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Nor is the blood-red1 shrub looked upon as a less ill- omened2 plant than the last. The inner bark of it is used to re-open ulcers which have healed too rapidly.

1 See B. xvi. cc. 30, 43.

2 The cornel, probably. It was looked upon as "infelix," or ill-omened, because it was sacred to the Deities of the infernal regions.

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