Its marshy banks are overgrown with reeds and inhabited by numerous waterfowl.
The roof was highpitched and covered with straw, hay, reeds or tiles.
The nest is formed among reeds, placed on the ground and lined with grass.
There are patches of dense reeds, reaching to ft.
Many kinds of reeds are found in Egypt, though they were formerly much more common.
The roofs were thatched with bark, straw, reeds or rushes.
The sloping roof is covered with reeds, straw or stones.
The last-named species spends most of its time in water, where it may be observed not infrequently among the reeds with all but its head and horns submerged.
The swampy regions of the Nile and of the Eastern province are characterized by an extravagant growth of papyrus and other rushes, of reeds and coarse grass.
The old idea that it was made from layers or pellicules growing between the rind and a central stalk has been abandoned, as it has been proved that the plant, like other reeds, contains only a cellular pith within the rind.
The land slopes gently and drains into a considerable number of streams, turning the land into a morass of reeds and papyrus.
Towards the foothills of the Caucasus they are clothed with thick forests, while in the west they merge into the steppes of south Russia or end in marshy ground, choked with reeds and rushes, in the delta of the Kuban.
The vegetation consists almost entirely of scrubby bushes of several varieties, including tamarisks and wild briers, of reeds (kamish), and of grass on the yaylaks (pasture-grounds) of the middle ranges.
It builds a rude nest among the reeds and flags, out of the materials which surround it, and the female lays four or five eggs of a brownish olive.
The truth is, without doubt, that the dwellings of the lower classes were still built of reeds and mud, and covered the greater part of the city's area, otherwise it is impossible to understand how a mere handful of Spanish soldiers, without tools and explosives, could so easily have levelled it to the ground.
They are solitary birds, frequenting countries possessing extensive swamps and marshy grounds, remaining at rest by day, concealed among the reeds and bushes of their haunts, and seeking their food, which consists of fish, reptiles, insects and small quadrupeds, in the twilight.
The lion lives chiefly in sandy plains and rocky places interspersed with dense thorn-thickets, or frequents the low bushes and tall rank grass and reeds that grow along the sides of streams and near the springs where it lies in wait for the larger herbivorous animals on which it feeds.
The first three rivers make their way with difficulty through the sands and reeds, which at a quite recent time were covered by the lake.
Along this part of its course the river is apt to be choked with reeds and, except where bordered by lines of palm trees, the channel loses itself in lakes and swamps.
Poor dugouts and rafts, made by tying reeds together, constituted the water-craft of California and Mexico until Central America is reached.
The Arab traders in the Levant certainly used a floating compass, as did the Italians before the introduction of the pivoted needle; the magnetized piece of iron being floated upon a small raft of cork or reeds in a bowl of water.
For a commentary on this see the opening of the Babylonian account referred to above, which refers to the period of chaos as one in which there were neither reeds nor trees, and where " the lands altogether were sea."
Their name Toltecatl signifies an inhabitant of Tollan (land of reeds), a place which has a definite geographical site in the present Tulan or Tula, north of the valley of Anahuac, where a Toltec kingdom seems to have had its centre.
It contains a large number of islands, and the whole lake abounds in reeds of various kinds., Of the islands Tennis (anciently Tennesus)
Dr Petrie surmounts the difficulty by saying that the process depicted is not glass-blowing, but some metallurgical process in which reeds were used tipped with lumps of clay.
The syrinx consisted of a varying number of reeds, having their open ends or embouchures in a horizontal line and their stopped ends, formed by the knots in the reed, gradually decreasing in length from left to right.
In a desert place near Nogent-sur-Seine, he built himself a cabin of stubble and reeds, and turned hermit.
The supposed figures of glass-blowers in early scenes are really those of smiths, blowing their fires by means of reeds tipped with clay.
He then filled up the hole, thinking his secret safe; but the reeds which grew up over the spot proclaimed it to all the world.
The dwellings of the primitive settlers in the lagoons were, in all probability, rude huts made of long reeds, such as may be seen to this day in the lagoon of Grado.
