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  • They lived in natural or artificial caves in their mountains.

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  • The caves are distant 65 m.

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  • The caves are in a wooded and rugged ravine about 31 m.

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  • It is worn by solution into caves and swallow-holes (Wondergarten).

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  • Here are numerous caves in the rock, used for the worship of Artemis.

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  • It is found chiefly where the Buddhist religion prevailed in ancient times, in Bihar and along the foot of the Himalayas and in western India, where it particularly flourishes in the neighbourhood of the Buddhist caves at Ajanta.

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  • Huge caves, of which the most noted are the Farm Caves, occur in the hills near Moulmein, and they too are full of relics of their ancient use as temples, though now they are chiefly visited in connexion with the bats, whose flight viewed from a distance, as they issue from the caves, resembles a cloud of smoke.

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  • Jerome describes Idumaea as extending from Beit Jibrin to Petra, and ascribes the great caves at the former place to cavedwellers like the aboriginal Horites.

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  • To these the semi-sedentary Arabs who sparsely cultivate the river valley, dwelling sometimes in huts, sometimes in caves, pay a tribute, called kubbe, or brotherhood, as do also the riverain towns and villages, except perhaps the very largest.

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  • Thus the occurrence of blind animals in caves and in the deep sea was a fact which Darwin himself regarded as best explained by the atrophy of the organ of vision in successive generations through the absence of light and 1 Weismann, Vererbung, &c. (1886).

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  • They live in caves, especially in Caripe, and are caught in large numbers for the oil extracted from them, which is commonly known as " Caripe butter."

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  • In the vicinity there are a number of sacred caves, among which those of Pandu Lena are the most noteworthy.

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  • They are ancient Buddhist caves dating from the 3rd century before Christ to the 6th century after.

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  • Embalming seems not to have been universal, and bodies were often simply hidden in caves or buried.

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  • The deposits in the great limestone caves of Kentucky, Virginia and Indiana have been probably derived from the overlying soil and accumulated by percolating water; they are of no commercial value.

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  • Not far from the grotto are several other caves, where prehistoric remains have been found.

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  • In the vicinity are the troglodyte caverns of Monte Scaglioso, still inhabited by some of the lower classes, and other caves with 13thcentury frescoes.

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  • He laid siege to them, and his men could only gain access to the caves by being let down from above.

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  • Six chambers were thus formed which showed the chaste beauty of Greek workmanship, while the stratum of native rock which covered them gave a touch of nature and made them caves.

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  • The Cave Hill, though exceeded in height by Mount Divis, Squire's Hill, and other summits, is of greatest interest for its caves, in the chalk, from which early weapons and other objects have been recovered.

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  • Owing to the rugged character of the coast and its numerous ravines and caves the whole district was once infested with smugglers.

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  • The Bushmen have left in drawings on caves and in rocks traces of their habitation in regions where they are no longer to be found.

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  • In northern countries bears retire during the winter into caves and the hollows of trees, or allow the falling snow to cover them, and there remain dormant till the advent of spring, about which time the female usually produces her young.

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  • He was, however, a desultory student, and in 1870 was advised to go to the little village of Martinhoe, in Devon, for quiet reading, but distinguished himself more by his daring climbs after seagulls' eggs and his engineering skill in cutting a pathway along precipitous cliffs to some caves.

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  • But these are only surmises, based upon the fact that in various dry caves limbs still surrounded by the mummified flesh and skin, feathers, and even eggs with the inner membrane, have been found.

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  • Great quantities of bones have been found in caves and in swamps, so that now nearly every part of the skeleton, of some kind or other, is known.

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  • These caves or catacombs are the most striking characteristic of the place; the name Pechersk, indeed, is connected with the Russian peshchera, " a cave."

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  • The first series of caves, dedicated to St Anthony, contains eighty saints' tombs; the second, dedicated to St Theodosius, a saint greatly venerated in Russia, about forty-five.

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  • More than twenty caves were discovered on the slope of a hill (Kirilov Street), and one of them, excavated in 1876, proved to have belonged to neolithic troglodytes.

