In this instance, the spirit of wine attracted the camphire, and therefore dissolved it.
Jewels fit for an emperor, perfumes like a very grove of camphire.
It flameth white and candent like camphire, but dissolveth not in aqua fortis, like it.
You are all camphire and frankincense, all chastity and odour.
If the child had weighed the camphire, both before and after its solution, he would have found the result nearly the same.
I have yet to see the Eskimo who is like a bunch of camphire in the vineyards of Engedi.
If you shall think fit to add camphire, let it be dissolv'd in a little Oil, and incorporated with the Ointment when it is cold.
Fifty thousand drachms of the best wood of aloes, with thirty grains of camphire as big as pistachios.
And camphire has been frequently found serviceable in excessive ferocity and want of sleep.
In this shipp we have laden a small parcell of camphire of Barouse, being in all 60 catts.
(Heb. copher), mentioned in Cant. 1:14 (R.V., "henna-flowers"); 4:13 (R.V., "henna"), is the al-henna of the Arabs, a native of Egypt, producing clusters of small white and yellow odoriferous flowers, whence is made the Oleum Cyprineum. From its leaves is made the peculiar auburn dye with which Eastern women stain their nails and the palms of their hands. It is found only at Engedi, on the shore of the Dead Sea. It is known to botanists by the name Lawsonia alba or inermis, a kind of privet, which grows 6 or 8 feet high. The margin of the Authorized Version of the passages above referred to has "or cypress," not with reference to the conifer so called, but to the circumstance that one of the most highly appreciated species of this plant grew in the island of Cyprus.