The Camel: His Organization, Habits and Uses

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Gould and Lincoln, 1856 - 224 sider
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Side 203 - Above these cells, between them and the muscle which passes along the upper part of this cavity, is a smooth surface, extending from the orifice of this cavity to the termination in the third. " From this account, it is evident that the second...
Side 203 - From this account it is evident that the second cavity neither receives the solid food in the first instance, as in the bullock, nor does the food afterwards pass into the cavity or cellular structure. " The food first passes into the first compartment of the first cavity, and that portion of it which lies in the recess, immediately below the entrance of the oesophagus, under which the cells are situated, is kept moist, and is readily returned into the mouth along the groove formed for that purpose,...
Side 38 - ... curved or hooked. There is another difference between the camels and the other ruminants : the former have the scaphoid and cuboid bones of the tarsus separated. Instead of the great horny case or shoe, which envelopes all the lower part of each toe and determines the figure of the ordinary cloven hoof, the camels have only a small one, or rather the...
Side 204 - It would appear that camels when accustomed to go journeys, in which they are kept for an unusual number of days without water, acquire the power of dilating the cells so as to make them contain a more than ordinary quantity as a supply for their journey ; at least, such is the account given by those who have been in Egypt.

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