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" The head, neck, and shoulders are very small in proportion to the other parts of the body ; the tail is nearly as long as the body, thick near the rump, and tapering towards the end : the fore-legs of... "
Austral English: A Dictionary of Australasian Words, Phrases, and Usages ... - Page 233
by Edward Ellis Morris - 1898 - 525 pages
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An Account of the Voyages Undertaken by the Order of His Present ..., Volume 2

Arctic regions - 1775 - 674 pages
...thirty-eight pounds ; the head, neck, and fhoulders are very fmall, in proportion to the other parts of ihe body ; the tail is nearly as long as the body, thick...inches long, and the hind-legs two-and-twenty ; its progrefs is by fucceffive leaps or hops, of a great length, in an ereQ pofture ; the fore-legs are...
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An Account of the Voyages Undertaken by the Order of His Present ..., Volume 4

Oceania - 1785 - 456 pages
...under its full growth, weighing only thirtyeight pounds. The head, neck, and fhoulders, are very fmall in proportion to the other parts of the body; the...thick near the rump, and tapering towards the end: the fore- legs of this individual were only eight inches long, and the hind-legs two and twenty : its progrefs...
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A New Moral System of Geography: ... Adorned with the Dresses of Each Country

New moral system - 1790 - 236 pages
...quadruped as large as a meep. They calHt a kanguroo : the head, neck, and fhouldcrs arc very fmall in proportion to the other parts of the body ; the tail is long, but thick near the rump, and tapers to the end. The fore legs are eight inche* long, and the...
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A Supplement to Johnson's English Dictionary: Of which the Palpable Errors ...

George Mason - English language - 1801 - 260 pages
...KANGARCXO. n. An animal of South Wales. The head, neck and ihoulders are very imall in proportion ; the tail is nearly as long as the body, thick near the rump, and tapering towards the end : the fore legs of this were only eight inches long, the hind ones two and twenty; its progrefs is by fucceflive...
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A General Collection of Voyages and Travels: Including the Most ..., Volume 13

William Fordyce Mavor - Discoveries in geography - 1813 - 368 pages
...the gerbua not being larger than a common ia', and this animal, when full grown, being as big as n sheep : this individual was a young one, much under...individual were only eight inches long, and the hind-legs two and twenty : its progress is by successive leaps or hops, of agreat length, in an erect posture...
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The World Displayed, Or, A Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume 10

Voyages and travels - 1815 - 476 pages
...greyhound; has a long tail; instead of running, it leaps upon its hind-legs like the jerboa, or mus jaculus. The head, neck and shoulders are very small in proportion...rump, and tapering towards the end; the fore-legs of one, which was a young one, were only eight inches long, and the hind-legs twenty-two; its progress...
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A History of the Earth and Animated Nature: In Three Volumes ..., Volume 2

Oliver Goldsmith - Physical geography - 1828 - 612 pages
...which open and shut like a pair of scissars, and cut grass, probably this animal's principal food. The head, neck, and shoulders are very small in proportion...near the rump, and tapering towards the end ; the skin is covered with a short fur, excepting the head and ears, which bear a slight resemblance to those...
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Goldsmith's Natural history, with notes collected, with a life of O ...

Oliver Goldsmith - 1853 - 1254 pages
...which open and shut like a pair of scissors, and cut grass, probably this animal's principal food. The head, neck, and shoulders are very small in proportion...near the rump, and tapering towards the end ; the skin is covered with a short fur, excepting the head and the ears, which bear a slight resemblance...
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A History of the Earth, and Animated Nature

Oliver Goldsmith - Natural history - 1854 - 614 pages
...which open and shut like a pail' of scissors, aud cut grass — probably this animal's principal food. The head, neck, and shoulders are very small in proportion...near the rump, and tapering towards the end ; the skin is covered with a short fur, except the head and ears, which bear a slight resemblance to those...
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Natural history; or, A short introduction to animated nature

Natural history - 1854 - 322 pages
...largest jerboa not exceeding the size of a large rat, whereas the kangaroo is as large as a small sheep. The head, neck, and shoulders are very small in proportion...parts of the body ; the tail is nearly as long as the whole body, tapering towards the end ; the skin is covered with a short fur, except the head and ears,...
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