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The Aeneid
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  • The rooted fibers rose, and from the wound Black bloody drops distill’d upon the ground.
  • Spare to pollute thy pious hands with blood: The tears distil not from the wounded wood; But ev’ry drop this living tree contains Is kindred blood, and ran in Trojan veins.
  • When first her fatal image touch’d the ground, She sternly cast her glaring eyes around, That sparkled as they roll’d, and seem’d to threat: Her heav’nly limbs distill’d a briny sweat.
  • Their lifeless trunks he leaves upon the place; Their heads, distilling gore, his chariot grace.

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  • It is illegal and dangerous to distill beverages without a license.

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