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[172] Eiectam continet alga ratem; that is, Naves undequaque eiectamentis maris obsessae, qua adversos ventos et concitatum pelagus indicant, eas portu continendas esse admonent, et ab itinere retrahunt. Such is the comment of Helvetius. Perhaps it may imply, that the sea-weed floated round the ships in such quantity, as to fetter and detain them.

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