Senate Documents, Otherwise Publ. as Public Documents and Executive Documents: 14th Congress, 1st Session-48th Congress, 2nd Session and Special Session, Volumen11

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Página 480 - Why do those cliffs of shadowy tint appear More sweet than all the landscape smiling near ?Tis distance lends enchantment to the view, And robes the mountain in its azure hue.
Página 249 - Nor is the influence of the stock of an essentially different nature. In proportion as the scion and the stock approach each other closely in constitution, the less effect is produced by the latter ; and, on the contrary, in proportion to the constitutional difference between the stock and the scion, is the effect of the former important. Thus, when Pears are grafted or budded on the wild species, Apples upon Crabs, Plums upon Plums, and Peaches upon Peaches or Almonds, the scion is, in regard to...
Página 175 - ... fixed, that is, there is no longer any danger of their becoming black. They are of a dullish green colour, but become brighter afterwards.* The most particular part of the operation has now been finished, and the tea may be put aside until a larger quantity has been made. The second part of the process consists in winnowing and passing the tea through sieves of different sizes, in order to get rid of the dust and other impurities, and to divide the tea into the different kinds known as twankay,...
Página 247 - We have no varieties raised between the apple and the pear, or the quince and the latter, or the plum and cherry, or the gooseberry and the currant. On the other hand, new varieties obtained by the intermixture of two pre-existing varieties are not less prolific, but, on the contrary, often more so than either of their parents.
Página 175 - The next part of the process is exactly the same as in the manipulation of green tea. The leaves are thrown into an iron pan, where they are roasted for about five minutes, and then rolled upon the rattan table.
Página 20 - ... in trust for the several use and benefit of the inhabitants, according to their respective interests. By the act of the 3d of March, 1855, contractors carrying the mails through the Territories west of the Mississippi are authorized to preempt their stations, not more than one for every 20 miles of the route, to the extent of G40 acres at each station. In 1853...
Página 68 - Sir Everard Home, has a portion of it, as it were, intended to resemble the reservoirs for water in the camel ; but these have no depth...
Página 255 - ... of the ground without injury than if they were longer and more scattered among the soil. When destroyed, the spongioles are often speedily replaced, particularly in orchard trees, provided a slight degree of growth continues to be maintained. This is one of the reasons why trees removed in October succeed better than if transplanted at any other time. The growth of a tree at that season is not quite over ; and the first impulse of nature, when the tree finds itself in a new situation, is to create...
Página 447 - ... existence; the chemical ray by impinging on the surface of its body does not de-compose the carbonic acid which may surround it, the conditions necessary for this de-composition not being present. It has no means by itself to elaborate organic molecules, and is indebted for these entirely to its food. It is necessary therefore that it should be supplied with food consisting of organized materials, that is of complex molecules in a state of instable equilibrium, or of power.
Página 246 - ... discharges its contents among the lax tissue upon which it has fallen. The moving particles descend through the tissue of the style, until one, or sometimes more, of them finds its way, by routes specially destined by nature for this service, into a little opening in the integuments of the ovulum or young seed. Once deposited there, the particle swells, increases gradually in size, separates into radicle and cotyledons, and finally becomes the embryo, — that part which is to give birth, when...

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