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[81c] seeing that it is newly produced from marrow and nourished on milk; and as the triangles contained therein, which have invaded it from without and go to form the meats and drinks, are older and weaker than its own, it divides and overcomes them with its own new triangles, and thus renders the creature large by feeding it on many similar substances. But when the root of the triangles1 grows slack owing to their having fought many fights during long periods,

1 i.e., the radical structure of the primary triangles; cf. 53 D ff.

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