The constant abundance of food, stable amount of water, innumerable hidingplaces in the mud, under the banks, amongst the reeds and roots of the floating islands which are scattered all over them, - all these points are inducements or attractions so great that the creatures remain in their paradise and consequently retain all those larval features which are not directly connected with sexual maturity.
He was, however, disappointed in this, as after descending the course of the Macquarie below Mount Harris, he found that the river ended in an immense swamp overgrown with reeds.
In spite of Fitzstephen's glowing description we must remember that the houses of London were wholly built of wood and thatched with straw or reeds.
The bishops were, for the most part, elegant triflers, as pliant as reeds, with no fixed principles and saturated with a false humanism.
As instances of procryptic or celative coloration may be mentioned that of the species of the genus Dolomedes, one of the Lycosidae, which lives amongst reeds and is marked with a pair of longitudinal yellow lines which harmonize with the upright stalks of the vegetation, and Lycosa pitta, which lives on the sand, can scarcely be seen on account of its mottled pattern: Sparassus smargdulus and the species of Pecucetia, which are found amongst grass or low green herbage, are mostly green in colour, and Salticus scenicus is banded with white and black to match the grey tint of the rocks and stone walls on which it hunts its prey.
1487, when the Great Temple in Mexico was consecrated; above are the figures of the Kings Ticoc and Ahuitzotl, sacrificing, with the date of the beginning of the rebuilding, chicome-acatl ("7 reeds"), A.D.
We may illustrate the first method by taking a case discussed by Helmholtz (Sensations of Tone, app. xvi.) where the two sources are reeds or pipes blown from the same wind-chest.
There is not much difficulty in detecting the difference tone by a resonator if it is held, say, close to the reeds of a harmonium, and Helmholtz succeeded in detecting the summation tone by the aid of a resonator.
Hippocrates, writing in the 5th century B.C., says of the people of the Phasis that their country is hot and marshy and subject to frequent inundations, and that they live in houses of timber and reeds constructed in the midst of the waters, and use boats of a single tree trunk.
A type of building which is becoming increasingly popular for this purpose, and which is in many respects superior to the older, and often more expensive structures, is built of wood, with or without brick foundations, and is thickly thatched with reeds or other non-conducting material externally - on walls and roof - while the interior is matchboarded.
In 1889 he published The Wind among the Reeds, containing some of his best lyrics, and in 1900 another poetical drama, The Shadowy Waters.
When of one cable, called the taravita, the passenger and his luggage are drawn across in a rude kind of basket suspended from it; but when two or more cables are used, transverse sticks of bamboo and reeds are laid upon them, forming a rude prototype of the regular suspension bridge.
In Norfolk the reeds of marshland are employed, and they constitute a durable thatch lasting from thirty to forty years or more.
Jungle will not grow on these depressions, and they are covered either with water, reeds, high grasses or rice cultivation.
From the light and slender stalks shafts for arrows are obtained; and in the south-west of Asia there is a certain species of equally slender growth, from which writing pens or reeds are made.
The most powerful missionary of Nestorianism during the 2nd half of the 5th century was Barsauma of Nisibis, whom his opponents called " the swimmer among the reeds," i.e.
Though an expert climber, it is by no means confined to wooded districts, being frequently found in scrub and reeds along the banks of rivers, and even in the open pampas and prairies.
Coxcoxtli used the help of the Aztecs against the Xochimilco people; but his own nation, horrified at their bloodthirsty sacrifice of prisoners, drove them out to the islands and swamps of the great salt lagoon, where they are said to have taken to making their chinampas or floating gardens of mud heaped on rafts of reeds and brush, which in later times were so remarkable a feature of Mexico.
" land of reeds," and appropriate designation for Babylonia, which is essentially a district of reedy marshes formed by the Tigris and Euphrates.
Water-deer frequent the neighbourhood of the large Chinese rivers where they crouch amid the reeds and grass in such a manner as to be invisible, even when not completely concealed by the covert.
- Stone Tablet in memory of the year chicuei-acatl ("8 reeds"), A.D.
