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" ... frequently drowned in pans of water, milk, broth, or the like. Whatever is moist they affect; and therefore often gnaw holes in wet woollen stockings and aprons that are hung to the fire... "
Insect Miscellanies.. - Page 146
by James Rennie - 1831 - 414 pages
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Animal Biography, Or, Authentic Anecdotes of the Lives, Manners ..., Volume 3

William Bingley - Animal behavior - 1803
...drowned in pans of water, milk, broth, or the like. Whatever is moist they are fond of, and therefore often gnaw holes in wet woollen stockings and aprons...; for they will eat the scummings of pots, yeast, salt, and crumbs of bread ; and any kitchen offal or sweepings. " In the summer we have observed them...
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A Natural History of All the Most Remarkable Quadrupeds, Birds, Fishes ...

J. Macloc - Animals - 1820 - 336 pages
...found drowned in pans of water, milk, broth, or the like. Whatever is moist, they affect; and therefore often gnaw holes in wet woollen stockings and aprons that are hung to the fire. These crickets arc not only very thirsty, but very voracious ; for they will tat the scummings of pots, yeast, salt,...
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Time's Telescope

Almanacs, English - 1824
...drowned in pans of water, milk, broth, or the like. Whatever is moist they are fond of, and, therefore, often gnaw holes in wet woollen stockings and aprons...; for they will eat the scummings of pots, yeast, salt, and crumbs of bread, and any kitchen offal or sweepings. In the summer they have been observed...
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A Natural History of the Most Remarkable Quadrupeds, Birds, Fishes ..., Volume 2

Mary Trimmer - Natural history - 1825
...frequently drowned in pans of water, milk, broth, or the like. Whatever is moist they affect ; and therefore often gnaw holes in wet woollen stockings and aprons...; for they will eat the scummings of pots, yeast, salt, and crumbs of bread ; and any kitchen offal or sweepings. In summer evenings they have been observed...
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Animal biography, or, Popular zoology, Volume 4

William Bingley - 1829
...The crackling faggot flies. " SYNONYMS. < iryllus domesticus. Linn — Acheta domestica. Fabrlcius. M As one would suppose from the burning atmosphere which...; for they will eat the scummings of pots, yeast, salt, and crumbs of bread ; and kitchen offal or sweepings of almost every description. " In the summer...
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The Young Lady's Book: A Manual of Elegant Recreations, Exercises, and Pursuits

Young lady - Great Britain - 1829 - 504 pages
...drowned in pans of water, milk, broth, or the like. Whatever is moist they are fond of; and, therefore, often gnaw holes in wet woollen stockings, and aprons,...; for they will eat the scummings of pots, yeast, salt, and crumbs of bread ; and any kitchen offal or sweepings. In the summer they have been observed...
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The Natural History of Selborne

Gilbert White - Natural history - 1829 - 343 pages
...drowned in pans of water, milk, broth, or the like. Whatever is moist they affect ; and, therefore, often gnaw holes in wet woollen stockings and aprons that are hung to the fire; they are the house-wife's barometer, foretelling her -when it will rain ; and are prognostics sometimes,...
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A Natural History of the Globe: Of Man, of Beasts, Birds, Fishes ..., Volume 5

Georges Louis Leclerc comte de Buffon - Natural history - 1831
...drowned in pans of water, milk, or broth. Whatever is moist they affect ; and therefore frequently gnaw holes in wet woollen stockings and aprons that are hung to the fire. The great Scaliger was particularly delighted with the chirping of Crickets, and kept several of them...
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The Animal Kingdom: Arranged in Conformity with Its Organization,

Georges baron Cuvier - Zoology - 1832
...one would suppose from the burning atmosphere which they inhabit, they are a thirsty race, and shew a great propensity for liquids, being frequently found...voracious, for they will eat the scummings of pots, yeast, salt, and crumbs of bread, and kitchen offal, or sweepings of almost every description. "In the summer...
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The Natural History of Selborne

Gilbert White - Natural history - 1832 - 342 pages
...the constant companions of her solitary hours they naturally become the objects of her superstition. These crickets are not only very thirsty, but very voracious ; for they will eat the * It is a common superstition in Dumfries-shire, that if the crickets forsake a house which they have...
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