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cŭnĕo , āvi, ātum, 1, v. a. cuneus (rare, and not ante-Aug.; cf. cuneatim).
B. Trop., of discourse, to press in, force in: “si oratio cohaeret et sequitur, non, si per vim cuneatur,Quint. 4, 3, 4.—
II. To make wedge-shaped; of places: “(Britannia) iterum se in diversos angulos cuneat triquetra,is in the form of a wedge, Mel. 3, 6, 4 (cf. cuneus, I.): “(Hispania) cuneatur angustiis inter duo maria,Plin. 3, 3, 4, § 29.—Hence, cŭnĕātus , a, um, P. a. (acc. to II.), pointed like a wedge, wedgeshaped: “ager,Col. 5, 2, 1: “collis acumine longo,Ov. M. 13, 778: “jugum montis in angustum dorsum,Liv. 44, 4, 4.—Comp.: “forma scuti ad imum cuneatior,Liv. 9, 40, 2.
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