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1 The Abies excelsa of Decandolle—the Pese or Faux sapin (false fir) of the French. This tree, however, has not the pectinated, or comb-like leaf, mentioned by Pliny in c. 38.
2 It is still known in commerce as "false incense;" and is often sold as incense for the rites of the Roman church: while sometimes it is purposely employed, as being cheaper.
3 A great street in Capua, which consisted entirely of the shops of sellers of unguents and perfumes.
4 It has the same pyramidal form as the pitch-tree. It is still much used in ship-building, both for its resinous and durable qualities and the lightness of the wood.
5 The presence of resin is not looked upon as any defect in the fir at the present day. It produces what is known in commerce as "Strasbourg turpentine."
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