Outside the fort nothing was to be seen but burnt-down houses and putrid bodies.
Open spaces of great extent are numerous within the walls, but for the most part they are defaced by mounds of rubbish and putrid refuse.
" Beagle " found putrid musselshells still adhering to the rocks io ft.
Why is it that a bucket of water soon becomes putrid, but frozen remains sweet forever?
It is important that no more should be supplied at a time than is necessary, as most animals rapidly foul their food, and except in a few special cases, wild animals are peculiarly liable to the evil results of stale or putrid substances.
The first attempt to manufacture sal ammoniac in Europe was made, about the beginning of the 18th century, by Mr Goodwin, a chemist of London, who appears to have used the mother ley of common salt and putrid urine as ingredients.
The more powerful creatures in a state of nature are accustomed to kill a prey too large to be devoured at once, and to return to it again and again, long after it has become putrid; the smaller forms, for the most part, devour nothing but small creatures immediately after they have been captured and killed, and consequently in an absolutely fresh condition.
in the north-east) of black earth, with only a few patches of saline clay on the shores of the Sivash or Putrid Sea, and sand along the lower Dnieper.
Nevertheless, instances were adduced where the most careful heating of yolk of egg, milk, hay-infusions, &c., had failed, - the boiled infusions, &c., turning putrid and swarming with bacteria after a few hours.
Of late years enormous impulse has been given to our knowledge of the causation of disease by microbes, through the works of Gaspard, who injected putrid matter into the veins of a living animal; by Villemin, who discovered that tuberculosis is infective; by Davaine; and especially by Pasteur, Koch and others too numerous to mention, who have worked, and are still working, at the microbic causation of disease with marvellous success.
Under these acts a sanitary authority is authorized to take proceedings to restrain interference with the due flow of a stream or the pollution of its waters by throwing into it the solid refuse of any manufactory or quarry, or any rubbish or cinders, or any other waste or any putrid solid matter.
It may be prepared by the lactic fermentation of starches, sugars, gums, &c., the sugar being dissolved in water and acidified by a small quantity of tartaric acid and then fermented by the addition of sour milk, with a little putrid cheese.
Aristotle explicitly taught abiogenesis, and laid it down as an observed fact that some animals spring from putrid matter, that plant lice arise from the dew which falls on plants, that fleas are developed from putrid matter, and so forth.
Pythium, which causes the damping off of seedlings, reducing them to a putrid mass in a few hours, and Phytophthora, the agent of the potato disease.
Redi, had disproved by experiment the spontaneous generation of maggots from putrid flesh, and had shown that they can only develop from the eggs of flies.
To the unaided eye the disease is seen as purplish brown or blackish blotches of various sizes, at first on the tips and edges of the leaves, and ultimately upon the leaf-stalks and the larger stems. On gathering the foliage for examination, especially in humid weather, these dark blotches are seen to be putrid, and when the disease takes a bad form the dying leaves give out a highly offensive odour.
The wretched inmates were dependent for food upon the caprice of their gaolers or the charity of the benevolent; water was denied them except in the scantiest proportions; their only bedding was putrid straw.
The smell by now was so putrid that we were all feeling ill.
It was dark, cold and there was a putrid smell, as tho something had gone rotten in there.
All the rest was of a piece; dry salad, putrid meat, and bread harder than English cookie.
Deep in the circle of his pupil was the reflection of a giant toad, sitting asleep among its own putrid filth.
putrid stench of ammonia we were treated to a real surprise.
putrid smell, as tho something had gone rotten in there.
putrid water in the cell.
putrid matter is corruption, then corruption is a natural process.
putrid fever on 20th December, 1812.
putrid meat, and bread harder than English cookie.
It is also a traditional way of purifying and sweetening water, known to render even putrid water palatable.
The air is filled with putrid sick, fresh sawdust and I detect another orifice.
However, once beyond the putrid stench of ammonia we were treated to a real surprise.
Among these should be mentioned John Fothergill (1712-1780), who investigated the "putrid sore throat" now called diphtheria, and the form of neuralgia popularly known as tic douloureux.
I was extremely thirsty, but there was only a bottle of putrid water in the cell.
If putrid matter is corruption, then corruption is a natural process.
John Luttig claimed she died of putrid fever on 20th December, 1812.
Acne occurs when oil becomes trapped under your skin, turns putrid and erupts.
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