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măcĭes , ēi, f. maceo,
I.leanness, thinness, meagreness (class.).
I. Lit.
A. Of living beings and the parts of their bodies: “profectus est (ad bellum) Hirtius consul: at quā imbecillitate? quā macie?Cic. Phil. 7, 4, 12; id. Agr. 2, 34, 93: “hoc maciem facit,Plin. 30, 7, 20, § 60: “reducere ad maciem,id. 24, 8, 30, § 46: equi macie corrupti, * Caes. B. C. 3, 58: “corpus macie extabuit, Cic. poët. Tusc. 3, 12, 26: turpis macies decentes Occupet malas,Hor. C. 3, 27, 53: tenet ora profanae Foeda situ macies, Luc. 6, 515: “macies aegri veteris,Juv. 9, 16; 15, 101.—
B. Of inanim, things: “macies soli,poorness, barrenness, Col. 1, 4, 3: “lapidosa aurosi pulveris,Pall. 1, 5, 1: “jejuna corticis,id. Mart. 10, 21; so, “corticis,Plin. 17, 27, 42, § 252: “seges macie deficit,Ov. F. 1, 689.—
II. Transf., of water, diminution: “aquarum, e. g. at the ebb,Sol. 23.— *
III. Trop., meagreness, poverty of language, Tac. Or. 21, 1.
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