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" The noise which these enormous swarms made in seizing and devouring the leaves, was so loud as to have been compared to the distant sawing of timber. Swine and poultry destroyed them in vast numbers. "
Animal biography, or, Popular zoology - Page 6
by William Bingley - 1829
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Animal Biography: Or, Authentic Anecdotes of the Lives, Manners ..., Volume 3

William Bingley - 1803 - 630 pages
...pain. In a very short time the leaves of all the trees for some miles round were destroyed, leaving the whole country, though it was near midsummer, as naked...would have been in the middle of winter. The noise that these enormous swarms made in seizing and devouring the leaves, was so loud as to have been compared...
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Amphibious animals

William Bingley - 1805 - 622 pages
...•In a very short time the leaves of all the trees for some miles, round were destroyed-, leaving the whole country, though it was near midsummer, as naked...and desolate as it would have been in the middle of ivinler. The noise that these enormous swarms made in seizing and devouring the leaves, was so loud...
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An Account of a Voyage to New South Wales, Volume 1

George Barrington - 1810 - 512 pages
...In a very short time the leaves of all the trees for some miles round, were destroyed, leaving the whole country, though it was near Midsummer, as naked...would have been in the middle of winter. The noise that these enormous swarms made in seizing and devouring the leaves, was so loud as to have been compared...
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Gill's technological [afterw.] Gill's scientific, technological ..., Volume 4

Gill's scientific, technological and microscopic repository - 1829 - 416 pages
...In a Very short time the leaves of all the trees, for some miles round, were destroyed ; leaving the whole country, though it was near Midsummer, as naked...would have been in the middle of winter. The noise that these enormous swarms made, in seizing and devouring the leaves, was so loud, as to have been...
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The Young Lady's Book: A Manual of Elegant Recreations, Exercises, and Pursuits

Young lady - 1829 - 544 pages
...middle of winter. The noise that these enormous swarms made in seizing and eating the leaves, was 44 so loud as to have been compared to the distant sawing of timber. Swine and poultry devoured such clusters of them, as they fell from the trees, that they soon became fat, without any...
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The Original: A New Miscellany of Humour, Literature, and the Fine Arts

1832 - 368 pages
...pain. Ina very short time the leaves of all the trees for some miles round were destroyed, leaving the whole country, though it was near midsummer, as naked...would have been in the middle of winter. The noise that these enormous swarms made in seixing and devouring the leaves, wağ so loud as to have been compared...
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The Entertaining Naturalist: Being Popular Descriptions, Tales, and ...

Mrs. Loudon (Jane) - 1850 - 628 pages
...a very short time the leaves of all the trees, for several miles round, were destroyed, leaving the whole country, though it was near midsummer, as naked...made, in seizing and devouring the leaves, was so loud us to have been compared to the distant sawing ot timber. Swine and poultry destroyed them in vast...
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A Text-book of Zoology for Schools

Philip Henry Gosse - 1851 - 446 pages
...In a very short time the leaves of all the trees for several miles round were destroyed, leaving the whole country, though it was near midsummer, as naked...sawing of timber. Swine and poultry destroyed them in great numbers. These waited under the trees for the clusters dropping, and devoured such swarms as...
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Manual of the Arts, for Young People: Or, A Present for All Seasons

1857 - 474 pages
...as if it were the middle of winter. The noise that these enormous swarms made in seizing and eating the leaves, was so loud as to have been compared to the distant sawing of timber. Swine and poultry devoured such clusters of them, as they fell from the trees, that they soon became fat, without any...
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