Cuvier "Ossemens Fossils" tome 1 page158. Tambillos, Ruinas de. In former times a long spit of thisnature seems to have become consolidated by the percolation ofcalcareous matter, and afterwards to have been gradually upheaved;the outer and loose parts during this process having been worn awayby the action of the sea, and the solid nucleus left as we now seeit. Since our voyage, M. To completeour discomforts we were obliged to cross the head of a creek of thesea, in which the water was as high as our horses' backs; and thelittle waves, owing to the violence of the wind, broke over us, andmade us very wet and cold. Salt alluvium. The men of all these tribes wear a coarse woolen poncho: thosesouth of Valdivia wear short trousers, and those north of it apetticoat, like the chilipa of the Gauchos. phosphorescence of. )(PLATE 51. The egg is white and spherical; onewhich I measured was seven inches and three-eighths incircumference, and therefore larger than a hen's egg.
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