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ex-cūdo , di, sum, 3, v. a.,
I.to strike, beat or hammer out.
II. Transf., to hatch out: “pullos ex ovis,Cic. N. D. 2, 52, 129; cf. Varr. R. R. 3, 9, 2; 10; 13: “anseres aliena ova non excudunt,” i. e. do not hatch them, id. ib. 3, 10, 3; § 4; 3, 9, 2; Col. 8, 14, 7.—
B. To forge, mould: “excudent alii spirantia mollius aera,Verg. A. 6, 848.—
C. In gen., to prepare, make any thing: “ceras,Verg. G. 4, 57.—
D. Trop., of a writing, to compose: excudam aliquid Ἡρακλείδειον, Cic. Att. 15, 27, 2; Plin. Ep. 1, 3, 4; Tac. de Or. 9.
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