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BY WILLIAM NICHOLSON,
Author and Proprietor of the Philosophical Journal, and various other Chemical, Philosophical, and

Mathematical Works,

ILLUSTRATED WITH

UPWARDS OF 180 ELEGANT ENGRAVINGS.

VOL. III.

PHILADELPHIA :

PUBLISHED BY MITCHELL, AMES, AND WHITE.

ALSO,
BY INGRAM AND LLOYD, NASHVILLE.
William Brown, Printer.

1819.

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THE

BRITISH ENCYCLOPEDIA.

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The buccaneers are of two sorts ; the Polyadelphia Decandria class and buccaneers ox-hunters, or rather hunters order. Nat. order Columniferæ. Malva of bulls and cows; and the buccaneers ceæ, Jussieu. Essential character: calyx boar bunters, who are simply called hun. three-leaved; petals five, arched, semis ters: though it seems that such a name be bifid ; anthers on each filament three; less proper to them than to the former; stigma simple; capsule muricate, ending since the latter smoke and dry the flesh in a five-rayed star punched with holes, of wild boars, which is properly called five-celled, valveless, not opening. There buccaneering, whereas the former preis but one species, viz. B. guazuma, elm pare only the hides, which is done withleaved bubroma or theobroma, or bastard out buccaneering: cedar. This tree rises to the height of Buccaneering is a term taken from Bucforty or fifty feet in the West Indies, hav can, the place where they smoke their ing a trunk as large as the size of a man's flesh or fish, after the manner of the sabody, covered with a dark brown bark, vages, on a grate or hurdle made of Brasenang out many branches towards the sil wood, placed in the smoke a considertor, which extend wide every way ; leaves able distance from the fire; this place is oblong, heart-shaped, alternate, nearly a hut of about twenty-five or thirty feet four inches long, and two broad near the in circumference, all surrounded and co. base, ending in acute points; the branches vered with palmetto leaves. hare a nap scattered over them; they BUCCINATOR, in anatomy; a muscle have no buils; the flowers are in co on each side of the face, common to the rumbs. In Jamaica it is known by the lips and cheeks. See ANATOMY. narie of bastard cedar, and is peculiar to BUCCINUM, in natural history, a gethe low lands there, forming an agreeable nus of the Vermes Testacea. Animal a shade for the cattle, and supplying them limas; shell univalve, spiral, gibbous; with food in dry weather, when all the aperture ovate, terminating in a short caherbage is burned up or exhausted. The nal leaning to the right, with a retuse wood is light and so easily wrought, that beak or projection ; pillar-lip, expanded. it is generally used by coachmakers in There are between two and three bunall the side pieces; it is also cut into dred species, separated into eight divistaves for casks

sions; viz. A. infated, rounded, thin, subBUCCANEERS, those who dry and diaphonous, and brittle. B. with a short smoke flesh or fish after the manner of exserted beak; lip unarmed outwardly. the Americans. This name is particularly C.lip prickly outwardly on the hind part; given to the French inhabitants of the in other respects resembling division B. island of St. Domingo, whose whole em D. pillar-lip, dilated and thickeneri. E. ployment is to hunt bulls or wild boars, in pillar-lip appearing as if worn Aat F. order to sell the hides of the former and smooth, and not among the former divithe flesh of the latter,

sions. G.angular, and not included among

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