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The fistula of the eye, called "ægilops," is cured by the agency of the plant of the same name,1 which grows among barley, and has a leaf like that of wheat. The seed is pounded for the purpose, and applied with meal; or else the juice is extracted from the stem and more pulpy leaves, the ears being first removed. This juice is incorporated with meal of three-month wheat, and divided into lozenges.

1 See B. xviii. c. 44, and B. xxi. c. 63.

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