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  • Considerable remains of it, and of the caves from which it took its name, still exist 1 m.

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  • The swan is identical with an extinct species found in caves and kitchen-middens in New Zealand, which was contemporaneous with the prehistoric Maoris and was largely used by them for food.

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  • After this comes the creation of the four men and their wives who are the ancestors of the Quiches, and the tradition records the migrations of the nation to Tulan, otherwise called the Seven Caves, and thence across the sea, whose waters were divided for their passage.

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  • The ancient Jews were a striking exception; for though the frequent mention of ancestral graves on hilltops or in caves, and in connexion with sacred trees and pillars, and the resemblance of the "elohim" in Exod.

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  • Thence she contributed some clever papers, " From the Caves and Jungles of Hindostan " (published separately in English, London, 1892) to the Russky Vyestnik.

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  • A considerable part of the population still dwells in caves.

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  • The rocks composing the cliffs are worn into caves, and around the island are many fantastic arches and columns.

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  • The locality is also celebrated for the extensive system of caves in the limestone rocks found in its vicinity, which were described by Humboldt in his Personal Narrative.

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  • These caves are frequented by a species of night-hawk, called guacharo, which nests in the recesses of the rocks.

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  • It is also found associated with limestone, as in the Mammoth Caves, Kentucky, and with gypsum, as atMontmartre.

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  • Outside Egypt mummification was practised amongst the ancient Peruvians, who took advantage of the desiccating atmosphere and salt soil of their caves for preserving the dead in good condition without any embalming process.

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  • Special mention may be made of Megamys, from the caves of Brazil, which, while apparently allied to the living viscacha, attained dimensions approximating to those of a hippopotamus.

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  • The most striking part of the Jain remains at Gwalior is a series of caves or rock-cut sculptures, excavated in the rock on all sides, and numbering nearly a hundred, great and small.

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  • The caves are of two kinds - dwelling-halls and meeting-halls.

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  • The caves are in three groups, the oldest group being of various dates from 200 B.C. to A.D.200, the second group belonging, approximately, to the 6th, and the third group to the 7th century A.D.

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  • Most of the interior walls of the caves were covered with fresco paintings, of a considerable degree of merit, and somewhat in the style of the early Italian painters.

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  • Particular sites, rivers, springs, hills, meadows, caves, rocks, trees or groves, are holy and from time immemorial have been so, as the natural homes or haunts of gods or spirits.

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  • Another curious feature of Mauna Loa, and to some extent of other Hawaiian volcanoes, is the great number of caves, some of them as much as 60 to 80 ft.

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  • It is conjectured, not without some reason, that there is a connexion, as yet undiscovered, between the Colossal and the Mammoth caves.

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  • Often they are represented as living a primitive life in caves and desolate places, and their character is usually ferocious.

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  • The individuals in which this diminished pigmentation is found are for the most part those living in caves, and it is probable that their condition is not truly albinotic, but only temporary and due to the absence of the stimulus of light.

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  • Here were discovered in the caves near Walzin the bones of prehistoric men, and other evidence of the primitive occupants of this globe at a period practically beyond computation.

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  • Bats of some twenty-five species have been registered; in central Sumatra they dwell in thousands in the limestone caves.

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  • Much of the labour in the winter and spring is furnished by peasants who come down from the Volscian and Hernican mountains, and from Abruzzi, and occupy sometimes caves, but more often the straw or wicker huts which are so characteristic a feature of the Campagna.

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  • But his fame went abroad and a number of would-be disciples came and took up their abode in the caves and among the rocks that surrounded his retreat, and called on him to guide them in the path of life they had chosen.

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  • They are made from the milk of the large flocks of the plateau of Larzac, and the choicest are ripened in the even temperature of the caves in the cliff which overhangs Roquefort.

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  • Three very short ones are dedications of caves to the use of an order of recluses.

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  • In the vicinity of - Mostaganem are the Dahra mountains, honeycombed with caves.

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  • Soon after Mr Caves report appeared (March 1876), default took place on several of the loans.

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  • Mr Caves report is printed in an appendix.

