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cŏrusco , āre, v. a. and n. (the access. form conisco is found in some copies of Lucr. 2, 320, and Cic. Fragm. ap. Quint. 8, 3, 21) [root scar-, to leap; Gr. σκαίρω; cf. also κορύσσω; v. Lidd. and Scott, s. v.].
I. To thrust or push with the horns (very rare): “agni ludunt blandeque coruscant,Lucr. 2, 320: “frontem,Juv. 12, 6: caput opponis cum eo coruscans, Cic. Fragm. ap. Quint. 8, 3, 21.—
II. Transf., to move quickly, to vibrate, shake, brandish, wave, tremble, etc. (poet.).
(α). Act.: “duo Gaesa manu,Verg. A. 8, 661: “hastam,id. ib. 12, 431: “telum,id. ib. 12, 887; Sil. 1, 434: “ferrum,Val. Fl. 2, 228 al.: “linguas (colubrae),Ov. M. 4, 494: “alternos apices (flammae),Stat. Th. 12, 432.—
(β). Neutr., to flit, flutter, shake: “apes pennis coruscant,Verg. G. 4, 73: “abies,trembles, Juv. 3, 254.—
B. In partic., of the tremulous motion of fire, lightning, or brilliant bodies, to flash, glitter, gleam, coruscate: flamma inter nubes coruscat, Pac. ap. Cic. de Or. 3, 39, 157: “elucent aliae (apes) et fulgore coruscant,Verg. G. 4, 98: “Juppiter arce,Val. Fl. 5, 304: “telisque salum facibusque coruscat,id. 1, 703: “coruscans clipeus,Claud. III. Cons. Hon. 29 al.
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