The Magazine of Natural History, Band 4

John Claudius Loudon, Edward Charlesworth, John Denson
Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green, 1840

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Seite 242 - These balls are thoroughly dried, and carried about the neighbournood where they are made, for sale in the markets ; and they are also frequently kept by shopkeepers, to supply their customers. The price of these balls varies in different seasons, from 3d. to 8d. per dozen. They are very much prized by some housewives, for their utility in the wash-house, in economizing the use of soap. When about to be used they are put into the fire, and when heated to a red heat, are taken out and thrown into...
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Seite 84 - But the single instabt of checking my horse to consider, had given our game such a head of us, that notwithstanding all our speed we could not recover our ground on him. I, however, happened to be considerably before my companions...
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