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  • As yet none have been found in such association with animal remains as would help in deciding their age, nor have any implements been discovered in rock-shelters or in caves.

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  • Mycenaean pottery and a carved steatite vase were found in caves in the island of Cythera in 1915.

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  • Aymer de Valence, Butetourte, Clifford, and Mowbray were sent to net and " drive " the inner wilds of Galloway, where Bruce lurked in the forests and caves of Loch Trool and Loch Dungeon.

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  • Llamas are now confined to the western and southernmost parts of South America, though fossil remains have been found in the caves of Brazil, and in the pampas of the Argentine Republic.

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  • In the northeast it shelves to a shore, but otherwise the coast is rugged and much indented, numerous caves having been carved out by rain, stream and ocean.

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  • Only the chief caves have been named.

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  • It has never been brought into cultivation; but in the first Christian centuries the caves in its valleys were the chosen refuge of Christian monasticism.

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  • There are hundreds of caves in this neighbourhood, all pointing to a line of Buddhist occupation connecting Balkh with Kabul.

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  • Their dwellings are circular, rubblebuilt, flat, clay-topped houses, or caves in the limestone rocks.

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  • Such edicts are still found graven deep upon pillars, in caves and on rocks, from the Yusafzai valley beyond Peshawar on the north-western frontier, through the heart of Hindustan, to Kathiawar and Mysore on the south and Orissa in the east.

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  • He was essentially a rustic god,"a wood-spirit conceived in the form of a goat," living in woods and caves, and traversing the tops of the mountains; he protected and gave fertility to flocks; he hunted and fished; and sported and danced with the mountain nymphs.

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  • Solutrian "finds" have been also made in the caves of Les Eyzies and Laugerie Haute, and in the Lower Beds of Cresswell Cave (Derbyshire).

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  • Thenceforward he devoted his whole time to a systematic examination of the French caves, his first publication on the subject being The Antiquity of Man in Western Europe (1860), followed in 1861 by New Researches on the Coexistence of Man and of the Great Fossil Mammifers characteristic of the Last Geological Period.

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  • The first account of their joint researches appeared in a paper descriptive of the Dordogne caves and contents, published in Revue archeologique (1864).

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  • The peninsula was then peopled by savages living in caves and subterranean holes.

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  • The chief name in the island's history is that of Robert Bruce, who found shelter in the King's Caves on the western coast.

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  • The Cypselus esculentus, or edible-nest swift, is very common, and the nests, which are built mostly in limestone caves, are esteemed the best in the archipelago.

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  • This had the effect of rounding off the company's territories, and had the additional advantage of doing away with the various no-man's lands which had long been used by the discontented among the natives as so many Caves of Adullam.

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  • Fossil remains of wombats, some of larger size than any now existing, have been found in caves and Pleistocene deposits in Australia.

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  • The remains discovered in the caves give evidence of British and Roman settlements at Cheddar (Cedre, Chedare), which was a convenient trade centre.

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  • Among the bristle-tails we find the genus Machilis, represented in Europe (including the Faeroe Islands) and in Chile; while Campodea lives high on the mountains and in the deepest caves.

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  • The insect fauna of limestone caves both in Europe and North America is largely composed of Aptera, especially Collembola.

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  • Absolon has also written on the Collembola of caves.

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  • There was a story that in the 8th century a bishop of Lisbon, to escape from the Arabs, had fled to islands in the West, where he and his followers had founded seven cities; and when the Indians in Mexico related to the Spanish explorers a bit of their folk-lore, to the effect that they had issued from seven caves, the imaginative white men soon identified these caves with the famous Seven Cities.

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  • It contains the famous caves of Ajanta, and also the battlefield of Assaye.

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  • The designation suggests that these were "cave-dwellers," but although many caves and hollows have been found about Petra (and also in Palestine), this tradition probably "serves only to express the idea entertained by later generations concerning their predecessors" (Noldeke).

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  • Rats, frogs and bats form actually the only animal life in the caves, but a great number of antediluvian animal bones have been found here, as well as human bones and numerous remains of prehistoric human settlements.

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  • In the neighbourhood also are immense caves in the limestone where numerous bones of mammoths and other extinct animals have been found.

