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" the superstructure. On this occasion the bird not only clings with its claws, but partly supports itself by strongly inclining its tail against the wall, making that a fulcrum ; and thus fixed, it plasters the materials into the face of the brick or stone.... "
Animal Biography: Or, Authentic Anecdotes of the Lives, Manners, and Economy ... - Page 366
by William Bingley - 1805
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The London encyclopaedia, or, Universal dictionary of science ..., Volume 11

Thomas Curtis (of Grove house sch, Islington) - 826 pages
...requires its utmost efforts to get the first foundation firmly fixed, so that it may safely carry on the superstructure. On this occasion the bird not...against the wall, making that a fulcrum; and, thus steadied, it works and plasters the materials into the face of the brick or stone. But then, that this...
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The London encyclopaedia, or, Universal dictionary of ..., Part 1, Volume 11

Thomas Curtis (of Grove house sch, Islington) - 416 pages
...requires its utmost efforts to get the first foundation firmly fixed, so that it may safely carry on the superstructure. On this occasion the bird not...against the wall, making that a fulcrum ; and, thus steadied, it works and plasters the materials into the face of the brick or stone. But then, that this...
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The Edinburgh encyclopaedia, conducted by D. Brewster, Volume 16

Edinburgh encyclopaedia - 1830 - 828 pages
...clings with its claw*, but partly supports itself by strongly inclining its ta;, against the wall, and, thus fixed, it plasters the materials into the face of the brick or stone. But that this piece of workmanship may not, when soft, incline down by its own weight, the provident architect labours...
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The Monthly Review

1831 - 652 pages
...it requires its utmost efforts to get the first foundation firmly fixed, so that it may safely carry the superstructure. On this occasion, the bird not...against the wall, making that a fulcrum; and thus steadied, it works and plasters the materials into the face of the brick or stone. But then, that this...
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The Architecture of Birds

James Rennie - 1833 - 422 pages
...it requires its utmost efforts to get the first foundation firmly fixed, so that it may safely carry the superstructure. On this occasion, the bird not...itself by strongly inclining its tail against the wall, * J. R, making that a fulcrum ; and thus steadied, it works and plasters the materials into the face...
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The natural history of Selborne, arranged for young persons [by G. Ellis].

Gilbert White - 1833 - 338 pages
...it requires its utmost efforts to get the first foundation firmly fixed, so that it may safely carry the superstructure. On this occasion the bird not...against the wall, making that a fulcrum; and thus steadied, it works and plasters the materials into the face of the brick or stone. But then, that this...
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The Natural History of Selborne: Observations on Various Parts of Nature ...

Gilbert White - 1833 - 410 pages
...it requires its utmost efforts to get the first foundation firmly fixed, so that it may safely carry the superstructure. On this occasion the bird not...against the wall, making that a fulcrum ; and, thus steadied, it works and plasters the materials into the face of the brick or stone. But then, that this...
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The Field Book: Or, Sports and Pastimes of the United Kingdom; Comp. from ...

William Hamilton Maxwell - 1833 - 640 pages
...it requires iu utmost efforts to get the first foundation firmly fixed, so that it may safely carry the superstructure. On this occasion the bird not...partly supports itself by strongly inclining its tail again&t the wall, making that a fulcrum; and thus steadied, it works and plasters the materials into...
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The field book; or, Sports and pastimes of the British islands, by the ...

William Hamilton Maxwell - 1833 - 612 pages
...so long benumbed by the seve.-itifs of the winter.— ķuper-trncture. On this occasion the bird net only clings with its claws, but partly supports itself by strongly inclining its tau against the wall, making that a fulcrum ; and thai steadied, it works and plasters the material!...
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The natural history and antiquities of Selborne. With The naturalist's ...

Gilbert White - 1837 - 680 pages
...it requires its utmost efforts to get the first foundation firmly fixed, so that it may safely carry the superstructure. On this occasion the bird not...against the wall, making that a fulcrum; and thus steadied, it works and plasters the materials into the face of the brick or stone. But then, that this...
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