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The Firing of Moscow

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179
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पत्रिका:
Notes and Queries
DOI:
10.1093/nq/179.14.245f
Date:
October, 1940
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not lrithin the memory of the neighbours,
Teignmouth, Shaldon, B i s h ~ p s t e i ~ t oRingn,
more and Cmmbeinteignhead, which overlook the estuaq-.
This information sent me searchino for
UYGUSWSIL (YANGUSWAIL).-T'.;~
The 'year
the Hindustani ,lame for spgiu of sturgmn weights and Iengths.
herb the leaves or roots of \Vhich i t is s u p %k of Briii6h Columbia ' told me of Pacific
posed that the &longeats as an a n ~ & t e Coast sturgeons: " Thev grow to enormous
when bitten by a poisonous snake. This ap- size, some of them weighing from 700 to 900
pounds, and it i s said that the largest caught
p e a s , holrever, to be only a superstition
without foundation. Wh.at are the scientific weighed over 1,000 pounds, though i t is not
name and the natural order to which this authenticated."
T.he Pacific Coast sturgeon is, I believe,
herb belongs, and what, is its geograph,ical
dcipensez franstnontanws, whereas our nordistribution i n India and elsewhere ?
mal works of reference naturally think first
WILLIAM KAnC
of the North Atlantic species, dcipenser
s t ~ ~ r i oAbout
.
the length of this, to us " the
have Sen this P~E;:
,hwn,,,
thos. books Hm m(G~taphnliccm leontopodiuw) in
decided. One says " 5 to 6 feet," another
Rimalaya a t a n altitude of over 14,000 ft., ., to feet,,, and a t,hird ,' about 18 feet. ,,
also i n the Swiss and French -4lps, as well
Can some
reader \vrite with knowas in the Pyrenees a t the altitude of about Mg on the lengths and weights of the s t u p
ft. But
it is very scarce in gems which c h m e to enter our rivers now
Switzerland, at
in all those local,ities and then ?
to which tourists have access, in consequent
of i t s being extensively pulled u p by tk
roots, both in the French Alps and t h
LK-L0.RE O F DRESS1XG.-I
seem to
Pyrenees, it is still very plentiful ; in place!
have heard a t some time that i t is lucky
somet.imes causing the mountain slope t
to put on a garment inside-out by accident,
appear almost as white as snow. Its r e a
and also luclir t o put one on hind side b e f o ~ .
home is the Steppes of Central Asia, wher
Am I correct about this? Perhaps there are
i t is a common weed. Is i t found anywher
other little superstitions connected with the
within the -4rct.i~Circle ?
putting on of one's clothes. importing g d
~ J L L I A M HARCOURT-BATII.
or bad luck.
PE~EGRIXGS.
B R O A D PEAK.-This
Himalayan snow
peak is recorded in a recent edition o.
H E F I R I S G O F JIOSCOJV. - I belie\-e
' Chambers' Encyclopaedia' a s being in thi
the story that 3 1 a ~ wm s deliberately
Karakoram range, and the altitude given i!
27,133 ft. What is the vernacul~arname ol set on fire b~ the R-ussians in 1812 in order
same, if any is known? I do not find it to frustrate Sapoleon, is now quite disincluded i n my list of Rimalayan snow- credited. What is today ihe most generally
penks of the altitude of 24,000 ft. and accepted account of the fire? -4nd on what
upwards. I n fact, I do not know of any documents is it. grounded ?
ICSOBAU~;~.
peak of the altitude given between that of
Dapsang (or K.2). 28,278 ft., and Gasherbrum (I.), 26,878 ft. a h v e the sea-level, in
ORTRAITS OF PRINCESS AUGUSTA.
the Karakoram chain.
Possibly, however,
-In
the quotation from the d n n t u ~ l
Broad Peak is synonymous with the last- ltegister on the subject of Princess Augusta's
named.
death, which appeals rrnte p. 199, s.r.
WXLLIAXHARCOURT-BATH. ' Xemorabilia,' it is stated that 011 her deathT H E STURGEON.-Writing, on 16 Aug., bed the princess presented all her domestics
aboard H.U.S. Brimnes (Brimnes is a n with a copy of her portrait. Such copies. in
Icelandic place-name), Seaman Ken Boyne, 1840, were doubtless engravings from a paintwith whom I sailed i n South Devon waters ing. I s the whe~raboutsof any of these p r c
i n the piping days of peace, told me that a iented copies known? What, and by whom,
" royal sturgeon," of 60 pounds, had just tnd whcrc now is the original painting ?
S. E. T.
been caught in the Teign estuary: a thing
Could anyone tell me of stories i n drama
o r fiction based upon a broken parole?
p. p- D.