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  • The coast, fully exposed to the open ocean, abounds in fine cliff scenery, including numerous caves and natural arches, but is notoriously dangerous to shipping.

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  • The rocks of Crete are full of winding caves, which gave the first idea of the legendary labyrinth.

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  • The Cambarus and Amblyopsis have wide distribution, being found in many other caves, and also in deep wells, in Kentucky and Indiana.

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  • The Royal Institution of South Wales, founded in 1835, is housed in a handsome building in the Ionic style erected in1838-1839and possesses a museum in which the geology, mineralogy, botany and antiquities of the district are well represented, there being a fine collection of neolithic remains from the Gower Caves and from Merthyr Mawr.

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  • Christy joined the Geological Society, and in company with his friend Edouard Lartet explored the caves in the valley of the Vezere, a tributary of the Dordogne in the south of France.

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  • The Mitchelstown limestone caves, exhibiting beautiful stalactite formations, are 6 m.

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  • Caves have been dissolved in the limestones by underground streams; the Jenolan caves in the Blue Mountains and those of Yarrangobilly and the Goulburn district are the most famous.

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  • His drawings on bone or tusk found in the caves show no mean artistic power, as appears by the three specimens copied in the Plate.

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  • The caves of the highlands are often used as dwellings.

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  • Some species of the Uropygi (Thelyphonidae) dig burrows; and in the east there is a family of Amblypygi, the Charontidae, of which many of the species live in the recesses of deep caves.

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  • The limestone hills which surround the town rise by successive steps or terraces, and contain numerous caves.

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  • Caves, chiefly of limestone formation, occur in great numbers in and near the Ozark Mountain region in the south-western part of Missouri.

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  • Other caves include Fried's Cave, about 6 m.

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  • In the Zwarteberg of the central chain are the Cango Caves, a remarkable series of caverns containing many thousand of stalactites and stalagmites.

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  • Similar remains have been met with in the caves of Wales, and in England as far north as Derbyshire (Cresswell), proving that over the whole of southern and middle England men, in precisely the same stage of rude civilization, hunted the rhinoceros, the mammoth and other extinct animals.

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  • They dwell in caves or bark huts, and their word for house is Sinhalese for a hollow tree, rukula.

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  • In the limestone region of the south there are numerous caves, the most notable being Wyandotte Cave in Crawford county, next to Mammoth Cave the largest in the United States.

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  • Our earliest information about the land and its people is derived from geological, ethnological and archaeological studies, from the remains in British harrows and caves, Roman roads, walls and villas, coins, place-names and inscriptions.

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  • The coast is wild and precipitous, and numerous caves occur in the cliffs.

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  • Subterranean rivers and water-worn caves provide a special type of scenery below the surface.

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  • On the edges of these forests stood isolated dwellings like sentinel outposts; while the inhabitants of the scattered hamlets, caves hollowed in the ground, rude circular huts or lake-dwellings, were less occupied with domestic life than with war and the chase.

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  • The caves of the Balzi Rossi have proved rich in palaeolithic remains of the Quaternary period.

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  • In various regions, especially in France and Italy, great quantities of ice form in caves, which, in virtue of their depth below the earth's surface, their height above the sea-level, or their exposure to suitable winds, or to two or more of these conditions in combination, are unaffected by ordinary climatic changes, so that the mean annual temperature is sufficiently low to ensure the permanency of the ice.

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  • Remains of the reindeer are found in caves in the Pyrenees.

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  • W., contain caves of curious shape.

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  • Another type of red-clay is found in caves, and is known as cave-earth or red-earth (terra rossa).

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  • After lunch you will transfer to Ian Anderson's Caves Branch & jungle Lodge for a three night stay in a comfortable jungle cabana.

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  • If using carbide please note that most of the caves are dry or very nearly so.

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  • A similar pairing of decorated caves and hilltop settlements has been observed at other sites of the same date.

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  • Among them are the prehistoric caves, located only a few kilometers from the property.

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  • Here, visitors can ski, swim, explore underwater caves, go rafting through wide canyons, or relax on a secluded beach.