Thenceforth everyone who built a house was strictly charged not to cover it with reeds, rushes, stubble or straw, but only with tiles, shingle boards or lead.
Such bars are used in musical boxes and as free reeds in organ pipes.
The reeds are cover for waterfowl of various kinds, which the traveller sees in great numbers, and wild boars are found in the marshes to the south.
The lagoons are surrounded by dense belts of reeds, and the coast-land is covered with low, impenetrable bush.
Bede, speaking of a church built by Finan at Lindisfarne, says, " nevertheless, after the manner of the Scots, he made it not of stone but of hewn oak and covered it with reeds."
in area, mainly consists of one large marsh covered with reeds, and intersected by channels, relieved in places by isolated elevations covered with oak, beech and willows, many of them marking the ancient coast-line.
Yet again, men came out of trees or plants or rocks: as from the Australian wattle-gum, the Zulu bed of reeds, the great tree of the Ovahereros, the rock of the tribes in Central Africa, the cave of Bushman and North-American and Peruvian myth, " from tree or stone " (Odyssey, xix.
Grazing and fodder are not wanting, and besides the reeds peculiar to Seistan there are two grasses which merit notice - that called bannu, with which the bed of the Hamun abounds on the south and the taller and less salt kirta on the higher ground.
The dense reed-beds (Naizar) skirting the Hamun, often several miles in width and composed of reeds 10 ft.
bassoon reeds are available in a medium strength.
It is hoped that once completed these new reeds along with the existing ones will prove suitable for breeding bitterns.
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Glockenspiel, strings, reeds, world percussion and programming combine to create classy, intelligent, frail and melancholy pieces.
Little crake A small Crake disappeared into reeds at the Aguas estuary late afternoon 9/11, this bird was almost certainly a Little Crake.
cylindrical bores with single reeds.
daub walls, wooden roofs thatched with straw or reeds and with clay or earth floors.
drone reeds are usually like the ones in clarinets - single reeds.
On the edges of Lagoon III there is a growing area of reeds, greatly enlarged by a major project in 2000.
visit a floating island made entirely of reeds, home to the Uros people and Taquile Island with its Inca and pre-Inca ruins.
A muddy foreshore is therefore exposed, with reeds growing in shallows.
Nearby, between reeds and bog bean, was growing the marsh horsetail Equisetum palustre that can grow up to 60 cm tall.
We rented kayaks one night, and as dusk fell we paddled out from the reeds at the water's edge.
Beneath the head were two reeds with kohl and a kohl stick.
A very large Nile monitor lizard was seen swimming close to reeds.
As well as improving standards of sewage treatment, the reeds should offer shelter for bird species including moorhens, coots, and warblers.
The chanter reeds are usually like the ones in shawms, or modern oboes.
overgrown with reeds.
An adult Purple Heron dropping in to the reeds and a female Marsh Harrier causing Pandemonium among the duck and waders added further excitement.
papyrus reeds bound together with string made from reed fibers.
A gloaming rush among papyrus reeds, Where Serapis goes to drink with the Sphinx.
An important element in making historical bassoon reeds is the cane that one uses to construct the reed.
The drone reeds are usually like the ones in clarinets - single reeds.
revoice the great reeds as trombas.
safari style tents or A-frame structures made of reeds.
shack made of reeds for a haircut: quickly clipped with unexpected skill.
skulking species, spring is probably the best time to locate them as they call loudly from the reeds and scrub.
It was made of rusty metal, and it had slime and reeds draped over its humungous, dirty body.
thatched with straw or reeds and with clay or earth floors.
Nest in dense reeds, tangled brambles or tall grass tussocks.
The flora includes reeds, rushes and sedges along with drier grassland species such as meadow vetchling.
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Along the edge of the reeds there is a line of pollarded willows which is regularly cut.
windblown reeds and birds in flight.
With a view to determine this question, Governor Sir Ralph Darling, in the year 1828, sent out the expedition under Captain Charles Sturt, who, proceeding first to the marshes at the end of the Macquarie river, found his progress checked by the dense mass of reeds in that quarter.
