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" Shortly after the points enlarge into the plumed tops of cocoa-nut trees, and a line of green, interrupted at intervals, is traced along the water's surface. Approaching still nearer, the lake and its belt of verdure are spread out before the eye, and... "
Corals and Coral Islands - Page 162
by James Dwight Dana - 1890 - 440 pages
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The Eclectic Magazine of Foreign Literature, Science, and Art, Volume 37

1856
...heavy along the margin of the shore, and presents a strange contrast to the white coral beach beyond, the massy foliage of the grove, and the embosomed lake with its tiny islets. It is altogether a most interesting and attractive spectacle, and one that might well make an explorer...
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The Island World of the Pacific: Being ... Travel Through the Sandwich Or ...

Henry Theodore Cheever - Oceania - 1851 - 406 pages
...at intervals, is traced along the water's surface. Approaching still nearer, the lake and its belt of verdure are spread out before the eye, and a scene...water is often as blue as the ocean, although but fifteen or twenty fathoms deep ; yet shades of green and yellow are intermingled, where patches of...
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Life in the Sandwich Islands: Or, The Heart of the Pacific, as it was and is

Henry Theodore Cheever - Hawaii - 1851 - 355 pages
...at intervals, is traced along the water's surface. Approaching still nearer, the lake and its belt of verdure are spread out before the eye, and a scene...and the embosomed lake, with its tiny islets. The colour of the lagoon water is often as blue as the ocean, although but fifteen or twenty fathoms deep...
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The Edinburgh New Philosophical Journal, Volume 52

Science - 1852
...at intervals, is traced along the water's surface. Approaching still nearer, the lake and its belt of verdure are spread out before the eye, and a scene...grove, and the embosomed lake with its tiny islets. The colour of the lagoon water is often as blue as the ocean, although but fifteen or twenty fathoms deep...
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The Edinburgh New Philosophical Journal: Exhibiting a View of the ..., Volume 52

Science - 1852
...at intervals, is traced along the water's surface. Approaching still nearer, the lake and its belt of verdure are spread out before the eye, and a scene...grove, and the embosomed lake with its tiny islets. The colour of the lagoon water is often as blue as the ocean, although but fifteen or twenty fathoms deep...
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LIFE IN THE SANDWICH ISLANDS: OR THE HEART OF THE PACIFIC AS IT WAS AND IS.

REV. HENRY T. CHEEVER - 1856
...at intervals, is traced along the water's surface. Approaching still nearer, the lake and its belt of verdure are spread out before the eye, and a scene...water is often as blue as the ocean, although but fifteen or twenty fathoms deep ; yet shades of green and yellow are intermingled, where patches of...
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Eclectic Magazine: Foreign Literature, Volume 37

John Holmes Agnew, Walter Hilliard Bidwell - 1856
...heavy along the margin of the shore, and presents a strange contrast to the white coral beach beyond, the massy foliage of the grove, and the embosomed lake with its tiny islets. It is altogether a most interesting and attractive spectacle, and one that might well make an explorer...
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The Romance of Natural History

Philip Henry Gosse - Natural history - 1861 - 372 pages
...at intervals, is traced along the water's surface. Approaching still nearer, the lake and its belt of verdure are spread out before the eye, and a scene of more interest can scarcely * This does not agree with Darwin's theory of subsidence. be imagined. The surf, beating loud and heavy...
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The Southern Review, Volume 14, Issue 28

1873
...at intervals, is traced along the water's surface. Approaching still nearer, the lake and its belt of verdure are spread out before the eye, and a scene...imagined. The surf, beating loud and heavy along the mar gin of the reef, presents a strange contrast to the prospect beyond — the white coral beach,...
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The Popular Science Monthly, Volume 1

Science - 1872
...at intervals, is traced along the water's surface. Approaching still nearer, the lake and its belt of verdure are spread out before the eye, and a scene...presents a strange contrast to the prospect beyond. There lie the white coralbeach, the massy foliage of the grove, and its embosomed lake with its tiny...
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