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dis-cerpo , psi, ptum, 3, v. a. carpo, pluck or tear in pieces, to rend, to mangle (class.).
B. Transf., to scatter, disperse, destroy: “quae cuncta aërii discerpunt irrita venti,Cat. 64, 142; cf. Verg. A. 9, 313.—
II. Trop.
B. In partic. (like carpo, II. B.; concerpo, II.), to tear in pieces with words, to revile: “me infestis dictis,Cat. 66, 73; cf.: “lacerare carmina,Ov. P. 4, 16, 1.
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