One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
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- ‘What was reassuring about our guide was that he knew what each bird ate and about their habitats as well as being a competent natural historian.’
- ‘The University's first professor of natural history had trained some of the most notable natural historians of the nineteenth century.’
- ‘A prolific letter writer, Blanche would send letters off to ornithologists, natural historians and horticulturists around the world, asking for and giving advice.’
- ‘Quite frankly, the explanations from natural historians, folklorists and fossil experts are as strange as Kipling's fictional accounts.’
- ‘Baker claims, ‘The theory of natural selection… postulates a causal relation wholly unappreciated by natural historians before Darwin.’’
- ‘When you read the eighteenth-century natural historians, they talk about clothing and beards and skin color all in the same paragraph.’
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