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1 See B. vi. cc. 27, 28, 32.
2 Ajasson is of opinion that this passage bears reference to crystallization. Both he and Desfontaines see in the present Chapter a very exact description of Fluor spar; and there is certainly great difficulty in recognizing any affinity between murrhine vessels, as here described, and porcelain.
4 In the preceding Chapter.
5 Meaning that they are semitransparent, Ajasson thinks. One great characteristic of Fluor spar is its being subtranslucent.
6 This would appear to be the meaning here of "sales." See p. 396.
7 One of the grounds, Ajasson says, on which may be based the opinion that they were artificial.
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