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pellĭcŭla , ae, f. dim. pellis,
I.a small skin or hide: “haedina,Cic. Mur. 36, 76: “caprina,Plin. 30, 11, 30, § 99. furtivae aurum Pelliculae, i.e. the golden fleece, Juv. 1, 11: “haedorum,Vulg. Gen. 27, 16.—Prov.: pel liculam curare, to take care of one's skin, i.e. to make much of one's self, Hor. S. 2, 5, 38 (for which: “cutem curare,id. Ep. 1, 2, 29; 1, 4, 15): “memento in pelliculā, cerdo, tenere tuā,” i.e. stick to your last, keep within your own sphere, Mart. 3, 16, 6: “pelliculam veterem retinere,” i.e. to keep to one's old courses, Pers. 5, 116.—
2. Transf., = scortum, Auct. Atell. Inc. IX.
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