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NOTES AND QUERIES. [9< s. ix. MAY 10. 1902.

Automatograph (not in). 1896, Baldwin, lit tupra, p. 231, "Prof. J. Jastrow has invented an instru- ment called the automatograph, by which auto- matic movements may be registered."

Auxanometer (not in). 1884, Henfrey, * Element. Bot.' (fourth ed.), p. 607, "Where great accuracy and the measurement of minute spaces [in growth] are demanded, recourse must be had to special instruments called auxanometers."

Auxospore (not in). Henfrey, ut supra, p. 425, "Until the original size is restored by the pro- duction of auxospores."

Azaleine (not in). 1900, G. lies, 'Flame, Elec- tricity, and theCamera,' p. 283, " The dyes at present used in the preparation of orthochromatic plates are chiefly eosin, cyanin, azulin, erythrosin,azaleine, and croculein."

Baisoned (supra, p. 263)=Bausond.

Bally-tree (not in). 1888, 'Chambers's Ency.,' vol. ii. p. 197, "Black-bully, bally-tree wood, or sapodilla plum (Sapota Mulleri or Achras sapota)."

Bannering (not in). 1888, 'Chambers's Ency.,' vol. ii. p. 363, "At Shrewsbury the bounds-beating was called bannering."

Bark-speeler (not in). 1889, 'Chambers's Ency.,' vol. iii. p. 555, "The Scotch name bark-speeler ('climber') describes its almost constant habit" (Certhia familiar is, the common creeper).

Barley midge (not in). 1889, ' Chambers's Ency.,' vol. iii. p. 40, " Cecidomyia cerealis, sometimes called the barley midge, a brownish fly with silvery wings."

Barton (=Burton). Spon, ut infra, p. 470.

Bath ivhite (not in). 1885, Kane, ' European Butterflies,' p. 9, " Pieris daplidice, L., the Bath white."


Beaum (=Balm). Kirby and Spence, p. 417, "A fragrant odour of beaum."

Bee-martin (not in). 1892, 'Chambers's Ency.,' vol. x. p. 355, "The common American shrike- billed king-bird, or bee-martin (Tyrannus tyran- mis)."

Bee-moth (not in) 1890, 'Chambers's Ency.,' vol. v. p. 762, " Honeycomb moth, or bee-moth (Galleria) "

Bell, v (of. the sense). 1902, Munsey's Mag., March, p. 765, "The night-owl solemnly bells the frogs to vespers."

Bionomics (not in). 1896, ' Hazell's Annual,' p. 73, "Bionomics, which deals with the habits and variations of animals, and their modifications."

Biscuit root (not in). 1890, 'Chambers's Ency.,' vol. vi. p 631, " The quamash or biscuit root (Camassia esciilenta) of North America."

Blind. 1895, Anderson, ' Prospector's Hand- book,' p. 154, "Blind creek a creek, dry, except during wet weather."

Blow, v. (with blowpipe) 1893, Spon, 'Me- chanic's Own Book ' (fourth ed.), p. 641, " Lead the pipe away to the main supply, and ' blow ' it on by means of a union suited to the case"; ibid , "One end of it is ' blown on ' to an ' elbow nose-piece.' "

Borzoi (not inK 1898, Bazaar, 1 April, "Hand- some Borzoi r]og."

Brachisto-chronous (not in). 1893, McCormack, trl. Mach, 'Science of Mechanics,' p. 435, "If the whole curve is brachisto-chronous, every element of it is also brachisto-chronous."

Brasqued (not in). Spon, ut supra, p. 17, " Heated in a brasqued crucible.

Briquetting (not in). 1898, English Mechanic, p 194, " Briquetting sawdust."

Broggerite (not in). 1901, Brit. Jour. Photog., September suppl., p 65, " Alvite, broggerite, mona- zite."

Buckstone (not in) 1895, Anderson, ut supra, p. 155, "Buckstone rock not producing gold."

Bushelage. Hist. MSS. Com. Report on Lost- withiel Muniments, <fec., p. 334.

Butterick (supra, p. 265). A correspondent, Mr. H. Leffmann, of Philadelphia, U.S., informs me that this word " comes from the name of a New York dealer in patterns for fashionable clothing."

J. DORMER. Redmorion, Woodside Green, S.E.

(To be continued.)

" PASCHAL": "PASCTJA." The Spanish usage of the word Pascua, denoting the Paschal feast and other Church festivals, is worthy of note. Originally, no doubt, it is the equi- valent of the French Pdque and the Russian Pascha, which, from being the Jewish Pasch, has become the Christian Easter, this last name recalling an old Norse festival. (Note the misplaced occurrence of faster in Acts xii. 4, A.V.) The Spaniard talks of " Pascua de Navedad," "Pascua de Resurrecci6n " a pleonasm at first sight and " Pascua de Pentecostes." When an eminent Spanish professor saluted me shortly after Christmas with " l Ha pasado V. una buena Pascua 1 " I thought he had made a lapsus linguae, and received enlightenment. (The Italian speaks of Whitsuntide as Pasqua rosata.) The Russian veneration for Easter is well known. Illustrated and other journals print the beau- tiful greeting in prominent type, " Christos voskrese! Vo istinie voskres !" ("Christ is risen ! He is risen indeed ! ") and the glad tidings, passing from friend to friend, breathe an influence of affection and good will throughout the great Russian land.


EASTER DAY AT BEVERLEY. The following cutting from the Leeds Mercury Weekly Supplement of 5 April may interest your readers :

' Sunday's services at St. Mary's Church, Bever- .ey, commenced with Holy Communion at/ 6.30 A.M. At the Minster the choir ascended the north-west tower, and sang the Easter Hymn. The weather was cold but fine throughout the day."

St. Mary's Church at Beverley is a fine Per- pendicular building in the market-place of

hat town, though eclipsed by the glories

of Beverley Minster. Probably the idea of singing a hymn from the top of one of the towers was taken from the time-honoured ustom at Magdalen College, Oxford, of