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" The remark that I shall make on these cobweb-like appearances, called gossamer, is, that strange and superstitious as the notions about them were formerly, nobody in these days doubts but that they are the real production of small spiders, which swarm... "
Animal biography, or, Popular zoology - Page 239
by William Bingley - 1829
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Animal Biography: Or, Authentic Anecdotes of the Lives, Manners ..., Volume 3

William Bingley - 1803
...strange and superstitious as the notions about them were formerly, nobody in these days doubts but that they are the real production of small spiders which...air. But why these apterous insects should that day take such a wonderful aerial excursion, and why their webs should at once become so gross and material...
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Time's Telescope for ... ; Or, A Complete Guide to the Almanack

1817
...strange and superstitious as the notions about them were formerly, nobody in these days doubts but that they are the real production of small spiders, which...air. But why these apterous insects should that day take such a wonderful aerial excursion, and why their webs should at once become so gross and material...
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An Introduction to Entomology: Or Elements of the Natural History ..., Volume 2

William Kirby, William Spence - 1818
...that baskets-full might have been collected. No one doubts, he observes, but that these webs are the production of small spiders, which swarm in the fields in fine weather in autumn, and have a power of snooting out webs from their tails, so as to vender themselves buoyant and lighter than the air a....
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The Natural History of Selborne, Volume 1

Gilbert White - 1822
...strange and superstitious as the notions about them were formerly, nobody in these days doubts but that they are the real production of small spiders, which...air. But why these apterous insects should that, day take such a wonderful aerial excursion, aad why their webs should at once become so gross and material...
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An Introduction to Entomology: Or Elements of the Natural History ..., Volume 2

William Kirby, William Spence - 1823
...that baskets-full might have been collected. No one doubts, he observes, but that these webs are the production of small spiders, which swarm in the fields...so as to render themselves buoyant and lighter than the air*. In Germany these flights of gossamer appear so constantly in autumn, that they are there...
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The perennial calendar, and companion to the almanack, revised and ed. [or ...

Thomas Ignatius M. Forster - 1824
...notions about them were formerly, nobody in these days doubts but that they are the real productions of small Spiders, which swarm in the fields in fine...to render themselves buoyant and lighter than air." Bishop Hall observes of a superstitious man, " That if heard but a Raven croke from the next roofe...
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The Natural History of Selborne

Gilbert White - 1832 - 342 pages
...strange and superstitious as the notions about them were formerly, nobody in these days doubts but that they are the real production of small spiders, which...air. But why these apterous insects should that day take such a wonderful aerial excursion, and why their webs should at once become so gross and material...
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The Natural History of Selborne

Gilbert White - 1833 - 316 pages
...strange and superstitious as the notions about them were formerly, nobody in these days doubts but that they are the real production of small spiders, which...air. But why these apterous insects should that day take such a wonderful aerial excursion, and why their webs should at once become so gross and material...
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The Natural History of Selbourne: With Observations on Various Parts of ...

Gilbert White - 1834 - 356 pages
...strange and superstitious as the notions about them were formerly, nobody in these days doubts but that they are the real production of small spiders, which...air. But why these apterous insects should that day take such a wonderful aerial excursion, and why their webs should at once become so gross and material...
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The Natural History of Selborne: With Observations on Various Parts of ...

Gilbert White - 1836 - 356 pages
...nobody in these days doubts but that they are the real production of small spiders, which swarm in tfie fields in fine weather in autumn, and have a power...air. But why these apterous insects should that day take such a wonderful aerial excursion, and why their webs should at once become so gross and material...
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