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  • Rock salt is extracted from underground caves by flooding, then evaporation.

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  • Would the owners let us into the deep caves?

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  • For those collecting details of Mendip caves through publications this is an extremely interesting and good buy.

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  • You see the same phenomenon in the limestone caves.

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  • As they are dragged through the rift caves to Quentaris some of the slaves undergo a change that awakens some dormant psychic abilities.

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  • Stone Age flints have been found in the sea caves.

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  • In caves, the basis of the food chain is organic matter from the surface.

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  • Columba livia, so called because it lives in caves and cliff sites.

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  • Fragments of a letter in the Qumran caves describe how the end time can be foreseen by a particular concatenation of events.

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  • He summoned the demons of the night from their caves.

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  • Trenches and side routes through caves are scattered throughout the level, allowing multiple entryways into the enemy's stronghold.

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  • In the lower lying alpine most of the caves have been scoured away or filled in with glacial erratics.

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  • Deeply dug foxholes, caves, tunnels, or storm drains provide good protection.

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  • Cresswell Crags ' is a limestone gorge honeycombed with caves and smaller fissures.

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  • This is an area of cone karst, the type of limestone topography that tends to contain deep caves.

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  • Try the wooden sailing ketch from Cala Gonone to the fabulous sea caves and beaches nearby.

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  • Weathering of the limestone surface created a karst landscape with sinkholes and caves present.

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  • Accordingly, prayers of supplication or thanksgiving were offered up to the Buddhist pantheon painted and sculpted in the myriad caves.

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  • There are rocky caves and reefs, massive sandbanks and vast gravel plains, each with their own range of wildlife.

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  • The coast, tho not precipitous, is marked by a strong rocky outline, broken by numerous caves and several headlands and bays.

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  • Below the sea surface, kelp forests, sea caves, and rocky reefs are found, all supporting a wealth of marine life.

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  • Nursery roosts tend to be in buildings, but they usually roost solitarily in caves during hibernation.

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  • She is a kind of female satyr, who resides in caves and strangles and perverts men.

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  • Derbyshire caves are rather singular in that tho many of them possess deep drops, there are only three open potholes of any note.

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  • Despite the strong currents, there is quite a collection of spiny spider crabs, pipefish, crabs and lobsters inside the caves.

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  • The south side of this small island offers divers the opportunity to swim along cliff faces, through caves, and swim throughs.

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  • In the board room of British Caves Limited, the bright sunshine falls on bone china teacups and polished mahogany.

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  • There are none of the orange or reddish tints which one finds in many of our Mendip caves.

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  • They include fantastic rock formations, karst cliffs and caves and terraces of calcareous tufa.

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  • The graves were small caves built out of petrified coral (the place was once underwater, many many years ago ).

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  • Statues found in caves were used by the Dogon as part of their heritage, and were highly venerated.

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  • A gazetteer of non-human vertebrate remains from caves in the Yorkshire Dales referenced in caving club journals and allied literature.

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  • Little visited, this park has rushing waterfalls, extraordinary rock formations, and hidden caves.

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  • Other points of interest are Malham Cove and tarn, the ravine of Gordale Scar, the cliffs of Attermyre, Giggleswick Scar and Castleberg (the last immediately above Settle itself), the Clapham and Weathercote caves, the chasm of Helln Pot and the waterfall of Stainforth Foss.

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  • Kentucky is noted for its caves, the bestknown of which are Mammoth Cave and Colossal Cavern (qq.v.).

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  • Thus Gucumatz, " Feathered Serpent " corresponds in name to the Mexican deity Quetzalcoatl; Tulan and the Seven Caves are familiar words in the Aztec migration traditions, and there is even mention of a chief of Toltecat, a name plainly referring to the famed Toltecs.

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  • In December 1875 Mr Stephen Cave, M.P., and Colonel (afterwards Sir John) Stokes, R.E., were sent to Egypt to inquire into the financial situation; and Mr Caves report, made public in April 1876, showed that under the existing administration national bankruptcy was inevitable.

