Search Images Maps Play YouTube News Gmail Drive More »
Sign in
Books Books
" For, to say nothing of half the birds, and some quadrupeds which are almost entirely supported by them, worms seem to be the great promoters of vegetation, which would proceed but lamely without them, by boring, perforating, and loosening the soil, and... "
Animal biography, or, Popular zoology - Page 273
by William Bingley - 1829
Full view - About this book

Animal Biography: Or, Authentic Anecdotes of the Lives, Manners ..., Volume 3

William Bingley - 1803
...ill without them,) by boring, perforating, and loosening the soil, and rendering it pervious to rains and the fibres of plants, by drawing straws and stalks of leaves and twigs into it ; and, most of all, by throwing up such infinite numbers of lumps called worm-casts, which form a fine manure...
Full view - About this book

Amphibious animals

William Bingley - 1805
...plants, by drawing straws and stalks cf leaves and twigs into it : and, most of all, by throwing up such infinite numbers of lumps called worm-casts, which form a fine manure for grain and grass. — Worms probably provide new soil for hills and slopes where the rain washes the...
Full view - About this book

Rural Sports, Volume 2

William Barker Daniel - 1812
...promoters of Vegetation, by perforating and loosening the Soil, and rendering it pervious to rains and the fibres of plants, by drawing straws and stalks of leaves and twigs into it ; and most of all, by throwing up such infinite numbers of earthy lumps, called Worm-casts, which being their...
Full view - About this book

An Essay on the Philosophy, Study and Use of Natural History

Charles Fothergill - 1813 - 236 pages
...lamely without them, by boring, perforating, and loosening the soil, and rendering it pervious to rains and the fibres of plants, by drawing straws and stalks of leaves and twigs into it; and, most of all, by throwing up such infinite numbers of lumps of earth called wormcasts, which, being...
Full view - About this book

The Cottager's monthly visitor, Volume 2

1822
...same time, which is the very object which we seek when we dig in manure : moreover they throw up vast numbers of lumps called wormcasts, which form a fine manure for grass or corn. These worms are however not generally much approved of by gardeners and farmers. They are...
Full view - About this book

Encyclopaedia Britannica; Or A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and ..., Volume 10

1823
...•without them) by boring, perforating, and loosening the soil, and rendering it pervious to rains and the fibres of plants, by drawing straws and stalks of leaves and twigs into it ; and most of all, by throwing up such infinite numbers of lumps called worm-casts, which form a fine manure...
Full view - About this book

The Natural History of Reptiles and Serpents: To which is Added, an Appendix ...

1824 - 178 pages
...This they do by boring, perforating, and loosening the soil, 'and rendering it open to receive rain and the fibres of plants, by drawing 'straws and stalks of leaves and twigs into it ; and most of all, by throwing up such infinite numbers of lumps, called worm-casts, which form a tine manure...
Full view - About this book

A Description of More Than Three Hundred Animals: Interspersed with ...

1829 - 476 pages
...great nuisance by gardeners, they bore, perforate, and loosen the soil, and render it pervious to rains and the fibres of plants, by drawing straws and stalks...leaves and twigs into it ; and chiefly by throwing infinite numbers of lumps called worm-casts, which form a fine manure for grass and corn. The Ttenia,...
Full view - About this book

The Natural History of Selborne

Gilbert White - 1829 - 343 pages
...lamely without them, by boring, perforating1, and loosening the soil, and rendering it pervious to rains and the fibres of plants, by drawing straws and stalks of leaves and twigs into it ; and, most of all, by throwing up such infinite numbers of lumps of earth called worm- casts, which being...
Full view - About this book

The Quarterly Journal Of Agriculture

William Blackwood - 1831
...lamely without them, by boring, perforating, and loosening the soil, and rendering it pervious to rains and the fibres of plants, by drawing straws and stalks of leaves and twigs into it ; and, most of all, by throwing up such infinite numbers of lumps of earth, called worm-casts, which being...
Full view - About this book




  1. My library
  2. Help
  3. Advanced Book Search
  4. Download EPUB
  5. Download PDF