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ex-dorsŭo or -dorso , āre, v. a. dorsum; lit., to deprive of the back; hence, in partic., of fishes, take out the backbone, to bone (ante- and post-class.): “congrum, muraenam exdorsua, quantum potes,Plaut. Aul. 2, 9, 2: “pisces (with desquamare),App. Mag. p. 301, 3; cf.: “exdorsuare, dorso nudare,Non. 17, 29: exdorsua dorsum confringe; alii, exime, Paul. ex Fest. p. 79, 12 Müll.
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