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  • Llamas are now confined to the western and southernmost parts of South America, though fossil remains have been found in the caves of Brazil, and in the pampas of the Argentine Republic. (See also Alpaca; Guanaco; Llama and Vicugna.) Fossil History.

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  • Thanks to the reverent charity of the laymen, they do not live much worse than Benedictine monks; and the prohibition to live in houses does not extend to caves.

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  • Shatter, Withyhill and W/L have long been considered among the finest stalactite caves in the UK.

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  • We all learned about stalagmites and stalactites in caves and we watched a video.

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  • Partially submerged caves around Thanet vary considerably in depth, height and aspect and hence in the algal communities present.

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  • The graves were small caves built out of petrified coral (the place was once underwater, many many years ago).

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  • Air pollution can be traced back to times when people lived in caves.

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  • A fire built for warmth or cooking produced smoke, which filled the caves and polluted the air.

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  • If you're daring, send your pet into the Ice Caves, where magical effects may occur, increasing its magic and health points.

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  • Having an external flash unit is especially critical if you are planning to capture pictures in deep, dark, low visibility environments such as caves or shipwrecks.

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  • We may not live in caves anymore, but we still have some natural responses that date back to the time when humans were a lot less civilized.

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  • These may include a land-side stay in a resort, sailing, shopping excursions, island tours, listening to steel bands and exploring underwater caves.

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  • The overworld connects the places you visit, such as towns, castles, underground caves, icy mountains, etc., and serves as a small resting point where you can save and recover your health.

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  • The missions will take you to a wide variety of locations; the city, dark caves, strange wildernesses and alien spacecraft.

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  • Make sure you are at least level 8 then travel to Ab'Dendriel and visit the Troll Caves.

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  • Find the entrance to the caves in the center of town where you will find a hidden door.

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  • Every Tomb Raider game presents a 3D world of underground caves, mysterious locations and of course, tombs.

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  • Emblematic of Stags' Leap Winery is the old stone manor built in 1888 by Chase, with the stone winery and caves following a few years later in 1893.

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  • Although Lynmar Winery has been around for a little while, in the recent year there have been many changes that include a new tasting room, upgraded winery facility, caves, and new land purchases.

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  • I asked him about his winery, and why he created a new tasting room and extensive upgrades to the winery, including caves.

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  • A big part of the new winery facility is the caves.

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  • Caves are wonderful because they keep a constant temperature inside regardless of how hot or cold it is outside.

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  • Taking a walk through Lynmar's caves, one gets a feeling of old world meets new world.

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  • It is then left to age in caves that have consistent temperatures and humidity levels for at least two years, but many leave them for longer (which translates to higher prices).

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  • Del Dotto offers barrel tasting at their caves on Atlas Peak Road or visit their new winery in St. Helena.

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  • Since these cellars are built into the earth or in old stone buildings, it's a very cost effective way of creating a cool environment-the natural insulation that old stones or earthen caves offer is substantial.

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  • One example of this is Bella Vineyards and Winery in the Dry Creek Valley of Sonoma County-they intended the tasting experience to be in the caves.

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  • In fact, one of the oldest Chinese legends tells about a brave koi that fought its way upstream to reach the Longmen's Dragon Gate, a series of caves in the mountainside bordering the Yi River.

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  • Kids have been fascinated by dragons since the first drawing of the mythical beast appeared on the walls of prehistoric caves.

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  • Hot springs and sweat lodges, salt caves and other locations specific to healing are luxuries to most of us who are not in need of heroic measures.

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  • As large cities they offer the standard choices of entertainment, shopping, and sight-seeing, but day trips to visit natural wonders such as spectacular caves, peaks, and waterfalls are also available.

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  • Take a tour of the caves of Lascaux where the first known man made drawings are recorded.

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  • Goat cheese was mentioned as far back as classical times, when Homer referred to the sheep and goat milk that was turned into cheese in the caves of Ancient Greece.

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  • The Earth of The Caves of Steel has been tamed and all mankind live in one of the great 'cities', huge domed constructs that make up the eponymous 'caves of steel'.

