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māla , ae, f. mando, like scala, from scando,
I.the cheek-bone, jaw; in the stricter anatomical sense, the upper bones of the face, between the eyes, nose, and mouth, in which the teeth are fixed (usually in plur.): “maxilla est mobile os. Malae cum toto osse, quod superiores dentes excipit, immobiles sunt,Cels. 8, 1: “dentium pars maxillae, pars superiori ossi malarum haeret,id. ib.: ut meos malis miser manderem natos, Poët. ap. Cic. de Or. 3, 58, 215; Lucr. 2, 638: “ambesas subigat malis absumere mensas,Verg. A. 3, 257.—Of the dog, Verg. A. 12, 755; “of the horse,id. G. 3, 268; “of the wolf,id. A. 11, 681; “of the lion: horribilique malā,Hor. C. 2, 19, 23.—
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