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  • The cinnamologus was an Arabian bird that built its best with bits of the highly valuable cinnamon tree.

    Archive 2008-07-01

  • Like most good stories, though, the cinnamologus and his cinnamon nest stuck around.

    Archive 2008-07-01

  • In Rabelais' Gargantua and Pantagruel, the cinnamologus shows up in the section How We Visited the Land of Satin , where unicorns, philosopher-elephants, the Golden Fleece and such other wonders are seen:

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  • The cinnamalogus is a bird that lives in Arabia. It builds its nest using the fruit of the cinnamon tree, which men value greatly. The men who want to cinnamon cannot climb the tree to reach the nest, because the nest is too high and the tree branches too delicate, so they throw lead balls to knock down the cinnamon. Cinnamon obtained from the nest of this bird is the most valuable of all.

    October 12, 2008