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" The cactus, the lichen clinging to the rock, and the fungus in all its varieties, have their numerous representatives. Besides these forms imitating vegetation, there are gracefully modelled vases, some of which are three or four feet in diameter, made... "
Annual of Scientific Discovery: Or, Year-book of Facts in Science and Art ... - Page 342
1852
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The American Journal of Science, Volume 62

Science - 1851
...branched, and the whole surface blooms with coral polyps in place of leaves and flowers. Shrubbery, tufis of rushes, beds of pinks, and feathery mosses, are...branch, the broad leaf, the column, or the hemisphere. e. Life and Death in Concurrent Progress. — But the more massy forms would not exist, and others...
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ON CORAL REEFS AND ISLANDS

JAMES D. DANA - 1853
...growth, upon which much of their importance in reef- making depends. d. Forms of Actinoid Zoophytes.— Zoophytes imitate nearly every variety of vegetation....branch, the broad leaf, the column, or the hemisphere. e. Life and Death in Concurrent Progress.— But the more massy forms would not exist, and others would...
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A Manual of the Sub-kingdom Cœlentera

Joseph Reay Greene - Cnidaria - 1861 - 271 pages
...the Corals of the Pacific, thus endeavours to describe some of their general diversities of form: " Trees of coral are well known; and although not emulating...decked with polyp-stars of purple and emerald green." Under such aspects appear the living organisms whose combined efforts have mainly constructed those...
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A Manual of the Sub-kingdom Cœlentera

Joseph Reay Greene - Cnidaria - 1861 - 271 pages
...the Corals of the Pacific, thus endeavours to describe some of their general diversities of form: " Trees of coral are well known ; and although not emulating...decked with polyp-stars of purple and emerald green." Under such aspects appear the living organisms whose combined efforts have mainly constructed those...
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On food

Edwin Lankester - 1864 - 385 pages
...gracefully-modelled vases, some of which are three or four feet in diameter, made up of a net. work of branches and branchlets, and sprigs of flowers....decked with polyp-stars of purple and emerald green." — DANA. 'We cannot study these lower beings, and witness their direct and indirect uses to man, without...
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The Uses of Animals in Relation to the Industry of Man: Being a Course of ...

Edwin Lankester - Animal fibers - 1862 - 380 pages
...their numerous representatives. Besides these forms imitating vegetation, there are gracefully-modelled vases, some of which are three or four feet in diameter,...decked with polyp-stars of purple and emerald green." — DANA. 'We cannot study these lower beings, and witness their direct and indirect uses to man, without...
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The Microscope: Its History, Construction, and Application, Being a Familiar ...

Jabez Hogg - Microscope and microscopy - 1867 - 752 pages
...branches and branchlets and sprigs of fliwerThero are also solid coral hemispheres like domes aaioni: the vases and shrubbery, occasionally ten or even...whose symmetrical surface is gorgeously decked with polype-stars of purple and emerald green." Nothing can be more impressive than the manner in which...
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The Boy's Yearly Volume for ...

Children's literature, English - 1868
...their numerous representatives. Besides these forms imitating vegetation, there are gracefully-modelled vases, some of which are three or four feet in diameter,...is gorgeously decked with polyp-stars of purple and emeraldgreen. Bearing in mind this extraordinary resemblance of the polypes to flowers and plants,...
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The Microscope

Jabez Hogg - 1869
...branehlets and sprigs of flowers. There are also solid coral hemispheres like domes among tiie vasts and shrubbery, occasionally ten or even twenty feet...whose symmetrical surface is gorgeously decked with polype-stars of purple and emerald green." Nothing can be more impressive than the manner in which...
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The uses of animals in relation to industry of man, lects

Edwin Lankester - 1876
...their numerous representatives. Besides these forms imitating vegetation, there are gracefully-modelled vases, some of which are three or four feet in diameter,...gorgeously decked with polyp-stars of purple and emerald green."—DANA. We cannot study these lower beings, and witness their direct and indirect uses to man,...
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