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Weevils
Weevils. In The Winged State, The Insects Thus Called Are Hard-shelled Beetles, Which, Says Dr. Harris, Are Distinguished From Other Insects By Having The Forepart Of The Head Pro Longed Into A Broad Muzzle Or A Longer And More Slender Snout, In The End Of Which The Opening Of The ...

Weights And Measures
Weights And Measures. The Pro Portions Or Quantities By Which Various Sorts Of Agricultural Or Other Produce Are Disposed Of. In Britain They Vary Greatly In Different Districts, And Even In Different Places Of The Same District Or County. In A General Sense The Term Measure Is Ap Plied To ...

Weld
Weld (reseda Luteola). The Dyer's Weed, Yellow Rocket, Or Yellow Weed, Is In England An Indigenous Annual Plant, Growing In Waste Ground, Especially On A Chalky Soil, As Well As In Fallow Fields, And On Walls. The Root Is Tapering. The Stem Wand-like, Striated, Leafy, Somewhat Branched, Smooth, Like The ...

Wfiortleberrie
Wfiortleberrie. The Species Of Cranberry Most Commonly Found In The United States Is The Oxycoccus Ma Crocarpus. It Is An Indigenous, Low Trailing Vine, Growing Wild In Bogs And Meadows, Hear Ing A Beautiful Red Berry Of An Exceedingly Sour, Though Agreeable Taste, Much Used In Do Mestic Economy For ...

White Beet
Beet, White (bela Cida). This Is Also Known As The Chord, Or Carde. We Have Two Species In Common Cultivation, The Green And The White. They Receive Their Names From The Colour Of Their Footstalks ; But The Variation Is Considered By Some As Fugitive, And That Both Arc Produced ...

White Bryony
Bryony, White (bryonia Dioice). This Plant, With Its Tendrils And Leaves, Somewhat Resembles The Vine, And Clings Like It Around The Trees And Bushes In Its Progress. It Grows In Many Parts Of England Under Hedges And Thickets. The Leaves Are Hairy And Broad. The Flowers Small, And Of A ...

White Horehound
Horehound, White (1plarrubium Vut. Gare, From Marrob, A Hebrew Word, Signifying A Bitter Juice ; In Allusion To The Extreme Bitter Ness Of The Plant). This Species Grows In Rubbish By Roadsides, In Dry Waste Grounds,, And On Commons, Flowering From July To Sep.' Tember. The Stem Is Bushy, Branching ...

White
White Tun/qtrs.—white Glebe.—roots Bular ; Skin Smootb, And Perfectly White; Neck And Tap-root Small. Although The Above De Scription Embraces The Principal Characteristics Of The White Globe Turnip, Yet There Is A Con Siderable Variety In Those To Which The Name Is Applied, Arising From The Degree Of Care And ...

Whitethorn Hawthorn
Hawthorn, Whitethorn, Or May (mespilus Oxyaeantha). A Common Small Tree, Or Shrub, But Beautiful In Its Appearance, And Fragrant In Odour. The Hawthorn Grows Al Most Everywhere In Thickets, Copses, Hedges, And Hign Open Fields. The Wood Is Very Hard, With A Smooth, Blackish Bark, And, Like The Whitebeam Hawthorn ...

Whorled Knot Grass
Knot-grass, Whorled (illecebrum Ver Ticillatum). This Is An Interesting Dwarf Pe Rennial Plant, Which Is Not Uncommon In Marshy, Boggy Ground In Cornwall And Devon Shire, Flowering In July. The Different Species Are Pretty, May Be Grown In Any Soil, And In Crease From Seed Without Difficulty. The Root Is ...

Wild Animals
Animals, Wild, Stealing Of. In England No Larceny At Common Law (says Mr. Archbold In His Crim. Law, P. 165) Can Be Committed Of Such Animals, In Which There Is No Property Either Absolute Or Qualified; As Of Beasts That Are Ferm Naturm, And Unreclaimed, Such As Deer, Hares, And ...

