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193 psl. - For there is hope of a tree, if it be cut down, that it will sprout again, and that the tender branch thereof will not cease. Though the root thereof wax old in the earth, and the stock thereof die in the ground; yet through the scent of water it will bud, and bring forth boughs like a plant.
226 psl. - Mr. Bruce states J, that in the last operation for colouring the green teas, " a mixture of sulphate of lime and indigo, very finely pulverized and sifted through fine muslin, in the proportion of three of the former to one of the latter...
238 psl. - This at once supplied the vicar with what appeared to be a motive for ' foul play ' on the part of the woman. He accordingly obtained permission to have the body of her brother exhumed ; doses of arsenic were detected, and the woman was arrested. With the evidence given upon the trial, the reader is, no doubt, perfectly conversant, and it will be unnecessary for me to detail it. She was convicted. Previously to her execution, she refused to make any confession, but said, ' If I were to tell all I...
137 psl. - Sowing.—The seed best adapted for the generality of soils is Riga, although Dutch has been used in many districts of country, for a series of years, with perfect success. American seed does not generally suit well, as it is apt to produce a coarse, branchy stem. If used, it should be on deep, loamy soils.
7 psl. - ... soil does not appear to be a matter of indifference. For the more finely the bones are reduced to powder, and the more intimately they are mixed with the soil, the more easily they are assimilated.
139 psl. - Spreading. — Select, when possible, clean, short, thick pasture ground for this operation ; and mow down and remove any weeds that rise above the surface of the sward. Lay the flax evenly on the, grass, and spread thin and very equally. If t!-ie directions under the head of rippling have been attended to, the handfuls will come readily asunder, without entaUgling.
139 psl. - ... adhering to it, it is ready to take out. Make this trial every six hours after fermentation subsides, for sometimes the change is rapid. Never lift the Flax roughly from the pool, with forks or grapes, but have it carefully handed out on the bank, by men standing in the water. It is advantageous to let the Flax drain twelve to twenty-four hours, after being taken from the pool, by placing the bundles on their root ends, close together, or on the flat, with the slope ; but the heaps should not...
80 psl. - The evident influence of gypsum upon the growth of grasses, — the striking fertility and luxuriance of a meadow upon which it is strewed, — depends only upon its fixing in the soil the ammonia of the atmosphere, which would otherwise be volatilized, with the water which evaporates.
194 psl. - ... tumbling into them with their riders. Near Madras, at Saymbrumbacum, a reservoir more than seven miles long, and three broad, for the purposes of irrigation, has been formed, by merely raising a bank across a natural ravine. In the Tamul language, a reservoir of this kind is called an Eray. This supplies thirty-two villages, containing 5,000 persons employed in agriculture (should the rains fail) for eighteen months. Sluices, lined with bricks, pass under the bank to supply the fields. The inner...
137 psl. - Rolling the ground after sowing is very advisable, care being taken not to roll when the ground is so wet that the earth adheres to the roller. Weeding. — If care has been paid to cleaning the seed and the soil, few weeds will appear...

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