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horrĭdŭlus , a, um,
I.adj. dim. [horridus], standing up, projecting forth, protuberant; rough, rugged, rude.
I. Lit.: “papillae,Plaut. Ps. 1, 1, 66: caput ungunt horridulum, Lucil. ap. Non. 423, 1: “puer,Mart. 10, 98, 9: “comes,shabby, poor, Pers. 1, 54. —
II. Trop., of discourse or style, rude, rough, unpolished, simple, unadorned: “tua illa horridula mihi atque incomta visa sunt,Cic. Att. 2, 1, 1: “orationes Catonis,id. Or. 45, 152: “horridula ejus verba et rudia flosculos Tullianos appellans,Amm. 29, 1, 11.
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