Animal Products: Their Preparation, Commercial Uses, and Value

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Committee of Council on education, 1877 - Animal products - 416 pages
This work ... is intended to serve, in the first instance, as a descriptive guide to the collection of Animal products at the Bethnal Green Branch of the South Kensington Museum.

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Page 272 - Some twenty or thirty years ago, there was a most wasteful destruction of the fur seal, when young and old, male and female, were indiscriminately knocked on the head. This imprudence, as any one might have expected, proved detrimental in two ways. The race was almost extirpated ; and the market was glutted to such a degree, at the rate for some time of two hundred thousand skins a year, that the prices did not even pay the expenses of carriage.
Page 417 - An Entirely New Edition, extended and revised by the Author. Eleven Diagrams, life-size,' each on paper 7 feet by 3 feet 9 inches, Coloured, price 12s.
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Page 188 - Fahrt. — the cord is first soaked in fat fish liquor, it is then dried in the frost, and afterwards rubbed by hauling it through the eye of an axe ; to complete the operation it is well greased, and any hard lumps masticated until they become soft, by which process a line is produced of great strength and pliancy, and which is not liable to crack in the most severe cold. To obtain thread, the fibres of the sinews are separated and twisted into the required sizes. The Moose furnishes the best quality...
Page 184 - In the deer the cells are so numerous as to occupy the whole of the body of the hair, and so irregular that no particular place of subdivision can be traced ;" and his figure quite corresponds with this, the cells being there shown as amorphous ; but it will be seen from the above figure that they are truly polygonal — for the most part hexagonal, and there are very distinct septa and lines of separation. In fact, as Dr...
Page 81 - A small saddle of plaited rushes is laid on him, when sacks made of goats'-skins, and filled with corn, are lashed on his broad and able back. A leather thong is passed through the cartilage of his nose, and serves as a bridle, while on the top of the load is mounted, the owner, his wife, or his slave.

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