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1 "Acorn stone." Like an olive in appearance, and now known as "Jew stone," probably, a fossil.
2 "Frog-stone." Varieties of quartz, probably.
3 "Dipped stone." Dalechamps says that it was amber stained with alkanet, but on what authority does not appear.
4 "Eye of Belus." Supposed by Ajasson and Desfontaines to be Cat's eye Chalcedony. See Chapter 50, Note 10.
5 Belus, the father of Ninus, the "Bel" of Scripture. See Chapter 58.
6 A kind of Tecolithos, Dalechamps says. See B. xxxvi. c. 35, and Chapter 68 of this Book.
7 "Grape-cluster stone."
8 "Puniceus" seems to be a preferable reading to "pampineus," "like a vine-tendril," given by the Bamberg MS.
9 Possibly it may have been Datholite or Borate of lime, a variety of which is known as Botryolite.
10 "Hair-stone." This was probably either Iron alum, known also as Alun de plume; Alunogen, known also as Feather Alum or hair salt; or Amianthus, also called satin Asbestus. See B. xxxvi. c 31.
11 "Ox-heart." Supposed to be a sort of Turquois, Hardouin says.
13 "Clod-stone." It may possibly have been a kind of Geodes. See B. xxxvi. c. 32. Dalechamps, however, identifies it with Crapaudine, Toad-stone, or Bufonite, supposed in former times to be produced by the toad, but in reality the fossil tooth of a fish.
14 See B. iii. c. 4.
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