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" Hence the potatoes, after remaining for some hours in the boiling water, were nearly as hard as ever. The pot was left on the fire all night, and next morning it was boiled again, but yet the potatoes were not cooked. I found out this by overhearing my... "
Astronomical Register: A Medium of Communication for Amateur Observers and ... - Page 216
1867
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Chambers's Miscellany of Useful and Entertaining Tracts

William Chambers, Robert Chambers - Art - 1845
..."hence," says he, " our potatoes, after remaining for some hours in the boiling water, were nearlv as hard as ever. The pot was left on the fire all...boiled again ; but yet the potatoes were not cooked. I found out this by overhearing my two companions discussing the cause : thev had come to the simple...
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Journal of Researches Into the Natural History and Geology of ..., Volumes 1-2

Charles Darwin - Beagle Expedition - 1846 - 336 pages
...the case being the converse of that of a Papin's digester. Hence the potatoes, after remaining for some hours in the boiling water, were nearly as hard...boiled again, but yet the potatoes were not cooked. I found out this by overhearing my two companions discussing the cause : they had come to the simple...
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Introduction to Meteorology

David Purdie Thomson - Meteorology - 1849 - 487 pages
...Andes. The altitude was so great, and the boiling point so low, that " our potatoes, after remaining for some hours in the boiling water, were nearly as hard...boiled again ; but yet the potatoes were not cooked. I found out this, by overhearing my two companions discussing the cause ; they had come to the simple...
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The North American Review, Volume 71

North American review and miscellaneous journal - 1850
...to the heat and not to the fact of boiling. " Our potatoes," says Mr. Darwin, " after remaining for some hours in the boiling water, were nearly as hard...boiled again ; but yet the potatoes were not cooked. I found out this by overhearing my two companions discussing the cause ; they had come to the simple...
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The chemistry of creation

Robert Ellis (F.L.S.) - 1850
...of this nature; he was at that time travelling in the Andes:—" Our potatoes, after remaining for some hours in the boiling water, were nearly as hard...boiled again, but yet the potatoes were not cooked. I found out this by overhearing my two companions discussing the cause; they had come to the simple...
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The Progressive English reading books, Volume 3

Nelson Thomas and sons, ltd - 1862
...anecdote of this nature. He was travelh'ng in the Andes. " Our potatoes," says he, " after remaining for some hours in the boiling water, were nearly as hard...boiled again, but yet the potatoes were not cooked. I found out this by overhearing my two companions discussing the cause. They had come to the conclusion...
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The Aerial World: A Popular Account of the Phenomena and Life of the Atmosphere

Georg Hartwig - Aeronautics - 1875 - 556 pages
...diminished pressure which happened to him while crossing the Andes. ' The potatoes, after remaining for some hours in the boiling water, were nearly as hard...boiled again, but yet the potatoes were not cooked. I found out this, by overhearing my two companions discussing the cause ; they had come to the simple...
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Journal of Researches Into the Natural History and Geology of the Countries ...

Charles Darwin - Beagle Expedition - 1876 - 519 pages
...digester. Hence the potatoes, after remaining for some hours in the boiling water, were nearly as hard a* ever. The pot was left on the fire all night, and...boiled again, but yet the potatoes were not cooked. I found out this, by overhearing my two companions discussing the cause ; they had come to the simple...
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The Chemistry of Creation: Being a Sketch of the Chief Chemical and Physical ...

Robert Ellis (M.R.C.S.) - Atmosphere - 1880 - 512 pages
...nature ;- he was at that time travelling in the Andes : " Our potatoes, after remaining for some time in the boiling water, were nearly as hard as ever....boiled again ; but yet the potatoes were not cooked. I found out this by overhearing my two companions discussing the cause ; they had come to the simple...
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A Naturalist's Voyage: Journal of Researches Into the Natural History and ...

Charles Darwin - Beagle Expedition - 1889 - 519 pages
...the case being the converse of that of a Papin's digester. Hence the potatoes, after remaining for some hours in the boiling water, were nearly as hard...boiled again, but yet the potatoes were not cooked. I found out this by overhearing my two companions discussing the cause : they had come to the simple...
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