The moist soil encourages luxuriant thickets of willows (Salicineae), surrounded by dense chevaux-de-frise of wormwood and thornbearing Compositae, and interspersed with rich but not extensive prairies, harbouring a great variety of herbaceous plants; while in the deltas of the Black Sea rivers impenetrable beds of reeds (Arundo phragmites) shelter a forest fauna.
Trees are generally absent, except for thickets of poplars, dwarf oaks and tamarisks along the course of the Kura, the delta of which is smothered under a jungle of reeds and rushes.
Cubensis); and various plantains, the exotic Sansevieria guineensis, okra, jute, Laportea, various lianas, and a great variety of reeds, supply varied textile materials of the best quality.
The use of non-foodstuffs, or cellulosic materials, such as grasses, reeds, straws, peat, waste wood, sawdust, etc., is not yet possible, for, although research work is in progress to discover a process that could be worked on a commercial basis in those regions where such materials exist in sufficient abundance, it has not so far led to any definite results.
The Rockanje Lake near Brielle is remarkable for the strong salty solution which covers even the growing reeds with a 1 The datum plane, or basis of the measurement of heights, is throughout Holland, and also in some of the border districts of Germany, the Amsterdamsch Peil (A.P.), or Amsterdam water-level, and represents the average high water-level of the Y at Amsterdam at the time when it was still open to the Zuider Zee.
The land slopes gently to the depression from the south, east and north, and into it drain a considerable number of streams, turning the greater part into a morass of reeds and papyrus.
Later came the alluvial silting-up. Slowly, but surely, the deltas of the tributary streams advanced into the lake, floods deposited their burdens of detritus in the deeper places, the lake shallowed and shrank and in its turn yielded to the winding river of an alluvial strath, covered with peat, reeds and alders, and still liable to floods.
Limnaea and Planorbis); the existence of belts of dead poplars, patches of dead and moribund tamarisks, and vast expanses of withered reeds, all these crowning the tops of the jardangs, never found in the wind-scooped furrows; the presence of ripple-marks of aqueous origin on the leeward side of the clay terraces and in other wind-sheltered situations; and, in fact, by the general conformation, contour lines, and shapes of the deserts as a whole.
Some 320 species of fern have been collected, and there are large numbers of spiny and prickly plants, as well as numerous grasses, reeds and rushes, many of them of great service in the native manufactures of mats, hats, baskets, &c.
Harrison did not, for example, recast the Great mixture as a Harmonics, or revoice the great reeds as trombas.
You will stay in safari style tents or A-frame structures made of reeds.
I stopped off at a shack made of reeds for a haircut: quickly clipped with unexpected skill.
As always with skulking species, spring is probably the best time to locate them as they call loudly from the reeds and scrub.
The bridge will capture the energy and grace of windblown reeds and birds in flight.
There are quite a few materials in use, like reeds, grasses (such as bamboo), cotton, and polylactic acids (PLA), which are derived from agricultural crops like corn.
Egyptian wicker was constructed from reeds.
Adding a small vase with some scented oil and dried reeds will help diffuse a pleasant aroma around the room.
A large vase filled with dried reeds would help fill an empty corner.
If you want to add a pleasant aroma without burning anything, add some small, decorative vases with scented oil and dried reeds, which will diffuse the scent of the oil into the room.
Add a vase with floral scented oil and decorative reeds to diffuse the scent into the air.
In Holland, where the winters are often very severe, they are covered with reeds or straw at the approach of the cold season.
An organic bedding bassinet is usually made of reeds or grasses woven into a basket shape with handles.
The materials used in the bassinet are organically produced and sustainable, meaning that the reeds and grasses grow back quickly after being harvested.
These reeds are placed in a container of scented oil and will fill your home with springtime fragrances throughout the year.
A reed diffuser consists of a container filled with a scent oil mixture and a series of reeds that help to distribute the fragrance throughout the room.
Pure fragrance oil would be too thick to be properly absorbed by the reeds.
If you're going to change the fragrance in your reed diffuser, you need to also switch the reeds.
Once the reeds have absorbed a particular scent, they won't be able to pick up a different oil blend without cross-contamination.
