And it is in fresh water
that we find seven genera of Ganoid fishes, remnants of a once preponderant order: and in fresh water
we find some of the most anomalous forms now known in the world, as the Ornithorhynchus and Lepidosiren, which, like fossils, connect to a certain extent orders now widely separated in the natural scale.
Toward midnight the wind and sea abated, so that shortly after dawn I determined to make inshore in an attempt to effect a landing, for we were sadly in need of fresh water
No signs of habitation were visible, but that the land might easily support human life was evidenced by the abundant bird and animal life of which the watchers on the Fuwalda's deck caught occasional glimpses, as well as by the shimmer of a little river which emptied into the harbor, insuring fresh water
This theory assumes that the Great Lakes were the deep pools of one immense body of fresh water
, which lay too low to be drained by the irruption that laid bare the land.
He said that was true; so he brought a large basket of rusk or biscuit, and three jars of fresh water
, into the boat.
As we watched the face of the waters and searched the cliff's high face, Olson suggested that the fresh water
might come from a submarine geyser.
Jerry kept us very clean, and gave us as much change of food as he could, and always plenty of it; and not only that, but he always gave us plenty of clean fresh water
, which he allowed to stand by us both night and day, except of course when we came in warm.
BEGINNER--On still days the air above a large inhabited city being slightly warmer--i.e., thinner--than the atmosphere of the surrounding country, a plane drops a little on entering the rarefied area, precisely as a ship sinks a little in fresh water
. Hence the phenomena of "jolt" and your "inexplicable collisions" with factory chimneys.
We sailed with a fair wind to the Cape of Good Hope, where we staid only to take in fresh water
. On the 10th of April, 1710, we arrived safe at Amsterdam, having lost only three men by sickness in the voyage, and a fourth, who fell from the foremast into the sea, not far from the coast of Guinea.
Still more delightful were the moments when they reached the stream where the rows ended, and the old man rubbed his scythe with the wet, thick grass, rinsed its blade in the fresh water
of the stream, ladled out a little in a tin dipper, and offered Levin a drink.
I have no doubt many interesting facts, in relation to marine and fresh water
animals, might be observed in this chain of lagoons, which skirt the coast of Brazil.
In reality the column of water would be shorter, as we are speaking of sea water, the density of which is greater than that of fresh water
. Very well, when you dive, Ned, as many times 32 feet of water as there are above you, so many times does your body bear a pressure equal to that of the atmosphere, that is to say, 15 lb.