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  • Strait to search for "fowle" for food on the homeward voyage.

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  • It emerged that the Langleys had committed abuses in words, blowes, assaults and fowle carriages against him.11 Withers also alleged that the Langleys appropriated the takings from the visitors, and purloined the provisions intended for the patients.

    Bedlam

  • The collection included, along with those arrows and that mermaid's hand, Anne Boleyn's night veil and "silke knit-gloves"; a dead dodo (which Lewis Carroll saw at Oxford two centuries later, as he was writing "Alice in Wonderland"); a piece of the True Cross; a scourge used by Emperor Charles V; and "beasts, fowle, fishes, serpents, wormes (reall although dead and dryed)."

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  • It was kept in a chamber, and was a great fowle somewhat bigger than the largest Turky Cock, and so legged and footed, but stouter and thicker and of a more erect shape, coloured before like the breast of a young cock fesan, and on the back of dunn or dearc colour.

    The Song of The Dodo

  • About 1638, as I walked London streets, I saw the picture of a strange fowle hung out upon a clothe and myselfe with one or two more then in company went in to see it.

    The Song of The Dodo

  • Danzick, because the Danzickers put in old cable and rotten stuffe, which in fowle weather is found of no strength.

    The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation

  • Which is made no matter because it is common and liked well by their husbands: who make their wiues and daughters an ordinarie allowance to buy them colours to paint their faces withall, and delight themselues much to see them of fowle women to become such faire images.

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  • Their weapons are the long bow, and handgunne, wherein they excell, as well for quicknesse to charge and discharge, as for neerenesse at the marke by reason of their continuall practise (whereto they are forced) of shooting at wild fowle.

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  • The 16 day of September the Emperour sent home vnto our lodging for euery of vs a Tartarie horse to ride from place to place as we had occasion, for that the streetes of Mosco are very fowle and mirie in the Summer.

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  • In this sudden confusion, the principall and greatest of the foure galliasses falling fowle of another ship, lost her rudder: for which cause when she conld not be guided any longer, she was by the force of the tide cast into a certaine showld vpon the shore of Caleis, where she was immediately assaulted by diuers English pinasses, hoyes, and drumblers.

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