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1 Cuvier remarks, that we here find the art of falconry in its rough state. It was restored to Europe, no doubt, by the Crusaders. See Beckmann's Hist, Inventions, vol. i. p. 201. Bohn's Edition.
2 "Missas in sublime sibi excipere eos." The meaning is very doubtful.
3 The whole of this passage is, most probably, a gloss or interpolation.
4 This is denied by Albertus Magnus.
5 Cuvier remarks, that Pliny has erroneously joined the account given by Aristotle of the cybindis, to that of the hybris, or ptynx. He takes the cybindis to be the "Strix Uralensis" of Pallas.
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