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1.a leathern-bag, a wine-skin, Hom.; ἀσκὸς βοός the bag of ox-skin in which Aeolus bottled up the winds, Od.; ἀσκὸς Μαρσυέω a bag made of the skin of Marsyas, Hdt.:— a bladder, Eur.
2.proverb. usage, ἀσκὸν δείρειν τινά to flay one alive, maltreat wantonly, Ar.; ἀσκὸς δεδάρθαι Solon.

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