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" ... rotten at the heart, but still apparently green and flourishing without, till the first heavy gale of wind snaps the hollow trunk, and betrays its decay. Again, innumerable boring animals establish themselves in the lifeless stem, piercing holes in... "
House Documents, Otherwise Publ. as Executive Documents: 13th Congress, 2d ... - Página 152
por United States. Congress. House
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Report of the Superintendent ... Showing the Progress of the Work

U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey - 1852
...among layers which belong altogether to the present geological age, all the diversity of uncontbrmable deposites which occur in former geological periods....kingdom : among the most active and powerful we would Ihention the date-fish, Lithodomus, several Saxicava, Petricola, Area, and many worms, of which the...
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Senate Documents, Otherwise Publ. as Public Documents and ..., Volumen5

United States. Congress. Senate - 1852
...communities, death begins first at the base or centre of the group, while the surface or tips «till continue to grow, so that it resembles a dying centennial...of the animal kingdom : among the most active and power! ul •we would mention the date-fish, Lithodomus, several Saxicava, Petricola, Area, and many...
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Corals and Coral Islands

James Dwight Dana - 1872 - 398 páginas
...piercing holes in all directions into its interior, like so many augurs, dissolving its solid connection with the ground, and even penetrating far into the...active and powerful we would mention the date-fish or Lithodomus, several Saxicava?, Petricote, A cae, and many worms, of which the Serpula is the largest...
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Toilers in the Sea

Mordecai Cubitt Cooke - 1889 - 373 páginas
...connexion, as they show the extensive character of these operations. " Innumerable animals," he says, " establish themselves in the lifeless stem, piercing...communities. The number of these boring animals is 1 W. Thomson "On Chelura Terebrans? &c., in "Annals Nat. Hist.," vol. xx. (1847), p. 161 ; and Prof....
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Corals and Coral Islands

James Dwight Dana - 1890 - 440 páginas
...piercing holes in all directions into its interior, like so many augurs, dissolving its solid connection with the ground, and even penetrating far into the...of these compact communities. The number of these I loring animals is quite incredible, and they belong to different families of the animal kingdom ;...
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Corals and coral islands

James D. Dana - 1899
...piercing holes in all directions into its interior, like so many augurs, dissolving its solid connection with the ground, and even penetrating far into the...of these compact communities. The number of these 1 >oring animals is quite incredible, and they belong to different families of the animal kingdom ;...
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Life and Death Of Coral Reefs

Charles Birkeland - 1997 - 536 páginas
...themselves in the lifeless stem, piercing holes in all directions into its interior, like so many augurs, dissolving its solid connexion with the ground, and...into the living portion of these compact communities. — L. Agassiz, 1852 Coral reefs are among the Earth's most biologically diverse ecosystems, and many...
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