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[226b] by following another track of his—in this way. Tell me; of the expressions connected with menial occupations some are in common use, are they not?

Yes, many. But to which of the many does your question refer?

To such as these: we say “sift” and “strain” and “winnow” and “separate.”1


And besides these there are “card” and “comb” and “beat the web” and countless other technical terms which we know. Is it not so?

Why do you use these as examples and ask about them all?

1 Apparently a term descriptive of some part of the process of weaving; cf. Plat. Crat. 338b.

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