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1 See B. iv. cc. 22, 23.
2 Ajasson identifies it with Ollar stone, talc, or soap-stone, a hydrous silicate of magnesia, and nearly allied to the Ophites of Chapters 11 and 30.
3 He being a native of that part of Italy.
4 The Green Colubine Ollar stone, or soap-stone of Italy.
5 See B. iii. c. 21.
6 Identified by Brotero with our Free-stone or grit-stone.
7 So called from its resemblance to the spots on a peacock's tail. He alludes, probably, to the mode of roofing with tiles cut in the form of scales, still much employed on the continent, and in Switzerland more particularly.
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