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Perrault, Claude, 1613-1688 / Memoir's for a natural history of animals : containing the anatomical descriptions of several creatures dissected by the Royal Academy of Sciences at Paris
(1688)

The explication of the figure of the ostrich,   pp. 214-215


Page 215


£ r. The upper Ventricles in which is feen the Lacis Choroides marked
.
i. The Glandula Pinealis bent a little backward out of its place.
A. Two Sirellings Scituated tnder the Brain.  They are the fame which are
mark-
  cd XX.
-. The Cerebellum.
v. The fourth Sinus.
A. A piece of tbe Stem of a Feather viewed with the Microlcope.
I 1. 2 2. Two of the Filaments whereof the lefs Beard of the Feather was
cornpo-
  fed.  Here is reprefented only the beginning, the reji being cut oif: they
are gar-
  nijbed on each fide with a row of Fibres.
Z Z. The Fibres wvhich are at the Jide, toward the end of the whole Feather;
thefe
   Fibres having feveral fmall Crotchets or hooks bent downward, wvich are
like
   a Latch, according to the comparifon that is made thereof in the De/cription.
e 03. The Fibres which are at the fides tonwards the hollow of the Feather;
thefe Fij
hres have feveral little Hooks bent upwards, refiembling the Catch to which
the Latch
4 it~afned, when it is pmfbed forward enosgh to fal into the Catch.
The


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