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ex -porrĭgo , rexi, rectum, 3 (contr.
I.imper. exporge, Ter. Ad. 5, 3, 53), v. a., to stretch out, spread out, extend (ante-class. and post-Aug.).
I. Lit.: “equites in longitudinem, Auct. B. Afr. 78, 4: munitiones,id. 42 fin.: “crura exporrigentia se,Plin. 11, 48, 108, § 216: “se (polypi),id. 9, 30, 48, § 91: “hinc orti montes longo se jugo exporrigunt,Mel. 1, 19, 13: “sesamam in sole,Plin. 18, 10, 23, § 98: “illic purpureo latus exporrecta cubili,stretched out, Prud. Hamart. 856: “exporrecto labello,” i. e. protruded, Pers. 3, 82: “exporge frontem,” i. e. unwrinkle, smooth, clear up, Ter. Ad. 5, 3, 53. —*
II. Trop.: “menses et annos et longam seriem,Sen. Brev. Vit. 9: “secundum vires tuas exporrigens da pauperi,Vulg. Sirach, 14, 13.
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