce Seville oranges, by way of Arabia, Egypt, and the North of Africa to Spain.
Page v - The Treasury of Botany, or Popular Dictionary of the Vegetable Kingdom ; with which is incorporated a Glossary of Botanical Terms.
Page 195 - The lightness and extreme simplicity of its structure were very remarkable. Two parallel canes, on the same horizontal plane, were stretched across the stream ; from them others hung in loops, and along the loops were laid one or two bamboo stems for flooring ; cross pieces below this flooring hung from the two upper canes, which they thus served to keep apart. The traveller grasps one of the canes in either hand, and walks along the loose bamboos laid on the swinging...
Page 234 - French word с/он, a nail, in allusion to the shape of the bud with its long calyx tube, and the round knob or head of petals at the top. These buds are collected by hand, or by beating the tree with sticks, when the buds, from the jointed character of their stalks, readily fall, and are received on sheets spread for the purpose.- The Cloves are then dried by the sun. For many years the Dutch exercised a strict monopoly in the growth of this spice, by restricting its cultivation to the island of...
Page 256 - that in less than twenty-six years after, other lands had cherries, even as far as Britain beyond the Ocean.
Page 446 - Keokuk species, that it is impossible to say where the one begins and the other ends. The...

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