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12 fathoms 12 leagues 20 fathoms 9 fathoms 9 leagues Acheen anchor anchorage appears bank Batanta bearing N. W. blow boat bore Borneo breakers cable's length called Cape Cape Comorin Captain channel clear coast coral course danger depth Diamond island Dondra Head Dutch East east point eastward entrance fame farther fathoms water fays feet flag-staff Foul Island gale ground harbour haul high land hill Isle islots keep latitude latitude North leagues distance lies longitude low water Madagascar middle miles mountains navigators nearer north latitude north-east north-west northernmost northward observed Palmiras pass passage Pedra Branca Poolo Rat island reef remarkable river road rocks rocky S. W. Monsoon sailing sand sandy seen ship shoal shore sight small islands soundings south point south-west southerly southward stand steer Straits Straits of Malacca strong Sumatra tide trees vessels weather westerly westernmost westward winds
Page 119 - They will also commonly have soundings there, as the remains of the bank, not accumulated, will be under water. Where the coral banks are not...
Page 10 - For two or three days after the calamity, fuch was the languor of the inhabitants, that not a cooley or workman was to be procured at any price ; it required our...
Page 11 - It is haftily written, and very inaccurate ; but you will remember I was in a good deal of pain at the time of writing it, from an inflammation in my legs, fo had not fufficient eafc or leifurc to correct or tranfcribe it.
Page 10 - ... houfes at the fame awful moment gave way, and nearly four thoufand fouls were launched into eternity. This tremendous fcene was vifible from Mrs. Corfar's terrace, over which the fea...
Page 11 - The fifhermen,a moft ufeful bodyof people, inhabiting chiefly by the fea-fide, have been almoft totally extirpated ; a.nd we are thereby deprived of a very material part of our fubfiftence. Time alone can reftore us to the comforts we have loft, and we have reafon to be thankful that things have not turned out fo bad as we apprehended.
Page 11 - that things have not turned out fo bad as we apprehended. I have tired myfelf ' in attempting this narration, and I fear I have almoft tired you in the perufal of it. A ' great deal more might be faid upon the...
Page 119 - The loofe coral, rolled inward by the billows in large pieces, will ground, and the reflux being unable to carry them away, they become a bar to coagulate the fand, always found intermixed with coral ; which fand, being eafieft raifed, will be lodged at top.
Page 119 - ... heave up the matter in greater quantities there than towards the extremities; and, by the same rule, the ends will generally be open, or at least lowest.