Videnskabelige meddelelser fra Dansk naturhistorisk forening i Københaven, Volume 2

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I Kommission Hos C. A. Reitzel, 1855 - Natural history

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Page 52 - Gilbert knight, with other gentlemen assisting him in that action, intended to discover and to plant Christian inhabitants in place convenient, upon those large and ample countreys extended Northward from the cape of Florida...
Page 89 - Gairfowl, being the stateliest, as well as the largest sort, and above the size of a Solan goose, of a black colour, red about the eyes, a large white spot under each, a long broad bill ; it stands stately, its whole body erected, its wings short, flies not at all ; lays its egg upon the bare rock, which, if taken away, she lays no more for that year...
Page 91 - The St. Kildians do not receive an annual visit from this strange bird as from all the rest in the list, and from many more. It keeps at a distance from them, they know not where, for a course of years.
Page 50 - They drave a great number of the foules into their boates upon their sayles, and tooke up many of their egges, the foules they flead and their skinnes were very like hony combes full of holes being flead off: they dressed and eate them and found them to be very good and nourishing meat.
Page 51 - A letter written to M. Richard Hakluyt of the middle Temple, conteining a report of the true state and commodities of Newfoundland, by M. Anthonie Parkhurst Gentleman, 1578,
Page 89 - ... breast, ie a bare spot from which the feathers have fallen off with the heat in hatching; its egg is twice as big as that of a Solan goose, and is variously spotted, black, green, and dark ; it comes without regard 'to any wind, appears the first of May, and goes away about the middle of June.
Page 51 - Brazil (164049)," in John Pinkerton, A General Collection of the best and most interesting voyages and travels in all parts of the world, XIV, 710-11.
Page 52 - There are Sea Guls, Murres, Duckes, wild Geese, and many other kind of birdes store, too long to write, especially at one Island named Penguin, where wee may drive them on a planke into our ship as many as shall lade her. These birdes are also called Penguins, and cannot flie, there is more meate in one of these then in a goose : the Frenchmen that fish neere the grand baie, doe bring small store of flesh with them, but victuall themselves alwayes with these birdes.
Page 52 - We had sight of an Hand named Penguin, of a foule there breeding in abundance, almost incredible, which cannot flie, their wings not able to carry their body, being very large (not much lesse then a goose) and exceeding fat : which the French men use to take without difficulty upon that Hand, and to barrell them up with salt.
Page 57 - Iles estoient plus remplies d'oiseaux que ne seroit vn pré d'herbes, lesquels faisoient la leurs nids, et en la plus grande de ces iles y en avoit vn monde de ceux que nous appellions Margaux qui sont blancs et plus grands qu'Oysons, et...

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