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2 The word "cubitales" alone is used, which might be supposed to refer only to the length of the tail; but Hardouin conceives that it must also apply to the breadth, and refers to Aristotle, Hist. Anim. B. viii. c. 28, and others, in proof of the great size which the tails of the Syrian sheep attain, and which would not be indicated by merely saying that they are a cubit long; this being little more than the ordinary length in other countries.—B.
3 According to Hardouin, this term, or some word nearly resembling it, was applied to mules or mongrels, as well as to individual animals of di- minutive size or less perfect form.—B. Called "moufflon" by the French.
4 The term "umbri" appears to have been applied to a mongrel or less perfect animal; like "musmon," it is of uncertain derivation.—B.
5 So also Varro, ubi supra, and Columella, B. vii. c. 3.—B. See also B. xviii. c. 76.
6 This remark, and the others in the remainder of this Chapter, appear to be taken from Aristotle, list. Anim. B. ix. c. 3.—B.
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