Animals Strike Curious Poses

Author: Elena Passarello
Publisher: Random House
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Here are the starling that inspired Mozart with its song, Darwin’s tortoise Harriet, and in an extraordinary essay, Jumbo the elephant (and how they tried to electrocute him).

Let S Go Crazy

Author: Alan Light
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476776776
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I'd seen Prince onstage and knew what he could do as a guitar player, but the
explosive dissonance of the song's introduction was devastating. What was this
song? It was funky, but it sure played like a rock song. What was he talking about
—“animals strike curious poses”? What? The sound was mechanical, on the
verge of annoying, hypnotic. By the time it built to the keyboard coda, ascending
up and up at high speed and then cutting short, I was knocked out. I couldn't stop
listening, ...

The Spectator

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... with a very curious pose of the head thrown backward, as if resting it one
vertebra lower down the spinal column than other people do, and thus tilting his
face a little upwards. ...... So he would remain, immovable for a quarter of an hour
at a time, even the action of speech betraying no movement, the lips hidden
under a cascade of beard. If it be true that all remarkable human beings resemble
animals, then Walt Whitman was like a cat, — a great old grey Angora Tom, alert
in repose, ...

Dictionaire Oeconomique Or The Family Dictionary

Author: Noel Chomel
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The Layers of the said Plants will in a Month or fix Weeks strike Root, being
planted in a light loamy Earth, mixed with, excellent rotten Soil and fifted. Plant six
or eight in a Pot to save Room in Winter, and, notwithstanding you were ordered
watering, by which is meant in Drought, sparing the Leaves, you must keep 'em
well from too much Rain, and if the Season proves wet lay your Pots fide-long.
Continue to destroy Weeds, and cut down the Flower Stems of such curious
Flowers as ...

The British Encyclopedia

Author: William Nicholson
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The tip of every bone superior to the two last, passes within the two immediately
beneath it, thus producing a firm coherence, and also an increase of noise, as
during the sounding of the rattle each bone strikes against two others. The object
of this curious instrument has not a little perplexed naturalists, and some have
considered it designed to warn other animals of their danger, while others have
regarded it as intended, indeed, to sound the alarm of peril, but such an alarm as
is ...

Punch

Author: Mark Lemon
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Fred moved out here last year to strike it rich in mass entertainment, and, while
he is rolling in the stuff, his soul suffers. His first day on the job, his colleagues
urged him to come to the window with them and admire the sunset. He thought
they were ... I ordered a drink at the circular bar, which was decorated with
paintings of topiary animals in curious poses. (The only dome at Le Dome, by the
way, is a skeletal structure overhanging the bar which gives the appearance of a
rather limp ...

Dictionaire Oeconomique

Author: Noel Chomel
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The Layers of the said Plants will in a Month or six Weeks strike Root, being
planted in a iight loamy Earth, mixed with excellent rotten Soil and sifted. Èlant six
or eight in a Pot to save Room in Winter, and, notwithstanding you were ordered
watering, by which is meant in Drought, sparing the Leaves, you must keep'em
well from too much Rain, and if the Season proves wet lay your Pots side-long.
Continue to destroy Weeds, and cut down the Flower Stems of such curious
Flowers as ...

A Handy Book Of Curious Information

Author: William Shepard Walsh
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Comprising Strange Happenings in the Life of Men and Animals, Odd Statistics,
Extraordinary Phenomena, and Out of the Way Facts Concerning the
Wonderlands of the Earth William Shepard Walsh ... leaping from column to
column all the way round, in sunshine and shadow ; and with the customary
campanile towering far above it, and, whenever the bell strikes the quarter- hours
, flooding the air with affrighted doves — such white doves, sailing dizzily against
such a vast blue sky !

The Annual Register Or A View Of The History Politics And Literature For The Year

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their food into their house, they often strike one end of the stick on the bridge ofa
trap, which the furricr has placed for him in the angle. From this circumstance ...
fond of boiled pease. Buffon and others say, that they make use of their rails as
steds to draw stones and earth upon: I cannot contradict their assertions, as I
have never seen these animals work; but I do not believeit, because theirtails
being thickest at the root and down' che centre part, it would be almost impoffible
for them to ...

Our Dumb Animals

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The Eagle and the "N R A" ROBERT PRICE Photo from Soibelman UNUSUAL
COMPANIONS IN ATTRACTIVE POSE A remarkable friendship has been formed
between a pedigreed Alsatian and a young fox found wandering on a farm. ... He
pointed out further that: "It is curious to speculate on the feelings of a dog, who
will rest peacefully for hours in a room with his master or any of the family, without
the least notice being taken of him; but if left for a short time by himself, barks or ...