Agricola, Georg, De re metallica Libri XII, Quibus Officia, Instrumenta, Machinae, ac omnia ..., 1556

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              motu, ſcribit Plinius, reliquo corpore occultato ſolicitat ad ſe aues:
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              alio qui in uiperæ figuram eſt formatus. </s>
              <s id="N21B02">Color ei ſqualidus: in frigidis
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              regionibus reperitur natrici ſimilis figura & colore: quanquam raro in his
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              reperiri ſoleat. </s>
              <s id="N21B0D">In Africa in arenis & orbitis uerſatur: alibi plerunque in ſaxo­
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              rum rimis, in quibus latet hyberno tempore. </s>
              <s id="N21B12">Ariſtoteles colubros
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              The
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              banos tradit eſſe cornutos. </s>
              <s id="N21B1B">Hæmorrhoos quoque in ſaxorum rimis agit:
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              ea ex profluente ſanguine nomen inuenit: nam cùm aliquem momorderit,
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              prima nocte ſanguis erumpit ex auribus, ex naribus, ex ore unà cum ſputo,
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              ex ueſica cum lotio, ex uulneribus cum ſanie: gingiuæ præterea & caro quæ
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              eſt ſub unguibus, ſtillant ſanguine, ſi quem hæmorrhois fœmina momor­
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              derit: eſt autem longa pedem, non multum craſſa: etenim paulatim in tenu­
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              em caudam deſinit: colore aliàs cinereo, aliàs candente. </s>
              <s id="N21B2A">Ex fronte eminent
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              duo cornicula, item corporea: oblique ac tardius ſerpit, & perinde ſtrepit ac
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              ſi arundines tranſeat. </s>
              <s id="N21B31">Huic figura ſimilis eſt ſepedon, ſed corniculis caret, &
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                <expan abbr="cõtrarie">contrarie</expan>
              ſerpit: color ei ruber: à putredine, quæ mox ſequitur eius morſum,
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              nominatur. </s>
              <s id="N21B3B">Porphyrus uerò, ut Ælianus tradit, palmi eſt magnitudine,
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              capite candidiſſimo, reliqua purpureus, morſu innocuus, quippe qui denti­
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              bus careat. </s>
              <s id="N21B42">Inuenitur in Indiæ locis uadoſis: captam cauda ſuſpendunt, ui­
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              uentisque ex ore defluentem liquorem legunt in uaſculis æreis: alterum item
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              ex iam defuncto liquorem nigrum ſimiliter in altero uaſe excipiunt: & hic
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              quidem in eſculentis ſeu poculentis, cum grano ſeſami datus tabe lenta uni­
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              us, uel etiam duorum annorum ſpacio paulatim enecat: ille more cicutæ ſta
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              tim abſumit. </s>
              <s id="N21B4F">Acontias autem, quem Latini iaculum appellant, ex arbo­
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              rum ramis ſe iaculi inſtar uibrat in animal quod præterierit: ex qua re
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              reperit: nec uerò ſolum deſuper ſe uibrat in animal, ſed humi poſitus, ſi fue­
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              rit laceſſitus, iaculi modo corpus intorquens eminus petit aduerſarium.</s>
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              <s id="N21B5E">Cenchris uerò, quam Nicander cenchrinen uocat, ex eo quòd crebris ma
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              culis milij ſemini colore ſimilibus, ſit interſtincta,
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              inuenit, de qua Lu­
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              canus:</s>
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              <s id="N21B6B">Quam ſemper recto lapſurus limite cenchris</s>
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              <s id="N21B70">Pluribus ille notis uariatam tingitur aluum,</s>
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              <s id="N21B75">Quàm paruis tinctus maculis Thebanus ophites</s>
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            <p id="N21B78" type="main">
              <s id="N21B7A">Concolor exuſtis atque indiſcretus arenis.</s>
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            <p id="N21B7D" type="main">
              <s id="N21B7F">At baſiliſcus ex eo nominatur, quòd ita ueneno cæteris
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              præſtet,
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              ut rex purpura & inſignibus regijs ijs, in quos dominatur, antecellit. </s>
              <s id="N21B88">Caput
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              ei acutum, & color flauus. </s>
              <s id="N21B8D">Cyrenaica, inquit Plinius,
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              generat prouincia,
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              duodecim non amplius digitorum magnitudine, candida in capite macula,
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              ut quodam diademate inſignem: ſibilo omnes fugat
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              : nec flexu mul
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              tiplici, ut reliquæ, corpus impellit, ſed celſus & erectus in medio incedens,
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              necat frutices: non contactos modo, uerum & afflatos: exurit herbas: rum­
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              pit ſaxa: talis uis malo eſt. </s>
              <s id="N21BA2">Creditum quondam ex equo occiſo haſta, & per
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              eam ſubeunte ui, non equitem modo, ſed equum quoque abſumptum. </s>
              <s id="N21BA7">Huic
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              tali monſtro, ſæpe etenim enectum concupiuere reges uidere,
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              ui
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              rus exitio eſt: adeo naturæ nihil placuit eſſe ſine pari. </s>
              <s id="N21BB2">Inijciunt eas cauernis
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              facile cognitis ſola tabe: necant illæ ſuo odore, moriunturque, & naturæ pu­</s>
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