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" The extraordinary noise caused by the horses' hoofs makes the fish issue from the mud, and excites them to combat. These yellowish and livid eels resemble large aquatic serpents, swim on the surface of the water, and crowd under the bellies of the horses... "
Literary Gazette and Journal of Belles Lettres, Arts, Sciences, Etc - Page 171
edited by - 1819
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The Life, Travels and Books of Alexander Von Humboldt

Richard Henry Stoddard - 1809 - 518 pages
...to form an idea of this manner of fishing ; but they soon saw their guides return from the savannah, which they had been scouring for wild horses and mules....with them, which they forced to enter the pool. The noise caused by the horses' hoofs, made the fish issue from the mud, and excited them to the attack....
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Personal Narrative of Travels to the Equinoctial Regions of the ..., Volume 4

Alexander von Humboldt, Aimé Bonpland - 1819 - 602 pages
...extraordinary manner of fishing ; but we soon saw our guides return from the savannah, which they bad been scouring for wild horses and mules. They brought...and livid eels, resembling large aquatic serpents, gwim on the surface of the water, and crowd under the bellies of the horses and mules. A contest between...
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Weaver's Magazine and Literary Companion, Volume 2

1819 - 304 pages
...this extraordinary manner of fishing ; but we soon saw our guides return from the savannah, whic{i they had been scouring for wild horses and mules....enter the pool, "•The extraordinary noise caused by fte horses' hoofs, makes the fish issue from the mud, and" excites them to combat. These yellowish...
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Personal Narrative of Travels to the Equinoctial Regions of the ..., Volume 4

Alexander von Humboldt, Aimé Bonpland - 1819 - 590 pages
...idea of this extraordinary manner of fishing ; but we soon saw our guides return from the savannah, which they had been scouring for wild horses and mules....with them, which they forced to enter the pool. The extraordinaiy noise caused by the horses' hoofs makes the fish issue from the mud, and excites them...
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The Edinburgh Philosophical Journal, Volume 2

1820 - 442 pages
...idea of this extraordinary manner of fishing; but we soon saw our guides return from the savannah, which they had been scouring for wild horses and mules....mud, and excites them to combat. These yellowish and li vid eels, resembling large aquatic serpents, swim on the surface of the water, and crowd under the...
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Travels in South America

William Bingley - 1820 - 368 pages
...horses' hoofs, on approaching and entering the water, made the fish issue from the mud, and excited them to combat. These yellowish and livid eels, resembling large aquatic serpents, swam on the surface of the water, and crowded under the bellies of the horses and mules. Several Indians,...
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Travels in South America

1822 - 194 pages
...search of wild Horses and Mules, and they had brought about thirty wiih them, which they immediately forced to enter the pool. The extraordinary noise...by the horses hoofs, makes the Fish issue from the Uiiid, and excites them to combat : these yellowish and livid Eels, therefore, resembling large Water...
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The English reading book, in prose

William Jillard Hort - 1822 - 290 pages
...idea of such an extraordinary mode of fishing, but we soon saw our guides return from the savanna, which they had been scouring for wild horses and mules. They brought with them about thirty, whom they forced to enter the water. The noise made by the dashing of the horses'...
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Museum Americanum, Or, Select Antiquities, Curiosities, Beauties, and ...

Charles Hulbert - 1823 - 374 pages
...horses' hoofs, on approaching and entering the water, made the fish issue from the mud, and excited them to combat. These yellowish and livid eels, resembling large aquatic serpents, swam on the surface of the water, and crowded under the belJies of the horses. Several Indians, furnished...
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Travels in South America

1824 - 188 pages
...guides returning from the savannah, with about thirty wild Horses and Mules, which they immediately forced to enter the pool. The extraordinary noise...excites them to combat; these yellowish and livid Eels, there, fore, resembling large Water Serpents, swim on the surface of the lake, crowd under the bellies...
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