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[4] The purse-nets should be made of fine Phasian1 or Carthaginian flax, and the road-nets and hayes of the same material.

Let the purse-nets be of nine threads woven in three strands, each strand consisting of three threads. The proper length for these nets is forty-five inches, the proper width of the meshes six inches. The cords that run round2 them must be without knots, so that they may run easily.

1 i.e., Colchian. Much flax and linen was exported from Colchis.

2 The cords meant here are those that ran round the mouth of the purse, and served as a running noose to close it when the hare got in.

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