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Tuesday, November 01, 2005

New word, old tool.

Learned from Eric:

Strigil
"A strigil was a small, curved, metal tool used in ancient Greece to scrape dirt and sweat from the body.

This process was intended to save the sweat, which carried the many pheromones present in human glandular secretions and could be used as a very potent cologne."