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1 Identical, probably, with the Tufa of modern Mineralogy, which thence derives its name, a Carbonate of lime.
2 Thus reversing the order of things with the Romans, who put the lime on their houses, and the pitch in their wines. See B. xiv. cc. 3, 24, 25.
3 See B. xiv. c. 24.
4 A white tufa, Vitruvius says, B. i. c. 7.
5 It was in reference, possibly, to this stone that Cicero made the remark, mentioned in Chapter 5 of this Book; the heat of Chios being so great, perhaps, that the Tiburtine stone could not have endured it.
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