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 Salamander,Sal’ary. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Salamander’s Wool.
 
Asbestos, a fibrous mineral, affirmed by the Tartars to be made “of the root of a tree.” It is sometimes called “mountain flax,” and is not combustible.   1
 


 Salamander,Sal’ary. 

 
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