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pĕdĭca , ae, f. pes,
I.a shackle, fetter, or chain for the feet, a springe, gin, snare (cf.: compes, vinculum tendicula).
B. Transf., of the spider's web, Plin. 11, 24, 28, § 81.—
II. Trop., a shackle, fetter (post-class.): “amoris,App. M. 2, p. 116, 40: “nuptiales,id. ib. 6, p. 182, 41.
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