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The stellio, in its turn, is said to have the greatest antipathy to the scorpion;1 so much so indeed, that the very sight of it strikes terror in that reptile, and a torpor attended with cold sweats; hence it is that this lizard is left to putrefy in oil, as a liniment for injuries inflicted by the scorpion. Some persons boil down the oil with litharge, and make a sort of plaster of it to apply to the wound. The Greeks give the name of "colotes" to this lizard, as also "ascalabotes," and "galeotes:" it is never2 found in Italy, and is covered with small spots, utters a shrill, piercing noise, and lives on food; characteristics, all of them, foreign to the stellio of Italy.

1 See B. xix. c. 22. For further particulars as to the Stellio, see B. xi. £. 31, and the Note.

2 This is probably an error; see the Note to B. xi. c. 31.

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