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Página 67 - HORTUS GRAMINEUS WOBURNENSIS : Or, an Account of the Results of Experiments on the Produce and Nutritive Qualities of different Grasses, and other Plants, used as the Food of the more valuable Domestic Animals : instituted by John Duke of Bedford.
Página 383 - OBSERVATIONS ON THE DISEASES, DEFECTS, AND INJURIES, | IN ALL KINDS OF FRUIT AND FOREST TREES." WITH AN ACCOUNT OF | A PARTICULAR METHOD OF CURE, | PUBLISHED BY ORDER OF GOVERNMENT.
Página 337 - Whether the Indians can so prepare that stupifying herb, Datura, that they make it lie several days, months, years, according as they will have it, in a man's body, without doing him any hurt, and at the end kill him without missing half an hour's time?
Página 161 - ... consists of the same metal united to oxygen. When water is present, which can afford oxygen to the sodium, soda may be obtained in several modes from salt. The same reasoning will apply to the operation of the pure mineral alkali, or the carbonated alkali, as to that of the vegetable alkali ; and when common salt acts as a manure, it is probably by entering into the composition of the plant in the same manner as gypsum, phosphate of lime, and the alkalies.
Página 142 - Fig. 8.—Fan,training ; first stage. •Fan-training; second stage. headed down to three eyes, placed in such a manner as to throw out one leading shoot, and one shoot on each side ; the two lowermost shoots are to be headed down to two eyes, so as to throw out one leading shoot, and one shoot on the uppermost side, as shown in fig.
Página 252 - Marquess of Hastings. The seeds were sown in the experimental grass garden at Woburn Abbey, where they vegetated readily, and produced plants which flowered the second year from seed. These perfected seed in the month of October, and the plants raised from this seed the following spring differed in no respect from those the produce of the Indian seed.
Página 252 - Thee, O Darbha, the learned proclaim a divinity, not subject to age or death ; thee they call the armour of India, the preserver of regions, the destroyer of enemies ; a gem that gives increase to the field. At the time when the ocean resounded, when the clouds murmured, and lightnings flashed, then was Darbha produced, pure as a drop of fine gold...
Página 383 - A GRAMMAR of BOTANY, illustrative of artificial, as well as natural Classification, with an explanation of Jussieu's System.