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" ... 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... "
Iceland: Its Scenes and Sagas - Page 23
by Sabine Baring-Gould, Alfred Newton - 1863 - 447 pages
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Birds of Great Britain and Ireland: Parts 1-4, Volume 4

William Jardine - Birds - 1866
...bill ; stands stately, his whole body erected; his wings short; he flyeth not at all ; lays his egg upon the bare rock, which, if taken away, he lays...spot, from which the feathers have fallen off with the beat in hatching ; his egg is twice as big as that of a solan goose, and is variously spotted, black,...
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The Natural History Review, Issues 17-20

1865
...taken away, she lays no more for that Year ; she is whole-footed, and has the hatching Spot upon her 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...
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The Anthropological Review, Volumes 3-4

Anthropological Society of London - Anthropology - 1866
...bill, stands stately, his whole body erected, his wings short, he flyeth not at all ; he lays his egg upon the bare rock, which, if taken away, he lays...more for that year. He is palmipes or web-footed, etc." It would seem from this that this fine bird was by no means scarce at the very time that the...
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The birds of the west of Scotland, including the Outer Hebrides

Robert Gray - 1871
...Bill ; stands stately, his whole Body erected, his Wings short ; he Flyeth not at all, lays his egg upon the bare Rock, which if taken away, he lays no more for that Year; he is Palmipes, or WholeFooted, and has the Hatching-Spot upon his Breast, ie, a bare Spot from which the Feathers have...
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Transactions, Volume 12

Gaelic Society of Inverness, Inverness Gaelic Society - Celtic literature - 1886
...bill ; stands stately, his whole body erected, his Wings short ; he Flyeth not at all ; lays his egg upon the bare rock, which if taken away, he lays no more for that Year. He comes without regard to any wind, appears about the first of May, and goes away about the middle of...
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The birds of Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 4

sir William Jardine (bart.) - 1876
...bill ; stands stately, his whole body erected ; his wings short ; he flyeth not at all ; lays his egg upon the bare rock, which, if taken away, he lays...web-footed ; and has the hatching-spot upon his breast, i. ., a bare spot, from which the feathers have fallen off with the heat in hatching ; his egg is...
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St Kilda Past and Present

George Seton - 1878
...bill; stands stately, his whole body erected; his wings short. He flyeth not at all; 2 lays his egg upon the bare rock, which, if taken away, he lays no more for that year. He vspalmipes, or whole-footed, and has the hatching-spot upon his breast —ie, a bare spot from which...
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Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, Volume 13

Society of Antiquaries of Scotland - Scotland - 1879
...taken away, she lays no more for that Year ; she is whole footed, and has the hatching Spot upon her 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 Sulnn g(xise, and is variously spotted, Black, Green, and Dark;...
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Transactions, Volumes 11-12

Celts - 1885
...bill ; stands stately, his whole body erected, his Wings short ; he Flyeth not at all ; lays his egg upon the bare rock, which if taken away, he lays no more for that Year. He comes without regard to any wind, appears about the first of May, and goes away about the middle of...
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Zoologist: A Monthly Journal of Natural History

Natural history - 1868
...taken away, she lays no more for that year; she is whole-footed, and has the hatching spot upon her 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...
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