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  • And to parallel this Cock, there be divers fishes that cast their spawne on flags or stones, and then leave it uncovered and exposed to become a prey, and be devoured by Vermine or other fishes: but other fishes (as namely the Barbel) take such care for the preservation of their seed, that (unlike to the

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  • a kind of Barbel, {61c} which reaches a good size.

    Journals of Travels in Assam, Burma, Bhootan, Afghanistan and the Neighbouring Countries

  • Cheven, and so the Barbel, the Gudgion and Carp, and divers others have; and the hook being stuck into the leather or skin of such fish, does very seldome or never lose its hold: But on the contrary, a Pike, a

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  • But where are you going to yourself, Barbel; we are now half way up the Alm?

    Heidi

  • Now Barbel had for long past been most anxious to ascertain particulars about Alm-Uncle, as she could not understand why he seemed to feel such hatred towards his fellow-creatures, and insisted on living all alone, or why people spoke about him half in whispers, as if afraid to say anything against him, and yet unwilling to take his Part.

    Heidi

  • "I am glad I am not the child!" exclaimed Barbel, with a gesture of horrified pity.

    Heidi

  • Moreover, Barbel was in ignorance as to why all the people in Dörfli called him Alm-Uncle, for he could not possibly be uncle to everybody living there.

    Heidi

  • "And what happened to Tobias?" asked Barbel, who was listening with deep interest.

    Heidi

  • I have had the charge of the child till now, and I can tell you, Barbel, I am not going to give up the chance which has just fallen to me of getting a good place, for her sake.

    Heidi

  • "We have just reached the place I wanted," answered Barbel.

    Heidi

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