Wild Bullace Tree
Bullace Tree, Wild (prunus Insititia). A Small Tree, Chiefly Growing In Hedges And Plantations, With Irregularly-spreading Round Branches, For The Most Part Tipped With A Sharp Straight Thorn. There Are Several Varieties Of The Black Kind, Differing In Size And Flavour, Some Good Even In A Fresh State, And Of ...

Wild Camomile
Camomile, . Wild, Or Fever Few (matricaria Camomilla, Pl. 10, W W). Found In Cultivated And Waste Ground, On Dunghills, And By Roadsides ; Very Common About London. Root Annual, Rather Large And Woody ; Flower Ing From May Till August ; Stem A Foot High; Flowers Numerous, About The ...

Wild Carrot
Carrot, Wild (daucus Carota, Pl. 10, O). This Common Plant Is Abundant In Pastures, And About Hedges, In A Gravelly Soil. It Is A Biennial Plant, Flowering In June And July. Its Root Is Small, Slender, Aromatic, And Sweet Ish. It Grows Two Feet High, Branched, Erect, Leafy ; The ...

Wild Celery
Celery, Wild, Or Smallage Pars Ley (.dpium Graveolens). This Is A Biennial, Found In Ditches And Marshy Ground, Especially Towards The Sea ; Root Tap-shaped, Herb Smooth And Shining. Flowers Numerous, Small, Green Ish White. The Seeds And Whole Plant In Its Native Ditches Are Acrid And Dangerous, With A ...

Wild Cherry
Cherry, Wild. Several Kinds Of Wild Cherry Are Found In The United States, And Mi Chaux Describes The Following Species. Red Cherry Tree (cerasus Borealis). Red Cherry. Small Cherry ; Common Only In The Northern States, (including The Highlands In The Northern Parts Of Pennsylvania), In Canada, New Brunswick, Nova ...

Wild Ginger
Ginger, Wild (asarwrn, .11sarabacca, Indian Ginger). This Genus Of Herbaceous Plants Are Small And Unobtrusive. Botanists Enumerate Three Species As Found In The United States. That Called Canada Snake Root (4. Canadense), Very Closely Resembles The European Asarabacca, And Is Met With In Old Woods From Canada To The Carolinas. ...

Wild L Flax
Flax, Wild (l. Virginianum). A Plant Growing One To Two Feet High, Often With Three Or Four Slender And Angular Stems From The Same Root, Bearing Pale Yellow Flowers, Is Often Found In The Old Fields And Open Woodlands Of The Middle States. Authors Generally Describe The Root Of The ...

Wild Lupine
Lupine, Wild. Mr.nuttallhasenumerated Seven Species Of The Lupine Genus Found In Dif Ferent Parts Of The United States And Territories. Dr. Darlington Has Described Common Wild Lu Pine, An Ornamental Plant, Found In The Wood Lands And Hills Of The Middle States. The Root Is Perennial And Creeping; Stem 9 ...

Wild Madder
Madder, Wild (rubies. Peregrina.) This Is An Indigenous Species Which Is Found Grow Ing In Thickets And On Stony Or Sandy Ground In The West Of Britain. The Root Is Creeping, Fleshy, And Tender, Of A Tawny Red, Useful In Dyeing, But It Is Very Inferior To The Cultivated Madder. ...

Wild Orange
Orange, Wild. See Cherry, Wild. Orchard (gr.). In Horticulture, An Ep Closure Devoted To The Culture Of Fruit Trees. In England The Surface Of The Soil In Orchards Is Generally Kept Under Pasture ; Which, While It Prevents The Earth From Being Washed Away By Rains, Is Favourable To The ...

Wild Rice
Rice, Wild (zizania). Nuttall Mentions Three Species Of Aquatic Grasses, Called Wild Rice, Found In The United States, Viz.: The Zizania Aquatica (p1. 4, C); Z. Miliacea ; And The Z. Jlui Tans. This Last Is Very Small And Easily Con Founded With Other Aquatic Grasses. He Found It Around ...

