Nature, Volume 73

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Sir Norman Lockyer
Macmillan Journals Limited, 1906 - Electronic journals

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Page 226 - They kindle a fire, and dress a repast of eggs and milk in the consistence of a custard. They knead a cake of oatmeal, which is toasted at the embers against a .stone.
Page 225 - Accordingly, exactly at midnight, the fires began to appear : and taking the advantage of going up to the leads of the house, which had a widely extended view, I saw on a radius of thirty miles, all around, the fires burning on every eminence which the country afforded. I had a farther satisfaction in learning, from undoubted authority, that the people danced round the fires, and at the close went through these fires, and made their sons and daughters, together with their cattle, pass through the...
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Page 84 - Hippo, from any sentimental point of view/' it is remarked, " are hardly the sort of things to be preserved as pets on a portion of the river where there is constant traffic, and it is to be hoped that every effort will be made to exterminate them before more serious accidents occur.
Page 131 - Action of Antagonistic Muscles, which is now accepted as of fundamental . importance in the co-ordination of muscular movement. A further study of reflex actions led him to lay down certain general principles with regard to them. One principle deserves especial mention, namely, that hurtful stimuli applied to the skin produce a different form of reflex from that given by stimuli which are not hurtful. This has served as a basis for further investigation on the character of the nerve impulses conveyed...
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Page 226 - At midday a struggle takes place, at the risk of cut hands, for a slice, it being supposed to confer luck for the ensuing year on the fortunate devourer. As an act of gallantry...
Page 34 - July 14, 1893, provided that an Essay deemed by the Committee of Award to be worthy of the prize shall have been offered. Essays intended for competition may be upon any subject in Medicine, but...
Page 275 - The societies represented are the American Society of Civil Engineers, the American Institute of Electrical Engineers, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the American Institute of Mining Engineers and the American Chemical Society.
Page 226 - At the village of Holne, situated on one of the Spurs of Dartmoor, is a field of about two acres, the property of the parish, and called the Ploy (Play) Field. In the centre of this stands a granite pillar (Menhir) six or seven feet high. On May morning, before daybreak, the young men of the village assemble there, and then proceed to the Moor, where they select a...

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