The quail lays fifteen or twenty eggs and they are white.
The Lymexylonidae, a small family of this group, characterized by its slender, undifferentiated feelers and feet, is believed by Lameere to comprise the most primitive of all living beetles, and Sharp lays stress on the undeveloped structure of the tribe generally.
The mother bird lays her eggs in a nest and keeps them warm until the birdlings are hatched.
Like Wordsworth she lays us on the lap of earth and sheds the freshness of the early world.
The decree of the Congregation of Rites (May 18,1819) says nothing about apparels, but only lays down that the alb must be of white linen or hemp cloth.