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" It is blind in the water, but very quick-sighted on land ; and because it lives for the most part in the water, its mouth is filled with leeches. All other birds and beasts avoid him, but he is at peace with the trochilus, because he receives benefit... "
Herodotus: A New and Literal Version from the Text of Baehr, with a ... - Page 99
by Herodotus, Henry Cary - 1852 - 613 pages
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The Living Age ..., Volume 32

1852
...the water its mouth is filled with leeches. All other birds and beasts avoid him, but he is at peace with the trochilus, because he receives benefit from...with this service that it never hurts the trochilus. t Upon this foundation succeeding writers have raised their fantastic structures, and we proceed to...
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Herodotus: A New and Literal Version from the Text of Baehr ; with a ...

Herodotus, Henry Cary - 1848 - 613 pages
...the water, its mouth is filled with leeches. All other birds and beasts avoid him, but he is at peace with the trochilus, because he receives benefit from...crocodiles are sacred ; with others not, but they treat them as enemies. Those who dwell about Thebes, and Lake Moeris, consider them to be very sacred...
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Leaves from the note book of a naturalist

William John Broderip - 1852
...the water its mouth is filled with leeches. All other birds and beasts avoid him, but he is at peace with the trochilus, because he receives benefit, from...with this service that it never hurts the trochilus.* Upon this foundation succeeding writers have raised their fantastic structures, and we proceed to give...
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Bentley's Miscellany, Volume 31

Charles Dickens, William Harrison Ainsworth, Albert Smith - 1852
...commonly towards the west, the trochilus enters its mouth, and swallows the leeches (which infest it). The crocodile is so well pleased with this service that it never hurts the trochilus." This statement has been received by the majority of writers, including Sir Gardner Wilkinson, as a...
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Cassell's popular natural history

Cassell, ltd - 1859
...the water, its mouth is filled with leeches. All other birds and beasts avoid him, but he is at peace with the trochilus, because he receives benefit from...and then opens its jaws, which it does most commonly toward the west, the trochilus enters its mouth and swallows the leeches. The crocodile is so well...
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Traits and anecdotes of animals

William White Cooper - 1861 - 340 pages
...conflicting opinions ; it is the following : — " All other birds and beasts avoid him, but he is at peace with the trochilus, because he receives benefit from...trochilus enters its mouth, and swallows the leeches which infest it. The crocodile is so well pleased with this service that it never hurts the trochilus."...
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Biblical natural science, Volume 2

John Duns - 1863
...is filled with leeches. All other birds and beasts avoid him, but he is at peace with the trochilns, because he receives benefit from that bird. For when...with this service that it never hurts the trochilus." The pretty story of the trochilus and the leeches is unfortunately more than doubtful. Leeches are...
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Herodotus: A New and Literal Version from the Text of Baehr, with a ...

Herodotus, Henry Cary - 1868 - 613 pages
...the water, its mouth is filled with leeches. All other birds and beasts avoid him, but he is at peace with the trochilus, because he receives benefit from...and then opens its jaws, which it does most commonly toward the west, the trochilus enters its mouth and swallows the leeches : the crocodile is so well...
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the new monthly magazine

william francis ainsworth - 1876
...the water, its mouth is filled with leeches. All other birds and beasts avoid him; but he is at peace with the trochilus, because he receives benefit from...its jaws, which it does most commonly towards the west—the trochilus enters its mouth and swallows the leeches ; the crocodile is so well pleased with...
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Herodotus: Literally Translated from the Text of Baehr : with a Geographical ...

Herodotus, Henry Cary - 1885 - 613 pages
...the water, its mouth is filled with leeches. All other birds and beasts avoid him, but he is at peace with the trochilus, because he receives benefit from...crocodiles are sacred ; with others not, but they treat them as enemies. Those who dwell about Thebes, and Lake Moeris, consider them to be very sacred...
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