The number, tameness, and disgusting habits of the carrion-feeding hawks of South America make them pre-eminently striking to any one accustomed only to the birds of Northern Europe.
It appears to me a curious circumstance, as showing the fine shades of difference in habits, that judging from this latter respect alone, when I first saw this second species, I thought it was different from the Maldonado kind.
I grieve to state so distressing a fact, but the inhabitants of Typee were in the habit of devouring fish much in the same way that a civilized being would eat a radish, and without any more previous preparation.
Fayaway, how could you ever have contracted so vile a habit? However, after the first shock had subsided, the custom grew less odious in my eyes, and I soon accustomed myself to the sight.
(which indeed are arts of state, and arts of life, as Tacitus well calleth them), to him, a habit
of dissimulation is a hinderance and a poorness.
My early habits
had gifted me with a feminine sensibility and too exquisite refinement.
"Listen to his beasts' habits
and belly orders," said the old man, delighted with the evident embarrassment of his rival; "and then he says it is not the core!
are at the same time dispositions, but dispositions are not necessarily habits
We believe that one group of habits
can 'down' another group of habits--or instincts.
Wollaston, of the almost entire absence of certain large groups of beetles, elsewhere excessively numerous, and which groups have habits
of life almost necessitating frequent flight;--these several considerations have made me believe that the wingless condition of so many Madeira beetles is mainly due to the action of natural selection, but combined probably with disuse.
He lifted the latch, and turned into the bright bar or kitchen on the right hand, where the less lofty customers of the house were in the habit
of assembling, the parlour on the left being reserved for the more select society in which Squire Cass frequently enjoyed the double pleasure of conviviality and condescension.
"Ginger has a bad habit
of biting and snapping; that is why they call her Ginger, and when she was in the loose box she used to snap very much.