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  • The great interest in connexion with a dwarf West African race of elephant is in relation to the fossil pigmy elephants of the limestone fissures and caves of Malta and Cyprus.

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  • A few species, however, like the common British forms Chelifer cancroides and Chiridium museorum, frequent human dwellings and are found in books, old chests, furniture, &c.; others like Ganypus littoralis and allied species may be found under stones or pieces of coral between tide-marks; while others, which are for the most part blind, live permanently in dark caves.

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  • The district includes several caves, such as Victoria Cave, close to the town, where bones of animals, and stone, bone and other implements and ornaments have been discovered.

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  • The famous caves of Beit Jibrin honeycomb the hills all round.

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  • The name, CluainUamha, signifies "the meadow of the cave," from the curious limestone caves in the vicinity.

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  • Besides these interesting European fossils, a certain number of didelphian bones have been found in the caves of Brazil, but these are either closely allied to or identical with the species now living in the same region.

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  • Magnificent caves are found on both slopes of the peninsula, those at Batu in Selangor being the finest on the west coast, while those of Chadu and Koto Glanggi in Pahang are the most extensive yet visited by Europeans on the east coast.

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  • When the place was stormed the garrison consisted of two old women and five children who had concealed themselves in caves.

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  • It is also applied to those brecciated and stalagmitic deposits on the floor of caves, which frequently contain osseous remains.

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  • These were sometimes inside caves.

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  • The Aptera have perhaps the most extensive distribution of all animals, being found in Franz Josef Land and South Victoria Land, on the snows of Alpine glaciers, and in the depths of the most extensive caves.

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  • Puri district is rich in historical remains, from the primitive rock-hewn caves of Buddhism - the earliest relics of Indian architecture - to the medieval sun temple at Kanarak and the shrine of Jagannath.

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  • Two species of blind fish, of extreme scientific interest, are found in the caves of the island.

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  • In the museum at Serajevo there is a large entomological collection, including the remarkable Pogonus anophthalmus, from the underground Karst caves.

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  • The caves are rich in curious kinds of fish, Paraphoxinus Gethaldii, which is unknown elsewhere, Chondrostoma phoximus, Phoxinellus alepidatus and others, which are caught and eaten by the peasantry.

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  • In one of the caves on the south coast the heat is still great, and on the eastern shore of the harbour there are hot sulphurous springs.

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  • The reason is that interment appears not to have been practised by the river-drift hunters, and the only bones likely to be found would be those accidentally preserved in caves or rock-shelters.

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  • Cooma, which is pleasantly situated at an elevation of 2657 ft., is the tourist centre for visitors to the Yarrangobilly Caves and Mount Kosciusko and its observatory.

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  • Of the Pleistocene and recent deposits the most interesting are the remains of extinct animals (Glyptodon, Mylodon, Megatherium, &c.) in the caves of the Sao Francisco.

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  • The ruins of another Arbela (Irbid, Beth-Arbel) in Palestine, situated near the west shore of the Sea of Galilee, a little north of its centre, are not in themselves of high interest, but the site is noteworthy through its connexion with the neighbouring caves in the lofty flank of the Wadi Hamam, above which Arbela stood.

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  • These caves (called by the Arabs Kulat ibn Ma'an) are apparently natural, but were enlarged and fortified.

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  • The caves were also fortified against the Romans by Josephus.

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  • Granite and serpentine rocks predominate, but the shores of Amboyna Bay are of chalk, and contain stalactite caves.

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  • The entire island is an old coral reef upheaved 200 ft., honeycombed with caves and seamed with fissures.

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  • There is an abundant rainfall, but owing to the porous nature of the soil the water percolates into deep caves which have communication with the sea, and becomes brackish.

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  • Salomon Reinach, guided by the analogy of similar practices among the aborigines of Australia, and noticing that these primitive pictures represent none but animals that formed the staple food of the age and place, and that they are usually found in the deepest and darkest recesses of the caves where they could only be drawn and seen by torchlight, has argued that they were not intended for artistic gratification (a late motive in human art), but were magical representations destined to influence and perhaps attract the hunter's quarry.

