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rāmenta , ōrum, n.; less freq. in sing., rāmentum , i, n. (collat. form rāmen-ta , ae, f., Plaut. Bacch. 3, 4, 15; 3, 4, 23; id. Rud. 4, 3, 77) [rado].
I. Lit., what is grated, shaved, or rubbed off; scrapings, shavings, chips, etc. (larger than scobes), Col. 4, 29, 16; id. Arb. 8, 4: “uvas scobe ramentisve abietis, populi, fraxini servare,Plin. 15, 17, 18, § 67: “ferri,scales struck off by the hammer, Lucr. 6, 1044: “auri,Plin. 33, 3, 19, § 62: “ligni,id. 24, 2, 2, § 6; 24, 5, 10, § 16: “lapidis specularis,id. 36, 22, 45, § 162: “ramento e cornibus,id. 21, 2, 3, § 5: “ramenta fluminum,what rivers throw up on their banks, grains of sand, id. 33, 4, 21, § 66: “sulphuratum,a sulphur-match, Mart. 10, 3.— *
II. Transf., bits, morsels, small pieces, in gen.: “patri omne (aurum) cum ramento reddidi,each and every, Plaut. Bacch. 4, 4, 29.
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