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There Is A Very Large Export Of It From Fu-Chau, And Even The Chief Fuel At That City Is From A Kind Of Fir.

Several varieties of pine-wood are also brought down the rivers for sale at Canton.

(N. and Q., China and Japan, I. 170; Fortune, I. 286; Doolittle.)

NOTE 2. - Note the one rudder again. (Supra, Bk. I. ch. xix. note 3.) One of the shifting masts was probably a bowsprit, which, according to Lecomte, the Chinese occasionally use, very slight, and planted on the larboard bow.

NOTE 3. - The system of water-tight compartments, for the description of which we have to thank Ramusio's text, in our own time introduced into European construction, is still maintained by the Chinese, not only in sea-going junks, but in the larger river craft. (See Mid. Kingd. II. 25; Blakiston, 88; Deguignes, I. 204-206.)

NOTE 4. - This still remains quite correct, hemp, old nets, and the fibre of a certain creeper being used for oakum. The wood-oil is derived from a tree called Tong-shu, I do not know if identical with the wood-oil trees of Arakan and Pegu (Dipterocarpus laevis).

["What goes under the name of 'wood-oil' to-day in China is the poisonous oil obtained from the nuts of Elaeococca verrucosa. It is much used for painting and caulking ships." (Bretschneider, Hist. of Bot. Disc. I. p. 4.) - H.C.]

NOTE 5. - The junks that visit Singapore still use these sweeps. (J. Ind. Arch.

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