Wild Senna
Senna, Wild (cassia Marylandica). This Plant, Which Is Abundant In The Middle States, Is Quite Ornamental, And Often Introduced Into Gardens. It Has A Perennial Root And Erect Stem, Growing To The Height Of 3 Or 4 Feet, And Branching. The Leaves Resemble Those Of The Imported Senna (also A ...

Wild Sensitive Plant
Sensitive Plant, Wild, Commonly Called Twinkling Cassia (cassianictitans). This Plant Is Found In The Middle States, On Road Sides, &c. Its Root Is Annual, And The Stem Grows 6 To 12 Inches Long, Mostly Oblique, Slender, Branching, And Roughish-hairy. It Pro Duces Yellow Flowers In August, Succeeded By Seed-pods An ...

Wild Thyme
Thyme, Wild (thymus). A Genus Of Aro Matic, Pungent, Branched, Somewhat Shrubby Plants, Belonging To The Natural Order Labiate. They Are Often Diffuse In England, And Of Hum Ble Growth : In Some Instances Annual. The Common Wild Thyme (t. Serpyllum) Is Plentiful Almost Everywhere, Particularly On Heaths And Dry ...

With Other Salt
Salt, With Other Maniireb.--.-salt And Lime. With A Mixture Of Salt And Lime, A Manure Is Gradually Formed Of A Most Powerful Descrip Tion. It Promises Now, Through The Successful Example Of Mr. Bennett And Sir C. Burrell, To Be Very Generally Adopted. R Is Difficult To As Count For ...

Wool Ton
Ton, Wool. All The Best Varieties Of Sheep Known In Europe Have Been Introduced Into The United States, Where The Raising Of Sheep, Both For The Profits Of Carcass And Wool; Is A Highly Productive Branch Of Agriculture. The Num Ber Of Sheep In The United States, In 1840, Was ...

Wtnter Apples
Wtnter Apples. 55. Jescpus Spitzenberg, Large, Very Beautiful, And Excellent ; Shape Oblong; Colour Deep Scar Let, Deepening To Dark Crimson Next The Sun ; Flesh Juicy And High-flavoured. A Very Cele Brated Fruit, Ripening In • December, And Keep Ing Till March. The Flushing Spitzenberg Differs From This In ...

Yellow And White
Yellow And White Turnips.—coir Moh Turnips Are Divided Into Two Important Classes, Viz. The White And Yellow-rooted; The Former Comprehending Those Which Are Most Tender And Arrive Soonest At Maturity, And Which Are Best Fitted For Using During The Earlier Part Of The Season ; And The Latter, With Trifling ...

Yellow Bed Straw
Bed-straw, Yellow, Ladies' (ga Lium Verum). It Is Sometimes Termed Cheese Renning And Maid's Hair, Or Petty Muguet Or Mugwort, And Yellow Goose-grass. A Perennial Weed, Flowering From June Till October, More Common In The Hedges And Waysides Than In The Body Of Pastures. Its Slender Stalks Rise To About ...

Yellow Birds Nest
Bird's Nest, Yellow (monotrope Hype Pays). A Weed Occasionally Met With In Poor And Gravelly Soils. It Is Also Found Sometimes About The Roots Of Beeches And Firs, In Woods, Frequent In All The Midland Counties. Root Fibrous, Much Branched, And Somewhat Creep Ing, Growing Among Dead Leaves, Or In ...

Yellow Turnips
Yellow Turnips. — Altringham This Turnip—although From Its Being Rather Below The Medium Size Attained By Yellow Tur Nips In General, It Is More Particularly Suited For Garden Culture—is Also In Good Repute In Some Quarters As A Field Turnip. It Is Recom Mended For Its Fine Globular Shape, And ...