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missĭlis , e, adj. id.,
I.that may be hurled or cast, that is thrown or hurled, missile (not in Cic. or Cæs.): “lapides missiles,slingstones, Liv. 1, 43: “telum,id. 22, 37: “ferro, quod nunc missile libro,a javelin, Verg. A. 10, 421: “sagittae,Hor. C. 3, 6, 16: “uni sibi missile ferrum,which he alone can launch, Stat. Th. 8, 524: “aculei (of the porcupine),capable of being shot forth, Plin. 8, 35, 53, § 125.—
II. Subst.
A. missĭle , is, n., a missile weapon, missile, a javelin: “missilibus Lacedaemonii pugnabant,Liv. 34, 39; in plur.: “missilibus lacessere,Verg. A. 10, 716: “pellere missilibus,id. ib. 9, 520; 10, 802; in sing., Luc. 7, 485.—
B. missĭlĭa , ĭum, n., or res missiles, presents thrown by the emperors among the people: “sparsa et populo missilia omnium rerum,Suet. Ner. 11; cf.: “jocandi licentia diripiendi pomorum, et obsoniorum rerumque missilium,id. Aug. 98.—*
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