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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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The Life, Travels and Books of Alexander Von Humboldt

Richard Henry Stoddard - 1859 - 482 pages
...horses. They found it difficult to form an idea of this manner of fishing ; but they soon saw their guides return from the savannah, which they had been...with them, which they forced to enter the pool. The noise caused by the horses' hoofs, made the fish issue from the mud, and excited them to the attack....
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Harper's Magazine, Volume 20

1860
...injury ; and, after resorting to different expedients, 'the Indians told us they would fish with horses. We found it difficult to form an idea of this extraordinary...fishing ; but we soon saw our guides return from the savanna, which they had been scouring for wild horses and mules. They brought about thirty with them,...
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A History of the Earth and Animated Nature, Volume 2

Oliver Goldsmith - 1860
...Indians, therefore, told us, that they would " fish with horses." We found it difficult to form an idea ol this extraordinary manner of fishing; but we soon...return from the savannah, which they had been scouring fur wild horses and mules. They brought about Unity with them, which they forced to enter the pool....
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Fishes of the Perch Family

William Jardine - 1861 - 207 pages
...; and, after resorting to different expedients, " the Indians told us they would fish with horses. We found it difficult to form an idea of this extraordinary...had been scouring for wild horses and mules. They ï brought about, thirty with them, which they forced to enter the pool. " The extraordinary noise...
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Wild Scenes in South America, Or, Life in the Llanos of Venezuela

Ramón Páez - 1862 - 502 pages
...the savannas a drove of wild horses, which they forced into a pool of water abounding in gymnoti. " The extraordinary noise caused by the horses' hoofs...makes the fish issue from the mud and excites them to attack. The yellowish and livid eels, resembling large aquatic serpents, swim on the surface of the...
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An Illustrated History of British Guiana

George Hanneman Bennett - 1866 - 265 pages
...gymnoti. The Indians therefore, told ,us that they would "fish with horses," (embarbascar on caballos.)* We found it difficult to form an idea of this extraordinary...noise caused by the horses' hoofs, makes the fish isiue from the mud, and excites them to the attack. These yellowish and livid eels, resembling large...
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Travels and Adventures in South and Central America

Ramón Páez - 1868 - 473 pages
...the savannas a drove of wild horses, which they forced into a pool. of water abounding in gymnoti. "The extraordinary noise caused by the horses' hoofs...makes the fish issue from the mud and excites them to attack. The yellowish and livid eels, resembling large aquatic serpents, swim on the surface of the...
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Personal Narrative of Travels to the Equinoctial Regions of ..., Volume 1

Alexander von Humboldt - 1871
...gymnoti. The Indians therefore told us that they would "fish with horses," (embarbascar con caballos.t) We found it difficult to form an idea of this extraordinary...horses' hoofs, makes the fish issue from the mud, and excites«them to the attack. These yellowish and livid eels, resembling large * Amyris lateriflora,...
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The Shipwrecked mariner, Volumes 18-19

1872
...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 mules. A contest...
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Stories of Adventure Told by Adventurers

Edward Everett Hale - 1881 - 312 pages
...of the water. The Indians told us that they would " fish with horses " (embarbascar con caballos).1 We found it difficult to form an idea of this extraordinary...makes the fish issue from the mud, and excites them to the attack. These yellowish and livid eels, resembling aquatic serpents, swim on the surface of the...
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