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muscŭlus , i, m. dim. mus,
I.a little mouse.
II. Transf.
A. Of other creatures.
1. A companion of the whale, Plin. 9, 62, 88, § 186; “called musculus marinus,id. 11, 37, 62, § 165.—
2. A sea-mussel, Cels. 3, 6; 2, 29; Plaut. Rud. 2, 1, 9 (al. mytilus). —
B. Of things.
1. A muscle of the body: “quodcunque musculum laesit,Cels. 5, 26, 3; 8, 1: “femorum,Luc. 9, 771.—Trop., muscle, vigor (post-Aug.): “hanc (historiam) ossa, musculi, nervi decent,vigor, force, Plin. Ep. 5, 8, 10.—
2. In milit. lang., a shed, mantelet (cf.: vinea, testudo); for its form and construction, v. Caes. B. C. 2, 10, 1; id. B. G. 7, 84; Veg. R. Mil. 4, 16.—
3. A kind of small sailing vessel: “longae naves sunt, quas dromones vocamus: dictae eo quod longiores sint ceteris: quibus contrarius musculus, curtum navigium,Isid. Orig. 19, 1.
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