. Homes without hands : being a description of the habitations of animals, classed according to their principle of construction . Animals. 452 HOMES WITHOUT HANDS. lozenges which project from the sides forming the base, and the others the sides. This cell will, of course, have very short sides; but by the simple expedient of widening the lozenges which form the sides without altering the angles, the imitation cell can be made of any desired length.. nci. The best way of showing this beautiful structure is to make two models, one to lie flat or be folded and opened at discretion, and the other

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. Homes without hands : being a description of the habitations of animals, classed according to their principle of construction . Animals. 452 HOMES WITHOUT HANDS. lozenges which project from the sides forming the base, and the others the sides. This cell will, of course, have very short sides; but by the simple expedient of widening the lozenges which form the sides without altering the angles, the imitation cell can be made of any desired length.. nci. The best way of showing this beautiful structure is to make two models, one to lie flat or be folded and opened at discretion, and the other
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. Homes without hands : being a description of the habitations of animals, classed according to their principle of construction . Animals. 452 HOMES WITHOUT HANDS. lozenges which project from the sides forming the base, and the others the sides. This cell will, of course, have very short sides; but by the simple expedient of widening the lozenges which form the sides without altering the angles, the imitation cell can be made of any desired length.. nci. The best way of showing this beautiful structure is to make two models, one to lie flat or be folded and opened at discretion, and the other formed into a cell, and the angles written upon the cardboard. A little gummed paper will hold the sides together, so that the model can be handled without breaking. A very amusing puzzle may be formed by cutting out the nine lozenge- shaped pieces of cardboard, and by requesting that they be so put together as to form the model of a bee-cell. We have not yet exhausted the wonders of the bee-comb. If we take a piece of comb from which all the cells have been removed and hold it up to the light, we shall see that the cells are not placed opposite each other, but that the three lozenges which form the base of one cell form part of the base of three other cells, as is seen in Fig. 2. Thus a still farther economy of material is attained, while the strength is enormously increased, each of the edges formed by the junction of two lozenges making a buttress which performs precisely the same office as the but- tresses of architecture.. Please note that these images are extracted from scanned page images that may have been digitally enhanced for readability - coloration and appearance of these illustrations may not perfectly resemble the original work.. Wood, J. G. (John George), 1827-1889; Keyl, Friedrich Wilhelm, 1823-1871; Smith, E. A. (Edward Alfred); Pearson, G. (George). New York : Harper & Brothers

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