s at least contributed the timber of their vessels, another the cordage, another the sails, another the oars, others the ivory, ebony, and sandalwood for adorument; Palestine contributed its iron.
Copper from the same land and the Caucasus was mingled with the tin from the far-off Cassiterides, the first contribution of Britain to the common stock of the world's merchandise, and which had the honor of forming with copper the alloy which made the brazen (bronze) laver and furniture of Solomon's Temple.
Though littoral Tyre was destroyed by Nebuchadnezzar, and insular Tyre by young Ammon, the rough he-goat, the king of Grecia, yet she survived in her colonies until the Roman maelstrom drew them all into its vortex and swamped the distinctiveness of many nations.
The best picture of the time is that given in Ezekiel XXVII.
Machines are made for dressing, planing, riving, and splitting oars, but do not differ so specially from machines for getting out and dressing