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" A contest between animals of so different an organization furnishes a very striking spectacle. The Indians, provided with harpoons and long slender reeds, surround the pool closely ; and some climb upon the trees, the branches of which extend horizontally... "
Travels in South America - Page 41
1822 - 180 pages
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The Life, Travels and Books of Alexander Von Humboldt

Richard Henry Stoddard - 1809 - 482 pages
...slender reeds, surrounded the pool closely, and some climbed up the trees, the branches of which extended horizontally over the surface of the water. By their wild cries, and the length of their reeds, they prevented the horses from running away and reaching the bank of the pool. The eels, stunned by the...
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Personal Narrative of Travels to the Equinoctial Regions of the ..., Volume 4

Alexander von Humboldt, Aimé Bonpland - 1819
...very striking spectacle. The Indians, provided with harpoons and long slender reeds, surround the pool closely ; and some climb upon the trees, the branches...themselves by the repeated discharge of their electric * Properly to let to ileep, or intusicate the fish by means of horsei. 348 batteries. During a long...
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Personal Narrative of Travels to the Equinoctial Regions of the ..., Volume 4

Alexander von Humboldt, Aimé Bonpland - 1819
...very striking spectacle. The Indians, provided with harpoons and long slender reeds, surround the pool closely ; and some climb upon the trees, the branches...themselves by the repeated discharge of their electric * Properly to tet to ticrp, or , . cote the fisb by means of horses. batteries. During a long time...
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The Quarterly Review

William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, Sir John Murray (IV), Rowland Edmund Prothero (Baron Ernle) - 1819
...very striking spectacle. The Indians, provided with harpoons and long slender reeds, surround the pool closely ; and some climb upon the trees, the branches...length of their reeds, they prevent the horses from ruuning away and reaching the bank of the pool. The eels, sUmned by the noise, defend themselves by...
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The Edinburgh Philosophical Journal, Volume 2

1820
...very striking spectacle. The Indians, provided with harpoons and long slender feeds, surround the pool closely ; and some climb upon the trees, the branches...prevent the horses from running- away, and reaching the batik of the pool. The eels, stunned by the noise, defend themselves by the repeated discharge of their...
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The Pocket magazine of classic and polite literature ..., Volume 2, Part 3

1825
...Indians, provided with harpoons and long slender reeds, surround the pool closely; and some climb upon (he trees, the branches of which extend horizontally over the surface of the water. By tbeir wild cries, and the length of their reeds, they prevent the horses from running away, and reaching...
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The Edinburgh Philosophical Journal, Volume 2

1820
...upon the trees, the branches -of.which extend horizontally over the surface of the j^a^er., By tb«ir wild cries, and the length of their reeds, they prevent...from running away, and reaching the bank of the pool. .Tile eels, stunned by the noise, defend themselves by the repeated discharge of their electric batteries....
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The London encyclopaedia, or, Universal dictionary of ..., Volume 10, Part 2

Thomas Curtis (of Grove house sch, Islington)
...very striking spectacle. The Indians, provided with harpoons and long slender reeds, surround the pool closely ; and some climb upon the trees, the branches...By their wild cries, and the length of their reeds, thry prevent the horses from running away, and reaching the bank of the pool. The eels, stunned by...
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A Natural History of the Globe: Of Man, of Beasts, Birds, Fishes ..., Volume 4

Georges Louis Leclerc comte de Buffon - 1831
...very striking spectacle. The Indians, provided with harpoons and long slender reeds, surround the pool closely ; and some climb upon the trees, the branches...and reaching the bank of the pool. The Eels, stunned hy the noise, defend themselves by the repeated discharge of their electric batteries. During a long...
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A Natural History of the Globe: Of Man, of Beasts, Birds, Fishes ..., Volume 4

Georges Louis Leclerc comte de Buffon - 1831
...surround the pool closely ; and some climb upon the trees, the branches of r4 which extend horixontally over the surface of the water. By their wild cries,...the length of their reeds, they prevent the horses froni running away, and reaching the bank of the pool. The Eels, stunned by the noise, defend themselves...
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