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fusco , āvi, ātum, 1, v. a. and n. id..
I. Act., to make dark, swarthy, dusky, to blacken, darken (poet.).
A. Lit.: “fuscentur corpora campo,Ov. A. A. 1, 513: “cutem pingui olivo,Stat. Th. 6, 576: “lactea pocula sanguine puniceo (Massagetae),id. Achil. 1, 307: “malas (lanugo),Luc. 10, 135; cf. “dentes (inertia),Ov. A. A. 3, 197: “diem (nube),Val. Fl. 1, 396; cf. Sil. 11, 270.—
B. Trop.: “quem ad hoc aevi nulla actuum culpa fuscavit,Symm. Ep. 1, 34; Sid. Carm. 7, 505.—*
II. Neutr., to become dark or swarthy: “ne pulchrae fuscaret gratia formae,Stat. S. 3, 4, 66.
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