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The pinaster is nothing else but a wild pine: it rises to a surprising height, and throws out branches from the middle, just as the pine does from the top. This tree yields a more copious supply of resin than the pine: the mode in which this is done we shall set forth1 on a future occasion. It grows also in flat countries. Many people think that this is the same tree that grows along the shores of Italy, and is known as the "tibulus;"2 but this last is slender, and more com- pact than the pine; it is likewise free from knots, and hence is used in the construction of light gallies;3 they are both almost entirely destitute of resin.

1 In c. 23 of this Book.

2 A variety of the Pinus silvestris of Linnæus.

3 "Liburnicæ." See B. ix. cc. 5 and 48.

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