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HEPHAE´STIA the ancient name of the small island now called Comino, between Malta and Gozo. [MELITA; GAULOS.] (See Wesseling, Itiner. p. 518.) The island is about two miles long from NE. to SW., with a good channel on each side. It has always been, with Gozo, a dependency of Malta. To the SW. is a small rocky islet called Cominotto, of which the ancient name is unknown.


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