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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.

Aguapa is a lemma from the Encyclopédie.

AGUAPA, s. m. (Hist. nat. bot.) arbre qui croît aux Indes occidentales, dont on dit que l’ombre fait mourir ceux qui s’y endorment nuds, & qu’elle fait enfler les autres d’une maniere prodigieuse. Si les habitans du pays ne le connoissent pas mieux qu’il ne nous est désigné par cette description, ils sont en grand danger. [1]
'A tree that grows in the West Indies, the shadow of which is said to cause the death of those who sleep in it naked, while it causes all others to swell up in a prodigious fashion. If the natives of these countries do not know it better than it is identified for us by this description, they are in great danger.' --Diderot, the Testing Years, 1713-1759




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