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<p style='text-align: justify;'>Recto: recipe for a depilatory ‘cream’ for ‘hairy women’ (للنساءالمشعرات). The ingredients include one part ashes, half a part of yellow arsenic, and half a part of bird’s excrement (?). The ingredients should be mixed together and cooked. It should then be applied in the bath. Verso: recipe for a cosmetic preparation to be used in the bath after washing.</p>

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