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" ... masses, which he could not grasp readily with his teeth, he pushed forwards, leaning against them with his right fore-paw and his chin. He never carried anything on his tail, which he liked to dip in water, but he was not fond of plunging in the whole... "
The Magazine of the beau monde; or, Monthly journal of fashion [afterw.] The ... - Page 32
1834
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The British Cyclopaedia of the Arts, Sciences, History, Geography ...

1838
...liked to dip in water, but he was not fond of plunging in the whole of his body. If • his tail was kept moist, he never cared to drink ; but if it was...may have the power of absorbing water, like the skin or frogs, though it must be owned that the scaly integuments which invests that member has not much...
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Peter Parley's Annual: A Christmas and New Year's Present for Young People..

William Martin - Children's literature - 1871
...plunging in the whole of his body. If his tail were kept moist he never cared to drink ; but if it were kept dry it became hot, and the animal appeared distressed...power of absorbing water, like the skin of frogs. Binny lived chiefly on bread, and bread and milk and sugar, but he was very fond of succulent fruits...
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Wonders of the Animal Kingdom: Mammalia

Wonders - Animals - 1847 - 390 pages
...which he liked to dip in water, but he was not fond of plunging in the whole body. If his tail was kept moist, he never cared to drink ; but if it was...appeared distressed, and would drink a great deal. Bread, and bread and milk, and sugar, formed the chief part of Binny's food ; but he was very fond...
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Fraser's Magazine for Town and Country, Volume 41

Great Britain - 1850
...Menagerie of the Zoological Society Delineated, 1830. A highly interesting and instructive work. .00 .01 cared to drink ; but if it was kept dry it became hot, and the animal appeared distressed, find would drink a great deal. It is not impossible that the tail may have the power of absorbing water,...
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Leaves from the Note Book of a Naturalist

William John Broderip - Animal behavior - 1852 - 413 pages
...he liked to dip in water, but he was not fond of plunging in the whole of his body. If his tail was kept moist he never cared to drink ; but if it was...character which generally belongs to absorbing surfaces. It has been asserted, and in some degree proved, that the song of birds depends on that which they...
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Second (-Fourth) reading book. Scriptural and miscellaneous ..., Volume 3

Reading book - 1854
...he liked to dip in water, but he was not fond of plunging in the whole of his body. If his tail was kept moist, he never cared to drink ; but if it was...appeared distressed and would drink a great deal. " Bread, and bread and milk and sugar, formed the principal part of Binny 's food ; but he was very...
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Sketches and anecdotes of animal life, Book 2

John George Wood - 1855
...he liked to dip in water ; but he was not fond of plunging in the whole of his body. If his tail was kept moist he never cared to drink ; but if it was...though it must be owned that the scaly integument which encrusts that member has not much of the character which generally belongs to absorbing surfaces. "...
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The Trilogy: Or Dante's Three Visions, Volume 1

Dante Alighieri - 1859
...he liked to dip his tail in the water, but was not fond of plunging the whole body. If his tail was kept moist, he never cared to drink; but if it was kept dry, he appeared to be distressed, and would drink a good deal. The earliest notice of the beaver is in...
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Cassell's popular natural history, Volumes 1-2

Cassell, ltd - 1863
...in water, but he was not fond of plunging in the whole of his body. If his tail was kept moist, ho never cared to drink ; but if it was kept dry, it....skin of frogs, though it must be owned that the scaly covering of that member has not much of the character that generally Ixjlongs to absorbing surfaces....
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Third Reading Book: Scriptural and Miscellaneous Lessons

Readers - 1864 - 282 pages
...he liked to dip in water, but he was not fond of plunging in the whole of his body. If his tail was kept moist, he never cared to drink ; but if it was...appeared distressed and would drink a great deal. " Bread, and bread and milk and sugar, formed the principal part of Binny's food ; but he was very...
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