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grācŭlus (gracc- ), i, m. from its note gra gra, Quint. 1, 6, 37; Isid. Orig. 12, 7, 45,
b. Prov.
(α). Vetus adagium est: Nihil cum fidibus graculo, i. e. ignorant persons have nothing to do with poetry, Gell. N. A. praef. § 19.—
(β). Graculus Aesopi, i. e. one who decks himself out in borrowed plumes, makes a fine show with other people's property, Tert. adv. Val. 12 (cf. Phaedr. 1, 3).
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