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angŭlus , i, m. cf. ἀγκύλος, crooked, bent, angular, Paul. ex Fest. p. 11 Müll.; v. ango, angle, a corner.
I. Lit.
B. A corner: “hujus lateris alter angulus qui est ad Cantium,Caes. B. G. 5, 13: “extremus,the extreme point, corner, Ov. M. 13, 884; Hor. S. 2, 6, 8; Plin. 37, 10, 66, § 178: “arcae anguli,Vulg. Exod. 25, 12: “quattuor anguli pallii,ib. Deut. 22, 12: “hic factus est in caput anguli,the corner-stone, ib. Matt. 21, 42: “anguli oculorum,the corners of the eyes, Cels. 6, 6, 31; Plin. 24, 14, 77, § 126: “anguli parietum,the angles of walls, id. 2, 82, 84, § 197; so, “murorum,Vulg. 2 Par. 26, 13: “in angulis platearum,ib. Matt. 6, 5: “quattuor anguli terrae,the four quarters of the earth, ib. Apoc. 7, 1.—
II. Transf.
A. A retired, unfrequented place, a nook, corner, lurking-place: in angulum abire, * Ter. Ad. 5, 2, 10: “nemo non modo Romae, sed nec ullo in angulo totius Italiae oppressus aere alieno fuit, quem etc.,Cic. Cat. 2, 4 fin.: “ille terrarum mihi praeter omnes Angulus ridet,Hor. C. 2, 6, 14: “angulus hic mundi nunc me accipit,Prop. 5, 9, 65: “gratus puellae risus ab angulo,Hor. C. 1, 9, 22; Vell. 2, 102, 3.—Contemptuously, of the schools or places of private discussion, in contrast with public, practical life: “quibus ego, ut de his rebus in angulis consumendi otii causā disserant, cum concessero, etc.,Cic. de Or. 1, 13, 57: “earum ipsarum rerum, quas isti in angulis personant, reapse, non oratione perfectio,id. Rep. 1, 2; Lact. 3, 16.—On the contr. without contempt, in Seneca, Ep. 95.—So also, detractingly, of a little country-seat, in opp. to the city: quod Angulus iste feret piper, that hole, said by the discontented steward, Hor. Ep. 1, 14, 23 (so without detraction: “recessus,Juv. 3, 230).—* Trop.: me ex hoc, ut ita dicam, campo aequitatis ad istas verborum angustias et ad omnes litterarum angulos revocas, into every strait, embarrassment (the figure is taken from a contest or game, in which one strives to get his antagonist into a corner), Cic. Caecin. 29.—
B. A projection of the sea into the land, a bay, gulf: Gallicus, Cato ap. Charis. p. 185 P.
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