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pointedears and distended snorting nostrils, appearing just above thewater like a great shoal of some amphibious animal. The sound spoke eloquently to the geologist;the thousands and thousands of stones which, striking against eachother, made the one dull uniform sound, were all hurrying in onedirection. Thecorrespondence of the cliffs is far from proving any junction;because such cliffs generally are formed by the intersection ofsloping deposits, which, before the elevation of the land, had beenaccumulated near the then existing shores. After 1808 a long interval ensuedwithout any cases. Snow, effects of, on rocks. " The earthquakehappened August 25, 1741. As we proceeded along the BeagleChannel, the scenery assumed a peculiar and very magnificentcharacter; but the effect was much lessened from the lowness of thepoint of view in a boat, and from looking along the valley, andthus losing all the beauty of a succession of ridges. The wholepopulation, poor and rich, are bent on acquiring wealth: amongstthe higher orders, wool and sheep-grazing form the constant subjectof conversation. The lowest plain is 90 feet high; and the highest,which I ascended near the coast, is 950 feet; and of this onlyrelics are left in the form of flat gravel-capped hills. This gregarioushabit, in so typical a genus as Epeira, among insects, which are sobloodthirsty and solitary that even the two sexes attack eachother, is a very singular fact. (21/3.
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