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expŏlītĭo , ōnis, f. expolio,
I.a smoothing off, rubbing up, polishing, finishing.
I. Lit.: “parietum, pavimentorum,a plastering, Vitr. 6 fin.; 7 praef. fin.: “urbana,” i. e. of a house in the city, Cic. Q. Fr. 3, 1, 2, § 6: “miniacea,Vitr. 7, 9.—
II. Trop., of speech, an adorning, embellishing.
B. In partic., as a fig. of speech, Auct. Her. 4, 42, 54 sq.
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