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Below the eyes are the cheeks, a feature which is found in man only. From the ancients they received the name of "genæ," and by the laws of the Twelve Tables, women were forbidden to tear them.1 The cheeks are the seat of bashfulness; it is on them more particularly that blushes are to be seen.

1 With their nails when mourning for the dead.

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