Their numbers must be infinite: the ship passed through several bands of them, one of which was about ten yards wide, and, judging from the mud-like colour of the water, at least two and a half miles long.
The colour of the water, as seen at some distance, was like that of a river which has flowed through a red clay district, but under the shade of the vessel's side it was quite as dark as chocolate.
In the sea around Tierra del Fuego, and at no great distance from the land, I have seen narrow lines of water of a bright red colour, from the number of crustacea, which somewhat resemble in form large prawns.
It is brightly coloured, but not so beautiful as the European species: in its flight, manners, and place of habitation, which is generally in the driest valley, there is also a wide difference.
In the midst of my struggles and longing for an education, a young coloured boy who had learned to read in the state of Ohio came to Malden.
About this time the question of having some kind of a school opened for the coloured children in the village began to be discussed by members of the race.
Why, I always supposed everyone thought in colours. It must be very tiresome if you don't."
But I believe she really had a strange gift of thinking in colours. In later years, when we were grown up, she told me of it again.
MENO: But if a person were to say that he does not know what colour is, any more than what figure is--what sort of answer would you have given him?
SOCRATES: And if he had said, Tell me what they are?--you would have told him of other colours which are colours just as much as whiteness.
Forbes, E., on colours of shells; on abrupt range of shells in depth; on poorness of palaeontological collections; on continuous succession of genera; on continental extensions; on distribution during glacial period; on parallelism in time and space
A., on land-shells; Mr., on colours of birds; on birds of the Galapagos; on distribution of genera of birds
Plants, poisonous, not affecting certain coloured animals; selection applied to; gradual improvement of; not improved in barbarous countries; destroyed by insects; in midst of range, have to struggle with other plants; nectar of; fleshy, on sea-shores; fresh-water, distribution of; low in scale; widely distributed
Shells, colours of, littoral, seldom embedded; fresh-water, dispersal of; of Madeira; land, distribution of
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