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1 Ajasson describes this substance as consisting merely of the pure metal in a state of minute mechanical division; it would appear, therefore, to be scarcely, if at all, different from the articles described in the last Chapter. The word στόμωμα means a "hard substance," or "hard scales," therefore the application of this term to a substance like down, "lanugo," is perhaps not very appropriate.—B.
2 Beckmann comments at some length on this passage; Vol. I. p. 328. Bohn's Edition.
3 "Seplasiæ." The druggists dwelling in the Seplasia. See B. xxxiii. c. 58.
4 In Chapters 22 and 23, as applied to Cadmia and Cyprian copper, respectively.—B.
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