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This would not be the last auction sale of the furniture and fittings from a Turkish bath which failed to live up to expectations.

Camtullicam was probably a mis-spelling of Kamptulicon, an inexpensive floor covering, made of a canvas base covered with a mixture of india-rubber, gutta-percha, and cork.

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Ailsa Boyd for her explanation of the meaning of  ‘camtullican’

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The Roman Baths, Cambridge. Part 4: Postlude

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