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circum-rōdo , di, 3, v. a., gnaw or nibble all round.
I. Prop.: “escam,Plin. 32, 2, 5, § 12.—
II. Trop.: dudum enim circumrodo, quod devorandum est, i. e. I have long hesitated to speak out, * Cic. Att. 4, 5, 1: qui Dente Theonino cum circumroditur, i. e. is slandered, calumniated, * Hor. Ep. 1, 18, 82.
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