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laying her spinning-wheel on its back, the horizontal spindle standing vertically, while he made the wheel revolve, and drew a roving of cotton from the spindle into an attenuated thread. Then he took her in his arms and returned her and the baby to bed, and kissed her affectionately, and once more took the baby out, and made it cry with his hard beard. “Our fortune is made when that is made,” he said, speaking of his drawings on the floor.
14. “What will you call it ?" asked his wife. “Call it ? What an we call it after thysen, Jenny? They called thee Spinning Jenny afore I had thee, because thou beat every lass in Stanehill Moor at the wheel. What if we call it Spinning Jenny?'”
15. It was all a mystery to Robert Peel. He went home with his bilberry leaves, and went to bed, wondering if Hargreaves was out of his mind, or if he too were inventing something, or about to make experiments in some new process of working
Spell and use in sentences : ex traôr' di nar y chap'man
in dig' nant in'spir ā tion
at ten'u at ed hu mil'i at ed
hor'i zon tal as sur'ance
ver' ti cal ly
Who was James Hargreaves ? Relate the story reciting what led to a valuable invention. Why was it called the Spinning Jenny ?
XII. THE HOLLY TREE.
O reader, hast thou ever stood to see
Below a circling fence its leaves are seen,
I love to view these things with curious eyes,
Thus, though abroad, perchance I might appear
And, as when all the summer trees are seen,
So serious should my youth appear among
Spell and define : Contemplates, perceives, intelligence, confound, sophistries, wrinkled, prickly, moralize, austere.
Then on! then on! where duty leads,
My course be onward still;
Bishop REGINALD HEBER (1792–1822).
1. Insects are animals whose bodies consist of rings movable upon one another, the hard parts being outside. The body consists of the head, the thorax and the abdomen.
2. The head is furnished with a mouth, eyes, and two feelers which serve as organs of hearing. The mouth is either a chewing or a sucking organ; the eyes are fixed in their sockets and consist of many single eyes united together. Some winged insects have eyelets on the crown of their heads.
3. The legs are six in number and are attached to the under side of the thorax, one pair to each of its three rings. Each leg consists of a hip-joint, a thigh, a shank, and a foot consisting of five pieces with claws at the end. These pieces are called tarsi.
4. Insects generally have four wings: flies and mosquitos have only two wings. Bees, wasps and ants have membranous wings: butterflies and moths have scaly wings. The upper pair of wings of beetles are horny and are called elytra; the under pair are membranous. Bugs and harvest flies have their wings crossed; grass
hoppers have long straight wings. The membranous wings of the dragon fly are net-veined.
5. The piercer is a jointed tube capable of being thrust out of the end of the body and is used to deposit eggs in holes. Sometimes the piercer consists of a scabbard containing a borer used to make holes in which eggs are to be placed.
6. The sting consists of a sheath covering a sharp instrument connected with a sac of poi
The dragon fly has no jaws and its abdomen is destitute of sting and piercer.
7. Insects are hatched from eggs which are laid where the young will find a plentiful supply of food. In passing from the egg to the adult state, most insects undergo great changes of form and habits.
8. There are three distinctly marked stages in the life of an insect. When it is hatched, it is wingless, passes most of its time in eating and grows rapidly. The body is worm-like and consists of fourteen segments. In its infantile state it is called a larve. All caterpillars are butterflies or moths in a larve state.