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On the Germans (1080. 1081).The way in which the Germans closing up together cross and interweave their broad leather shields against the enemy, stooping down and putting one of the ends on the ground while they hold the rest in their hand. 596
256:596 : Above the text is a sketch of a few lines crossing each other and the words de ponderibus. The meaning of the passage is obscure.