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Half a pound of Pontic sinopis, ten pounds of bright sil,1 and two pounds of Greek melinum,2 well mixed and triturated together for twelve successive days, produce "leucophoron,"3 a cement used for applying gold-leaf to wood.

1 See B. xxxiii. cc. 56, 57.

2 A white earth from the Isle of Melos. See Chapter 19.

3 See B. xxxiii. c. 20. "One may readily conceive that this must have been a ferruginous ochre, or kind of bole, which is still used as a ground, poliment, assiette."—Beckman, Hist. Inv. Vol. II. p. 294. Bohn's Edition.

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