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1 A white, much used for fresco painting. Ajasson is of opinion, that Pliny, in this Chapter, like the other ancient authors, confounds two earths that are, in reality, totally different,—Hydrosilicate of magnesia, or Steatite, and Rhomboidical carbonate of line.
2 See B. v. c. 6.
3 Ajasson thinks that possibly our compact magnesite, meerschaum, or sea-foam, may be the substance here alluded to.
4 See Chapter 57 of this Book.
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