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" We found it difficult to form an idea of this extraordinary manner of fishing; but we soon saw our guides return from the savannah, which they had been scouring for wild horses and mules. They brought about thirty with them, which they forced to enter... "
The Analectic Magazine...: Comprising Original Reviews, Biography ... - Page 502
1819
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A Manual of Natural and Experimental Philosophy: Being the ..., Volume 2

Charles Frederick Partington - 1828
...them : the Indians therefore said they would fish with horses, and the guides were soon seen returning from the savannah, which they had been scouring for...The extraordinary noise caused by the horses' hoofs, made the fish issue from the mud, and excited them to combat. The yellow and livid eels, which resembled...
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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
...about thirty wild horses and mules, they drove them into the pool in which were the electrical Eels. " The extraordinary noise caused by the horses' hoofs...combat. These yellowish and livid Eels, resembling larger aquatic serpents, swim on the surface of the water, and crowd under the bellies of the horses...
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The Saturday Magazine ...

1834
...would have enfeebled the gymnoti: the Indians, therefore, told us, that they would " fish with horses." We found it difficult to form an idea of this extraordinary...with them, which they forced to enter the pool. THE. GYMNOTl'8. The extraordinary noise caused by the horses' hoofs, makes the fish issue from the mud,...
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The Family Encyclopedia of Useful Knowledge and General Literature ...

John Lauris Blake - 1834 - 960 pages
...about thirty wild horses aud mules, they drove them into the pool in which were the electrical eels. The extraordinary noise caused by the horses' hoofs...combat. These yellowish and livid eels, resembling larger aquatic serpents, swim on the surface of the water, and crowd under the bellies of the horses...
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An Introduction to the Study of Chemical Philosophy: Being a Preparatory ...

John Frederic Daniell - 1839 - 565 pages
...description of the Indian mode of fishing for gymnoti, by means of horses : — " The exraordinary noise caused by the horses' hoofs, makes the fish...combat. These yellowish and livid eels, resembling largo aquatic serpents, swim on the surface of the water, and crowd under the bellies of the horses...
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The church scholar's reading-book, selected from the Saturday magazine

Saturday magazine - 1840
...would have enfeebled the gymnoti: the Indians, therefore, told us that they would "fish with horses." We found it difficult to form an idea of this extraordinary...fish issue from the mud, and excites them to combat; they swim on the surface of the water, and crowd under the bellies of the horses and moles. A contest...
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Humboldt's Travels and Discoveries in South America

Alexander von Humboldt - 1840 - 278 pages
...thirty horses and mules, which they forthwith drove into the pool. A singular scene then ensued. " The extraordinary noise caused by the horses' hoofs,...makes the fish issue from the mud, and excites them io combat. These yellowish and livid eels, resembling COMBAT BETWEEN THE EELS AND HORSES. 117 large...
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Bentley's Miscellany, Volume 26

Charles Dickens, William Harrison Ainsworth, Albert Smith - 1849
...discovered which abounds with them, a number of wild horses and mules are surrounded and forced into it. " The extraordinary noise caused by the horses' hoofs makes the fish issue from the sand, and incites them to combat. These yellowish and livid eels, resembling large aquatic serpents,...
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Para; or, Scenes and adventures on the banks of the Amazon

John Esaias Warren - 1851 - 271 pages
...discovered which abounds with them, a number of wild horses and mules are surrounded and forced into it. "The extraordinary noise caused by the horses' hoofs makes the fish issue from the sand, and incites them to combat. These yellowish and livid eels, resembling large aquatic serpents,...
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Second collection of instructive extracts: no.vi of a new series of school-books

Scottish school-book assoc - 1852
...Indians told us they would ' fish with horses,' of which we found it difficult to form an idea; %iut we soon saw our guides return from the savannah, which...horses' hoofs, makes the fish issue from the mud, in which they bury themselves, and excites them to combat; they swim on the surface of the water, and...
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