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glaebŭla (glēb- ), ae, f. dim. id..
I. Prop., a small clod or lump of earth (postAug.): “frumenta lapillisque carent et glaebulis, quas per trituram fere terrena remittit area,Col. 1, 6, 23; Val. Max. 5, 3, 3 ext.
II. Meton.
A. A little farm, small piece of land: “saturabat glaebula talis patrem ipsum turbamque casae,Juv. 14, 166; App. M. 9, p. 233.—
B. Of other things, a small piece, little lump: “myrrhae,Vitr. 8, 3: “nivis,Scrib. Comp. 199: “ex metallo,Plin. Ep. 10, 16, 3.
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