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  • On the contrary, if they were disproved tomorrow, the book would still be the best of its kind — the most compendious statement of well-sifted facts bearing on the doctrine of species that has ever appeared.

    Essays

  • The covering is better if the salt is mixed into a paste using clean water and very well-sifted wood ash.

    2.1 Introduction to Donkeys Relationship with Humans

  • Infuse a handful of well-sifted wheat bran for four hours in white wine vinegar; add to it five yolks of eggs and two grains of musk, and distill the whole.

    The Ladies Book of Useful Information Compiled from many sources

  • There was no frost under there, the earth was dry and the hens had scratched in it during the winter, so Hiram got all the well-sifted earth he needed for his seed boxes.

    Hiram the Young Farmer

  • Morality had always been for them a matter of family custom, parental teaching of the rules of decorum, legal doctrine regarding the universality of aequitas, and, more than they knew, of puritanic instincts inherited from a well-sifted stock.

    Vergil

  • For instance, Mr.H. C. Watson has marked for me in the well-sifted London Catalogue of Plants (4th edition) sixty-three plants which are therein ranked as species, but which he considers as so closely allied to other species as to be of doubtful value: these sixty-three reputed species range on an average over 6.9 of the provinces into which Mr. Watson has divided Great Britain.

    II. Variation under Nature. Many of the Species Included within the Larger Genera Resemble Varieties in Being Very Closely, but Unequally, Related to Each Other, and in Having Restricted Ranges

  • What scientific psychology has to attempt -- for little has been accomplished -- may be reduced to this: To develop physiology and anthropology until the mechanism of life becomes clear, at least in its general method, and then to determine, by experiment and by well-sifted testimony, what conscious sublimation each of those material situations attains, if indeed it attains any.

    The Life of Reason

  • They exerted themselves to the utmost to gather data for a serious judgment, and returned to Paris after a sojourn of some two months, legitimately proud of the copious and well-sifted results of their research.

    The Inside Story of the Peace Conference

  • On the contrary, if they were disproved to-morrow, the book would still be the best of its kind -- the most compendious statement of well-sifted facts bearing on the doctrine of species that has ever appeared.

    Darwiniana : Essays — Volume 02

  • For instance, Mr.H. C. Watson has marked for me in the well-sifted London Catalogue of plants (4th edition) 63 plants which are therein ranked as species, but which he considers as so closely allied to other species as to be of doubtful value: these 63 reputed species range on an average over 6.9 of the provinces into which Mr. Watson has divided Great Britain.

    On the Origin of Species~ Chapter 02 (historical)

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