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missus , ūs, m. mitto,
I.a sending away, a sending, despatching.
I. Lit.
A. missu Caesaris ad Ambiorigem ventitare consueverat, Caes. B. G. 5, 27: “duas venisse legiones missu Caesaris,id. ib. 6, 7: “Archippi regis missu,Verg. A. 7, 752: quae valido venit contorta falarica missu, Enn. ap. Non. 555, 15 (Ann. v. 534 Vahl.).—
B. A throwing, hurling, launching: “pilum, haud paulo quam hasta vehementius ictu missuque telum,Liv. 9, 19, 7 Weissenb. ad loc.: telorum, Auct. B. Hisp. 17, 3; 31, 1.—
II. Transf.
A. A cast, a shot: “vix absunt nobis missus bis mille sagittae,Lucr. 4, 408.—
B. In the public games, a course, a round, a heat: “spectaculum multiplicatis missibus in serum produxit,Suet. Ner. 22; id. Dom. 4: unus est missus qui ordinarius dicitur, Schol. Juv. 11, 193.—
C. At table, a course: “novem libras carnis per tres missus ponebat,Capitol. Pert. 12; Lampr. Heliog. 30.
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