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The chemistry of creation - Page 464
by Robert Ellis (F.L.S.) - 1850
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The Edinburgh Philosophical Journal, Volume 6

Sir David Brewster, Robert Jameson - Science - 1822
...the process of disintegration that is devastating the coast, appears to have been left as a sort of rampart against the inroads of the ocean ; — the...the waves having in their repeated assaults forced for themselves an entrance. This breach, named the Grind of the Navir, is widened every winter by the...
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The Edinburgh Philosophical Journal, Volume 6

Sir David Brewster, Robert Jameson - Science - 1822
...the process of disintegration that is devastating the coast, appears to have been left as a sort of rampart against the inroads of the ocean ; — the...artillery, — the waves having in their repeated assaultii) forced for themselves an entrance. This breach, named the Grind of the Navir, is widened...
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A Description of the Shetland Islands: Comprising an Account of Their ...

Samuel Hibbert - Geology - 1822 - 616 pages
...the process of disintegration that is devastating the coast, appears to have been left as a sort of rampart against the inroads of the ocean ; — the Atlantic", when provoked by wintery gales, batters against it with all the force of real '•'-NEW YORK ' TO T rr> tfi f/tr J*<iris}i...
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The London Encyclopaedia: Or, Universal Dictionary of Science ..., Volume 20

Thomas Curtis - Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1829
...the process of disintegration that is devastating the coast, appears to have been left as a- sort of rampart against the inroads of the ocean; — the...the waves having in their repeated assaults forced for themselves an entrance. This breach, named the Grind of the Navir, is widened every winter by the...
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Principles of Geology: Being an Attempt to Explain the Former ..., Volume 1

Sir Charles Lyell - Geology - 1832
...devastating the coast, appears to have been left as a sort of rampart against the inroads of the ocean;—the Atlantic, when provoked by wintry gales, batters against it with all the force of real artillery—the No. 8. GtinJofthcXarir—rassage forced by the sea through rucla of hard porphyry....
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The Book of Science,: Second Series, Comprising Treatises on Chemistry ...

John M. Moffatt - Science - 1835 - 480 pages
...process of disintegration that idevastating the coast, appears to have been left as a sort of ranpart against the inroads of the ocean ; the Atlantic, when...wintry gales, batters against it with all the force of na artillery, the waves having, in their repeated assaults, forced tbe-- selves an entrance. This breach,...
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A Voyage Round the Coasts of Scotland and the Isles, Volume 1

James Wilson - Scotland - 1842
...devastating the coast, appears to have been left as a sort of rampart against the inroads of the ocean;—the Atlantic, when provoked by wintry gales, batters against it with all the force of real artillery,—the waves having in their repeated assaults forced for themselves an entrance. This breach,...
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Walks in the Country

Chandos Leigh - 1844 - 170 pages
...the progress of disintegration that is devastating the coast, appears to have heen left as a sort of rampart against the inroads of the Ocean ; the Atlantic...repeated assaults forced themselves an entrance." — LyeWs "Principles of Geology," vol. ii. p. 41. Sixth edition. P. 10, 1. 128. Cheap virtue is humanity...
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Principles of Geology: Or, The Modern Changes of the Earth and Its ...

Sir Charles Lyell - Geology - 1847 - 824 pages
...the process of disintegration that is devastating the coast, appears to have been left as a sort of rampart against the inroads of the ocean ; — the...provoked by wintry gales, batters against it with all the foree of real artillery — the waves having, in their repeated assaults, forced themselves an entrance....
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The Gallery of Nature: a Pictorial and Descriptive Tour Through Creation ...

Thomas Milner - 1848 - 803 pages
...the process of disintegration that is devastating the coast, appears to have been left as a sort of rampart against the inroads of the ocean ; the Atlantic,...themselves an entrance. This breach, named the Grind of the Navir, is widened every winter by the overwhelming surge that, finding a passage through it, separates...
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