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  • The scope of the archaeologist's studies must include every department of the ancient history of man as preserved in antiquities of whatever character, be they tumuli along the Baltic, fossil skulls and graven bones from the caves of France, the flint implements, pottery, and mummies of Egypt, tablets and bas-reliefs from Mesopotamia, coins and sculptures of Greece and Rome, or inscriptions, waxen tablets, parchment rolls, and papyri of a relatively late period of classical antiquity.

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  • The evidence upon which these opinions were based had been gathered by such anthropologists as Schmerling, Boucher de Perthes and others, and it had to do chiefly with the finding of implements of human construction associated with the remains of extinct animals in the beds of caves, and with the recovery of similar antiquities from alluvial deposits the great age of which was demonstrated by their depth.

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  • Jacobs Cavern is one of the smaller caves, hardly more than a rock-shelter, and is entirely in the "St Joe Limestone" of the sub-carboniferous age.

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  • There are several varieties of grasshopper mice (Orychomys), white-footed mice (Peromyscus), harvest mice (Reithrodontomys), rice-rats (Oryzomys), wood-rats (Neotoma), voles (Microtus), &c. Bats inhabit caves in Burnet, Williamson, Lampasas, Gillespie and other counties.

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  • In such a neighborhood as this, boards and shingles, lime and bricks, are cheaper and more easily obtained than suitable caves, or whole logs, or bark in sufficient quantities, or even well-tempered clay or flat stones.

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  • A great number of birds' bones have been found in caves, and among them some bearing marks of human workmanship. In France we have a large and extinct crane, Grus primigenia, but more interesting are the numerous relics of two species, the concomitants even now of the reindeer, which were abundant in that country at the period when this beast flourished there,and have followed it in its northward retreat.

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  • A large number of beetles inhabit the deep limestone caves of Europe and North America, while many genera and some whole families are at home nowhere but in ants' nests.

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  • The portion of Carniola belonging to the Karst region presents a great number of caves, subterranean streams, funnels and similar phenomena.

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  • The Vavau group consists entirely of coral limestone, which is occasionally crystalline, and contains stalactitic caves of great beauty.

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  • The famous Blue Grotto, the most celebrated of the many caves in the rocky shores of the island, was known in Roman times, but lost until 1826, when it was rediscovered.

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  • The bones of Pleistocene mammals, the rhinoceros, mammoth, bison, hyaena, &c., have been found at numerous places, often in caves and fissures in the limestones, e.g.

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  • On Put-in-Bay Island are some interesting "hydration" caves, i.e.

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  • Christie's Hole and Francie's Hole, two of the caves for which it is noted, are reputed to be among the finest in the United Kingdom.

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  • Visitors are shown the "Church of the Annunciation" with caves (including a fragment of a pillar hanging from the ceiling, and said to be miraculously supported) which are described as the scene of the annunciation, the "workshop of Joseph," the "synagogue," and a stone table, said to have been used by Christ.

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  • Numerous large caves exist in the mountains; among the most remarkable are the famous Idaean cave in Psiloriti, the caves of Melidoni, in Mylopotamo, and Sarchu, in llalevisi, which sheltered hundreds of refugees after the insurrection of 1866, and the Dictaean cave in Lassithi, the birth-place of Zeus.

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  • On the north-west rock the caves known as the grottoes of Pan and Apollo were cleared out; these consist of a slight high-arched indentation immediately to the east of the Clepsydra and a double and somewhat deeper cavern a little farther to the east.

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  • Bats in prodigious numbers, and some of them of extraordinary size, inhabit the many caves of the island; more than twenty species are known.

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  • Caves occur in the slight cliffs, and protection against the attacks of the waves has been found necessary.

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  • According to modern physicians it is impossible to live many days in the caves of pozzolana in which many of the catacombs are excavated."

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  • The caves of Cotilla near Havana, of Bellamar near Matanzas, of Monte Libano near Guantanamo, and those of San Juan de los Remedios, are the best known, but there are scores of others.

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  • In the neighbourhood are the cave of Drach, containing several underground lakes, and the caves of Arta, one of the largest and finest groups of stalactite caverns in western Europe.

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