that of ivory. When pulverized and dissolved, the solution was odorless
and tasteless. They are in size often as large as a woman's clinched
ear-bones of fish, almost invariably in pairs, are still used as
amulets in Spain and Italy. One of their chief virtues is to protect
children from the Evil Eye, as well as
" Valentini, " Museum museorum, oder Vollständige Schau-Bühne," Frankfurt am Main, 1714, Bk. Ill, cap. 27, §§ 1, 4.