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" In the horse, as in most quadrupeds, the speed results from the strength of the loins and hinder extremities, for it is the muscles there which propel the animal. But were the anterior extremities joined to the trunk firmly, and by bone, they could not... "
Comparisons of structure in animals. The hand and the arm - Page 56
by Comparisons - 1799 - 192 pages
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The Hand, Its Mechanism and Vital Endowments as Evincing Design

Sir Charles Bell - Hand - 1833 - 213 pages
...extremities, for it is the muscles there which propel the animal. But were the anterior extremities joined to the trunk firmly, and by bone, they could...resistance, by which the shock of descending is diminished. If we observe the bones of the anterior extremity of the horse, we shall see that the scapula is oblique...
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The cyclopaedia of anatomy and physiology, Volume 2

Robert Bentley Todd - 1839
...extremities, for it is the muscles there which propel the animal. But were the anterior extremities joined to the trunk firmly and by bone, they could...resistance by which the shock of descending is diminished. " If we observe the bones of the anterior extremity in the horse, we shall see that the scapula is...
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The Bridgewater Treatises on the Power, Wisdom and Goodness of ..., Volumes 2-4

Natural theology - 1836
...extremities, for it is the muscles there which propel the animal. But were the anterior extremities joined to the trunk firmly, and by bone, they could...resistance, by which the shock of descending is diminished. If we observe the bones of the anterior extremity of the horse, we shall see that the scapula is oblique...
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Natural Theology, Or Evidences of the Existence and Attributes of the Deity

William Paley - Apologetics - 1837 - 100 pages
...rapid movement. Now, were the fore-limbs joined to the rest of the body by a powerful bony attachment, they could not withstand the shock from the descent of the whole weight of the frame, thrown forwards as it is at speed. Dislocation or fracture would be the probable consequence...
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Natural Theology: Or, Evidences of the Existence and Attributes of the Deity ...

William Paley - Natural theology - 1849 - 292 pages
...rapid movement. Now, were tho fore-limbs joined to the rest of the body by a powerful bony attachment, they could not withstand the shock from the descent of the whole weight of the frame, thrown forwards as it is at speed. Dislocation or fracture would be the probable consequence...
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The Veterinarian

professor dick and mr. karkeek - 1842
...strength of the loins and hinder extremities, Sir Charles continues, " Were the anterior extremities joined to the trunk firmly, and by bone, they could...great, and whose spring is extensive, that, from the relative position of their bones, they have an elastic resistance, by which the shock of descending...
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