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At Bordeaux in Gascony the sea rises about 40 braccia before its ebb, and the river there is filled with salt water for more than a hundred and fifty miles; and the vessels which are repaired there rest high and dry on a high hill above the sea at low tide. 588
250:588 2: This is obviously an exaggeration founded on inaccurate information. Half of 150 miles would be nearer the mark.