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-vello , velli, vulsum, (
I.perf. devolsit, Cat. 63, 5), 3, v. a., to pluck down, to pull or tear off (very rare; not in Cic. and Caes.): pennas, Plaut, Poen. 4, 2, 50; cf.: “plumam anseribus,Fronto Ep. ad Verr. 1 fin.: “plantas de matrum radice,Pall. Mart. 10, 1: effigies (sc. in Tiberim; cf. Suet. Vit. 17, and Juv. 10, 58), Tac. A. 3, 14. In an obscene sense: “concubinas (i. e. depilare),Suet. Dom. 22.
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