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Written by Robbin
(10/25/2005 12:28 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Of makeup and dab-chicks, penned by Line
17th -18th Century: Cosmetics are now in use by all except the very poorest classes of society. Red rouge and lipstick were used extensively to suggest health, wealth and gayety.
Also take a look at the cover of the book, Jane Austen: The world of her Novels and you will see the rouge definitely. It is currently the book on display on the Library Board, RoP.
Dabchick (Little Grebe) Tachybaptus ruficollis
The Little Grebe, Tachybaptus ruficollis , or Dabchick is, at 23-29 cm in length, the smallest European member of the grebe family of water birds.
This bird breeds in small colonies in heavily vegetated areas of freshwater lakes across Europe, much of Asia down to New Guinea, and most of Africa. Most birds move to more open or coastal waters in winter, but it is only migratory in those parts of its range where the waters freeze.
Like all grebes, it nests on the water's edge, since its legs are set very far back and it cannot walk well. Usually four to seven eggs are laid, and the striped young are sometimes carried on the adult's back.
It is an excellent swimmer and diver, and pursues its fish prey underwater.
The adults are unmistakable in summer with a reddish neck and cheeks, with a bright yellow gape. Its breeding call sounds like a horse whinnying. In winter, its size, buff plumage with a darker back and cap, and powder puff rear end enable identification. One Cornish bird interbred with a vagrant Pied-billed Grebe.
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