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" ... to the planters in dry weather, when vegetation is slow, by nipping off the blade of the young canes and corn as it shoots through the ground. In situations of this kind, the negroes have a somewhat singular method of catching them ; they know from... "
A Practical View of the Present State of Slavery in the West Indies; Or, An ... - Page 323
by Alexander Barclay - 1827 - 512 pages
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The Edinburgh New Philosophical Journal, Volume 7

Science - 1829
...also in the cultivated fields, and in some of the low lying estates frequently do considerable damage to the planters in dry weather, when vegetation is...catching them : they know from the appearance of a crab hole if there be a crab in it, and dig down with a hoe through the soft loam, till they come to...
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The Edinburgh New Philosophical Journal: Exhibiting a View of the ..., Volume 7

Geology - 1829
...also in the cultivated fields, and in some of the low lying estates frequently do considerable damage to the planters in dry weather, when vegetation is...catching them : they know from the appearance of a crab hole if there be a crab in it, and dig down with a hoe through the soft loam, till they come to...
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Literary Port Folio

1830
...lying estates frequently do considerable damage to the planters in dry weather, when vegetation is low, by nipping off the blade of the young canes and corn,...catching them: they know from the appearance of a crab hole if there be a crab in it, and dig down with a hoe through the soft loam, till they come to...
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Magazine of Natural History, Volume 3

John Claudius Loudon, Edward Charlesworth, John Denson - Natural history - 1830
...numerous also in cultivated fields, and in some of trie low-lying estates do considerable injury at times to the planters in dry weather, when vegetation is slow, by nipping off* the UUde of the young canes and corn as it snoots through the ground. In such situations the Negroes catch...
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Magazine of Natural History, Volume 3

John Claudius Loudon, Edward Charlesworth, John Denson - Natural history - 1830
...numerous also in cultivated fields, and in some of the low-lying estates do considerable injury at times to the planters in dry weather, when vegetation is...canes and corn as it shoots through the ground. In such situations the Negroes catch them in a singular manner. They know from the appearance of a crab-hole,...
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Wonders of the Sea-shore

Seashore biology - 1847 - 264 pages
...purplish white : these are amphibious. In some of the low-lying estates they commit considerable damage, by nipping off the blade of the young canes and corn,...of this kind the negroes have a somewhat singular mode of catching them. They know from the appearance of a crab-hole if there be a Crab in it, and dig...
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A History of the earth and animated nature v.1, Volume 1

Oliver Goldsmith - 1852
...also in the cultivated fields, and in some of the low-lying estates frequently do considerable damage to the planters in dry weather, when vegetation is...catching them ; they know from the appearance of a crah-hole if there be a crab in it, and dig down with a hoe through the soft loam, till they come to...
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Magazine of Natural History, Volume 3

John Claudius Loudon, Edward Charlesworth, John Denson - Natural history - 1830
...numerous alo in cultivated fields, and in some of the low-lying estates do considerable injury at times to the planters in dry weather, when vegetation is...nipping off* the blade of the young canes and corn as it snoots through the ground. In such situations the Negroes catch them in a singular manner. They know...
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