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1 Cimolian earth, known in modern chemistry as Cimolite, is not a cretaceous earth, but an aluminous silicate, still found in the island of Kimoli, or Argentiera, one of the Cyclades; See B. iv. c. 23. Tournefort describes it as a white chalk, very heavy, tasteless, and dissolving in water. It is found also at Alexandrowsk in Russia.
2 See Chapter 25 of this Book.
3 See B. xxxi. c. 46.
4 See B. xii. c. 51.
5 See B. v. c. 28.
6 Beckmann thinks that this may have been our common chalk. Vol. II. p. 105.
7 This seems to be the meaning of "crescit in macerando."
8 A.U.C. 535, it is supposed.
9 As a plebiscitum.
10 "Desquamatur." This is most probably the meaning of the word, though Beckmann observes "that it was undoubtedly a term of art, which cannot be further explained, because we are unacquainted with the operation to which it alludes."—Vol II. p. 104. Bohn's Edition.
11 " Funditur sulphure." The meaning of these words is very doubtful. Beckmann proposes to read "offenditur," but he is not supported by any of the MSS. He has evidently mistaken the meaning of the whole passage.
12 Probably because it was too calcareous, Beckmann thinks.
13 See B. iv. c. 3, and B. xxxvi. c. 59.
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