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οὖλος (B), η, ον,
A.woolly, of thick, fleecy wool, “τάπητεςIl.16.224; “χλαῖναιOd.4.50,299, etc.; “χλανίδεςHermipp.47.1 (anap.); “οὔλη λάχνηIl.10.134; “χιτὼν οὔλων ἐρίωνAr.Ra.1067; “εἱμάτιονIG5(1).1390.21 (Andania, i B. C.); οὖλαι κόμαι crisp, close-curling hair, Od.6.231, 23.158, cf. Luc.Im.5; “βόστρυχος οὖλοςAP6.201 (Marc. Arg.); οὐλότατον τρίχωμα, of the crisp, woolly hair of the negro, Hdt.7.70; also of persons, “οὖλος ἐθείραις ἝσπεροςCall.Del.302; σελίνων οὐλοτέρη, of a girl, AP5.120 (Phld.); “τοῖς τριχώμασιν οὖλοιD.S.3.8; of sheep, “αἱ οὖλαιArist.HA596b6; “ὥσπερ σέλινον οὖλα τὰ σκέλη φορεῖνCom.Adesp. 208.
2. of plants, twisted, twined, curly, crinkled, “ἴων κορωνίδες οὖλαιStesich.29; οὔλης . . σκολιὸν πλέγμα . , . ἕλικος, of the vine, Simon.183. 2; “σέλινονHp.Mul.2.181; “φύλλονThphr.HP9.4.3; “θρίδακεςAP9.412 (Phld.): neut. pl. as Adv., of smoke, curling, “οὖλα κυλινδόμενονCall. Fr.1.41P.
3. of wood, compact, tough, close-grained, Thphr.HP3.11.1,4.2.7, 5.3.7, Ph.Bel.66.51; “ξύλα οὔλας ἔχοντα συστροφάςThphr. HP5.5.1; δένδρον -ότερον τῇ ὄψει ib.3.9.6; οὖ. ὄστρακον tough, Babr. 115.10: hence metaph., like πυκνός, of speech, compact, concise, “οὖλα καὶ πυκνὰ καὶ συνεστραμμένα φθεγγομένουςPlu.2.510e; of dancing, rapid, in quick tempo, “πόδεσσι οὖλα κατεκροτάλιζονCall.Dian.247, cf. Jou.52; of rowing, Id.Epigr.6.5; and so perh. οὖλον κεκλήγοντες uttering quick (frequent) cries, Il.17.756,759, cf. Sch. T and loc.; v. οὖλος (C). (Perh. cogn. with εἴλλω 'pack tightly together'.)
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    • Aristophanes, Frogs, 1067
    • Herodotus, Histories, 7.70
    • Homer, Odyssey, 23.158
    • Homer, Odyssey, 4.50
    • Homer, Odyssey, 6.231
    • Homer, Iliad, 10.134
    • Homer, Iliad, 16.224
    • Homer, Iliad, 17.756
    • Lucian, Imagines, 5
    • Diodorus, Historical Library, 3.8
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