If it seems like your fragrance isn't diffusing well, consider adding more reeds.
The more reeds you have, the stronger the scent will be.
Additionally, diffuser bottles with wider necks tend to look a bit more attractive if extra reeds are added.
A tall container with a narrow mouth is filled with a scent oil blend, then a series of reeds are placed in the opening to absorb and distribute the fragrance.
To refresh the scent, you simply flip the reeds on a regular basis.
The standard aromatherapy carrier oils such as sweet almond, grape seed, or olive oil are too viscous to be useful in helping the reeds absorb the fragrance.
While some people have had acceptable results using bamboo sticks in their homemade reed diffusers, genuine reeds will work better if you are using an essential oil fragrance base.
The use of reeds as a fragrance diffuser is a very traditional form of fragrance diffusing and one that has recently been rediscovered.
Diffuser oils are perfect for using with fragrance reeds as the carrier oil, which is the oil that the essential oil or synthetic fragrance oil has been blended with, has been specially formulated to carry the oils through the reed.
This means that the reeds give a constant fragrance which lasts for several weeks or months.
The oils are often sold along with fragrance reeds.
The lid of the oil bottle or jar has been designed so that the reeds can simply be pushed into the oil without the need to decant the oil to a separate container.
Natural home fragrance reeds are pretty to look at, and functional too.
These reeds provide a continuous source of scent for your home, using fragrant oils and a natural process of dispersing the fragrance.
To use natural home fragrance reeds, you need a reed diffuser.
Scented oil is placed inside the diffuser, and the ends of long reeds are placed in the oil.
The reeds soak up the oil, drawing it up into the air, where the scent is then dispersed throughout your home.
Fragrance reeds are a great alternative to scented candles, since they last a long time and you don't need to worry about an open flame.
Reeds are perfect for places like waiting rooms, offices, and all throughout your home.
Mix the oil with a bit of pure alcohol, or, in a pinch, a thin oil like baby oil if you find the scented oil is too thick to be absorbed by the reeds.
Place the reeds into the jar; turn reeds over to get the scent dispersing right away, and place the opposite ends back into the jar.
About once a week, take the reeds out and turn them over again to keep the scent going.
When the reeds are no longer absorbing the oil, replace them.
Here is some handy advice about reeds and reed diffusers for home fragrance.
Reeds are usually made from bamboo or rattan, and sometimes they appear curved.
When the reeds become saturated, don't throw them away!
Natural home fragrance reeds are a great way to scent your rooms without added chemicals (if you use essential oils), and without having to look after a lit candle.
There are remote beaches, overgrown reeds, and a many areas to explore.
any of the ideas just mentioned, the home of the dead in the heavens was a fertile region not very different form Egypt itself, intersected by canals and abounding in corn and fruit; this place was called the Sokhet Earu or field of Reeds.
The left bank of the Oxus above Kilif is, as a rule, low and flat, with reed swamps bordering the stream and a strip of jungle between the reeds and the edge of the elevated sandy desert.
Gigantic reeds and grasses occupy the low lands near the banks of the great river; expanses of fertile rice-land come next; a little higher up, dotted with villages encircled by groves of bamboos and fruit trees of great size and beauty, the dark forests succeed, covering the interior table-land and mountains.
Every natural hollow is full of water, around the margin of which long grasses, reeds and other aquatic plants grow in the greatest profusion, often making it difficult to say where the land ends and the water begins.
These people live all the year round at the water's edge, in huts made of reeds, and change their abodes as the waters advance or recede.
Tall reeds fringe open water where frogs and toads spawn in the spring.
You can purchase new reeds wherever diffusers are sold.
When they were discovered, a mere raft of reeds in which they could scarcely venture a mile from shore was their only means of navigation.
The swamps are full of huge reeds, bordered with tamarisk jungles, and in its lower reaches, where the water stretches out into great marshes, the river is clogged with a growth of agrostis.
Gradually, as time went on, and probably with the influx of refugees from the mainland, bricks made of lagoon mud came to take the place of wattle and reeds in the construction of the houses.
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