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Nits are destroyed by using dogs' fat, eating serpents cooked1 like eels, or else taking their sloughs in drink. Porrigo is cured by applying sheep's gall with Cimolian chalk, and rubbing the head with the mixture till dry.

1 A recipe well understood in the restaurants of the French provinces, Ajasson says, but it is doubtful whether with the object named byour author.

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