The Natural History of Barbados in Ten Books

The Natural History of Barbados in Ten Books

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1750 edition. Excerpt: ...ready to be rooted up, and used, in about Four Months after it is planted; and its Luice is not so strong a Poison as the other old Sort. The Root, w ich is the Part used in both, is large and white, and so soft, that it may be easily grated. i These Shrubs have a few weak Branches. These, as well as the main Trunk, towards their Extremities, are cloathed with many large digitated Leaves upon reddish Footstalks, of about Six Inches long. _ The Flowers are deeply divided into Five Sections, whose Edges are tinged with a pale Purple. Out of the Centre rise Eight Stanzina, tipped with yellow sarinaceous Apzsices. Five of these Stanzina fall back, and lean against the different Sections, The Flowers are succeeded by many small round green Berries, whose Outside is divided into Five selvaged Seams, the Inside containing Three blackish Seeds. The Method of making Bread from the Roots is, first, to grate them very fine, and press out theJuice, and dry the mealy Part in the Sun; and then make it into thin Loaves, like those made with Oatmeal in many of the Country Parts of England, Scotland, and Wales. This Bread is well tasted, and nourishing; and, by its absorbent Alality, it ishighly serviceable to Persons of a plethoric Habit, or inclinable to Dropsies.. The Juice is a quick mortal Poison to every Animal. Having tried an Experiment upon Two half-grown Fowls, by pouring down their Throats Two Tea-spoonfuls of this Juice, newly expressed, it soon threw them into Convulsions; and they both died in about half an Hour's time. LEATHER LE ATHE R-COAT-TREE. HIS grows to a considerable Height. The Bark is of a darkish Colour. The Branches are many and straggling, their Tops generally bending downwards. The younger Twigs are seemingly jointed. These...
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  • Paperback | 120 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 227g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236812158
  • 9781236812155