Swimming Swan

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“Swan, in the act of swimming, the right foot being fully expanded and about to give the effective stroke, which is delivered outwards, downwards and backwards, as represented at r of fig. 50; the left foot being closed, and about to make the return stroke, as shown at s of fig. 50. In rapid swimming, the swan flexes its legs simultaneously and somewhat slowly; it then vigorously extends them."—Pettigrew, 1874


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Pettigrew, J. Bell Animal Locomotion (New York, NY: D. Appleton & Company, 1874)


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