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A spodium1 of lead is also prepared in the same manner as that extracted from Cyprian copper.2 It is washed with rain water, in linen of a loose texture, and the earthy parts are separated by pouring it off; after which it is sifted, and then pounded. Some prefer removing the fine powder with a feather, and then triturating it with aromatic wine.

1 From σποδὸς, "ashes."—B.

2 See Chapter 34 of this Book.—B.

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