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" ... ocean. It is divided into distinct columns of five or six miles in length and three or four in breadth, and they drive the water before them with a kind of rippling... "
An Account of the Past and Present State of the Isle of Man: Including a ... - Page 72
by George Woods - 1811 - 365 pages
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A Modern System of Natural History: Containing Accurate ..., Volume 9

Samuel Ward - 1776
...of the very ocean. H 3 They go The HERRING. . They are divided into diftinft colnmrwof five or fix miles in length, and three or four in breadth, and they drive the water before them with a kind of rippling : fometimes they fink for a few minutes* then rife again to the furface, and in fine; weather...
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British Zoology ...

Thomas Pennant - Zoology - 1776 - 278 pages
...£uch as to alter the appearance of the very ocean. It is divided into diftina: columns of five or fix miles in length, and three or four in breadth, and they drive the water before them with a kind of rippling : fometimes they, fink for the fpace of ten or fifteen minutes, then rife again to the furface,...
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The Stockton bee: or, Monthly miscellany

1795
...as to alter the •appearance of the very ocean. It is divided intodiftiiidt columns oi five or fix miles in length, and three or four in breadth, and they drive the water before them with a kind of rippling : fometimes they fink for the fpace often or fifteen minute?, and -then rife athe furface;...
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Encyclopędia Britannica: Or, A Dictionary of Arts ..., Volume 5, Part 1

Colin Macfarquhar, George Gleig - Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1797
...fuch as to alter the appearance of the very ocean. It is divided into dUtinct columns of five or fix miles in length, and three or four in breadth, and they drive the water before them with a kind of rippling : fometimes they fink for the fpace often or fifteen minutes, and then rile again to the furface...
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Topography of Great Britain: Or, British Traveller's Directory: Cornwall

George Alexander Cooke - England - 1817
...main hody approaches from the north, it alters the very appearance of the ocean : St is divided into columns of five or six miles in length, and three or four in breadth, which drive the water hefore them with a sort of ripling current. Sometimes they sink for a short space,...
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Animal Biography, Or, Authentic Anecdotes of the Lives, Manners ..., Volume 3

William Bingley - Animal behavior - 1803
...outset, and spread devastation on all sides. In their outset, this immense swarm of living creatures is divided into distinct columns of five or six miles in length, and three or four in breadth, and in their progress they make even the water Cripple up before them. They are found about Shetland in...
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Letters written during a tour through South Wales

John Evans - Wales - 1804 - 80 pages
...upon them as they proceed. Such is the effect of a shoal, that they change the colour of the ocean ; divided into distinct columns of five or six miles in length, and three or four in breadth, driving the waves before them with a rippling noise : at times they sink for some minutes, then suddenly...
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Modern Geography: A Description of the Empires, Kingdoms, States ..., Volume 1

John Pinkerton - Atlases - 1804
...supposed to equal the dimensions of Great Britain and Ireland. They are however subdivided into numberless columns of five or six miles in length, and three or four in breadth, followed by numerous sea fowl, and perceivable by the rippling of the water, and a brilliant reflection...
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Observations upon the town of Cromer ... as a watering place, and ... its ...

Edmund Bartell - 1806
...occupying a surface, equal at least to the dimensions of Great-Britain and Ireland, but subdivided into columns of five or six miles in length, and three or four in breadth; each division, or column, being led, according to the idea of the most experienced fishermen, by herrings...
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The Beauties of Scotland: Containing a Clear and Full Account of the ...

Robert Forsyth - Scotland - 1808
...occupying a surface equal at least to the dimensions of both Great Britain and Ireland, and subdivided into columns of five or six miles in length, and three or four in breadth ; each division or column being led, according to the idea of the most experienced fishermen, by herrings...
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