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OCR PDF Compression. A publication from the mid 1700's, The Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society provides an interesting read. It was one of the premier and most influential scientific journals of early industrial era. This is one page from that document, taken from volume 50, published in 1758. It is a useful publication for the purposes of reasearching some of the beginnings of modern science. Office Automation
OCR PDF Compression. A publication from the mid 1700's, The Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society provides an interesting read. It was one of the premier and most influential scientific journals of early industrial era. This is one page from that document, taken from volume 50, published in 1758. It is a useful publication for the purposes of reasearching some of the beginnings of modern science. Office Automation

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The mouth of the Pout-contrel, Cutt le-filla, and Ca henry, is placed in the forepart of the head, between the arms, having an horny beak, hard and leaked Ske parrot's, which forne writers call the teeth. The cycs of them all arc nearly in the fame
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As the fubjeCt under examination refembles in fame particulan all the above kinds of Polypi, this fhort account of them may, it is hoped, render the following defcriptiers of it the more intelligible and with the fame new, Mr. George Edwards, Fellow of the Royal Soviet'', has bem fo obliging as to make drawings of the animal itfelf, in four different po&Mk and of the natural See ; which drawings are herewith prefented to your Lordfhip. Our Polypus is of the Pour-contrel kind, and I beRene of that (Ionics called Bolytena ; which is laid to have a moan fmell ; but if ours had filch a fmell, the fpirits wherein it lics have taken it quite away. lei the drawing [See Tat, XXIX. Fig. I.] la (hewn the anterior part of tltieaoimal, which has much the
appearance of a Star-fith. Here are eight arms about three inches in length, united at their roots, and placed circularly at equal ddlanccs in the fame plane, which has a confiderablc finking towards the Center.

nick anm diminifb froth their rik to their mtremitie; and end exceedingly fmoll. Near the bead they are quadrilateral, but the under-fide contraaing gra. dually to an edge, they become towards the ends trilateral. On the upper fide of each arm are two rows of aretahda, or rackers, deriding in a beautiful order, as dole as they can well be placed, and beginning from the center of all the arms. Thek linkers G are

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