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In the same manner, also, some animals are generated in the earth from rain, and some, again, in wood. And not only wood-worms1 are produced in wood, but gad-flies also and other insects issue from it, whenever there is an excess of moisture; just as in man, tape-worms2 are sometimes found, as much as three hundred feet or more in length.

1 Cossi. See B. xvii. c. 37.

2 Tænise.

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