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" ... wings were attached. He then took the body part in his paws, and rose about two feet from the ground with it; but a gentle breeze wafting the wings of the fly turned him round in the air, and he settled again with his prey upon the gravel. I then... "
Zoonomia; Or, The Laws of Organic Life ... - Page 263
by Erasmus Darwin - 1801 - 516 pages
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The Analytical Review, Or History of Literature, Domestic and ..., Volume 19

1794
...fettled again with his prey upon the gravel. 1 then difiinftly obferved him cut off with his mouth, firll one of the wings, and then the other, after which he flew away with it unmoleiied by the wind. 4 Go, thou fluggard, learn arts and induilry from the bee, and from the ant...
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Zoonomia; Or, The Laws of Organic Life, Volume 1

Erasmus Darwin - Medicine - 1800
...turned him round in the air, and he fettled again with his prey upon the gravel. I then diftinftly obferved him cut off with his mouth, firft one of...the ant ! Go proud reafoner, and call the worm thy fifter ! XVIt Conclujion. It was before obferved how much the fuperior accuracy of our fenfe of touch...
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Zoonomia: Or The Laws of Organic Life

Erasmus Darwin - Evolution - 1801 - 586 pages
...the tail and the head from thfi body part, to which the wings were attached. He then took the body part in his paws, and rofe about two feet from the...induftry from the bee, and from the ant ! Go, proud reafoncr, and call the worm thy fiftef ! XVII. Couch/ton. It was before obferved how much the fupcrior...
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The Institutions of Physiology

Johann Friedrich Blumenbach - Physiology - 1817 - 426 pages
...settled again with his prey upon the gravel. I then distinctly observed him cut oft' wilh his mouth first one of the wings and then the other, after which he flew away with it unmolested with the wind." DARWIN'S Zoonomia. — Instinct. Consult the works of the two Hubers Sur...
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Anecdotes of Remarkable Insects: Selected from Natural History, and ...

Joseph Taylor - Insects - 1817 - 224 pages
...settled again with it upon the gravel. I then distinctly observed him cut off, with his mouth, first one of the wings, and then the other, after which he flew away with it unmolested by the wind." A Wasp carrying out a dead companion from the nest, if she finds ft too heavy,...
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Zoonomia, Volume 1

Erasmus Darwin - 1818
...settled again with his prey upon the gravel. I then distinctly observed him cut off with his mouth, first one of the wings, and then the other, after which he flew away with it unmolested by the wind. Go, thou sluggard, learn arts and industry from the bee, and from the ant!...
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Animal Sagacity: Exemplified by Facts : Showing the Force of Instinct in ...

Animal intelligence - 1824 - 180 pages
...the air, and he settled again with his prey upon the gravel. He then cut off with his mouth, first one of the wings, and then the other, after which he flew away with it, undisturbed by the wind. The same author says, that the young of the water-moths of our rivers, which...
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A System of Phrenology

George Combe - Phrenology - 1842 - 516 pages
...settled again with his prey upon the gravel. I then distinctly observed him cut off with his mouth first one of the wings and then the other, after which he flew away with it unmolested with the wind.' Zoonomia : Instinct. The works of the two Hubers Sur ka moeurs de fourmis...
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The Children's Magazine and Missionary Repository, Volume 19

Children's literature - 1856
...he settled again with it upon the gravel. I then distinctly heard him cut off with his mouth, first one of the wings and then the other, after which he flew away with it unmolested by the wind." In carrying out dead companions from the nest, they frequently, if they find...
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A System of Phrenology, Volume 1

George Combe - Phrenology - 1843 - 510 pages
...settled again with his prey upon the gravel. I then distinctly observed him cut off with his mouth first one of the wings and then the other, after which he flew away with CAUSALITY. these, perceives the dependencies of phenomena, and furnishes the idea of causation, as...
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