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Throughout a great and open area, not only will there be a better chance of favourable variations arising from the large number of individuals of the same species there supported, but the conditions of life are infinitely complex from the large number of already existing species; and if some of these many species become modified and improved, others will have to be improved in a corresponding degree or they will be exterminated.
I conclude, looking to the future, that for terrestrial productions a large continental area, which will probably undergo many oscillations of level, and which consequently will exist for long periods in a broken condition, will be the most favourable for the production of many new forms of life, likely to endure long and to spread widely.
Mere chance, as we may call it, might cause one variety to differ in some character from its parents, and the offspring of this variety again to differ from its parent in the very same character and in a greater degree; but this alone would never account for so habitual and large an amount of difference as that between varieties of the same species and species of the same genus.
And lo, and behold I there stood all three dogs--the one with eyes as large as saucers, the second with eyes as large as mill-wheels, and the third with eyes each as large as the Round Tower of Copenhagen.
The air was delightfully cool and fragrant; and the drops of dew still glittered on the leaves of the large liliaceous plants, which shaded the streamlets of clear water.
During our stay at Brazil I made a large collection of insects.
I was much interested one day by watching a deadly contest between a Pepsis and a large spider of the genus Lycosa.
A large Epeira of the same division with Epeira tuberculata and conica is extremely common, especially in dry situations.
It is well known that most of the British spiders, when a large insect is caught in their webs, endeavour to cut the lines and liberate their prey, to save their nets from being entirely spoiled.
Fe Bajada, many large black spiders, with ruby-coloured marks on their backs, having gregarious habits.
It was so large a house, that she did not like to go nearer till she had nibbled some more of the lefthand bit of mushroom, and raised herself to about two feet high: even then she walked up towards it rather timidly, saying to herself
The old woman hid me behind a large cask, and scarcely had she done this when the robbers returned home, dragging a young girl along with them.
at large 1 : not captured or locked up <The bank robbers are still at large.
Electing large LLCs can treat audit adjustments in one of two ways: 1.
To attract large accounts, insurers need to have a national account competency in place and be able to cater to each employer's needs and problems.