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  • The place was full of golden mummy-cases, standing upright in narrow open-fronted booths.

    Sagittarius Whorl

  • During our conversation Ricks recited (in fine voice!) the second stanza, particularly relishing the phrase "torpid mummy wheat," which he notes in his edition of Tennyson's works was "a variety grown in Egypt and said to come from grains found in mummy-cases"; there was a claim in the 1840s that mummy wheat had been resuscitated in England.

    Insight: Poetic Visions of the Past

  • Whenever seed is thus returned to nature's bosom -- all-palpitating as it is with life -- whether it quickens or not, it dies; and there is no resurrection for dead seed from the earth, any more than there is for the occupants of the exhumed mummy-cases of ancient Thebes.

    Life: Its True Genesis

  • Dr.G. Chaplin Child, who swallows the "Egyptian wheat" story, mummy-cases and all, in speaking of some of the English

    Life: Its True Genesis

  • You know how in old mummy-cases have been found grains of wheat, which, being sown, sprang up, and bore a harvest like that which waved in the breeze on the banks of the Nile.

    The Continental Monthly, Vol. 2, No 3, September, 1862 Devoted to Literature and National Policy.

  • The idea of deriving a new forest from such nuts, is hardly less absurd than that of emptying the Egyptian catacombs of their old mummy-cases, in the expectation of seeing a race of Theban kings stalking the earth as before the foundations of either Carthage or Rome were laid.

    Life: Its True Genesis

  • These coverings are now called mummy-cases, and the bodies they inclose, mummies.

    New National Fourth Reader

  • In Egypt, too, the Egyptians traced pictures upon the walls of their temples and upon the painted mummy-cases of the dead.

    Knights of Art; stories of the Italian painters

  • In Egypt, too, the Egyptians traced pictures upon the walls of their temples and upon the painted mummy-cases of the dead.

    Knights of Art: Stories of the Italian Painters

  • No decomposition or development of fungi takes place in dry organic matter, a fact illustrated by the high state of preservation in which timber has been found after the lapse of centuries, as well as by the condition of mummy-cases, bandages, etc., kept dry in the hot climate of Egypt.

    Forty Centuries of Ink

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