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" ... and each was ambitious of surmounting the arduous task. But, when they arrived at the swelling, it jutted out so in their way, and was so far beyond their grasp, that the most daring lads were awed, and acknowledged the undertaking to be too hazardous.... "
The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction - Page 417
1830
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Animal Biography: Or, Authentic Anecdotes of the Lives, Manners ..., Volume 2

William Bingley - Animal behavior - 1803
...jutted so out in their way, and was so far beyond their grasp, that the most daring lads were awed, and acknowledged the undertaking to be too hazardous. So the Ravens built on, nest upon nesr, in perfect security, till the fatal day arrived in •which the wood was to be levelled. This...
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A Picture of the Seasons: With Anecdotes and Remarks on Every Month in the Year

Geography - 1819 - 180 pages
...jutted out so much in their way, and was so far beyond their grasp, that the most daring lads were awed, and acknowledged the undertaking to be too hazardous....upon nest, in perfect security, till the fatal day at rived in which the wood was to be levelled It was in the month of February, when those birds usually...
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The Natural History of Selborne, Volume 1

Gilbert White - Natural history - 1822
...jutted out so in their way, and was so far beyond their grasp, that the most daring lads were awed, and acknowledged the undertaking to be too hazardous....wedges were inserted into the opening, the woods echoed to the heavy blows of the beetle or mallet, the tree nodded to its fall ; but still the dam sat on....
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The Every-day Book: Or Everlasting Calendar of Popular Amusements, Sports ...

William Hone - Calendars - 1827
...jutted out so much in their way, and was so far beyond their grasp, that the most daring lads were awed, and acknowledged the undertaking to be too hazardous. So the ravens built on, nest up in nest, in perfect security, till the fatal day arrived in which the wood was to be levelled. It...
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The Natural History of Selborne

Gilbert White - Natural history - 1829 - 343 pages
...jutted out so in their way, and was so far beyond their grasp, that the most daring lads were awed, and acknowledged the undertaking to be too hazardous....those birds usually sit. The saw was applied to the but, the wedges were inserted into the opening, the woods echoed to the heavy blows of the beetle or...
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Animal biography, or, Popular zoology, Volume 2

William Bingley - 1829
...nest upon nest, in perfect security, till the fatal day on which the wood was to be levelled. This was in the month of February, when those birds usually sit. The saw was applied to the trunk, the wedges were inserted into the opening, the woods echoe"d to the heavy blows of the beetle...
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The Young Lady's Book: A Manual of Elegant Recreations, Exercises, and Pursuits

Young lady - Great Britain - 1829 - 504 pages
...pair of Ravens had, for a series of years, fixed their residence : at length, the day arrived when the wood was to be levelled: — " It was in the month of February, when Ravens usually sit: the saw was applied to the butt, — the wedges were inserted in the opening, —...
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The Every-day Book and Table Book: Or, Everlasting Calendar of ..., Volume 2

William Hone - Days - 1830
...jutted out so much in their way, and was so far beyond their grasp, that the most daring lads were awed, and acknowledged the undertaking to be too hazardous....wedges were inserted into the opening, the woods echoed to the heavy blows of the beetle and mallet, the tree nodded to .ts fall, but still the dam sat on....
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A Picture of the Seasons;: With Anecdotes and Remarks on Every Month in the ...

Months - 1830 - 176 pages
...jutted out so much in their way, and was so far beyond their grasp, that the most daring lads were awed, and acknowledged the undertaking to be too hazardous....wedges were inserted into the opening, the woods echoed to the heavy blows of the beetle and mallet, the tree The farmer is impatient to begin his work in...
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Magazine of Natural History, Volume 3

Natural history - 1830
...jutted out so in their way, and was BO far beyond their grasp, that the most daring lads were awed, and acknowledged the undertaking to be too hazardous*...ravens built on, nest upon nest, in perfect security, titi the fatal day arrived in which the wood was to be levelled. :, it was in the month of February,...
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