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An annual herb, the seeds of which contain saponins; it is analgesic, astringent, expectorant, laxative, and a secretagogue. It has been used for abscesses, chronic cough, headaches, menstrual disorders, paraesthesias, poor lactation in nursing mothers, and strokes
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For each year, the lower offices accounted for fourteen inhabitants: two fieldmasters, two pinders, two appraisers of the market (victuals), two constables, two aletasters, two affeerors, a swineherd, and a neatherd.
The horseman serves the horse, The neatherd serves the neat, The merchant serves the purse, The eater serves his meat; 'Tis the day of the chattel, Web to weave, and corn to grind; Things are in the saddle, And ride mankind.
The infants were exposed, but a neatherd found and reared them, and he called the one Zethus and the other Amphion.