Titel: Nieuw Engelsch lees-, leer- en vertaalboek voor eerstbeginnenden
Auteur: Lagerwey, J.; Ludolph, L.J.C.
Uitgave: Gorinchem: J. Noorduyn en zoon, 1863
5e, verb. dr.
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Citeerinstructie: Bijzondere Collecties van de Universiteit van Amsterdam, UBM: Obr. 5818
Onderwerp: Taal- en letterkunde naar afzonderlijke talen: Engelse taalkunde
Trefwoord: Engels, Leermiddelen (vorm)
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and hard, the deer rub them against the trees, to clear
tliem of a skin with which they are covered.
The skins of deer are of use for leather, and the
horns make good handles for common knives. Spirit of
hartshorn is extracted, and hartshorn shavings are made
from them.
Eein-deer, in Lapland and Greenland, draw the natives
in sledges over the snow with pro-di-gious swiftness.
5. m Cat.
The cat has sharp claws, which she draws back when
you caress her; then her foot is as soft as velvet. Cats
liave less sense than dogs: their attachment is chiefly to
the house; but the dog's is to the persons who inhabit it.
Kittens have their eyes closed several days after their
birth. The cat, after suckling her young some time,
brings tliem mice and young birds. Cats hunt by the
eye; they lie in wait, and spring upon their prey, which
they catch by surprise; then sport with it, and torment
the poor animal till they kill it. Cats see best in the
gloom. In a strong light, the pupil of the cat's eye is
contracted almost to a line; by night it spreads into a
large circle,
Cats live in the house, but are not very o-be-di-ent
to the owner: they are self-willed and wayward. Cats
love perfumes; they are found of va-le-ri-an and marjoram.
They dislike water, cold, and bad smells, they love to
bask in the sun , and to lie on soft beds.
6. The Sheep.
Sheep supply us with food: their flesh is called mutton.
They supply us with clothes; for their wool is made into
cloth , flannel, and stockings. Their skin is leather, which
forms parchment, and is used to cover books. Tlieir